Add Border/Frame to Video for Instagram, YouTube and More Platforms

Last Updated: 2022. 11. 04
Summary
Here is a detailed tutorial on how to add a simple black/white border or elegant frame to video. Follow steps below and you will find putting a border around a video can’t be easier. No experience, no skill is needed.

You can see videos with border or frame nearly on every social media platforms. The thin margin around the video helps change aspect ratio and delivers a sense of consistency. Lots of video creators also choose to add some elegant-designed frames to video to attract more views.

Now, whether you want to add simple black border, white border or colored border to video, we've got you covered! Here are 4 easy ways to put a border around a video. Check them out and follow.

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Part 1. Add A Border to Video Online

Adding a border to video online is the best because you don't have to download anything on your computer and most online video editors are much easier to operate than software or apps.

The right online video editor to add a frame to video is FlexClip. Upload your video to the timeline, use Picture in Picture feature, you have successfully added a border to the video without changing the video aspect ratio. Sick of the default black border? Change the border color at your will!

Besides that, you have access to numerous royalty-free elements to make your border an elegant frame. Lots of professional video templates with frames are also ready to be customized. Click on the Create a Video button and get started now!

Step 1
Add empty background

Once you enter the editing page, you will see a 3-second long black background video. Drag the slider to extend the background video so that it is of the same length of your video.

How to Add Border to Videos - Add Background

How to Add Border to Videos - Add Background

Step 2
Add Your Video to the Timeline

Drag and drop your video to the Media section. Click on Add as Layer icon. Your video will appear on the background video. Zoom in or out to have a border with perfect width.

How to Add Border to Videos - Use Picture in Picture Effect

How to Add Border to Videos - Use Picture in Picture Effect

Step 3
Change the Color of the Border

Click on the border, you can change the border color. FlexClip doesn't only provide you solid colors, but also gradient colors to decorate the border.

How to Add Border to Videos - Adjustment

How to Add Border to Videos - Adjustment

Step 4
(optional) Enrich Your Border

FlexClip's can also help you create a nice video frame. Go to the Element section and search for a nice sticker to decorate your border.

How to Add Border to Videos - More Frames

How to Add Border to Videos - More Frames

Step 5
Download and Share

Save your video to the desktop or share via short link. You also have the option to share to YouTube directly.

Part 2. Add A Frame to Video on Windows

If you are on Windows, the best software to add border to video is Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere Pro, as one of the leading video editors in film production industry, helps you add border to video in a most natural way. The border will always go well with video. However, the process could be sort of complicated for a beginner in video editing.

It is worth to mention, Adobe Premiere Pro doesn't have already-made frames. To turn a border to frame, you will need other resources and manually add to your video.

Step 1
Upload your video clip to the Premiere Pro and drag it to the timeline.
Step 2
Go to the Effects panel, and type the Grid. Drag the Grid effect to the timeline.
Step 3
Go back to the Grid effect, select Effect Control. Change both the anchor values to zero.
Step 4
Change the Size from to Width & Height Sliders.
Step 5
Enter the width and height of your video, for example, 1920 * 1080. Then enter a number for the thickness of border.

Add Border to Video on Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows

Part 3. Add A Frame to Video on Mac

iMovie wins the throne of the best video editor for Mac. iMovie is powerful and equipped on every Mac and iOS devices. It would be easy to add frame to video on iMovie. However, please noted that iMovie currently supports videos in only 16:9. It might fail you if you want to add a border to video for Instagram or TikTok.

Step 1
Open an empty project and upload your video to iMovie's My Media section.
Step 2
Go to the Backgrounds, select any color you like and drag it to the timeline.
Step 3
Drag your video to the sub-track. Adjust your background to the same length of your video.
Step 4
Go to Picture in Picture effects, zoom in or zoom out your video so that you have a perfect video border.

Add Border to Video on Mac iMovie

Part 4. Add A Frame to Video on Mobile

VideoFrame - Video Collage is an impressive video border application for phones. It helps you combine multiple photos and videos into amazing collage. Of course, the collage will be framed. With over 100 adjustable frames, rounded corners, shadows, plenty of patterns and an easy color picker, your work will have a unique look.

Step 1
Install Video Frame - Video Collage App and launch it.
Step 2
Go to Edited Videos and select the video from THE Gallary.
Step 3
Tap the Plus Monitor icon, choose any frame you like.

The Bottom Line

With the detailed steps above, you can easily add border to videos. As you can see, FlexClip is indeed a nice tool to add border to a video. By the way, FlexClip can also help you make other video edits, like inserting photos to a video. Give it a try!

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