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How to Use Chroma Key Effect

The Chroma key effect is a popular feature used by Animotica users who are into blogging or streaming. It allows to get rid of the background image during the live stream or on a recorded video. All you need to have is any sole-colored material as a background stage while shooting a video. 


The step-by-step guide for adding the Chroma Key in Animotica

  1. Start a new project. Add clips;
  2. Select Overlays. Choose Add Photos/Videos;
  3. Choose the video to download. It must be video with the Chroma Key effect (some action or object against the sole-colored background);
  4. Adjust the overlaid video with Chroma key against the default video. Also set the starting and ending points for the overlay;
  5. Then Choose the tab Chroma. Turn it On (the default option if Off). Choose the background’s color;
  6. Adjust the Tolerance slider to make the sole-background disappear. 


Important notice: Chroma Key can be applied only as an overlay, to photos and videos. The quality must be exceptionally good, or the edges of the sole-background will be noticeable. 
Usually streamers choose a green screen or material for achieving this effect, but Animotica supports the video with the Chroma key shot with any sole-colored background. The main trick — to prevent wearing the same color as this background. Or you head may float in the air. 
Animotica also gives the chance to edit videos that were shot with the Chroma Key effect. 
First of all, you may adjust color settings to make the overlays of Chroma Key less obvious. Click on the video to Edit. Then choose the Adjust tab. Here you can work with 10 different filters and settings for editing your video with Chroma Key.
For example, from 1 to 100 you may adjust Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpen. And even experiment with Temperature and Tint of the sole-colored background. Thanks to this feature, it’s possible to change the blue color to green (for instance). 
There is also an option to Compare the default and edited video. You may also Reset all changes and go back to editing the default video.
You may also experiment with the tab Effect with a number of various animations and effects.