Saturday, 8 January 2011

Movie Maker ChromaKey

A recent tweet linked to an article singing the praises of Kudlian's "I Can Present".  It is indeed very good, but it has been possible to use green screen/chromakey with Windows Movie Maker for some years at no cost.  I was first shown how to do it by a fourteen year-old American geek sitting in front of a blue blanket hanging from his bunk - ah the wonders of webcams and Youtube...
Out there is a repository of excellent add-ins for Windows Movie Maker , it's called FX Archive.  You will need to do a little fiddling to acquire each add-in but it's easy when you have done it once.
What made me really fed up was the dumbed down Windows Live Movie Maker that comes with Windows 7.  Still I guess the future is online anyway...