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Bluescreen or Greenscreen... [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 26th Sep 2007, 5:23am

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Cinecell

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Hi, I have access to a bluescreen, not a greenscreen. I want to do the invisible man effect. Does Composite Lab Pro have the same advanced bluescreen compositing, and blending features as greenscreen? Will I get the same results? Is greenscreen just more popular to use?
Posted: Wed, 26th Sep 2007, 5:49am

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Redhawksrymmer

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CompositeLab has exactly the same amount of keying capabilities and blending modes for bluescreen as well as greenscreen. Greenscreen is just more popular due to the fact that MiniDV cameras are able to pick up more green information, thus making keying green out easier. smile

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Posted: Wed, 26th Sep 2007, 5:50am

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Axeman

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Yes, bluescreen can work fine. Green is typically preferred when using digital video, as the green channel contains more color data than the oter channels, and so it is a bit easier to get a good key. But you have the same full set of controls for bluescreen as you do for greenscreen. Lighting might be a bit more important with the bluescreen, but you can still get superb results.
Posted: Wed, 26th Sep 2007, 6:24am

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Cinecell

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Ok, thanks for the help guys.