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Auto Movie Creator 3.26

Key Color Transitions

There are two Key Color Transitions in Auto Movie Creator.  Both involve varying the colors in an image.

Chroma Key Color

Chroma Key makes all areas of a video clip/image that are a particular color, transparent, letting the other video clip/image "show through".  It is used, for instance, to let actors perform in front of a "blue screen" and then add a separately-filmed background to the scene later.

To use a chroma key color:

  1. Click the Transitions button on the toolbar.
  2. Add Chroma Key Color by dragging and dropping it to a transition cell.
  3. Right-click on the transition cell and select Transition Settings.
  4. Select the color to be made transparent using either of the following method:
    1. Selecting it from the primary colors.
    2. Specifying the Red, Green and Blue composition of the color.
    3. Click the Custom button and choose a color from the color palette.
    4. Selecting a color from the image.  Simply drag the eyedropper icon to the preview area of the Chroma Key Color Transition window and release the mouse over the color that should be transparent.
  5. Optionally, select Invert Chroma Key.  This will render all colors other than the selected color transparent.
  6. If you want to apply to the effect to a range of colors similar to the selected color, you can increase Similarity.
  7. By default, the clip that appears later in the Storyboard is placed "in front" of the other, and part of it is made transparent.  To put the first clip in front of the other, select the Swap video clips for this transition option.

The chroma key transition does not vary over time.

Non Red Key

Non Red Key makes blue and green colors of one image or video clip transparent.  To use a Non Red Key Transition:

  1. Click the Transitions button on the toolbar.
  2. Add Non Red Key by dragging and dropping it to the required transition cell.
  3. Right-click on the transition cell and select Transition Settings.
  4. Select the Similarity (in terms of percentage).  Higher values of similarity makes wider range of non-red colors transparent.
  5. By default, the second clip (the one appearing later) is placed in front of the other.  You can reverse this by selecting Swap video clips for this transition.

The non red key does not vary over time.

Swap video clips for this transition

Normally, for Key Color Transitions, the picture from the second clip appears in front of the first clip (and the transition generally makes the first clip visible).  If you Swap video clips for this transition, the first clip will be in front of the second clip.

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