No doubt, even the EDIUS chromakey effect will deliver good results if there were optimal conditions at the shoot. But in reality most of the shoots including green or blue screen are not performed under ideal conditions.
You will only get to know a chromakey's quality if you have footage that was not produced under best conditions or if you have very complex motifs which contain transparency and reflections. Since in reality often there is less time and space to set up a perfect light for a blue or green screen you will have to deal with the mentioned difficulties in your footage.
But due to the background color even the perfect light many times can't avoid blue or green outlines being visible at a person's hair or head. Additionally there can be problems with light reflections in a person's glasses and color changes if the key colors shine too bright.
"We'll fix it in the post" does not always work out in such cases. Although the EDIUS chromakey does good work - in real-time - it can not be the solution to very complex keying problems.
Furthermore the EDIUS chromakey has some technical limitations. Unlike a color correction filter, the chromakey affects the alpha channel of a clip and therefore cannot be combined with other filters or effects.
With Robuskey there are no such limitations and you will have a lot more options to edit your footage. Robuskey works as a filter/effect and therefore can be adjusted individually. This way it is possible to apply a primary or secondary color correction on the footage without affecting the actual keying result.
Keying of transparencies
Keying of fabrics
Keying of hair
Unfortunately this quality cannot be achieved in real-time. But since Robuskey is accelerated through a CUDA optimized graphic board (Nvidia Quadro oder GTX) only less time is needed for rendering. Your reseller will advise you which graphic board is the best for your purposes.
Convince yourself of the reliable quality of Robuskey (in most situations the standard setting is sufficient but there are many more options for optimizing your footage such as masks) by installing the 30 day trial version.
To explore the full range of options Robuskey offers you, you can download some footage to run your own keying tests.
Link: Download the 30 days trial version of Robuskey for EDUS 7 und 8 (11,6MB, zip)
(Tip: If you want to use Robuskey in EDIUS 8 but own already a full version of Robuskey for EDIUS 6.x or 7.x, just install the trial version and activate it with your licence key)
Link: Download footage for your own keying test for free
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All plug-ins are available at your local EDIUS Reseller.