Add a Background Graphic to a Recorded Video

Follow the steps below to add a custom graphic behind your video tracks in the Editor or use one of Riverside's built-in image options.

Step by step:

  1. Using a computer, log in to your account.
  2. Open a recording in the Editor.
  3. On the right side of the Editor, click the Background button.
  4. In the Background panel, click plus.svg (the plus button).
  5. Pick the image file and click upload.

add-background-graphic.gif

TIPS:
Your custom graphic must be a .jpg or .png file. Make sure it matches the clip's aspect ratio so the image fills the video frame without getting stretched.

The table below provides guidelines for a custom background's dimensions in horizontal × vertical pixels.
  Clip Aspect Ratio    
Clip Export Resolution

'Story'
9:16 vertical

'Post'
1:1 square

'Full Length'
16:9 widescreen

720p 720 × 1280 720 × 720 1280 × 720
1080p HD 1080 × 1920 1080 × 1080 1920 × 1080
2160p 4K 2160 × 3840 2160 × 2160 3840 × 2160

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