The video industry has always been one of those fields that benefited from quick technological advancements in any political or social climate. Yet, even today, video editing still features some areas that seem to have remained stuck somewhere in the past, and, up until March 2020, video background removal was one of them.
Ask any video editor, and they will tell you that removing video backgrounds is one annoying repetitive task that requires time, money, and energy.
Ever since the concept came to life, it could only be performed either through rotoscoping – which meant spending hours cutting each picture frame and putting everything in order against the desired background – or with a green screen. Setting up the actual green screen, shooting the video, and then processing it with a new background was also time-consuming. Anyone who ever used any of these two techniques can undoubtedly attest to how daunting they are.
Introducing the new Unscreen
In March 2020, the video industry hit a significant milestone with Unscreen’s release, the online automatic background removal solution for videos, and the one tool every video editor has been waiting for since forever.
With a structure built around the latest advancements in AI technology, Unscreen is the automated solution that removes video backgrounds in minutes, making rotoscoping and green screens a part of the history.
How can Unscreen fit into your day-to-day routine?
Unscreen can be used by professional and amateur video editors alike. Its intuitive interface and functionality don’t require any knowledge or massive resources to work. All you need is a stable internet connection, your everyday laptop, and, of course, a video to process.
Unscreen will save you time, money, and energy, so you can focus on other things that challenge your creativity and ramp up productivity.
Unscreen Free vs. Unscreen Pro
Depending on your requirements, Unscreen can be integrated into your daily workflow for free or with a paid subscription.
You can use the free version for quick edits as it comes with a limit of 5 seconds per clip and a resolution of 360p. If you sign up for a free account, you will increase this limit to 10 seconds per video. Unscreen Free supports file formats such as MP4, MOV, WEBM, OGG, or GIF. There is no limit to file size or resolution. However, large video files with high resolution will take longer to process.
Unscreen Pro is your best option for ongoing large projects and regular video editing schedules. This is the paid version and can be used with a fixed monthly subscription. However, if you have difficulty assessing your video needs, you can always opt for the pay-as-you-go alternative. Unscreen Pro supports file formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, GIF, WEBM, or OGG and has no limit on video lengths. It does, however, have a file size limit of 2GB.
How does Unscreen work?
As TechCrunch puts it in one of their latest articles, Unscreen is dead-simple to use. As soon as your video fits into one of the formats mentioned above, hit the upload button, and it will be processed in no time.
Once the video is ready, you’ll get a zip file containing a colored video file and its alpha mask. Both will then have to be processed with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Resolve Davinci, or Final Cut Pro. For even more insights, you can always check out out our FAQ section.
As you start integrating Unscreen more and more into your workflow, please reach out to us with your feedback and suggestions.