How to fix vertical video and add white background to it

Of course, you can change the orientation, but the frame will be cropped, and some visuals will go missing. There is a better solution, though: change the background color to white, for example, and make your recording more visually pleasing.

Clideo service provides a powerful all-in-one tool for video editing. It can not only remove black bars from video (we have a special single-task tool for that) but also perform lots of other actions: reverse, cut, mirror or mute the recording, combine several visuals and audio files in different ways, change the project's aspect ratio, and many others.

The service works online, so in contrast to apps, it doesn't have OS specifications and works equally efficiently for iPhones, Android phones, PCs, etc.

Keep reading and learn how to fill in the vertical sides of the video in three steps.

  1. Upload a video

    Open Clideo's Video Editor in any browser and hit the "Get Started" blue pane.

    Editor to fill in sides of vertical video

    When transferred to the editor, hit the "Upload" button and select a file from your device, Google Drive or Dropbox.

    Upload file to fill in sides of vertical video

    To start editing, drag the uploaded video from "My Media" to the timeline or the preview pane.

    Vertical file to fill in sides
  2. Change background color to white

    Go to the "Settings" section and select an aspect ratio. Then click on the video and hit the "fit" option.

    Vertical video with black bars

    After that, return to "Settings" and pick up a background color or enter a HEX code manually (that will be #FFFFFF for white).

    Change background color to white

    You can also add music files or subtitles from the "Text" section. Don't hesitate to check all the options, as our tool can do a lot. If you are unhappy with the result, undo the last actions.

    Add text to vertical video with filled-in sides
  3. Save the project

    When you're sure you like what you see, hit the "Export" button and select the output resolution. If you have a free account, you can choose between 480p and 720p, your final video will also have a tiny Clideo watermark.

    Export vertical video with filled-in sides

    If you have a Clideo Pro Subscription, you can save your project in 1080p or 2160p, and there will be no watermark on it.

    Save vertical video with filled-in sides

Video Editor Help Center has even more information about all its features. So don't hesitate to check it out too.