chroma keying

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 4

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 4

  The point of using a chromakey plugin is to generate a matte / alpha channel based on the colour of a background. In Part 4 of this series on…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 3

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 3

Keylight is, in general, the best chromakey plugin that comes with After Effects. Although there are other 3rdparty plugins available for sale, Keylight can produce exceptional results and has won…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 2

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 2

In Part 1 I did a quick overview of the most commonly used keying plugins for After Effects.  Regardless of which keying plugin you’re using, and no matter…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 1

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 1

Nothing says visual fx like a greenscreen.  The image of a film set covered with blue or green fabric has become synonymous with visual effects.  Keying has become such an…

Imerge Pro: FXhome announces the world’s first RAW image compositor

Imerge Pro: FXhome announces the world’s first RAW image compositor

From green screen photography to studio or event photography, Imerge Pro has you covered: it’s the world’s first RAW image compositor that let’s you try new…

The truth about green screen

The truth about green screen

We’ve all seen them: green screen plugin videos where the demo artist clicks a button and all the green disappears, replaced by a perfectly composited background. But in the…

Let’s Edit with MC – Keying Part 3 – BCC Primatte Studio Basics

Let’s Edit with MC – Keying Part 3 – BCC Primatte Studio Basics

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about taking your Chroma Keying workflows to the next level, by using Boris Continuum Complete’s Primatte Studio. New to version BCC…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Chroma Keying Part 2 – SpectraMatte

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Chroma Keying Part 2 – SpectraMatte

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues the discussion on Chroma Keying by talking about the SpectraMatte effect…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Chroma keying Part 1 – Garbage Mattes

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Chroma keying Part 1 – Garbage Mattes

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe beings a multi part lesson on Chromakeying inside of Media Composer. Lesson One looks at a concept that’s very important when keying…

Term of the week: Chroma key

Term of the week: Chroma key

It might surprise you to know that greenscreen keying is not chroma keying. Find out what chroma keying refers to in this week’s term. Click here to watch this…

zKey 3D Keying System: goodbye green screen

zKey 3D Keying System: goodbye green screen

The zKey 3D Keying System allows to add CGI layers in front and behind the talent in real time, needs no special background or lighting and can be used in…

Magix releases VEGAS Pro 14

Magix releases VEGAS Pro 14

Three months after the official acquisition of the majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing VEGAS Pro 14 worldwide. Users can now rejoice, as there is, after all…