Solve Difficult Green Screens with Chroma Key Studio from Boris FX

By in Tutorial Thursday, Video Editing

For experienced video editors and finishing artists, “keying” is an art. While keying green screen footage can be a challenging task, it is far more difficult when the green (or blue) screen is poorly lit. Factors such as inconsistent lighting, shadows, reflections and camera quality can turn a simple keying shot into a headache.

Found in Boris Continuum plug-ins, Chroma Key Studio is an all-in-one keying tool that combines multiple effects into an integrated AVX plug-in, so editors can avoid nesting. Chroma Key Studio includes parameters for screen enhancement, auto-garbage matte and masking, chroma keying, matte cleanup, matte choking, color correction and light wrap in a single filter.

In this tutorial, product specialist Vin Morreale shows how he salvaged a nasty green screen shot with Chroma Key Studio inside of Avid Media Composer. Also covers Boris Continuum plug-ins: Fast Film Process, Title Studio and Grunge. For more information, visit:

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Ross Shain is the Chief Product Officer of Boris FX. A former Avid employee, Ross has over 20 years in post-production as an editor, visual effects artist and product designer. In 2013, Ross and three colleagues from Imagineer were awarded a Science & Technology Academy Award for the development of mocha planar tracking software and their contribution to the film industry.