I cannot understand how to create my project using the green screen. I have a video shot with a green screen behind the person, I can eliminate the green screen but cannot get my replacement background to show up in the video. The background is a brick wall and at certain settings I can get part the brick showing and part of the person but no clear definition of person and background separately. If anyone knows how to do this...HELP! I have tried YouTube but cannot find a useful video for help. Thanks in advance for any help.
You don't say what exactly you're doing or if you're using Videomerge or Chrom Key, but basically:
1) Your new background goes on Video 1
2) Your foreground video goes on Video 2, directly above your first clip on your timeline
3) Apply a key effect to the videon Video 2 and fine tune the adjustments
If you apply Videomerge, most of the keying will happen automatically. You may just need to right-click on the clip on your timeline and select Show Properties to fine tune the tolerance.
If you apply Chroma Key or the Green Screen Key effect, right-click on the clip and select Show Properties. Use the eyedropper to select your background's green color and then fine tune the other adjustments.
If you're interested, I show you step by step how to use every tool in the program in my books and tutorials, available on Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.
Thanks Steve, I will give it a try. I have tried videomerge and chrom key and have not had success yet. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks again, claudia