How do I add border to video clips?

Last updated on July 20, 2017 by

We know how a picture frame matters a photo. It makes the photo look more interesting and attractive than one without a border. Similarly, we can also add frame to video especially when we create a funny video. When we post it to social platforms like Instagram and Facebook, it will catch much more attention. In fact, it even has become a trend in Instagram already to upload videos with border. If you are wondering a way to add border to video, here we go. We find 4 helpful apps that will do your job quickly and effectively.

How to add border to video using ApowerEdit?

ApowerEdit actually is a video editor especially for Windows users. This software has a lot of features. It allows users to trim, split, crop and merge videos. It also builds in a number of other professional functions, for example, balance the video color, adjust the video speed, add caption to video, apply visual effect and so on. As it has a great selection of border styles ranging from party-like frames to formal ones that can be readily incorporate on video clips.

Steps to add border to video with ApowerEdit:

Step 1: Download and install the program on your computer.


Step 2: Run the program and choose the right aspect ratio to start your project.
Step 3: Click “Import” or drag files to the main interface of the program, then place the clip to its video track.

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Step 4: Proceed to “Overlays”, select your preferred border style, drag and drop it to itd timeline, set the duration of the border if you want to use different borders in the video.
Step 5: Hit the “Export” icon and select the format and quality for the project. It will be soon saved in your computer.

3 Free Ways to add border to video


iMovie always come into our mind when it comes to editing a video clip on the Mac. As a default video editor for people who have Mac OS on their computer, iMovie does like many other video editors can do, such as split video, merge clips, add narrations, etc. Other than these basic features, you can use it to insert colorful border to your video and even customize it.

Open iMovie and go to “Background”. Under this tab, search for the border you want to use and add it to your timeline. Now, add the video that you want to edit onto the overlay track, click the “Video overlay settings” and then adjust your video accordingly. Once done, export and save your file to your Mac.

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Another editor that can add frame to video is Diptic. It has two versions, one for iOS devices and the other one is for Mac computers. With the help of Diptic, you can easily create a video collage, slideshows, and presentations. You may add filters, text and adjust the brightness, saturation, hue, and contrast of your clips. Moreover, you can put borders around the video and modify them, like controlling the thickness, color, and texture. You can download it from the App Store.

After installing it, open the app and choose the video that you want to edit. Navigate to “Effects” and then click “Border”. From here, adjust the size of your border and others settings. When you’re done, you can export the file and share it to other people.

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Squaready for Video

Squaready for Video is an iOS video border app, which is renowned to Instagram users as it allows users to post the entire video in square shape. Aside from that, it serves as a great video editor that can trim, rotate, and mute videos. There are also filters, texts, and borders which you can apply to your clips. You can simply change between borders to borders to suit your video theme.

Hit the “Import” icon and choose the video that you want. Click the color tools which can be found on the lower left part of your screen. Choose from the colors available and then export your file. You may save your project to gallery or share it to your social media accounts directly.

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Conclusion and comparison

The table below will give you a direct comparison of the mentioned programs.

iMovieDipticSquaready for Video
ProsPersonalize borders; Lots of editing toolsVery user friendly; Full control on frames/bordersIntuitive interface; Ability to customize borders
ConsOnly for Mac computers; Limited formats supportedFree version does not allow adjusting of framesFree version contains ads
Rating: 4.3 / 5 (based on 38 ratings) Thanks for your rating!
Posted by on July 12, 2017 to Free help and resources, Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on July 20, 2017

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