Best Green Screen iPhone Apps for Creators and Videographers

Videoleap Editor by Lightrix Green Screen iPhone App

Whether you create content for Instagram, YouTube, or the big screen, removing backgrounds from images and videos has become an integral part of the mix. And hence, green screen apps for iPhone and iPad are also becoming super popular.

I’ve ventured to test various green-screen iPhone apps to find the best. And here are some apps that I really like and enjoy using. But before that, let me start with the basics!

Things to consider before choosing Green Screen App

The concept of green screen is very simple. You cover the background and other objects in a single shade, usually bright green or blue, and record video or click images.

Later, in the edit table, the color is selected and taken out of view; ie, it magically disappears, leaving a blank space. You can superimpose the video/image on any other background or video.

What features should I look for in a green screen video editor?

While green screen refers to the process of recording video, chroma-key is a technical term used to remove the hue of a specified color. So, while searching or exploring an app, look for this term.

Additionally, some apps use the term overlay to describe the effect. What’s even better is that the app has a multi-track timeline, blending modes, masking, color correction, opacity, etc.

Green Screen Apps for iPhone and iPad

  1. videoleap editor
  2. iMovie
  3. kinemaster
  4. motion ninja
  5. capcut
  6. Helen
  7. video star
  8. chromatids
  9. Green Screen by Do Ink

1. Videoleap Editor by Lightricks – Editors’ Choice

Videoleap Editor by Lightrix Green Screen iPhone App

If you’re a fan of creating innovative, experimental videos, Videoleap is one of the best apps for you. It has a comprehensive green screen/chroma key structure feature that lets you refine background removal.

You can start by choosing a color, adjusting its intensity, and even dropping shadows throughout the rest of the frame. However, the best part is the special effects and filters, blending modes, and masking options available within the app.

I have used kaleido effect in the above screenshot. You can also animate these filters and effects to pan in or out. Overall, the apps give you tons of options and complete freedom to create a simple or out-of-the-box video.

professionals

  • easy-to-use interface
  • a variety of special effects
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo
  • stock green video and overlay

cost: Free to download (7-day trial, in-app purchases start at $5.99/month)

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2. iMovie – Simplest Green Screen App

iMovie Simplest Green Screen App for iPhone and iPad

iMovie is Apple’s answer to third-party video editing software. It’s efficient with a minimalist, streamlined design, intuitive multi-touch gestures, Apple-designed templates, and themes.

Removing the green screen is very easy and is mostly automatic. However, you can reset and adjust the intensity as per the preference. Moreover, you can easily switch between picture-in-picture, split screen, cutaway, etc.

And although a very basic app, it performs exceptionally well. However, you’ll miss out on the array of filters, effects, animations, and more available in competing apps. But if you’re just starting out in exploring the world of chroma screens, this is a perfect starting point.

professionals

  • Minimalistic, user-friendly interface
  • great for beginners
  • free to use

Shortcoming

  • Limited stock assets, facilities, etc.
  • no advanced editing tools

cost: free

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3. KineMaster – Advanced Green Screen Editing App

KineMaster Advanced Green Screen Editing App

Although an iOS and iPadOS app, Kinemaster takes the approach of a Mac/PC video editing app, complete with a landscape timeline view. It gives you advanced level options for almost everything, including chroma keys.

You can select an appropriate key color, manage the intensity, view the mask, and edit the curve. You get tons of options for blending, mixing and animation with stock images, stickers, special effects, text and more.

I really wouldn’t call it too complicated, but if you’re a beginner expect a learning curve to understand all the features packed into the mix. Plus, KineMaster has some professional-like music editing options. So, give the app a shot!

professionals

  • Desktop-like editing experience
  • built-in recording feature
  • A variety of export options (4K 2160p at 30FPS)

Shortcoming

  • watermark in free version
  • Slightly Complicated UI

cost: Freemium with Watermark (subscription for $3.99/month)

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4. Motion Ninja – AI-Powered Green Screen Editor

Motion Ninja AI-Powered Green Screen Editor

Motion Ninja gives you the ninja technology to create 3D, pop-artist, fancy videos. Designed to enable smooth keyframe animations, the app boasts over 300 effects including chroma keys, preset templates, AI filters, and more.

It’s as simple as dragging and choosing a color, and the rest is done automatically. You can edit the intensity and shadow to refine the selection. Plus, the precise AI-powered cut-out automatically detects people in the video and clears the background.

And thanks to powerful multi-layer management, actions undo/redo, back/forward, and others become a breeze. The advantage of the app is that you get to play with a lot of effects, filters and animations. So, each video can have something unique and special.

professionals

  • smooth green screen removal
  • Fairly accurate AI-powered cut-out
  • 300+ effects to play with
  • Multiple export options

cost: Freemium with Watermark (subscription for $3.99/month)

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5. CapCut – Free Green Screen Editor

CapCut Free iPhone Green Screen Editor App

CapCut is the jack of all trades. You’ll find almost every feature you need to edit a video from filters, effects, stickers, text, audio editing, motion, framing and chroma keys. what’s more? You can overlay or add masks to multiple videos.

You can easily choose the chroma key color and adjust its intensity and shade. Apart from this, managing the opacity of the video, blending mode, etc. is also quite easy.

It even has a range of high quality effects, filters, stickers, fonts, etc., which will help you create extraordinary videos. And the best part is that it is not locked under freemium Shazam; Every tool and feature is free to use.

professionals

  • easy to use UI
  • Smooth multilayer-timeline editing
  • Packed with useful features and tools
  • free

cost: free

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6. PowerDirector – Feature-Packed Editing App

PowerDirector - Feature-Packed Editing iPhone App

True to its name, the PowerDirector app packs a punch. It boasts various video editing features including chroma key, blending modes, masks, effects and filters.

In the Chroma Keys section, you can choose the background color to remove, as well as play with the range (intensity) and denoise options. In addition, you can also leave borders and shadows and change the opacity of the video within the app.

Interestingly, you also get the option to edit the video in portrait or landscape mode. I tested the app both ways, and after the initial learning curve, everything else was smooth sailing.

And while beginners may get overwhelmed looking at all those options, PowerDirector is very suitable for intermediates.

professionals

  • full of features
  • Edit in Portrait or Landscape Mode
  • Smooth UI
  • Great for intermediate and pro level users

Shortcoming

  • Most of the effects are locked under premium
  • water-mark
  • a bit expensive

cost: Freemium with Watermark (subscription for $5.99/month)

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7. Video Star – A Powerful Green Screen Editing App

video star powerful green screen editing app

Video Star is a very advanced video editing app, and green screen editing is one of its benefits. The amazing thing is that you get to edit multiple keyframe layers and apply chroma keys to multiple videos/photos with up to 15 layers.

However, the app named the feature add mask instead of chroma key. And you can erase the background to a certain size, color, or with a free-hand eraser. You can add stickers, GIFs, text and what not.

But, there is a small problem here. The app’s interface is quite complex, and features like keyframing are hidden under layers of options. So, you have to look for the tools you want/need, at least initially.

professionals

  • Advanced Video Editing Features
  • multi-layer chroma key
  • Supports other colors too
  • super economical

Shortcoming

  • Quite complicated UI
  • Green screen limited to paid version
  • on the expensive side

cost: Free to download (subscription for $4.99/year)

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Bonus: Best Real-Time Green Screen Recorder

The above apps only help you to edit videos. However, the two apps below allow you to record green screen videos directly using the app.

8. Chromavid – Best Green Screen App for Beginners

Chromavid Best Green Screen iPhone Apps for Beginners

Chromavid is a simple and effective app to record interactive green screen videos with real-time chroma keys. So, instead of deleting and then inserting the desired backdrop in the post, you can directly record a video with that backdrop.

And not just green, you can use a red, blue or yellow background. The app has a very minimal and no-nonsense UI, which is perfect for young children looking to create their own school projects or exploring content creation.

However, the app just records videos. You’ll have to move the video to another app in order to edit, which is a bit cool! A few simple features like crop, trim, filter etc could have made this a nice package.

professionals

  • Record with real-time chroma key
  • Very simple, kid friendly UI
  • Supports other colors too
  • super economical

Shortcoming

  • no other editing options
  • not updated in a year
  • Recording limit in freemium version

cost: Free to download (subscription for $2.99/year)

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9. Green Screen by Do Ink – Best for Teachers and Students

Screen By Do Ink App for iPhone and iPad

Though not from the same developer, you can call this app an enhanced and paid version of the Chromavid app. It lets you record green screen video in real-time with multi-layered effects.

You can add up to three layers of effects, images, and more to the mix. You can choose almost any chroma key color and intensity. Additionally, you can use the Crop and Mask tools to erase unwanted areas.

The app lets you record video in high definition (up to 4K), trim videos, mix audio tracks, and merge photos or videos from the Camera Roll into a live video.

Most importantly, it has a super simple UI. Thus, I awarded it the title of Best Green Screen Recording App for Teachers and Students.

professionals

  • easy to use
  • add up to three layers
  • Real-time chroma key with any color
  • Value for money (one-time payment, no subscription)

cost: $4.99

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and that is all!

I love how easy video editing has become these days, especially technical tasks like green screen. And whether you are a newbie, a hobbyist or a professional, these apps can be a real asset. Tell me which green screen app for iPhone do you like the most and why? I would love to know your opinion in the comments below.

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