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Toolfarm Awards 2022: Favorite Chroma Keying Tool for Video

Toolfarm Awards 2022 chroma keying

Adobe After Effects took 46.6% of the vote in the 2022 Toolfarm Awards category of Favorite Chroma Keying Tool for Video. In fact, After Effects has won the top spot for the last 4 years. The 2nd and 3rd-place runners-up, Red Giant VFX Primatte Keyer and Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio were VERY close in the number of votes.

Why do artists choose After Effects as the Favorite Chroma Keying Tool for Video?

Adobe After Effects is a popular tool for chroma keying because it offers a wide range of powerful features and tools that make it easy to create professional-quality chroma key composites. Chroma keying involves removing a specific color (usually green or blue) from a video, which allows artists to add their own backgrounds or foreground elements to the scene. With After Effects, artists can easily and accurately key out the desired color, even in complex or challenging footage. After Effects also offers a range of other features that make it easy to fine-tune the chroma key composite, such as color correction tools and the ability to add reflections, shadows, and other visual effects. Overall, After Effects is a versatile and powerful tool that is well-suited to the task of chroma keying.

Kondo Yikinao was the winner of our $250 prize drawing. We asked Kondo to comment on a winning tool.

“Adobe After Effects is very nice. It gives me the freedom to realize my image. A fledgling creator like myself is slow compared to seasoned professionals. My work speed is slow. Many innovative plug-ins make up for it! They help me to easily create works with a high degree of perfection. I’m trying to create my business as quickly as possible. I will make every effort to master the many innovative tools.”

— kondo yukinao

Brent was the winner of the t-shirt drawing. He also commented on After Effects.

“I am a motion graphic designer and Adobe After Effects is my go-to workhorse program. I’ve used many 3rd party plugins over the years and while some of those are still my regular favorites, I have found for certain tasks such as keying and motion tracking, I quite often get the best results with the built-in options. Keylight, especially in conjunction with the Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor effects, gets a good, clean key almost all of the time.”

— Brent Willett, Motion Designer

Previous Winners: Favorite Chroma Keying Tool for Video

2021 winner: Adobe After Effects
2020 winner: Adobe After Effects
2019 winner: Adobe After Effects

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