Wix Editor: Adding and Setting Up a Video Mask

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Give your VideoBox a unique shape and create a striking visual effect using video masks. Choose from thousands of shapes and vector art offered by Wix, or upload a shape of your own to cut out your video.

Step 1 | Add a VideoBox or a Video Mask

To get started, open the Add panel and select a video from the VideoBox / Video Mask section. You can click More Videos to view hundreds of videos offered by Wix, or upload a video of your own.

To add a VideoBox:

  1. Click Add  on the left side of the Editor.
  2. Click Video & Music.
  3. Add a video to your page in one of the following ways:
    • Drag a video to your page from the VideoBox/ Video Mask section.
    • Click More Videos to view more videos offered by Wix, or upload your own from the Media Manager. 
  • The VideoBox and Video Mask suggestions in the Add panel are fully customizable. You can change the video, choose a different mask, adjust the design and behavior as needed. 
  • You can also add a Video Mask directly to your site by clicking here.

Step 2 | Select a Mask for Your VideoBox

After adding a VideoBox, apply a mask to cut it into a cool shape. Choose one from the list or click the   icon to see more suggestions. Wix offers loads of shapes in different styles and themes, some are geometric (e.g., square, triangle, diamond) and others completely abstract.
In addition to the shapes, you can use any vector art illustration to mask your video, or even your own SVG file to give it a brand new look.

To add a mask to your VideoBox:

  1. Click your VideoBox in your Editor.
  2. Click the Mask icon .
  3. Choose a shape for your VideoBox in one of the following ways:
    • Select a shape from the list. 
    • Click the Add icon  to view more shapes and vector art in the Media Manager. You can also upload your own SVG file from here. 
Need a different video?
Click your VideoBox and click Change Video to access the Media Manager. You can choose a free video offered by Wix or use a video from your site files.

Step 3 | Customize Your VideoBox

After masking your VideoBox, use the available settings to customize it further. Add shadow or a pattern overlay, pick a cover image and design the button that visitors click to play the video.
Next, manage the behaviors of your VideoBox so it achieves the desired effect. Choose how your video plays and stops, make it loop continuously and more.

To customize your VideoBox:

  1. Click the VideoBox in your Editor.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click the Settings icon  to preview your video, replace it or reset the VideoBox to default settings. You can also add alt text to improve your site's SEO and accessibility. 
    • Click the Behaviors icon  to choose how your video starts (e.g., automatically, on click) and whether or not visitors can pause it. You can also enable sound and slo-mo when supported.
    • Click the Design icon  to choose a cover image, apply a pattern overlay and add shadow.
    • Click the Big Play Button on your VideoBox to customize its design or choose a different button.
The Big Play Button appears on your live site only if you set your video to start when visitors click it.
Certain videos offered by Wix were captured in slow motion. In those cases, you can choose whether to play them at normal speed or slo-mo using the Play in slo-mo toggle. 

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