Multiple "Remove a Color" option

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Hello everyone,

I'd like to get an improvement for the "Remove a Color" option. Sometimes removing just 1 color from a picture or mainly from a clip isn't enough. Sometimes you'd like to remove more than 1 color to ease your way on your video editing.

Instead the hard procedure that we have to use is to:
  • remove the color you want to remove;
  • put a black background;
  • maybe put some black polygons to cover the part you don't want into the clip;
  • record or take a screenshot of that part you're interested on;
  • remove again the black background with the "remove a color" option;
  • and it's done.
As you can see not of the easiest ways.
Adding a "remove multiple colors" option would let you add various "Remove a Color" so you can choose different colors to remove.

Thanks for understanding.
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Rick Stone

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Hmmm, what an interesting request.

Note that I'm not affiliated with TechSmith in any way other than to be a user of their products and a fan.

I'm not sure that option exists anywhere in any other software I've ever seen. I believe that even in the grand and professional motion picture industry there seems to be a limit of one color used. Usually the color is green or blue. Because of that general observation, what you are asking for may be a technical impossibility. I'm not sure.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I'm with you Rick.  I have never seen multiple transparency colours anywhere else, and I cant see how it could work without accidentally working on video images as they change hue.  I've seen enough people get into trouble with simple green screen, through bad lighting giving bad halo or edge effects.
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I have successfully removed 2 colors by :
     remove 1 color, then produce section to .mp4 or your choice of outputs,
     add section back to the project and remove 2nd color.
Not perfect but did accomplish what I was trying to do.
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It's a shame Camtasia doesn't have the ability to apply remove a color more than once.

Remove a color is not nearly as good as Chroma Key for green screen removal. A Second or Third bite at the apple could be very beneficial.

Here's an example of Color Removal being applied 3 times in Premiere Pro. There was no way you were going to key this White and Blue Cloudy type background with one key and do it well.

Original Image

1st  Key

2nd Key

3rd Key