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    Apple rolls out green screen feature for iMovie iOS app

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    When it comes to video editing, there are hundreds of video editing app available in the both Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Most of us prefer to use 3rd party apps such as VivaVideo. Many of us have forgotten about the existence of Apple’s own video editor app called iMovie. To remember its existence, Apple is rolling the green screen feature to this video editing app.

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    Other than the green screen feature, Apple also adds 80 new soundtracks and ClassKit support to the iMovie app. There are more video editing apps which support the screen feature. Although, its a bit late for Apple, we feel its something good that Apple is adding into the app. This shows Apple is focussing on the user’s requested features.

    What’s the green screen feature?

    If you have watched the movie Avengers The End Game, you might have notice there are a lot of graphics especially during the climax scene. All the actions during the climax scene was done using the green screen effects.

    Green screen is one of the overlays feature where it makes a color range in the two overlays clips transparent. This means the background of the video can be through. There is no limit of adding number of layers to it. You can take a video of a sky and use the green screen effect to make like a thunder strike from the sky. There are alot of desktop softwares which supports this feature.

    Additional features on the iMovie app

    Apart from that, Apple also adds features where users can drop in images with transparent backgrounds and use the photo to create effects such as picture-in-picture and split-screen effect. This feature is available in the slideshow app called Magix PhotoStory Deluxe.

    Take a look at the other features iMovie for iOS offers below:

    •Transform your video with the new green screen effect that lets you instantly remove the background of clips shot in front of a green or blue screen
    • Adjust the green screen effect with a 4-point mask and strength slider
    • Choose from 80 new soundtracks in genres including pop, chill, and sentimental that automatically adjust to match the length of your movie
    •Drop in still images with transparent backgrounds to use as logos or custom graphics on top of your video
    • Add photos as overlays to create picture-in-picture and split-screen effects
    • Choose to hide the border that surrounds picture-in-picture and split-screen effects
    • Instantly return to the edit screen of your project when switching back to iMovie from other applications
    • ClassKit support lets students deliver video assignments to teachers using the Schoolwork app
    • For users with videos in iMovie Theater, the Theater window is now accessible from the ••• menu at the bottom of the Projects screen
    • Sharing to iMovie Theater is no longer supported; save your movies and trailers to iCloud Photos to watch them on other devices including Apple TV
    • Resolves an issue that could lead to a black viewer when previewing your video fullscreen on an external display

    Raaj Lokanathan
    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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