The best green screen software and How to use Chroma key effect

The best green screen software – Best video editing software with Chroma key effect you can trust. 

Green screen effect (Chroma key) is an important technique that is being used more and more in the world at present time. It is the essential part of CGI (Computer-generated imagery) which many Hollywood film makers are using now. It is a visual effects / post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues (chroma range). The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly the newscasting, motion picture and videogame industries.

It is also commonly used for weather forecast broadcasts, wherein a news presenter is usually seen standing in front of a large CGI map during live television newscasts, though in actuality it is a large blue or green background.

In today’s article, I will offer you the best green screen software I’ve reviewed carefully.

The best green screen software

1. ActivePresenter 7 – The most simple to use green screen software for Windows and Mac

ActivePresenter has been known as one of the most professional video editing software for screencast purposes. The program comes with lots of advanced video editing features inlcuding Chroma key effect. As ActivePresenter allows you to add as many video tracks as you want which means that you can add multiple green screen videos to create a new video file quickly. Take a look at our full review of ActivePresenter here!

The most important features of ActivePresenter are: Record screen; cut, trim, crop, merge and split video, add blur effects, transitions, shapes, texts, highlight, spotlight to video and many more.

ActivePresenter 7 Green Screen

2. VSDC – Best free green screen software for Windows

VSDC is a free, professional video editor that has green screen effect. It also has all necessary tools to edit video professionally. It is a light professional non-linear video editing suite for creating a movie of any complexity – from a drone or action camera clip in the UHD quality to a business presentation with a wide array of charts and diagrams. It supports the most popular video/audio formats and codecs, including DVD, HD and GoPro videos. Preconfigured profiles make the creation of videos for various multimedia, mobile devices and social networks absolutely hassle-free. See how to apply green screen effect in VSDC from this tutorial. >>Read more..

3. Filmora Video Editor – Perfect green screen software at low cost.

As you all know, Filmora video editor makes video editing much more simple and quickly than any other video editor in the world now. If you are affordable to purchase a license at $39.99 per year, it would be a great video maker for you with wonderful green screen feature.  Our full review is available here. Watch this tutorial to learn how to apply green screen effect in Filmora.>>Read more

4. Movavi video editor – $39.95

Movavi video editor is a simple to use program has all the basic and advanced editing tools like Chroma key and video stabilizer. You can read our full review about Movavi here.  Here is the tutorial on how to use Chroma key in Movavi. >>Read more..

5. Camtasia Studio 9 – $199

As one of the most powerful product of TechSmith, Camtasia Studio 9 has all features you want for editing video, adding effects, annotations and a perfect Chroma key. Our full review about Camtasia Studio 9 is available here. And here is how to use Chroma key in Camtasia Studio 9.

6. Shotcut – Open source and free chroma key software

Shotcut is one of another great free video editor with green screen feature that works on Windows, Mac and Linux. We believe that this software is a perfect choice for post production video as well as home movies maker. Read our full review here! 

7. Lightworks v14 – Free green screen software for film editor

It is not surprising that Lightworks v14 has a great Chroma key since his brother Lightworks Pro is one of the best film editing software that many Hollywood directors like to use. Take a look at below tutorial to learn how to use Chroma key in Lightworks. >>More about lightworks..

8. Davinci Resolve 14 – free Hollywood film software

DaVinci Resolve 14 has hundreds of new features for editors, colorists and now, for the first time, audio professionals. The new playback engine dramatically increases responsiveness with up to 10x better performance for editors. You also get a whole new page with the full Fairlight audio post production tools that let you record, edit, mix, sweeten and master sound with full 3D audio space and up to 1000 channels. Colorists will find amazing new filters that include automatic facial recognition and tracking for quickly smoothing skin tones, brightening eyes, changing lip color and more! Plus, DaVinci Resolve 14 features revolutionary new multi user collaboration tools such as bin locking, chat and timeline merging that allow editors, colorists, and sound editors to all work on the same project at the same time! All these new features make DaVinci Resolve 14 the world’s most advanced post production software!

Green screen feature in Davinci Resolve 14 is as great as its professional, paid version. See this helpful tutorial.

What do I suggest?

For making screencast and how-to videos: I highly recommend you to try ActivePresenter 7. It is free and powerful program that you can trust. Download ActivePresenter 7 here.

For Windows: I suggest you try VSDC since it is completely free and simple to use. It also comes with lots of amazing features for making screencast, tutorials and product demos. Download it here! 

For Mac: Try Camtasia Studio 9! Although it is a little bit pricey for personal use and you can try only in 30 days, it would be more suitable for using to make training video, product demos for business. Download it here!

For Linux: Look at Shotcut! This free and open source video editor is really simple to use and powerful enough for any video editing purpose. Download it here!

Movavi & Filmora are the software for someone who love to add beautiful effects to the videos with minimum effort.

Try Davinci Resolve 14 when you are ready to learn how to edit video like Hollywood film makers do.

Bottom Line

There are still many other green screen software available on the market. We will keep you up-to-date with other reviews about high quality, free software at soonest time. Remember to follow us via email to receive more valuable post notifications in the future.

Similar article you may be interested in: The most professional video editing software in 2017!

Good luck!




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