How to Add Chroma Key (green Screen Effects) to a Movie for FREE 2

Introduction: How to Add Chroma Key (green Screen Effects) to a Movie for FREE 2

NOTE: The video above is at low quality, so I recommend you download the high quality video here. And if the link is broken, please report.

My previous tutorial showed how to use a free software called WAX to add chroma key (green screen effects) to your movie. WAX, however, had many problems. People we're complaining that this and that didn't work, something screwed up, etc.

So I looked for a better and free video editing software, and found T@B ZS4 (download it at the downloads section of the site). I was amazed at how great the program was. The input/output compatibility was large, it had several more features than WAX, and definable output quality.

But the best part is, it's got a higher quality Chroma Key plugin! And, also, a Key Smoother plugin to make your video look real professional in quality!

You don't need to be a computer nerd (... like me...) to use this program, just follow the video tutorial.

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    60 Discussions

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    miimaster2
    miimaster2

    10 years ago on Introduction

    can you cut AROUND a picture for the part you want transparent...like a person with a multi color background...can u make ALL the colors transparent? Please respon to this at my email...(miimaster2@gmail.com) becuz i hardly ever come on...tahnx in advance
    -Mii Master

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    Arven Avilian
    Arven Avilian

    Reply 6 months ago

    Masking. It cuts out certain parts of a picture and keeps th rest.

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    ChrisM858
    ChrisM858

    3 years ago

    a good free chroma key software solution is FXHOME hitfilm express (not hitfilm pro witch is over 300$), its free safe and it has tons of great tools including chroma key.

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    PeterK6
    PeterK6

    5 years ago on Introduction

    You wouldn't be asking how to illegally download it in a public space would you? THE thing is you'd have to be a PIRATE to do that and still keep the authorities at BAY.

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    cereira
    cereira

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Can someone tell me what files this suports, cos my videos are not showing up on it.

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    andydrumer12
    andydrumer12

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i downloaded this for my mac and its not good haha, it wont even load the video, dose anyone know of a good free greenscreen program for mac?

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    Evidenceremoved

    Well... The problem is that they are all expensive. And they are expensive for a reason. If thay were given out for free, the companies would lose a lot of money, because of the developing cost.
    Let me put it this way: would you like to be ripped off of $900+?

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    Antonella++
    Antonella++

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I have a little problem.... i've putted a background video... but is shorter than the greenscreen one... what can i do?

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    cclementi6
    cclementi6

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     if the background video is still, then you might as well make it a picture or just copy it and paste it so it loops. otherwise, you have to either refilm the background or cut down the foreground

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    knoxarama
    knoxarama

    10 years ago on Introduction

    i'm not a fan. Almost nothing worked on it, everything did something else than what happened on yours, and i just can't find the problem.

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    mmould03
    mmould03

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Kudos. I've been looking for a good, FREE, chroma key solution and this is absolutely it. Great video; high quality or not, it was simple enough to follow and certainly got the job done. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    mmould03
    mmould03

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, you can use a red screen for that matter. In the video he shows a step where you select a large portion of the background (green in his video) but no matter what the color, it will work. Mind you if you use a blue screen and you're subject is wearing anything blue, that part of them will be transparent and show the background image/video in its place.

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    WhiteTigerTails

    I could, but they no longer work. Adobe saw a youtube video on how to download CS4 for free, and they made a program that sniffs out the false programs, the moment they connect to the internet. Tough luck.

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    saxman12
    saxman12

    11 years ago on Introduction

    ok so the background goes for a while but then goes back to the green screen what do i do?