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How to Use Chroma Key Software

Even if you are not familiar with the term, you have seen the Chroma Key effect on TV, when actors are shot against the green screen that later is replaced by burning cars, collapsing skyscrapers, or landscapes of astonishing beauty. You can create your own video with the very same effect using the following simple tips. Just shoot your video in front of solid color backdrops, then download Movavi Video Editor and initiate the backdrop removal by making this solid color transparent. Finally, add a background video clip that you find good enough. Get the power of the professional editing tool on your desktop!

Chroma Key effect: before and after

These simple steps will teach you how to use chroma keying in our green screen software:

Step 1: Download and Install the Green Screen Editor

Download Video Editor for Windows or for Mac. Then run the installation file and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 2: Import Media Files to the Program

Step 2.1. Launch Movavi Video Editor.

Launch the green screen video software, click Add Media Files and import two files to the program: the first file – with a solid background color and the second one – with necessary background picture or video, which you want to add to the first file. Both files will be added to the video track on the Timeline.

By the way, you’ll find a wide selection of clips with solid backgrounds and interesting animations for second-layer video on VideoBlocks – our media partner site, which provides licensed video content at a reduced price. Click Sample Video (or visit the VideoBlocks page) to learn more about this option.

Step 3: Edit Your Video Using the Chroma Key Effect

First, select the foreground video on the Timeline and drag it to the Overlay track leaving the background clip below on the main Video track.

Step 6. Choose the right color that will suit your background and apply the effect

Double-click the foreground video on the timeline and choose Cover from the list above the preview window. Now your foreground image completely covers the background image. Locate and open the Chroma Key option in the Tools tab. Click the background of the video in the preview screen.

Step 6. Choose the right color that will suit your background and apply the effect

The color of the little box in the Chroma Key menu is now the same as the background of your video. Adjust the Tolerance and Noise level sliders so that the background video is clearly visible. Finally, click Apply to complete the addition of the Chroma Key. Your blockbuster is almost ready to receive some dazzling reviews!

Step 4: Save Your Movie

Choose the right way you want to save your video or share it right from the program.

Click the Export button and choose the option that best suits your needs: save as a video file, prepare for uploading to YouTube or Facebook, or convert for viewing on a mobile device. Then click Start.

As you see, video editing is easy!

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