How to use Kinemaster Chroma Key? Green Screen Effect

Kinemaster chroma key effect

Are you looking for Kinemaster Chroma Key, what it is, and how it works? This is the most useful function of a video editor for editing green screen footage.

Do you love watching behind-the-scenes footage from the recordings of your favorite movies, TV shows, and even social media videos featuring famous influencers and celebrities?

If the answer is yes, then you might also be aware of seeing a green or blue color background as well.

But have you ever considered finding out why is it that these scenes have plain green or blue color backgrounds or screens when in actuality they portray unrealistically and sometimes totally horrifying incidents happening in the background.

Well, the simple and quick answer to your question is that to create these scenes, a technique and concept is used, commonly known as ‘Chroma Key’, and the green or blue color plain background is a part of it.

What is Chroma Key?

Chroma key’ or ‘Chroma keying’ or even ‘Chroma key compositing’ is a technique that involves recording or shooting scenes with a plain blue or green color screen in the background.

After recording the scenes, special software and techniques are used during the editing process to render a completely different scene.

In simple words, this specifically involves replacing, compositing the green or blue colored plain screen layer with another image or video.

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Chroma and Key or Keying

Basically, the word ‘Chroma’ is adapted from the chroma range of a color used in the process and ‘Key’ or ‘Keying’ means making the background transparent by removing the green background from behind of the main object in order to replace it with something else.

Application of Chroma Key and examples

This technique is pretty much common these days as it not only saves time but is also helpful in making scenes that would otherwise have been nearly impossible to shoot.

For instance, a man hanging from a tall building located on a busy road with heavy traffic or some fight scene or some person running from a huge creature, etc. are all common examples of using chroma keying compositing technique.

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The link between the Green screen and Chroma Key technique

Now if you have been reading carefully till this point, you might have noticed that we repeatedly mentioned using blue or green color plain screen for enabling the chroma key technique.

This means that it isn’t any color of choice that can be used for this purpose but only blue or green, as this is the more appropriate color that suits this technique most.

However, as a matter of fact blue color is also rarely used nowadays and green is the only preferred and widely used color that remains.

A clear and technical reason for this is because bright green is the color that least interferes with human skin, hence it is easy to remove from the background surrounding the main object.

How to use Chroma Key on KineMaster video editing software?

Due to its wide usage and applicability to cast various scenes, most of the latest video editing software for personal computers and smartphones also comes equipped with this functionality. If Kinemaster Chroma Key not showing then enable it from settings.

One such popular smartphone app is KineMaster.

Here we briefly discuss how you can use the KineMaster app chroma key option.

Kinemaster Chroma key
  • The first and the most important thing in order to use the KineMaster chroma key feature is to have a smartphone with a chipset that can support this function.
  • Now the next thing is to have a video clip with a green screen in the background.
  • Now in the app, go to your gallery and select any image or gallery to use in place of the green screen.
  • Now tap on the layer option appearing in the circular menu on the right and import the video with the green screen background.
  • Now open the chroma key interface to select the chroma key option. This option appears automatically once the app detects importing a video with a green screen background.
  • Next, enable the chroma key option to remove the green screen.
  • Now you can add text, effects and show your creativity to edit the video as you want.
  • Once done, tap on the Share button to export your video.

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How to use Special Colour Grading in Kinemaster?

Kinemaster Colour grading

Color grading is a terrific technique to improve the quality of your video. If your movie has a lot of colors, you can add some color effects to make it more appealing. Kinemaster offers a professional color grading tool that you can use on your smartphone.

Today I am going to be showing you guys how to isolate color using the amazing tools in KineMaster. 

Colour grading using Kinemaster

Let’s get started. Look, guys! KineMaster got a new home screen design. Cool right? Once you are in KineMaster.

Colour grading using Kinemaster
  • Tap Create New to start a brand new project. 
  • Next you choose the Aspect Ratio.
  • Here you have several different aspect ratios to choose from, so let’s create a new project in 16:9 ratio, which is perfect for the video. 
  • Next select your video.
  • After selecting our video, we are going to KineMaster’s edit screen, where all the magic happens. 
  • Select the clip on the timeline, tap the three dots at the top left of the screen. 
  • Tap duplicate as layer. 
  • Once the clip is duplicated as a layer, we are selecting the Split Screen tool on the top right of the screen. 
  • Select the Split Screen option at the top right. 
  • In order to make changes to the clip color of the bottom layer, just simply select it, scroll down and tap Color Filter. 
  • Scroll down again and tap Mono.

Here we have many choices to pick from. You can use any color depending on what you want. Here we’re going to select the first option at the top right. You have the possibility of reducing or enhancing the color effects. We’re going to keep the color at 95. Cool, right? But maybe our video looks terrible and boring, but we’re going to give it a little bit more appreciative look. 

Select the duplicated clip at the bottom, tap the Chroma Key tool, and Enable Chrome key by tapping the button over here. We want to isolate the background and do some color grading to the person in the background by tapping the color, we’re going to select the color red. By increasing or reducing the color of the person, we’re able to isolate the background color.

Colour grading using Kinemaster

 We’re going to make the color adjust. We’re increasing the background objective to 65 and keeping the background color at 29. Next, we’re going to trim our clip. Select the duplicate clip at the bottom of the editing Timeline. Tap the scissors icon, then select Trim to Left of Playhead. Excellent! Finally, let’s select the duplicate layer.

Tap In Animation. Select Wipe Right, and down below we are able to adjust the duration time of the Wipe Right animation. Let’s play around our video now. This is how you can create stunning color isolation using KineMaster. Just like this. Then let’s save the final video as MP4. 

Save your project

Tap the Save button on the upper right corner. Select the desired resolution and frame rate and tap Save. Wait for a few seconds. Now with the updated KineMaster app, You can rename and also export my project as .Kine file. 

Colour grading using Kinemaster

So if You want to work on the project on other devices that have KineMaster with it and all the digital assets. First of all, tap on, See All, then tap on the three dots. Now let’s rename the project to color isolation. Now tap on the three dots again and select Export Project. This takes me to the iCloud drive where we can select the folder to store the .kine file. For me, I created different folders for my .kine file so that I can organize my files. Going back to the iCloud drive where my .kine file is saved. 

There are many options to which we can share my .kine file to. Let’s use AirDrop to share the project on youriPhone. When your other phone receives this file, it opens on the Kinemaster app automatically and you can continue editing here. 

Hope you have created a stunning video using cool colour grading effects. And we want to know your thoughts, your questions, your comments, and your concerns. Make sure you drop that in the comments section below.