Adobe After Effects & Greenscreen Footage
Listen to this Podcast while you read, there are also Facebook Live and YouTube video tutorials attached at the end.
Adobe After Effects is an incredibly powerful tool for video post production editing. It is always best to capture the highest quality greenscreen footage possible during production but there are always small flaws to deal with including (but not limited to);
- “Hot spots”
- Depth of Green
Adobe After Effects Greenscreen & Chroma Key
Search Google or YouTube for After Effects Chroma Key tutorials and you will find an ocean of content. The problem is sifting through that ocean of content and finding a tutorial short enough to understand yet informative and thorough enough to be useful.
After watching dozens of tutorials, I hit the jackpot with a nice demonstration and tutorial by 8BitDigital with help from Andrew Kramer, founder of Video Co-Pilot. Our demo and tutorial below is very similar to 8BitDigital with a small minor adjustments. What makes this tutorial SO MUCH more POWERFUL than the others are the following techniques;
- Color Correction: Adjust the greenscreen color using the After Effects “Selective Color” Effect
- Edge & Border Enhancements: Enhancing edges and borders using the After Effects “Threshold” and “Gaussian Blur” Effects
- Green Spill Suppression: This one is the kicker, there are only 3-4 videos that I have found that use this technique. This technique is a combination of KeyLight and Channel Combiner!
Check out the two images below, the first one is the produced footage on the greenscreen while the second is after editing.
Where and How to Use these After Effects Techniques?
We use these techniques for production of video advertisements, branding videos and for short clips that are included in our Live Streaming productions. We leverage the power of video broadcasting tools such as OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) and vMix to broadcast and stream high quality 720p and 1080p productions with pre-recorded segements, it’s VERY powerful!
Facebook Live: After Effects Chroma Key & Shatter Effect Tutorial
YouTube: After Effects Chroma Key & Shatter Effect Tutorial
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