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Programmable Video Processors



This documentation is for reference only. We are no longer onboarding new customers to Programmable Video. Existing customers can continue to use the product until December 5, 2026(link takes you to an external page).

We recommend migrating your application to the API provided by our preferred video partner, Zoom. We've prepared this migration guide(link takes you to an external page) to assist you in minimizing any service disruption.

Twilio Video Processors is a collection of video processing tools that can be used with the Twilio Video JavaScript SDK to apply transformations and filters, such as background blurring and virtual backgrounds, to a VideoTrack. You can also use the tools to create your own transformations or filters.


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Video Processors Live Demo

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See a live demo with blurred backgrounds and virtual backgrounds using the Video Processors tools here(link takes you to an external page).

Run the demo application

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View the Video Processors demo application(link takes you to an external page) and run the example application locally.

You can install Video Processors using Node Package Manager(link takes you to an external page) (npm):

npm install @twilio/video-processors --save

Using this method, you can import twilio-video-processors like so:

import * as VideoProcessors from '@twilio/video-processors';

Using the <script> tag

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After installing with npm, you can also copy twilio-video-processors.js from the dist/build folder and include it directly in your web app using a <script> tag:

<script src="https://my-server-path/twilio-video-processors.js"></script>

Using this method, twilio-video-processors.js will set a browser global:

const VideoProcessors = Twilio.VideoProcessors;

The following table lists the browsers and operating systems supported by the SDK.

ChromeFirefoxSafariEdge (Chromium)

View the full Video Processors SDK documentation here(link takes you to an external page).

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