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Coming soon Green Screen Movie FX Studio, create special FX videos in exactly the way you want:

Green Screen Movie FX Studio

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Now you have the power of a Hollywood special effects studio on windows phone.

The app gives you the ability to use an special effect known as Chroma Key or Green Screen in a simple,
fun and quick way. Simply select multiple colors in the viewfinder by tapping the screen and instantly
replace it with a picture of your choice.

Imagine replacing a wall with a scene from space and showing your friends in front of the
International Space Station or changing the view out of your window to show the space shuttle blasting off.

This app is unique as it give you real time chroma key allowing you to make adjustments live and get great results.

The app comes with the following background built in:

o Planet Earth from orbit
o Black hawk helicopters landing
o Clouds (For superman flying shots)
o Explosion
o Mount Everest
o Shuttle Docked at ISS
o View from top of a mountain down onto clouds
o Paris sky scape with Eiffel tower.
o New York from the Empire States Building
o Volcanic eruption
o Shuttle Blasting off
o Statue of Liberty
o Space Nebula
o Tower Bride London

As well as built in pictures you can simply import your own photos from Window Phone and crop and scale them to suit the green screen backdrop.

App Features:
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o Real time chroma key showing results in real time!
o 14 in-built effects background pictures
o Use you photos from the camera roll.
o Advanced keying algorithm for final photo result.
o Change the amount of background color replaced live with tolerance slider
o Choose up to 4 different colors/shade to replace with green screen fx.
o Select the capture resolution from anything from 1Mega Pixel to 8 Mega Pixel (depending on phone capability).

 

Now available: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-screen-animation-studio/id476098195?ls=1&mt=8

Animation Studio is a stop motion & green screen effect studio rolled into an easy to use application.

 

 

Now you can create amazing stop motion / claymation masterpieces and for the first time in a mobile using chroma key technology.

Simply place your animation in front of a plain coloured background and replace the background with a video or photo of your choice.

Features:

o Simple to use stop motion capture.
o Choose from 13 in-built videos or import your own for a chroma key background.
o Use photos from your iPhone camera roll as a background.
O Choose frame rate from 1 to 30 frames per second.
O Remove 5 chroma colors from the background for awesome quality.
o Choose different video record resolutions up to 720p
o Renders chroma key on each frame meaning no post processing or waiting to compose the video.
o Crisp chroma key effect with pixel perfect replacement of background.
o Use front / back camera and choose focus mode.
o Onion skin effect to see the previous frame overlaid.
o Share instantly to facebook, dropbox, twittervid and others.

TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS

Please follow the below tips to get the most from Green Screen:

  1. Use in a reasonably well lit environment.
  2. Get your actor to stand in front of a plain wall.
  3. On the viewfinder press the wall THREE times to remove the color and shadows. (each press selects a different color).
  4. Adjust the slider at the bottom to remove more/less of the THREE selected colors. (you can change the three colors at any point even when recording!)
  5. Record and enjoy the awesome special effects!

Any problems just mail me / post  here and I’ll get back to you.

The latest 1.2 fix is now out on the apple store, and fixes the crash on 3gs.

New Fixes in this release:

o Fixed crash on start-up on iPhone with no front camera (3 & 3GS)
o Imported videos can be deleted in settings video list.
o Fixed crash when quickly selecting videos
o Disabled 720p mode for front camera.

If you review with 1 star because of the crash please re-review with this fix!! This will help me to release future FREE updates including offline chroma key mode.

Please review 5 stars to ensure new features!!!

New Update 1.1!

Now available in app store update 1.1!

Includes the following exciting new features that have been requested by you d:

o Now you can select multiple chroma key colors to remove any annoying pixel noise. Just tap on the colors you want to remove in the viewfinder. (3 by default up to a max of 4 colors)
o Use still images from your iPhone gallery!
o Front facing camera now supported! (select in the settings page).
o Upload videos straight to twitter (Twit vid)
o Setting presets ( Best FPS and Best Quality).
o Other bug fixes.

See who has the best Hollywood skills post any links to videos you’ve created in the comments!

Trouble Shooting

Q: I get lots if  noisy pixel and can’t see the background video clearly:

A: For best results use in a well lit environment and use a background with a solid , shadow free color. Don’t forget to play with the tolerance slider & RGB slider to get rid of any naughty pixels.

Q: Viewfinder won’t start or I get crashes.

A: Green screen has been tested on iPhone4 and 3GS make sure you are running the latest officially supported iOS software.

Q: How do I import my own videos as a background

A: Use iTunes, connect your iPhone select the synchronization page, go to the applications tab, scroll down and select Green Screen. Drop your videos into the file list on the right. Next time you start Green Screen the videos will be in the video picker. (if not close & restart green screen).

Q. Video thumb nails are blank for imported videos

A: Close green screen (long press in App task manager) and relaunch , thumb nails will be generated.

“You know those big, blockbuster Hollywood movies that use “green screens” to make actors look like they’re somewhere they aren’t? Now, for $1.99 Apple fans can take advantage of a similar feature…”-appadvice.com

“Does Green Screen Movie FX offer enough quality to warrant the two dollar price-tag? And the answer is—certainly! The app offers the best chroma keying I’ve seen on a mobile device…”-theiphoneappreview.com/

“Once you’ve finished your composite, you can easily share it in a number of ways. Good stuff!”-handheldhollywood.com

New Feature Requests

Thanks for all the downloads , comment here what you’d like to see in future free updates to Green Screen.

Coming soon:

  • Twitter video sharing
  • You tube video sharing
  • Audio from background video mixed with microphone.
  • Other suggestions?