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Is lighting a green screen necessary?

You'd probably want to light it anyway, as it will make it easier to pull a key if it's properly lit. The farther you can keep it away from the objects or talent you'll be keying, the better. But ...
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Wattage for green screen lightning

Wattage has nothing to do with lumens, as different instruments provide a wide spectrum of output lumens based on lamp type. For instance, a 1.2K HMI ArriLite would put out more light than a 5000W ...
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How to remove Tracker points from green screen footage

You don't need to use greenscreen. You need to track markers, and put your footage above the markers and greenscren. Just lock position on markers points. Like in ...
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What are these black tapes in green screening?

I assume these are home made motion markers in order to track the motion of the head in the shot. This is useful for adding other objects (or images) to the object, therefore the technique is called ...
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Create a DIY Green Screen / Chroma Key

There are a zillion greenscreen tutorials on YouTube. The basics are simple. 1.Pure green paint or fabric. 2.Even lighting on the green, good lighting technique on the subject. Avoid spills and ...
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Which of these two crude green screen lighting setups is better?

Well the 2nd is better. But the correct way is to light your Green Screen first, and you want to have it lit so it's a flat 70 IRE. You'll need a monitor with a Waveform option, and the waveform ...
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Best and easiest way to remove tracking markers from green screen video

You can do this quite easily without content-aware fill or anything like it. I'd tackle this by doing the following: create a rough shape for each tracking-point (the color doesn't matter) track each ...
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Remove Greenscreen Reflections?

You don't say what you're using to edit these videos, but there may be a better chromakey plugin for your platform than what comes natively. Also, again depending on your platform, most editors will ...
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Video noise and harsh shadows on green screen caused by feet

To reduce or eliminate the greenish reflection on the front of the table, you can buy some dark gray or black construction paper, or something equally non-reflective, cut it to size, and tape it over ...
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Green screen Issue shooting with dslr (background green changes)

It doesnt really matter what type of lighting instruments you use, tungsten, hmi, led, flo, so long as you use the same color temperature lights to light the screen as you do to gauge the lighting of ...
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How to remove background from video without using green screen

Looking at your first example, I woul guess green screen, and not a particularly good one. It looks like they really need to increase the spill suppression, judging by the green spill evident on the ...
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How to deal with reflections in a space helmet

The best thing you can do is get as much right on set as possible. Cover cast, crew, and equipment with black fabric, hide them behind black curtains, Get your talent as far away from the green ...
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How to record a live video of yourself with a transparent background?

I really want to know how this gets automatically edited. The technique is called chroma key and consists of considering as transparent all pixels of the colors within a specified range. This is ...
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DJI Osmo X3 vs Canon 5D Mk III for easier chroma green screen keying

The key to pulling a good key is a clean separation between key and subject. All things being equal, higher resolution will give a sharper edge between key and subject, which is good. But that's ...
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Is Blue screen a better choice than Green when shooting outdoor to reserve shadows?

With a good keyer it doesn't matter as much as it may have in the past, but in most cases green is the better choice. Which you choose depends more on where and with what content you do your keying. ...
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Can I achieve effective keying if I use green lights to illuminate a white wall?

My favorite quick, cheap, DIY greenscreen over the years is a gallon of chromakey paint and a sheet of drywall from Lowe’s or Home Depot. One sheet is enough for a seated, talking head, like you see ...
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How to have a non square video inside a video?

Depends on what your definition of good green screen is. In terms of free software to do green screen well...Only one that I can even think of that does keying is Da Vinci Lite which is free from ...
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Remove Greenscreen Reflections?

Even a typical lamp with a "daylight"-colored bulb in it can act as a lighting source for your product. I'm sure your boss could spring for one light bulb! If you shoot again with the new lighting, ...
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Remove Greenscreen Reflections?

I have a couple of suggestions that could be of help: 1) Use a polarizer to reduce reflections. You say your boss won't spring for anything else, but you can pick one up fairly cheaply (like under $...
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Green screen Issue shooting with dslr (background green changes)

DO NOT USE "AUTO". It is working against you. A nice, even video image of the green is needed. Setting your camera to "auto" just means that there is no single "formula" for which green to key out. ...
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How does green screening work with green objects?

For static shots they shoot what's called a background plate: the same scene shot from the same angle but without the foreground action. Then where the green is taken out the empty background shows ...
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Green screen without green screen

Yes, that is possible. What you're searching for is a difference matte / difference key. For that technique, you supply a base image and the program keys everything out that equals that image. So you ...
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Green Screen Streaming

There are several ways of achieving this. Use a hardware solution. They are available from Datavideo or on most video switchers. Obviously, these cost money and the results are dependant on how well ...
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Technical name for this? (PIP picture in picture with transparent background via green screen, chroma key)

The technical name for this is a "bug". Usually the context is that it's an advertisement for another show on the same network, or it's a network logo rather than part of the content. I'm not very ...
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How to use chroma key to replace design of complex object?

What you are thinking about is a very great way to save production costs and is used in many cases on many sets. Here is what your pipeline would look like: Shoot the footage with green tables Track ...
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Using water as green screen

Take a look at using noise turbulence to displace the image. You can do this in after effects. There are lots of good tutorials on it. I recommend this one: Maybe add ...
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Can I achieve effective keying if I use green lights to illuminate a white wall?

I think if you light the wall green, you will get lots of bounced light back onto your subject which will play havoc with your key. Amazon does very cheap greenscreens now, which work pretty well so ...
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Can I achieve effective keying if I use green lights to illuminate a white wall?

I interned at a company many years ago which used a retro-reflective background coupled with a green LED ring light, which surrounded the lens. The wall looked silver/white when the device wasn’t in ...
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How do I use green screen effects in cyberlink powerdirector and put the video in the green part?

Summarizing from How do I use the chroma key feature to replace a green screen background in CyberLink PowerDirector?: Put the video or image you want to use as the background (what will replace the ...
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Green screen without green screen

That's an interesting idea, but I expect the result to be of low quality. I suppose you are thinking about a computer program that compares one static frame of the background with other frames where ...
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