How to add custom frames and shadows to webcam videos


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Introduction

Learn how to add custom frames for webcam videos in your gameplay and Windows desktop recordings with Mirillis Action! overlay graphics.

Setup webcam settings

First, before we start to create overlay graphics with custom frames or shadows, we need to setup webcam size and position. To setup webcam recording settings please open Action! Webcam Settings.

Mirillis Action! - Webcam settings

Select Webcam device in main Video recording tab. Then open Webcam settings again and use Position and Video size options to adjust webcam video size and position. Use webcam preview to see how webcam video will be placed in your final dekstop or gameplay recordings.

Mirillis Action! - Adjust webcam settings

Make a test video recording

Make a test desktop or gameplay recording to check if you like current webcams settings.

Mirillis Action! - Gameplay recording

Create a graphic file with frame or shadow

Use your favorite graphics editor and create a PNG file with frame, shadow or any other graphics you would like to add around your webcam picture. Please note that webcam picture will be added over overlay graphics.

TIP: Use your webcam recording test video to make sure that overlay graphics will perfectly match webcam picture. Play test video with 100% video size (press "1" in Action! player), make a screenshot and use it as a refference to create your PNG graphics.

Mirillis Action! - Create overlay graphic file

Open Overlay graphics settings

Go to Action! settings and click on Overlay graphics settings

Setup overlay graphics settings

Make sure to enable Use overlay graphics option, select your PNG file as Input file and set correct overlay graphics Position.

Mirillis Action! - Webcam - Overlay graphics settings

Make a test video recording

Make a test desktop or gameplay recording to check if your overlay graphic is placed correctly.

Mirillis Action! - Gameplay recording with webcam and frame