How Do I Get Rid of Green Screen in Video Editing?

Are you tired of seeing a green screen in your videos? Whether you’re a professional video editor or someone who enjoys creating videos for fun, dealing with a green screen can be frustrating.

But don’t worry, there are steps you can take to get rid of it. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of removing a green screen from your video using Adobe Premiere Pro.

Step 1: Import Your Footage

The first step is to import your footage into Adobe Premiere Pro. You can do this by clicking on “File” and then selecting “Import”. Choose the video file that has the green screen and click “Import”.

Step 2: Add Your Footage to the Timeline

Once your footage is imported, drag it to the timeline at the bottom of the screen. Then, right-click on it and select “New Sequence From Clip”. This will create a new sequence based on your clip.

Step 3: Add Your Green Screen Footage

Now it’s time to add your green screen footage. Drag it onto the timeline above your original footage. Make sure that it lines up with your original footage.

Step 4: Apply the Keying Effect

To remove the green screen from your footage, we’re going to use a keying effect. In Premiere Pro, this effect is called Ultra Key. To apply this effect, select your green screen footage and then go to “Effects” > “Video Effects” > “Keying” > “Ultra Key”.

Adjusting Settings in Ultra Key:

  • Select ‘Key Color’ eyedropper tool from ‘Ultra Key’ panel.
  • Click on any part of the greenscreen within video preview panel.
  • If required, adjust ‘Matte Generation’, ‘Matte Cleanup’ and ‘Matte Edges’ settings as per your video.

Step 5: Fine-Tune the Effect

After applying the keying effect, you may notice that some parts of your footage still have a green tint. To fix this, use the “Matte Cleanup” feature in the Ultra Key panel. This will help to clean up any leftover green screen.

Step 6: Export Your Video

Once you’ve removed the green screen from your footage, it’s time to export your video. Go to “File” > “Export” > “Media”.

Select your desired file format and then click “Export”. Your video will be exported without the green screen.


Removing a green screen from your footage can be a daunting task, but with Adobe Premiere Pro and the Ultra Key effect, it’s easy to achieve. By following these simple steps, you can create professional-looking videos without any distracting green screens.