How To Add Video Scroll To A Mockup Image (Canva Tutorial)

Adding video scroll to a mockup screen is a super savvy way to showcase your website, Instagram feed, lead magnet, product or course contents and so much more.

And the best part? Even though it looks fancy, it's actually really easy to achieve!

Today, I'll show you the quickest, easiest way to add a video scroll to a tech mockup screen using my favorite free design tool - Canva.

In this tutorial, I'll be guiding you through from start to finish. We'll create a video scroll together and then plug it into a mockup design.

But wait! You might have experienced the frustration of recording a video, only to find it doesn't fit your iPhone or iPad mockup screen (or Instagram Stories). It's so frustrating when your video gets cropped in.

That's why I'm also going to show you how I easily resize my screen to the perfect size for any tech screen - from desktops to smartphones.

Let's dive in...

Pssst... Want to know how to add a photo to a mockup screen instead? CLICK HERE

PRO TIP: You can follow this same process to add any video to a mockup screen. It doesn't have to be a screen scroll.

Step 1: Choose Your Mockup Image

It's important to choose your mockup image first, because you need to know which type of tech screen you'll be sizing your video capture to. An iPad, smartphone and desktop computer will all need different dimensions.

(Psst... I've got a pro tip to help you easily size to the perfect dimensions in step 2.)

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First you need to record your screen scroll video. There are many tools you can use to do this. Here are two of my favorites:

  • 1 Snagit (for purchase)
  • 2 QuickTime Player (free with Mac)

In this tutorial video, I'm using QuickTime Player.

Here's how to record your screen scroll using Quicktime Player:

  • 1 Once you've launched QuickTime Player, control+click to open player options
  • 2 Select "New Screen Recording"
  • 3 You'll now be able to resize the area you wish to record. Adjust as necessary. Note: Be sure to keep in mind the size of the mockup screen you'll be adding your video to. You want to match the dimensions as closely as possible so that you won't have to crop your video. For instance, if you're recording for a desktop screen, you want to keep the width as close to your computer screen as possible.
  • 4 What do they desire right now?
  • 5 Click "Record" when ready
  • 6 Scroll slowly down your page
  • 7 Click "Stop"
  • 8 A copy of your screen scroll video will be saved to your computer. Depending on your settings, it might be accessible in your "downloads" or "recents" folder.

PRO TIP: Using a plugin like Viewpoint Resizer will help you to easily size your screenshot video to the perfect mockup screen size, such as iPad or smartphone.

It's Canva time. If you don't already have a free account, go create your Canva account here.

Next, you'll need to choose your template size. You can select a pre-sized template or create custom dimensions (I'm using a template sized for a Facebook ad in my example).

Once your template. is open, upload your mockup. image by clicking Uploads > Upload Media > Device.

Once loaded, drag/drop your mockup image onto your template.

Once your mockup image is placed into your Canva template, here's how to plug in your screen scroll:

  • 1 Upload your screen scroll video: Click Uploads > Upload Media
  • 2 Your video will be uploaded under the "Videos" media tab
  • 3 Once your video has fully uploaded, drag and drop it into your template design
  • 4 Resize your video to fit the mockup screen by clicking/dragging the corners and sides of the video
  • 5 Use keyboard arrows to make micro adjustments and finesse it until it's just right.
  • 6 Crop your video clip length by clicking on your video, then on the little scissors icon to the upper left of your design
  • 7 When ready, click the download button and choose either MP4 or GIF

Pro Tip: If your video looks extra bright, try adjusting the opacity of your video to make it look more realistic. This works best if your mockup screen has a black background.

Pro Tip: Downloading as a GIF typically works best for Instagram, emails and many blog platforms.

Pro Tip: Creating a design to add to Instagram stories? Be sure to shorten your video length to 15 seconds or less.

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