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Green screen effect in Avid Media Composer

Learn how to create a a transport beam effect using green screen within Avid Media Composer.

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Avid Media Composer has an amazing real-time chroma key effect.  

Check this out:

To create this effect, you’ll some background video, a green screen element, and a transport beam particle.

Add a new video track by using the keyboard shortcut command Y.

Edit your green screen clip onto V2 over top of your background video.

Next, move this monitor icon up to the V2 track.

Click on the effects palette button within the Avid project window.

Looking for the Spectra Matte effect located within the key category.

Drag the Spectra Matte effect onto your clip that’s on V2.

Then press the effect mode button.

Specify a key color by dragging the mouse cursor onto your green screen within the Composer window.

Next, press the 3D button in the bottom right corner of the effect editor window.

Then click on the crop icon.

Go ahead and crop out any unnecessary areas.

Then click on the scale button within the effect editor window.

Now you can scale and reposition your green screen element.

Then go ahead and close the effect editor window.

Now add another video track by using the keyboard shortcut keyboard command Y.

Drag the transport beam clip onto the V3 track.  

Then move this monitor icon up to the V3 track.

Click on the effect mode button.

Then reposition the transport  beam particle over top of your talent.

Okay, that’s it!

Back up and watch the final result.

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