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After Effects: Green Screen (Chroma Key) Tutorial

Adobe After Effects is a complex professional level software mainly used for 3D creation, complex tracking, encoding etc., but you can also use it to do some video editing like Chroma key. Here is the step by step guide that can help you to learn about how to use chroma key effect for your videos in After Effects.

There is no doubt to say that green screen effects provide stunning looks to your videos but it is not easy for beginners to adjust these effects in advanced softwares like After Effects. It is possible to make your videos more effective using Wondershare Filmora software that has lots of user friendly editing tools. Below are few easy to follow steps to complete Green Screen adjustment task using Filmora platform:

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  • Open Filmora and then go to full feature mode.
  • Drag green screen clips and background videos to media library.
  • Put green screen in PIP track and original video on timeline.

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  • Use double click on green screen clip and choose advanced settings.
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  • Move to effects tab and then make desired adjustments for intensity levels, shadow, flip and border effects.
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  • Take a preview of your video and if everything is fine then just hit 'Save' button.

  • How to Keying in After Effects

    Step 1: First of all, you need to create a composition in your editing tool and it can be done by simply dragging the desired video clip over composition icon available on screen. Note that, it is possible to send video footage to After Effect using a dynamic Link from CC or CS6.

    Step 2: Now go to the Effects and Presets option on After Effects window and from the drop down menu you have to apply 'keylight' to the video clip by simply using double click.

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    Step 3: It is time to hit the eye dropper tool named as 'Screen Color' and then click on your image at specific green screen section.

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    Step 4: Simply scroll down to find the 'Screen Matte' option and get it opened in the menu.

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    Step 5: You need to adjust the 'Clip White' and 'Clip Black' settings till the time background section of your video goes completely black and the foreground becomes whiter. Try to reduce the spotting effect.

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    Step 6: Again go to the view option and from drop down menu select 'Final Result'. Soon you will be able to find a cleaner Key.

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    Step 7: Users can also make adjustments for 'Screen Shrink/Grow' settings that can help to get rid of rough edges.

    Quick Tips on Keying in After Effects

    The importance of green screen: If you want to have a smooth editing experience, it is better to do things right at first, so it is essential to prepar a clean and big green screen. Bu sure no wrinkles! In order to avoid shadows, subjuct should be in a proper distance with green screen.

    Use online material: If you don't have the budget and time to shoot green sceen material, you can also go to online store to download or buy material from VideoBlocks.

    Check this video to know more details on how to adjust the light of the green screen video:

    Oct 17,2018 11:51 am
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