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Background Removal and Replacement

XSplit VCam’s key feature is removing, replacing, or blurring the background from your webcam feed without the need for a green screen.

Original Background

Original Background is the default selection and simply shows your webcam feed as-is.

XSplit VCam showing the camera's original background

Remove Background

Click the Remove box to instantly remove your background. This feature completely removes your background similar to having a chroma-keyed green screen.

Remove Background in XSplit VCam MacOS will change your background to black instead.

XSplit VCam showing the remove background filter in effect

Add Background

Add Background replaces your background with an Image file, Youtube Video URL, Webpage, or Unsplash Photo. Click on any of the available images to instantly replace your background.

Showing Add Background Button Menu Options

Adding your own image background

There are four possible ways to add your own background replacement. Click on Add Background and select either Image, Video or HTML File, YouTube Video, Webpage, or Unsplash photo.

Media File

Select a supported image, animated GIF, or video file from your computer as a background replacement. This option will automatically scale to your camera’s aspect ratio so it’s recommended to use an image with a size that matches it.

YouTube Video

Enter the YouTube URL of the video you want to play as a Background and click Add.

You can control the video playback with YouTube’s keyboard shortcuts.

Adding a YouTube video as a background on XSplit VCam


Enter the URL of the webpage to use as your background replacement and paste it under the Add Webpage dialog then click Add.

Adding the XSplit website URL in XSplit VCam's Add webpage

To find the image URL address that you like to use, right-click on an image from a webpage then select Copy Image Address.

Copy image address highlighted

Unsplash Photo

Use high-quality stock photos from as a background.

You can type in specific keywords under the search bar at the bottom-right corner.

Unsplash Photos backgrounds showing to the right side of XSplit VCam

Blur Effect

XSplit VCam with background blurred

Drag the slider to add a blur effect to your background. This effect is only available for Original and Replace background options.

Deleting a background image

To delete an image background replacement, hover your mouse over a background, click the Edit Icon, then look for the Delete Background Button.

Selecting a background image for deletion in XSplit VCam

Updated on: 11/08/2022

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