How to easily use Chroma Key or Green Screen in Premiere Pro CC

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In this article we will show you how to create Chroma Key or green screen when you edit easily a video with Premiere Pro CC. But first we'll give you two tips that you should consider before recording your material.

      How to use Chroma Key or Green Screen in Premiere Pro CC

      Premiere Pro CC is an editing program that is part of the Adobe suite for creation of audiovisual content . It's a powerful tool that, in the right hands, can work wonders. One of the functions it has is to insert and center an image in a green screen video. To do this, follow these simple steps:

        At first glance, the effect has already been configured. However, in the next sub we will tell you about some parameters that you need to manipulate for get the best results .

        Tips for optimizing putting content on a green screen into Premiere Pro CC

        If you already have chroma key for the video you want to edit, now is the time to put the finishing touches. This way you can take full advantage of this effect and minimize video errors. To do this, do the following:

        • Open the "Companion Spawn" section. Manipulate the values ​​of all the options you find there until you get the results that best suit your needs. Our recommendations are as follows: "Transparency": 50 / "Highlights": 0 / "Shadow": 60 / "Tolerance": 50 / "Pedestal": 100. Our word is not law, so feel free to change these values ​​as needed .each case requires .
        • Now open the "Opaque Cleaning" section. With these parameters you change the amount of border that is not embedded in the video, i.e. cut small portions of the border of the video figures so that the effect is better. As in the previous case, it is possible to modify these parameters according to the case, in order to obtain the best results. Our recommendations are as follows: “Narrowing”: 30 / “Smooth”: 25 / “Narrowing”: 20. We also recommend that you take a close look at the edge of each element to make sure you don't cut too much .

        By manipulating these parameters, you will make sure that the background image perfectly matches the video you want to edit. Obviously it's important to have a good Chrome Kay studio even if it's homemade. Because this way you will be able to get the best results when using green screen with premiere pro cc.

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