Rescue Matte Cleaner

  • Compatibility After Effects
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  • Compatibility Premiere
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  • Compatibility Media Encoder
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Quick Overview




Fix your color key. Automatically cleans green screen backgrounds from noise and artifacts. Also smart rule-based removal of objects, based on size, color or position in the frame. Did someone shout Boom ?

Rescue Matte Cleaner





Rescue Matte Cleaner                     Adobe After Effects and Premiere plugin

Rescue Matte Cleaner is a smart plugin for After Effects and Premiere Pro that automatically cleans up bad greenscreen backgrounds. It can also make decisions on what to keep in the frame based on object size, for example additionally removing tracking dots. Most of the common background problems caused by bad lighting and green screen setup can be overcome in a few clicks. In addition there is a powerful post processing section that can isolate areas and remove them based on quick color, size and position rules for superfast keying. 


Quickly screen out most background noise and clean edges on initial setup

Motion sensitive in situations where motion blur is coming through

Automatic anti-aliasing preserving edge detail whilst removing nearby noise in the chromakey

Isolation of parts of the images based on size and position for quick powerful results

4K+ compatible


Most footage can be quickly recovered using the Quick tutorial, also see the Advanced tutorial on a typical example of quickly removing tracking dots handling objects overlapping.

Main functions overview :

  • Footage quality
    Copes with grainy or low bandwidth footage.
  • Pre clean blobs below size
    Most things you don't want are small compared to the subject, so noise and also for instance tracking dots can be removed in one hit

  • Select other objects for removal based on size 
    After the initial pre-clean other objects that you don't want in the frame can be removed based on combinations of size etc.
  • Remove areas of specific color only
    As well as size, you can specify what color the areas for removal are with our flexible accurate color range picker. The pipoint accurate ranging can also allow for different lighting rolloffs with optional hi mid and lo selectors.
  • Remove object areas in specific places in the frame or on an object edge
    Rescue Matte Cleaner can identify which objects areas appear to be behind the subject (see the Advanced tutorial with rogue tracking dots) or remove objects on the frame edge automatically. Did someone shout Boom?   
  • Color info display
    HUD display showing in false color which areas are mask selected or rejected based on your rules.

  • Smart extend
    Designed to help cope with camera motion blur, out of focus areas or just bad lighting, the plugin can guess what limited adjoining areas to include to make selecting areas easier. 

  • Feather + Shrink-grow
    Tweak resultant matte edges to taste. 

After Effects 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014
Media Encoder 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017
Premiere 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014