This video tutorial shows you everything you need to know to create a great-looking key with Final Cut Pro X.
Here’s a detailed look at the new advanced chroma-key controls in Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step technique to creating green-screen effects in Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to create a chroma-key (green-screen key) in Final Cut Pro 7.
Creating keys on the computer is easy – and they look great. Where problems occur is when those specials effects are shot with interlaced video and displayed on an interlaced TV set or monitor. This article describes how to avoid suddenly discovering that all your effects look out of focus.
The Primatte RT keyer, which ships with both Motion and Final Cut Pro, is a nice keyer, but it has problems with hair and transparency. In this review/technique, I show you how to use the big brother to the RT filter: Primatte Keyer Pro 4 to key a model who has lots and lots of big, bouncy, hair!
Steve Gagne sent in a question that sparked this tutorial. He was dissolving between chroma-key shots and in the middle of each dissolve, the foreground clip color-shifted to green. He thought this could be fixed using nests, but needed some help in figuring out how.