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Best Green Screen Apps For Filmmakers: 10 Of Our Favourites

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Lauren-Tayla Chappell

18.5.2021

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In this article, we will be letting you know some of the best green screen apps used by filmmakers all over the globe.

Green Screen on Camera

We will outline what green screens are and what they do. Lastly, we’ll give you a list of what we think are the top 10 best green screen apps. 

If you’re a video or filmmaker, then you don’t want to miss out on this one. Stay tuned for everything you need to know about green screen apps!

What Is A Green Screen App?

Green screen on phone

A green screen app is an application that is used by filmmakers, videographers and photographers to create unique backgrounds.

Most of these apps will function very well with Mac, Windows, Androids, and iOS. 

Studios have used green screens for a long time, but you don’t need a huge crew or expensive cameras to make them work. With just a simple app, you can create some spectacular effects by yourself.

What Does A Green Screen Do?

In this section we will explain what a green screen’s main function is and how it works.

Stick with us to find out which sort of green screens are used for television and film as well as other creative industries!

Location Scouting

Professional camera nature background

Using a green screen can be extremely helpful during filming. Especially for the bigger more extravagant movies such as Star Wars, Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings.

They can be useful when you may not be able to travel to where you are wanting to film. It could even be for reasons like budget or travel time. 

Extensive Use Of Colour

Film camera crew

They can also be used in case of extensive use of a single colour in videos. In this case you can use these apps to cut the colour pixels from the video. Green screen editing apps feature many effects that can be used to enhance the quality of your videos

Green screens are so important to the TV and film industry. They make filming in some destinations easier. Without having the use of green screens, filming in some of these places may not have been possible. 

Top 10 Best Green Screen Apps for Filmmakers 

In this section we will let you know some of the best green screen apps for video, iPhone and Android.

While these effects are best suited for powerful laptops and computers, it’s still possible to get passable results on your mobile phone. So, if you’re looking for some of the best green screen apps then you have come to the right place!

10. Hands-On Green Screen 

Hands on green screen app logo

This app is one of the best free green screen apps for iPhone. The Chroma key effect allows users to create stunning video effects and is great for creating green screens on videos.

This app is great for people who are just starting out with a green screen or for those who are just wanting to play around. However, for those who are looking for more professional features, this app might not be for you. It is very simple, and you can find more advanced apps elsewhere.

9. Stop Motion Studio 

Stop motion studio app logo

It has proven extremely difficult to find an easy green screen app which is compatible with iPhone and Android as well as Mac and Windows. Stop Motion Studio gives you this option.

This app is suitable for both video and photo editing. It allows you to export your edited videos straight to YouTube, to a computer, to work on a single project from your mobile, and create 4K Ultra HD videos. 

A few more pros about this app. It comes with built-in music which helps to improve the sound quality of the created green screen. The app is also suitable for beginners and can be used by the whole family! 

8. Green Screen Studio 

Green screen app logo

This green screen background app is another app that is compatible with iPhone on iOS 9.0 or later. It works pretty well for both photo and video. The good thing about this app is that it also offers extra editing features for photos including blemish and red-eye. 

This app is extremely simple to use, allows you to manually apply backgrounds and has a friendly interface. The only con to this app is that it is not compatible with PCs and Mac. 

7. Green Screen Movie FX Studio 

Green screen movie fx app logo

This easy to use green screen app is great for beginners as it is so simple! This is only compatible with iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad. It allows you to trim any part of your video giving you the option to edit whichever part you wish.

Once you have recorded your video you can import it straight to Facebook, Dropbox, Email, and your iPhone Gallery. 

The only con to this app is that there are very limited editing options. As we previously mentioned, this app is definitely best for beginners or for people who just want to play around with green screens for fun. 

6. Power Director 

Power director app logo

Power Director is one of the best android green screen apps and is also rated highly for iPhone. As well as being able to handle 4K quality video, you can also share your work with Facebook, YouTube and Instagram when you’re finished with your editing.

You can choose from a variety of different background colours as well as being able to edit the hardness and brightness by using the Denoise value slider. 

A con to this app is that without subscribing to the premium feature, you will have a watermark on your work that you create. This will get removed once you subscribe to the Premium version.

5. A Chromakey Studio Pro 

Chroma key app logo

This is one of the best iPhone green screen apps due to the fact it is simple and easy to use. It does have a limited number of features, however, it does give you a great auto-enhance filter and colour keying. It also has a selfie camera mode which makes the app good for making quick green screen images. 

A few pros of this app is that it is so simple to use and gives you the option of faster video editing.

Another great feature is that it supplies you with a huge gallery of photos and videos with 100s of effects and filters and high-quality backgrounds. The only con is that it is only suitable for iOS devices. 

4. Green Screen By Do Ink 

Green screen by do ink app logo

This app is probably the best for people who are wanting to use the iPad but is just as good on any device with iOS 9.0 or later. It’s great for both photos and videos and can be used by people of all skill levels.

It only has 4 simple elements which include: 

  • Source selector (Where to export your edited work)
  • Preview window (For viewing your completed work)
  • Timeline (Where you can arrange your images and videos)
  • Toolbar (Where you will find the Chroma Key tools and buttons)

This app has plenty of drawing tools and has the ability to import your images straight from your camera. The only con is that it is priced quite high compared to other apps that may be slightly cheaper and it is limited to only iOS devices. 

3. Chromavid 

Chromavid app logo

Despite being a low price this app is probably the best green screen app for iPad and is also compatible with Android 5.0+ and iPhone. It comes with amazing green screen effects giving you a wider range of background colours, unlimited recording time and image merge functions.

It also has a social sharing feature button and gives you the option to shoot videos directly on Chroma Key. This is what makes this app stand out! 

A few pros of this app is that it is so simple to use and you can save your work directly to your device that you are working from.

A couple of cons about this app is that it seems to require quite a lot of personal information to open up an account and only real-time videos can be edited using the app. One more downside is that the work you create will have a watermark unless you subscribe to the Plus Plan. 

2. Kinemaster 

Kinemaster logo

Kinemaster is a great app which is compatible with Androids 5.0+, iPhone, iPad and Chrome OS. If you are searching for a great app that’s compatible with a range of different devices as well as being completely free, this is the app for you. It comes with a multilayer effect which allows users to lay video clips, images, texts and loads more all at once. 

A few great pros of this app is that it is amazing for sharing your work to social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok, there are always 100s of of weekly updates with new stickers, backgrounds, video clips, transitions, and music clips and also has the availability of EQ pre-sets, speed controls and preview features. 

The only cons are that right now, the versions of this app keep malfunctioning which isn’t ideal and it’s not compatible with PCs or Mac. But, it’s free in the App and Google Play Store!

1. Veescope: Live Green Screen 

Veescope logo

This great app is compatible with all iOS devices and is completely free.

If you are working in weather forecasting, Veescope is the perfect app for you as it will bring live forecasts and change backgrounds to fit any location.

If you are wanting to make high-quality videos you can use the remote feature which will switch the backgrounds and you like. This app allows you to shoot or record Ultra HD and 4K resolution photos and videos! 

A few pros of this app are that it allows you to easily adjust the white balance and light exposure, it has a wide range of different backgrounds and it also gives you pinch-zooming features that allow you to preview your work in amazing detail. 

A couple of negative aspects are that unless you pay for the premium version, again, you will be left with a permanent watermark on your work and also you cannot undo or redo anything on the timeline.

That Was Our List Of The Best Green Screen Apps For Filmmakers

Green screen being used in studio

So, there you have it. These are 10 of the best green screen apps used by filmmakers and creative professionals in the industry.

We think these apps are great for people of all skill levels because they are easy to use and some are even FREE, despite giving you all the key features you would need to create a great green screen photo or video. 

Have you spotted your favourite app in this list? Let us know in the comment section down below! Or, if you think we have missed any out, leave us with your recommendations!

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