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FCPX Video Tutorial: Keying in FCPX

Caleb Ward

Learn how to perform a basic color key in this FCPX video tutorial.

While you may not do a lot of green screen work, learning how to key in FCPX is an important skill to grasp and understand. Chroma keying is the process of removing pixels of a certain color from a video plate. While this may sound simple enough it is actually a very complex process that can cause a lot of stress, especially if the video plate is shot poorly.

In the following video tutorial by Dan Allen we will take a look at how to key out green screen footage in FCPX. This tutorial is meant to cover the basics of keying in FCPX:

  • Importing footage
  • Using the keying effect
  • Masking
  • Refining Edges
  • Color Correcting
  • Compositing

This tutorial was first shared by Dan Allen on his YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing, Dan!

Want to optimize your green screen footage for keying? Check out our post ‘Essential Tips: Shooting Green Screen for Chroma Key’ where you’ll find a few tips and tricks for shooting on a green screen.

Have any tips for keying in FCPX? Share in the comments below.