Most people tend to be aware of what the green screen effect is due to how popular it is in many modern-day blockbuster movies. That being said few would attempt to use it because it is generally thought of as one of the more advanced video editing effects, and one that is complicated to pull off and requires professional know-how.
In actual fact however, you can apply a green screen effect to your videos as well – without nearly as much difficulty as you might think. All that you need to do is record a video of your subject with a solid-colored background (green is normally used) as well a second video consisting of the background that you want to replace it with, then use Movavi Video Editor to do the rest.
Assuming you’ve already recorded the footage that you need and downloaded Movavi Video Editor, go ahead and launch it then select ‘Create project in full feature mode’. Next you should add both videos to the editor, by clicking on the ‘Add Media Files’ button and selecting them.
Once the videos have been added to Movavi Video Editor they’ll appear in the ‘Timeline’ area at the bottom section of the interface. At first they’ll be in sequence, but you should click and drag the foreground video (i.e. the one with the subject and the solid-colored background) upwards to the ‘Overlay Track’. Next you should expand the list above the ‘Preview’ window. Select ‘Cover’ so that the foreground video will completely cover the background video.
To start applying the green screen effect, you should then open the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Chroma Key’ and click on the background in the ‘Preview’ window. By doing that Movavi Video Editor will set the little box’s color in the ‘Chroma Key’ menu to match it, and you can adjust the parameters below that box (i.e. the ‘Opacity’, ‘Edges’, ‘Noise’ and ‘Tolerance’) until the background video becomes clear.
Ideally you should try to make sure that the entire background is clearly visible, and no traces of the ‘green screen’ remain. Pay close attention to areas where small green bits might show through, such as between wisps of hair.
That is all that needs to be done to use Movavi Video Editor as a green screen editor, and when you’re content you can tap ‘Apply’ to finalize the effect then ‘Export’ for saving the video in any format. Before that you may wish to look into some of the other ways you can improve your video, by applying various other effects, enhancing the video quality, cutting and joining segments, adding animated transitions, including audio tracks, inserting captions, and more.
As you can see Movavi Video Editor will make applying a green screen effect to your videos so easy and straightforward that you can use it in any of your video productions. All you need to do is be a bit creative, and you could come up with some really impressive home movies or video content of your own that will look as though it has been produced in a professional studio.