While there's several different tools inside Adobe Premiere Pro that you can use for keying, one of the best is Ultra Keyer. It is a great keyer that works particularly well with highly compressed sources. Not only does it key, but it allows you to color correct and refine the map. Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use the Ultra Keyer.
- Applying the Ultra Keyer effect is pretty straightforward.…Let me walk you through the essential skills.…Now I've already laid out the two clips here…in my sequence, and I'm going to press the backslash key…to fit the clips to the duration of the timeline.…The Ultra Keyer is particularly effective…at handling footage that's relatively compressed,…such as DV, HDV,…or material shot on a DSLR or mirrorless camera.…What I need to do is select the green screen footage…so it's active and then go to my Effects panel.…
In the search dialog, just type in the word ultra,…and that should take you right to the Ultra Key effect.…Drag that onto the footage.…Now I'll switch to the Effect Controls,…and the first step is to determine the key color.…I'll click on the eyedropper…and then take a quick look at my clip here…and choose an area close to the subject.…And that does a good job of removing the green.…
Now what I suggest is you switch this…from viewing the Composite view…to viewing the Alpha Channel.…And zoom to 100% so you can better judge the results.…
- Keying in Premiere Pro vs. After Effects
- Importing footage to key
- Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
- Using the Ultra Keyer
- Using KEYLIGHT
- Enhancing a key with 3D lights
- Deciding when to use a third-party tool
- Processing backdrops in Photoshop
- Exchanging transparency data
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Deciding Where to Key Your Footage
2. Importing Footage to Key
3. Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro
4. Keying in Adobe After Effects
5. Selected Third-Party Keyers
6. Processing Backdrops in Photoshop
7. Backdrop Techniques
8. Exchanging Transparency Data
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