I am trying to convert an After Effect layer of regular color video to a completely Black & White layer, that is, Black remains black, but anything not black will turn into snow white. Is there an simple way to accomplish this in After Effects or Premiere? I have struggled to find an easy way and applied different Effects (Channel Combiner, Hue/Sat), with some success, but it doesn't seem to fully convert the layer to a complete black and white image. Any ideas?

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The effect that does what you specifically want is called threshold.

  • That has done it, thanks! It was difficult to Google the answer across tutorials as when I type bw effects it always refers to greyscale.
    – Majte
    Jul 11, 2020 at 15:03

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