Quick Guide: How to Use Green Screen on CapCut

Last Updated: May. 17, 2022

Green screen, also called chroma key compositing, is a post-production technique that aims to layer two video frames or images together. It is widely used in sci-fi movies and weather forecast programs to help individuals remove background from the subject of a video. Obviously, using green screen makes videos funnier.

But, do you know how to use a green screen? CapCut, a powerful video editing app, can help you out. The rich-featured app usually allows you to control the speed, split a video, add texts, etc. What's more, you can also use its green screen tools to remove the background of a video and then substitute it for a different one, such as a video or picture.

There are two ways to use green on CapCut based on its overlay feature. You can use its chroma key to key out the color you desire or apply background remover to remove the green screen. Both of the methods are easy and quick. Let's see the detailed guide about how to use the green screen on CapCut.

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Method 1, How to Use Green Screen on CapCut: Chroma Key

Before using the green screen in CapCut, ensure that the green screen overlay is ready in your gallery. If you don't have one, you can go to Pixabay, Pexels, to free download the green screen video. Or you can even record a green screen video using the screen recorder.

Step 1: Upload your background clips to CapCut.

Tap on "New project" and choose a video as the background. Or you can also select multiple video clips as background. Then, tap on "Add."

Add Background Clips to CapCut

Add Background Clips to CapCut

Step 2: Add the green screen video as an overlay.

Click on "Overlay" at the bottom of the screen and tap "Add overlay." Then, select the green screen video you want to add to the background.

Add Your Green Screen Video to CapCut

Add Your Green Screen Video to CapCut

Step 3: Select the color you wish to remove.

Tap the green screen video and scroll the tools at the bottom. Find the "Chrome key" button and tap on it. The color picker will pop up. Then, you can select the green color or any other colors you wish to be removed.

Use the Chroma Key to Remove the Color

Use the Chroma Key to Remove the Color

Step 4: Remove the selected color.

Tap on the "Intensity." Then, you will see a slider at the bottom. Drag and drop the slider until the selected color disappears.

Sometimes, the lighting of the subject may be different from the background lighting. In this case, you can tap on "Shadow" to decrease or increase the shadows.

Step 5: Export the video.

When you are satisfied with the outcome, tap on the check mark at the bottom right corner of your screen to apply the effects. Then, export the video as you usually do.

Note
If you don't tap the video clip, there is only a format menu at the bottom. So, if you want to edit a video clip, make sure that you tap the video clip first to activate the edit menu.

How To Use Green Screen in CapCut

Method 2, How to Use Green Screen on CapCut: Background Remover

In addition to the chroma key, CapCut also enables you to remove unwanted background from the video using the background remover. With this tool, the green screen background can be automatically removed when you tap on the "Remove background." Here is the step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Add your background clips to CapCut.

Tap "New project">select the video clips> Tap "Add."

Step 2: Choose the green screen video you like as an overlay.

Tap "Overlay"> tap on "Add overlay"> select the green screen video> tap "Add."

How to Use Green Screen on CapCut: Background Remover - step2

Image Board: How to Use Green Screen on CapCut - Step 2

Step 3: Apply the "Remove background" effect.

Tap the green screen video. Scroll the tools at the bottom. Find the "Chrome key" button and tap on it. The color picker will pop up. Then, you can select the green color or any other colors you wish to be removed.

Apply the Remove Background Effect

Apply the Remove Background Effect

Step 4: Make other edits and export the video.

Make Edits and Save Video

Make Edits and Save Video

Bonus Tip: Enhance Your Videos to Get More Views

Although CapCut offers texts and stickers, the styles and numbers are limited. To enhance your video, FlexClip, an all-in-one online video editor, can be a good choice. It packs a plethora of text animations that are suitable for various occasions, including social media, birthdays, weddings, news, etc.

Recently, it launches the background removal to help you remove unwanted things in assets. Besides, there are numerous pre-made subscribe icons that can be applied to your social media videos.

Image Board: Enhance Your Videos to Get More Views

Image Board: Enhance Your Videos to Get More Views

This video editor is easy and free to use, allowing you to download a video without a watermark. What's more, you can also enjoy royalty-free music, multiple stickers, pre-made intro and outro videos, various features, etc. If necessary, you can even use its screen recorder to record a green screen video.

The Bottom Line

This tutorial shares how to use the green screen on CapCut in two different ways. You can choose the one that most fits your requirements. If you want to find more different text styles and to level up your video, don't forget to try FlexClip for free!

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