What version of Premiere Elements, and what computer operating system.
Can you record using the subject against a solid color background. The plan would be to key out solid colored background with one of the Premiere Elements keying effects. These effects would replace the solid color background with transparency through which the replacement background can be seen.
Video Track 1 would have the replacement background
Video Track 2 would have the subject on the green background that existed at recording. This is the file to which the keying effect would be added...keying effects for this include
ChromaKey, Green Screen Key, Blue Screen Key (all Windows Only) and Videomerge and Difference Matte which can be used for Windows or Mac setups.
Please consider, and supply more details. Any questions or need clarification on the above, please do not hesitate to ask.
I am using Adobe premiere elements 14
It cam as a bundle with Adobe photoshop elements 14.
The guy at best buy said it could handle what I needed, but think now he
was o ly trying to get a sale as when I went back and requested further
help, another guy said adobe premiere 14 did not have the Capability.
Thank you for taking your time to help me understand this as I am not tech
savvy and using this program for the 1st time.
So if I understand right, I should go get a green background, sheet or
something so it will be easy to key out my body and insert a background.
I can do that, but then how do I choose a background and get the green
screen out and the new background in. Thanks again as it is much
Also, I am using a Lenovo Windows 10 Home Edition
Thanks for the replies.
The basic concept is this.
You manage to set up your recording area so that everything behind you is a solid green color. The uniformity of the green background that you put behind you is important to successful results. Establishing that background in your working area can be a project in itself.
So, now you have you recorded on a green background in a video file.
When you import that the video file with you on the green background, you put that on Premiere Elements Expert workspace Video Track 2.
Then you go to fx Effects/ and drag the keying effect named ChromaKey into the video file on Video Track 2.
As is or with some editing of the effect, you end up with you on a black background. But, the black background is not the color black. It is transparency.
The green is gone and replaced by this transparency.
This transparency around you on Video Track 2 will allow for everything below Video Track 2 content to show through that transparency - giving you your replacement background.
I think that once you work it through, you will get a fuller idea of the concept and use it to your advantage.
Please consider the above. If you need clarification on any of the above, let me know where you need for me to fine tune the explanation.
Perfect, that helped alot as I see all the buttons and options. I will do
the green screen tomorrow, and if any questions I will get back with you.
I do have one question, is it possible with this software to have a
background of something else, like a forest, or space...just something cool
to have behind me as well, instead of the transparency?
Thank you for the help and very excited to see what I can do with this
Thanks for the reply.
I think that I need to clarify a little more.
The transparency is what you seek so that you can change the background as you want.
The sequence is you on green background, you on transparent background, you on replacement background.
That transparent background is the key to putting you surrounded on any new background.
After you have you have keyed out the green surrounding you in the video on Video 2 and the green is replaced with transparency (consider the transparency a hole in the photo), all you are going to see in the program's monitor is you surrounded by black which is transparency (see through) and not the color black.. It will not be until you put your replacement background image on Video 1 below that you will see you on the replacement background (forest, lakes, outer space, whatever) in the program's monitor.
Best wishes on your project. The more care that you take with the green background preparation for the original recording, the better the end results.