Tim Kitchen
Senior Education Specialist (APAC)

Chroma key with Premiere Pro

Presentation Published 9/25/13 Last updated on 2/28/20

Chroma keying is special effect that involves replacing a particular coloured background with any other image (still or moving).

Don't be scared that Adobe Premiere Pro is fast becoming the industry standard video editing tool for the film, TV & multimedia industries. It is a powerful tool but the basic editing functionality is very simple and can be used by students aged about 9 and up and it is great tool for all educators to enhance communication and flip their classrooms.

Click here to see a video on Adobe TV that provides an overview of Premiere Pro. Remember, don't be scared by its potential power.

Click here to see a set of video tips on how to make the most from your handy cam or other mobile video camera.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

1-2 Hours
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer

To do an effective chroma-key in Premiere Pro you need to have filmed your talent in front of a particular colour they they are not wearing. A green or blue screen is commonly used. In the case of this tutorial, I have filmed myself in front of a green screen. You also need to have a second image or video sequence that eventually replace the coloured background.

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Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/28/18 11:59:19 AM Permalink

​Premier Pro is still an ambiguity to me. Thanks for sharing

Janet Wentum

Posted on 1/5/15 2:47:40 AM Permalink

I'm a newbie to premier pro. Not technically inclined at all and that video was short, simple and to the point. Thank you very much!

Irene Manion

Posted on 12/17/14 12:15:05 PM Permalink

You are lucky to have access to such an amazing green screen studio. Thanks for the excellent tutorial.

Phil Schuyler

Posted on 10/19/13 12:09:26 AM Permalink

Very Creative thanks!

Elaine Cavalheiro

Posted on 10/18/13 11:17:44 PM Permalink

I like this effect!Thanks Tim to creative lesson

juanita juanita

Posted on 10/18/13 7:55:46 PM Permalink

This is exactly what I need... Thanks for your time and effort