Add Chroma Key editing (green screen) to Camtasia Studio

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I would like to see Green/Blue screen (or Chroma key) editing functionality in Camtasia. I have a video of a person talking and shoot against a green colored background. I would like to merge this with a regular screen recording. Other software can do this (such as the one at There is a filter to switch-out the green colored background and let the screen recording show through where ever the green color was located. You can see this on evening news programs, esp. with the weather forecaster walking in front of a map and pointing to items on the screen. That's the effect I want to produce.
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Official Response
Hi all,

Thank you so much for your continued feedback and patience! As both Dave and Daniel indicated, we've been working on adding green screen capabilities to Camtasia Studio. That being said, I am super excited to announce the release of Camtasia Studio 8.1, which includes the new Remove a Color feature.

Remove a Color, also called “Green Screen Effect,” or “Chroma Key,” allows for a color to be removed from a video or image. Typically, this technique is used to remove a single-color background behind a video or image to allow another image or video to show through.

You can find the Remove a Color option in the Visual Properties tab. Use the dropdown menu to choose the color you’d like to remove, then use the Remove a Color options to adjust the tolerance, softness, or hue accordingly.

For more information, check out this video tutorial:

If you have Camtasia Studio 8 installed (trial or licensed version), you can update to the new version by clicking Help > Check for Updates or by downloading and installing here:

Thanks again for your all of your feedback, and if you have any questions, feel free to let us know!