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Buying green screens [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 2nd Jul 2007, 5:50am

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klaymen95

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Where should i buy a cheap green screen?
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jul 2007, 6:18am

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eBay.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jul 2007, 6:49am

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silentassault4

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http://www.eefx.com/eefx2/store/chroma_key_greenscreen_bk.html
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jul 2007, 8:22am

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Simon K Jones

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Check out the greenscreens over at Tubetape.com. We've used them ourselves and they work very nicely - good stands, too, if you need a system to rig it up.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jul 2007, 4:57pm

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klaymen95

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Thank you.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jul 2007, 3:45pm

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Rockfilmers

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Check out the greenscreens over at Tubetape.com.
I did and on most of the pictures, the green or blue screen almost looked painted on top of the picture.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jul 2007, 4:04pm

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Simon K Jones

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All I can vouch for is how well they work, which, according to our tests so far, is 'very well'. smile
Posted: Wed, 4th Jul 2007, 7:33pm

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SilverDragon7

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I just buy solid color sheets from Wal-Mart.
Posted: Thu, 5th Jul 2007, 4:54am

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TubeTape

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Sheets are too thin and cost about the same as a muslin backdrop. If you plan to use your screen more than once you might want to invest in something with a rod pocket as well.

We've also experimented with a number of synthetic materials but cotton is hard to beat. Foam backed materials are really nice but costly.

Lighting the screen properly is very important as is having the proper software. VisionLab and CompositeLab do an excellent job.

I was a big fan of Serious Ultra Magic before it was assimilated by Adobe but it doesn't come close to the FXhome stuff.
Posted: Thu, 5th Jul 2007, 11:25am

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petet2

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Rockfilmers wrote:

Check out the greenscreens over at Tubetape.com.
I did and on most of the pictures, the green or blue screen almost looked painted on top of the picture.
I think those pictures are just for illustration - does it really matter what they look like? It's a green or blue screen:-)

It's better to rely on the recommendation of a fellow user than a photo anyway in these Photoshop days. The prices seem very cheap compared to some of the Ebay traders I have been monitoring for a while.

To Tarn - are they ok at shipping to the UK? And are they linked to FX Home somehow? They have a big advert for you on the home page. Not that I am suggesting anything nefarious...