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chromakey

Line breaks: chroma|key
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəʊməkiː
 
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Definition of chromakey in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A digital technique by which a block of a particular colour (often blue or green) in a film or video image can be replaced by another colour or image, enabling, for example, a weather forecaster to appear against a background of a computer-generated weather map: the weatherman is gesturing at a blank wall, and the image is inserted by chromakey
More example sentences
  • During rehearsals for the main ITV1 programmes, the channel decamps to a small single-camera chromakey studio, which wasn't too bad with the old look as you almost couldn't tell to look at it visually.
  • Arm yourself with Eejit's ‘Film Lingo’ and you'll soon know your cookie from your cutaway, your capture card from your chromakey, so you can easily cut to your closeup.
  • You've seen chromakey in action, even if you might not know what it is.

verb (chromakeys, chromakeying, chromakeyed)

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Manipulate (an image) using the chromakey technique: (as noun chromakeying) examples of chromakeying on television
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  • The anchor sergeant is shot against a blue screen, and chromakeyed in post over the virtual set, which we created in Strata 3DPro.
  • But for those whose editing programs won't handle the pre-keyed footage, we've chromakeyed it so you can key it yourself.
  • If the polarity of the area signal is reversed, the region which can be chromakeyed is reversed as a matter of course.

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