In this video we look at the basics of working with Green Screen footage in Media Composer and how to “key it out” using SpectraMatte.
We are using Media Composer 8.5.1 in this video, but the process is the same for other versions. We are using SpectraMatte for the key, but the process is similar for other chroma key effects.
The footage we are using was shot completely with consumer products, an inexpensive green screen, and smartphones to record the video. So don’t think you need thousands of dollars to shoot or use this kind of footage! A smoother screen, better lighting, and better camera would indeed help, but don’t let the gear dictate what you are capable of. Green Screen footage is a lot of fun to play around with, so go try it out.
Be sure to watch the other videos in this series, especially the “More About Green Screens…” video for more tips on using Green Screen footage in Media Composer.