Blurred background for vertical footage
I'd like to seen an option to add a blurred background to a video with vertical footage.
Say you have a vertical video clip from your mobile phone, and you want to insert that in a landscape video for YouTube. By default you get black margins. It looks better if these margins are filled with a larger and blurred version of the vertical footage.
I have seen several YouTube tutorials on how to do that with Premiere for example, which involves multiple steps. It would be awesome if screencast-o-matic could do that with a click on 'Insert Background'.
Ok, so this is possible since v2.3.12 - (Oct 23rd 2019) that introduce the feature to add a video overlay.
- Make sure you have a copy of the video
- Edit the original video
- Change the screen size
- Resize the video to fill the margins
- Add a blur overlay
- Add the copy of the video as a video overlay
It requires a few steps but it is possible now. To automatically do this when you resize would be a bonus.