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Greenscreen

Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2011, 8:48pm

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butlersaber@gmail.com

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I'm trying to do a greenscreen with fx vision lab and it looks rather fake when put a back-round in the shot. any suggestions?
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2011, 8:51pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Check the tutorial in the "tutorial" section of the support thing. it's called "keying"
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2011, 8:55pm

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Helge

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An unsatisfying result can be caused by a huge number of things. I'm quite sure that, if you post an image of the problem, someone will be able to help you.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2011, 10:02pm

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Axeman

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Yeah, upload an image somewhere and give us a link, and we can offer some suggestions.

Most likely culprits are incorrect lighting or a poor key, but either one of those could be causes by any number of different things, and could be fixed a variety of different ways, depending on the particular situation.
Posted: Mon, 7th Mar 2011, 2:40pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Perhaps he should add a spill suppression or something? Just a suggestion.
Posted: Fri, 11th Mar 2011, 12:47am

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DVStudio

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A lot of people who are new to the software try just using the Chroma Key filter alone, which is usually a mistake, unless your green screen is really perfect. If the lighting it so/so or the shot isn;t the best, try using the methods I describe in this Composite Lab Tutorial (same thing basically as VLab) and in my green screening series here. They both talk about essentially the same thing- one in the form of text and the other, video demonstration.

I've gotten a lot of good comments on these videos- so the methods work pretty nicely that I talk about in those tutorials! wink