Using Green Screen is a part of our cinema. I can’t even imagine what would have happened to all those Marvel and DC movies if Green Screens were not available. It allows you to add visuals and special effects to the editing table. In this post, we will see how you can add Green Screen in Clipchamp.
What is a Green Screen? How is it different from Chrome Key?
When making a movie, a green screen is added to the background. This screen is there to act as a blank canvas upon which the editing team can draw to make sense of that scene. The color green is specifically used out of all the colors because it is furthest from human skin tones which makes it easier for editors to separate the background from the foreground. The whole process is called Chrome key compositingas these two items are superimposed on one another depending on the color ranges of those items.
Does Microsoft Clipchamp have green screen?
Yes, Clipchamps does have a green screen that you can add to your video while editing. It also allows you to change the intensity and color of the green. So, for example. a blue screen is best for night shots, if you have used a blue screen, you can edit it using the Clipchamp app.
How to add Green Screen in Clipchamp
In this guide, we will learn how to add and use Green Screen in Clipchamp. Follow the steps given below to configure Green Screen.
- Open Microsoft Clipchamp
- Create a stock video and drop a green screen
- Import Media
- Add effects to the video
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Open Microsoft Clipchamp
First of all, open Microsoft Clipchamp. Since it is a Microsoft app, it is very likely that it is already installed on your system. Just hit Win + S, type “Clipchamp” and open the app. In case, it is not already installed on your system, go to microsoft.com/store and download it.
2] Create a stock video and drop a green screen
Once you have launched the application, it’s time to create a stock video. For that, click on Create a new video. Once you are inside the editor, click on Video Library (or Stock Video if you are on a different version) and then navigate to Perfect for green screen section. Drag a green screen and drop it onto your timeline.
3] Import media
Now that we have added a green screen to your timeline, we have a template upon which we will work. So, let us import the video that we need to edit. For that, you need to click on Your media from the right section, and then click on Import Media. Now, navigate to the location where your video is stored, select, and add it to your project. In case, the media you need to import is not on your system, click on the down arrow placed next to Import Media and then select the appropriate option.
3] Add effects to the video
Finally, we need to add filters to the video to apply the green screen. To do the same, follow the steps given below.
- Click on Effects (Filters on older versions) from the left panel and then navigate to Green Screen.
- Now, select the Green Screen filter. This will replace the green part with the actual video.
- Use the Screen threshold scrollbar to adjust the effect accordingly as this changes the screen clarity and saturation.
- If you want to change the color of the green screen, click on the drop-down menu next to the Screen color and select one from the list.
- Once you have made all the changes and select the video quality.
This way you will have the media files ready.
How to remove the Green Screen from a video using Clipchamp
Clipchamp has the option to remove the green screen from a video. It is pretty easy to do, just follow the steps given below and you will be good to go.
- Open Clipchamp.
- Click on Create a new video > Import Media.
- Go to the location where your video is stored and add it.
- Now, drag the green screen video to the timeline.
- Click on Effects and add the Green Screen effects.
- This will remove the green screen effect from the video.
Now you can add a different video to be its background and make all sorts of necessary modifications.
How do you add a green screen background on Clipchamp?
Clipchamp has various stock video options built-in to the app and one of them is Green Screen. All you have to do is start from scratch and Green Screen. Once done, you can superimpose the video and then add the Green Screen filter. If you want to access a detailed guide on this topic, scroll up.