How to Use Sony Vegas to Do Green Screen and Chroma Key Editing

Using green screen is a quick and easy way to create truly creative videos. If you don't want to use out-of-the-box green screen footage, you can use Sony Vegas' chroma key tool to customize your green screen to the specific needs of your video project.

Watch this tutorial to learn how:

Or follow these simple steps:

1) Import the footage with the green screen and place it on track 1 of your timeline.

2) Import the video or image you want to replace the green with and place it on track 2 of the timeline.

3) Use the Chroma Keyer as an effect on track 1. You can do this in two ways:

  • Find Chroma Keyer in the Video FX tab and drag it into track 1
  • Click the Event FX button on the clip itself and select Sony Chroma Keyer

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4) Above the preview video, enable "Split Screen View" and set it to FX bypassed. This will give you the clip you want to overlay on the left side of the video preview and the new frame on the right.

5) Click the Event FX button on track 1 to open the Chroma Keyer settings. Under color, select the small eyedropper and use it to select the green color in the left part of the video preview. This will make that color transparent in track 1 allowing any image or video to show.

6) Save your project.

7) Render your project.

8) Save your project again.

And that's all! Editing green screen footage is just as easy with Sony Vegas' chroma key tools.