Users often need to remove background in video and to replace it with the needed one. Our video editor enables to remove background by mask and by chosen color (chromakey). We recommend to use removal by chromakey to remove background in video, because the first method requires a lot of computer power. Let’s review example of removing background in video which was shot at home in poor lightning.
First of all you need to place a video on the scene:
After it you need to add background remover effect "Video effects->Transparent->Background remover". For this purpose you need to open effects editing mode of the added video by clicking the object on the scene or choosing a tab with object name on timeline.
Then you need to set the added effect the way to remove the blue background. For this purpose set "Mode" parameter in "By chromakey color" and set color of removed background. In order to set color you’d better use eyedropper tool which enables to get the needed color directly from the scene – click "Get the color from scene" in effect properties and choose a color from the scene.
If you chose a color incorrectly, image will be partially removed from the scene – it is the consequence of poor lightning and shadows on it:
You may re-chose a color or set parameters which determine color difference in video from chromakey: "Min. brightness threshold", "Min. chromaticityU threshold" and "Min. chromaticityV threshold". These parameters set difference in brightness and chromacity in color space YUV from the sought, i.e. set subspace of possible colors. This condition strictly sets if the color will be displayed or not. But you can lighten the condition by selecting "Adaptive alfa" parameter which enables to set translucency for the colors located on the border of the two subspaces. The following parameters - "Max. brightness threshold", "Max. chromaticityU threshold" and "Max. chromaticityV threshold" set the second subspace, and starting from the second subspace translucency is calculated for the image.
Therefore if vector of difference in color is located in the first subspace, this color will remain; but if it is also located in the second subspace, a translucency coefficient will be calculated for it; in case it is not located either in the first or in the second subspaces, the color will be replaced by the transparent one.
Translucency coefficient is calculated as follows:
Where "Alfa factor", "Alfa offset" are parameters to be set,
VLen is a length of difference vector between chromakey and color at a point in UV space, i.e. brightness of the point is not considered.
Varying these parameters we obtain the following result:
Now we need to add any image or video file to the background. For this purpose you may add any object to the scene for our edited video:
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You can get more information about the program on Free Video Editor' description page.