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Green screening problems.

Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2004, 6:35pm

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cjbalways

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Hi i was on a thread the other night about green screen problems and finding premiere did better with stuff with less light than chromanator? well i lit what i did properly this time and found chromanator really is god.

i bought some green paper ages ago which ive been keying with. thought i needed BRIGHTER so bought some other green today, the only bright green i can really get but it just doesnt work! it has loads of spillage and doesnt work half as good as my paper coloured green! im at a loss as the paper is only limited size, and everyones saying bright green to me but im finding the darker ones better. i photographed both colours i have so you can tell me whats going wrong and wather the new green i bought is rubbish.

the link is ... www.geocities.com/turbo_todge

please give me advice on this. would really appreciate it. im tryign to give chromy a good run through and get to grips with teh right equipment before i buy so i can use straight away!

(the lighter color still keys ok with prem-pro though for sum reason?!)

Thanks. Look forward to hearing what you think.

CHris
Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2004, 7:22pm

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Arktic

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The green paper on the LEFT in the first photo is the better colour of the two, as it appears to be closer to a 'pure' green (whereas the other is a little more yellow-ish).

Your best bet would be to look for material that's closer in colour to the green paper - OR blue tack lots and lots of sheets of green paper up! Other than that, you could try geting some green paint, and painting a wall; but I'm not sure how practical that would be for you.

Hope this helps smile

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2004, 9:18pm

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cjbalways

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Is there any chance u could use something easy like Microsoft paint and just fill in a colour which you would call the most ideal for green screening? as ''as close to proper green'' is something i dont seem very good at finding? just to gimme an idea. please?

Thanks for your help, chris
Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2004, 9:43pm

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averagejoe

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The dark green should do better. It just appears that you need more or it. sidewinder and mechaforce bought some chroma key fabirc for there giant green screen master piece. PM one of them and see if they will share where they bought it from.

or
Chroma Key Paint on Google
or
Chroma Key Fabric on Google

You know those search engines do wonders when trying to locate something wink

I know I guy that went to his local paint store and was able to order chroma green paint and then he bought some canvase (like you would use for painting canvases).
He framed the canvase on a hinged frame. He now has a portable and somewhat budget green screen.
Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2004, 10:23pm

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cjbalways

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Thanks for the advice man. Will look into the paint and best get PM'ing mechaforce and sidewinder.

chris