Green screen, also known as chroma key, is a technique used in video production to replace the background of a video with a different image or video. This technique is widely used in the film industry and can now be easily done with the help of video editing software like Filmora.
Filmora is a popular video editing software that is easy to use and has a range of features that can help you create professional-looking videos. I have been using this editing software for the last few years, and I can show you how to use the green screen in Filmora, even if you are a beginner.
I’m going to be using Filmora 12, but older version users should not feel left out as the software’s interface is more or less the same in the past few releases. With that said, let’s get started!
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How to use the green screen effect in Filmora
2. Drag the background video to the timeline.
3. Then, drag the green screen video to the timeline on top of the background video.
4. Now, double-click on the green screen video.
5. Navigate to Video, then AI Tools, and then enable Chroma Key.
6. Normally, Filmora will detect a shade of green in the video and key that out automatically. But if it doesn’t, you can always manually select the color.
7. In some cases, you might want to play around with the Offset, Tolerance, Edge Thickness, and Edge Feather to make sure the effect looks clean and less noticeable. I can’t provide you with precise settings as every video is different. This is the area that you have to test yourself.
8. Once you are done, click OK.
9. There you have it! You just used a green screen in Filmora.
To make both videos blend nicely, not only do you have to clean the edges, but you also need to tinker with color grading. I have made a simple tutorial about color grading in Filmora here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a green screen in Filmora?
Yes, nearly all Filmora versions have a green screen feature, also known as Chroma Key, that allows you to replace the background of a video with a different image or video. The newer versions of Filmora offers more customization and AI enhancements.
How do I enable the chroma key in Filmora?
To enable Chroma Key in Filmora, you need to double-click the green screen footage in the timeline, and then go to Video > AI Tools > Chroma Key.
How do you use the green screen effect in Filmora?
To use the green screen effect in Filmora, you need to import your green screen footage and the background footage into the media library. Then, drag the background footage to the video track on the timeline and drag the green screen footage to the track above the background footage. Double-click the green screen footage, and then go to Video > AI Tools > Chroma Key.
By default, the green screen color will be picked and be removed automatically. You can refine the video by adjusting the offset, tolerance, edge thickness, and edge feather settings to make the background video clearer. Preview the video and adjust the settings as needed.
How do I remove the background from a green screen in Filmora?
Again, just double-click the green screen footage, and then go to Video > AI Tools > Chroma Key. You can refine the video by adjusting the offset, tolerance, edge thickness, and edge feather settings to make the video cleaner. Alternatively, you can use Filmora’s advanced AI Portrait Human Segmentation feature to remove the video background in one step.