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What's best for green screen ?

Posted: Sun, 4th Feb 2007, 1:32am

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FXhomer12989

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I am planning on making my camcorder purchase at the end of the month and I can't figure out which would be best for the green screen . A 3 ccd or a cmos cam . I've been lookign at the panasonic AG-DVC30 but I wanna make sure I can avoid grainy footage when filming indoors, which is where i will be using greenscreen . Would an HD can help ?
Posted: Sun, 4th Feb 2007, 3:06am

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NickD

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HD would be best, but 3CCD is good too. Really, you want good light interpretation, which you will get as you move up into 3CCD or HD cameras.
Posted: Sun, 4th Feb 2007, 11:30am

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To avoid grain make sure your screen is very brightly lit.

There are some tips on lighting a green screen here

http://studio204.tlt.psu.edu/tutorials/lightingtutorial.pdf

and here

http://www.film-and-video.com/broadcastvideoexamples-greenscreen.html

and even here

http://www.mediacollege.com/video/special-effects/green-screen/lighting.html
Posted: Tue, 6th Feb 2007, 8:20pm

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Mandalorian

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Thanks for those tips they are really helpful biggrin .
Posted: Tue, 6th Feb 2007, 11:55pm

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NickD

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Here's a good diagram on how to light a greenscreen: