v6.0.2 Red Giant VFX Primatte Keyer

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Red Giant VFX Primatte Keyer


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Fast, Automatic Chroma keying

Red Giant VFX Primatte Keyer is a powerful tool for fast, automatic chroma keying. Whether you are using a green screen or blue screen, Primatte Keyer’s auto-compute algorithms can often pull a perfect key automatically. The new user interface and clean up tools make it easy to select and separate your background and foreground.


Instantly Remove Green Screen

Whether you are using a green screen or blue screen, Primatte Keyer’s Auto Compute Algorithms can often pull a perfect key automatically.

The Best User Experience and the Best Results

Primatte Keyer’s new user interface makes it easy to select your background and foreground, and to separate them out for a great key. Primatte’s cleanup tools help make it look solid without much additional effort.

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GPU Optimized

Primatte Keyer has always made the keying process faster by just being more intuitive and easier to use than any other keying tool out there. Now, with GPU optimization, you’ll get even more speed, with previews and renders up to 3x faster than in previous versions.

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VFX Primatte Keyer has been designed to include lots of features to make chroma keying simple and fast.

User Interface (New)

Primatte Keyer 6’s new, streamlined user interface makes it even easier to modify your key than previous versions.

Core Matte (New)

Sometimes you have to fight a battle between keeping most of your subject opaque while also maintaining soft or partially transparent edges.  Utilizing the luminance in your foreground, Primatte Keyer’s Core Matte tool can keep the inside of your key solid, while still preserving fine semi-transparent details on the edges.

Spill Killer

Often your chroma background will reflect some of its color back on to your foreground elements, leaving unwanted color on your subject.  Primate Keyer’s Spill Killer tools remove any of the stubborn green and blue spill not removed in a key.





Host Applications

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2018-2020
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018-2020

Operating Systems

Apple Macintosh

  • Mac OS X 10.13-10.15
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 800 MB of Hard Drive space


  • Windows 10 and later
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 800 MB of Hard Drive space

Additional Requirements

  • The minimum GPU required is an Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip. Of course, newer and faster discrete GPU components from AMD and Nvidia will yield faster performance.
    • For Nvidia, we recommend 9xx series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series Quadro cards.
    • For AMD, we recommend 200 series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series FireGL cards.
  • VRAM size requirements: For HD resolution output, we recommend that your GPU have at least 2 GB of memory. If you are planning on doing high-resolution project in 4K or more, we recommend a GPU with at least 4 GB of memory.
  • Any CPU from Intel or AMD is supported.
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Customer Reviews

Earns the Microfilmmaker Magazine's Award of Superiority

Ease of Use
Incredibly easy to use. The organized interface, straightforward approach, and simple practical documentation make this just about the easiest keying software in its class.

Depth of Options
Best depth of options I’ve seen. Both in terms of controlling the key with difficult footage and managing complex circumstances like transparent objects (glass) and back-lighting, Primatte Keyer 4 runs deep. I’m sure I’ll be discovering new techniques and features for a long time.

Fast renders. No hangs or program crashes during any of my tests. The ease-of-use features make Primatte Keyer 4 work fast when you need it to, and dive deep when you need it to.

Incredible value. Whether it’s speed, sophistication, ease of use, or quality of results – Primatte Keyer 4 has it hands-down over the other keying software I’ve used.

Final Comments
I think if you look back over the sample images in this article, you’ll have a sense of what Primatte Keyer 4 can do. As or me, Primatte Keyer 4 is my new favorite software.

Read the full review of Primatte Keyer 4 by Tom Stern at Microfilmmaker Magazine, June 1, 2008.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jeremy Hanke
Date: April 05, 2012


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