The tutorial shows how to use the chroma keyer plugin found in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10.0. At least, the way I use it. Ha!
I don't have a chroma green backdrop, so I decided to create a simple animation and give it a green background. Sort of a green screen simulation.
Here's the link to a 3-part series I did explaining switch layers, and whatnot, in Anime Studio Pro 6:
Switch Layer Tutorial
Okay, moving on to chroma keying.
Here's what it looks like after chroma keying.
My face in the sky was cut out with the Cookie Cutter plugin. I changed the border of it to blue and chroma keyed that, too. I was told the result was creepy ... not nearly as creepy as the junk that would have shown up in the background. Haha! Oh, the possibilities!
One thing to note, when applying any type of effect to media in Vegas, one needs to understand which option to choose between Media FX and Video Event FX. My understanding is that selecting Media FX applies the chosen effect to the clip in every instance in which it appears, including in the Project Media bin. If Video Event FX is chosen, only in that instance is the desired effect applied. So, using Media FX helps to save time if the media will be used repeatedly throughout the entire work.
I tried to keep the tutorial as simple as possible. But, of course, there are a few slightly more complex elements I threw in toward the end. I briefly brush over how to animate the moon, but didn't go into detail. I may need to make another tutorial!
Until next time~~