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Green Screen Video Editor

Apply chroma key to a video online and replace green screens with a different background

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Replace any background with or without a green screen

Chroma key has been a visual effects technique for over fifty years. The ability to overlay people and objects onto a variety of backgrounds has changed the way we think about video production and expanded the scope of what is possible with visual storytelling. You can now have anything appear as if it’s in any location you want.

Kapwing is an easy online video editing tool that will allow you to chroma key a video to the correct color. You can choose to either replace a color, or remove the color completely and make the video transparent. Use this chroma key tool to turn your green screen videos into usable footage that can placed on top of other content.

How to Make a Green Screen Background in a Video

Green Screen Video Editor
  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video from your computer, phone, or tablet.

  2. Remove background or use Chroma Key

    Remove your video background automatically, or choose which color channel to key out using the Chroma Key. Kapwing currently supports green and blue, as well as a Key to Color for removing a custom color value.

  3. Export and share

    Export your project as MP4 and share with everyone on Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and more!

The Easiest Green Screen Editor Made for Anyone

Made popular by Zoom and TikTok, green screen video effects have cleared the way for creators to think about putting themselves or others in any virtual background settings, sharing animated assets, and making more video memes. Now with Kapwing, anyone can use this green screen editor to make video magic without having to download complicated software.

Kapwing's green screen editor lets you remove the background from any green or bluescreen video for free and online. Plus, you can use our eyedropper tool to key out any color from the background of the video. Then, you can overlay the layer on top of other videos and images to incorporate the green screen assets into a multimedia collage.

Open Kapwing and upload your video (or use a link to a YouTube green screen video). The free editor also supports images and GIFs. With your video layer selected, click the "Effects” tab and select the "Chroma Key" option. Choose the channel or color you want to key out and use the sliders to fine-tune your results. Add new backgrounds, frame your canvas, trim your video, and more to make a polished, professional video to download or share across all your social media channels.

Kapwing is the easiest place to make videos online — powerful, free, no downloads required, no hassle. Now anyone can incorporate this post production green screen replacement for any video without needing a single-use app.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What videos can I make with the green screen effects?
The opportunities are endless when you make videos with green screen effects. You can make talking head videos where you explain an emerging trend and your background is the news article you found on it. You can also use green screen effects to transport yourself to another location in the world of your video. Explore your own creativity and have fun with it!
Do I need a green screen to insert a background into a video?
No! You do not need a green screen to insert a background into a video. You can use an online video editor like Kapwing to automatically remove your background and insert a new one to replace it. Another way you can insert a background into a video without a green screen is to use a chroma key to filter out certain colors of your background so you can replace it with a different image.
What does a chroma key do?
A chroma key follows the same principle as a green screen: choose a color to filter in your video, and the chroma key will make those colors transparent. Online video editors like Kapwing use green screen and chroma key technology to automatically remove all or parts of your video for you so you don’t need to purchase an entire green screen sheet.

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