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100% Free + Easy Greenscreen Effects for MovieMaker

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Ever wanted to use a greenscreen, but don't have the money / are too much of a lazy bum to go buy one? If you have a PC (even without moviemaker installed), then here's a quick and easy way to utilize a low-budget version.
 
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Step 1: Step 1

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This is my first instructable, so I apologize in advance for any complications.

Again, this method only applies to PCs.

The first thing you are going to need to do is open up Notepad (if you don't know what that is, search for it in the start menu. It's for coding things, or otherwise known as magically making things happen with weird letters). Don't worry, it's nothing complicated. Like, at all. Honest.

Notepad will need to be run as the administrator for this step to function correctly.
If you're not the administrator of the computer, right click Notepad and choose "run as administrator". Click "Ok" if prompted.
If this fails, ask whoever's the administrator of your household to go on their account and let you do this.
If that fails too, forget the whole thing. Sorry. :P

Anyhow, copy and paste the following into notepad, and leave it open for now:

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{C5B19592-145E-11D3-9F04-006008039E37}">
<Transition name="Bluescreen" iconid="12" comment="Makes first clip show through blue areas of second clip">
<Param name="KeyType" value="1" />
<Param name="Similarity" value="100" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0.0" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

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Now that you have that pasted into notepad, go to File > Save as.

Name the file "Bluescreen.XML" and save it in this location:

Program Files > Movie Maker > Shared > AddOnTFX
If you don't see a folder named AddOnTFX, make a new folder with that name inside the Shared folder.

I painted my whole wall green. can i realy use only blue for background?

(thnx it works realy good)

ShelbySimone7 months ago

Okay so i did this and then decided to delete it and it messed everything up on my laptop. Like Google chromes picture is now a notepad and so is movie maker and quite a few other things. So now when i click on them it doesnt work anymore, it just shows me a code. How am i suppose to fix this?? Please help.

mokoman3601 year ago
I have done all the things but the transition did not apear I dont know what I have done wrong. This is really well written tutorial by the way.
Gumby45 (author)  mokoman3601 year ago
Thank you. I don't quite know for sure what went wrong for you, but I know that if you entered the coding while movie maker was open, it probably did not get altered. I'm sure you tried opening and closing it if that failed, though. Sorry if something went wrong.
nice solution, so the newer version of movie maker doesn't support this?
Gumby45 (author)  amandaghassaei1 year ago
Nope. :P