Do you need to make green screen content on the go? We have comprised a list of all the top green screen apps out there and will cover them all.
Using a green screen can be a very useful tool when you need to shoot in a location you can’t actually travel to. For instance, the crew working on Star Wars Revenge of the Sith can’t shoot on Mustafar, the movie’s lava-filled planet. That’s where the green screen comes in. Also, you can use green screen for more practical reasons, like budget and travel time.
Here are some of the best green screen apps that will help content creators and smartphone videographers make green screen content on the fly:
Free — Premium subscription: starting at $5.83 a month
PowerDirector is one of the highest-rated green screen apps on the Google Play store and on iTunes. While being able to handle 4K quality video, it has a multi-timeline and can share to YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. You will be able to choose the background color: homogeneous blue, green or other colors. You can then change the hardness and brightness of the color by adjusting the Denoise value with its slider. You can make the background more or less transparent and edit content directly in the app. Additionally, you can blur the edges around the main image, which can be very useful for making a subject look like it’s really in the scene.
It is worth noting, you will have a watermark in the free version of the app. However, the watermark is removed if you purchase the Premium account.
Free — Monthly subscription: $4.99 — Annual subscription: $39.99
Our next entry is KineMaster. It’s a fully equipped video editor for iOS and Android. In addition to chromakey, it features multiple video layers, blending modes, voiceovers, speed control, transitions, video reverse and special effects. Additionally, it can export 4K 2160p video at 30fps. At first, you select one of the available colors. There isn’t a special palette available. That is one of the cons of this app. You have to select the color yourself using the slider. After that, you can replace the background. You can dim and brighten the background and adjust the level of transparency and background stiffness.
Similar to PowerDirector, Kinemaster will have a watermark in the free version, which you can remove if you purchase the Premium version.
Available for: iOS
Next is iMovie. Now, this is only open for iOS devices. You will not find this on the Google Play store. One of the great things about iMovie is that it is free and can remove anything in the background that’s green or blue. So you don’t have to find other higher-end products to remove blue screens. Also, you can adjust the effect with a 4-point mask. You can also drop in images with transparent backgrounds and use photos as overlays.
4. Do Ink
Available for: iOS
For iPad and iPhone uses, you can use Do Ink’s green screen apps. Once considered one of the best new apps in education on iTunes, it’s a decent option for iPad and iPhone users to make green screen videos. You can use this app in two different ways. First, you can import a prerecorded video. Additionally, you can use the app with live video as well. You can also use photos and artwork as well. You can get it in the app store for $4.99.
5. WeVideo Movie & Video Editor
Free — Monthly subscription: $4.99
WeVideo’s free app offers a green screen feature. It is one of the highlight features of the app. The app itself is able to connect with the cloud as well, so you can always have access to your projects with Android devices. Additionally, WeVideo also has a web-based online editor that allows you to make a green screen video without having to download anything. You can get it for free, but for the green screen effects, you need to get the Mobile Pass version.
Free — Yearly subscription: $2.99
Last, we have Chromavid. Offered on both iOS and Android, the app features unlimited recording time and doesn’t place a Chromavid logo into the frame. You can choose the chroma color: either blue, green, yellow or red. Now there are some drawbacks. You can only replace the background with a still image. You can’t place video. Additionally, the video you do use in front of the image has to be filmed live. Chromavid offers a 1-year premium subscription for $2.99.
So, these are some of the options available for mobile green screen editing. We hope this list helps you make great green screen videos.