How to Use Green Screen in Clipchamp?

What specifically comes to your head or mind when you hear Green Screen? Maybe, it’s a mix of blockbuster actors and action scenes in silly green outfits, right. Additionally, you might also be thinking that Green Screen is only available for high-budget Hollywood movies. However, if that is what is on your mind, it means you need to think again.

Creating your own Clipchamp Green Screen is very simple with a computer, a Clipchamp online video editor, and stock footage; you do not even need your video. However, Clipchamp now has a new Green Screen filter. So, get started with this blog post and the step-by-step process on how to use Clipchamp green screen quickly and easily:

Part 1. What is Green Screen

The Green Screen, also known as Chromakey, is a special effects technique that video editors use to remove and isolate a color (usually green) from footage and then replace it with another image or video. This Green Screen technique enables filmmakers to set scenes in environments that would not have been possible. Hence it is common to use it in fantasy and sci-fi films.

To make a video with a Green Screen is indeed a style quotient and a fun fact. Bright green is most frequently chosen as the background color because it’s the least likely clothing color for talent to be wearing on set. However, you can create Green Screen in Clipchamp video editing software after a video shoot.

Now that you have an idea about Green Screen, let us explore some extra details on Clipchamp Green Screen in the following part.

Part 2. Clipchamp Green Screen

A person can shoot their Green Screen videos and edit them using the Green Screen filter in Clipchamp Create. However, in this tutorial, we will show you how to use the Green Screen in Clipchamp using footage you create and from the Stock Library.

Step 1. Create a Video

Create the video you want to use for the Green Screen. Make sure your video is well recorded with all camera angles in the appropriate place and a Green Screen background.

Step 2. Click on the “Home” Tab

Start by logging into your Clipchamp Create account, or sign up for free to get started. Then visit the home tab and select the Create a Video button located on the left side of the home bar. There will be five different formats to choose from. Make a selection of the video ratio that best suits your project. However, users who want to upload their videos on YouTube choose widescreen 16:9.

Step 3. Go to the “Stock” Option and Search “greenscreen”

Go to the option where we have “Stock” and search for Green Screen or Chromakey. Search through the results and make your selections on the clips you want to use

Step 4. Choose A Video You Like and Add it to Library

Please hover your mouse over the video you want to select + button will appear. Click on it to add the video to your project library, and then click the Close button to return to the editor. An alternative method is that if you have shot your Green Screen video, click the Add Media button in the left toolbar and upload your video file to the video editor.

Step 5. Close the “Stock” and Drag the Green Screen Video to Timeline

Drag and drop your Green Screen video clip onto the editing timeline. Next is to click the Play button to watch it and get an idea of how the Green Screen effect work. Additionally, the green background in the video clip is where your background image or video will eventually appear.

Step 6. Click to Resize and Move the Image

Edit your image or video by cropping or resizing and adding any particular feature you want you to want to include in your Edit. The clip will get highlighted when selected in the timeline, and a menu will appear in the top left for editing.

Step 7. Tab on “Filters” in the Top Bar. Scroll to find Green Screen Filter

In the editing menu, click the Filters tab or use the scroller on the right-hand side of the menu to scroll down until you find the Green Screen filter. Then click it to apply the filter.

Step 8. Go to the “Stock” to Find a Video to Replace the Green Screen. Then Add to Library.

Click on the Stock button located on the left toolbar and enter your search terms into the search bar. Then search through the results and choose the clip you want to use. Next, hover your mouse over your selected clip, and a + button will appear. Then click on it to add the image or video footage to your project library, and then tap close to return to the editor.

If you want to use your background video or image, here is an alternative method. Simply tap the Add Media button in the left toolbar and upload your photo, video file, or GIF to the video editor.

Step 9. Drag the Video to Timeline

To add your background media, you will be required to drag and drop the clip to the timeline below your Green Screen clip so it will appear as a background. Afterward, a green line will be visible below your Green Screen clip to allow you to know when the background media gets dragged to the correct position. Next is to move the media to ensure that it lines up with the first appearance of Green Screen in your Green Screen clip.

Step 10. Preview and Export the Green Screen Video

Once you review your video or image and feel satisfied and happy with it, click the Export option at the top right portion of the editor, then make a selection on your preferred resolution and click Continue. However, you can still decide to edit and export your video in other aspect ratios to share across different social media platforms.

Thus, you can now use Green Screen on Clipchamp quite easily with the above steps.

Key takeaways from this episode:

Thus, in this report, we read:

  • A breakdown of how to add a green screen in Clipchamp.
  • How to go about using Green Screen Clipchamp.
  • And the quick and easy steps of removing the Green Screen in Clipchamp. 

So, go ahead and enjoy your Green Screen effect and see your new videos come alive as good as a Marvel film.

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