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- August 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM #50564mccheechParticipant
Hello.I am interested in doing some green screen video production w/ a hd canon recorder and windows movie maker, and green screen. I could use some advice on how to start. My guess is that first I shoot a scene in front of the green screen, then superimpose the green screen backround into the scene. though this is just my speculation, since I have no experience w/ green screen use…………..
- August 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM #203832voodeuxParticipant
Green screen can be a tricky beast. I strongly suggest going to YouTube and typing ‘green screen tutorial’ for some instructions and tips.
Getting the lighting right is the toughest aspect. Do it wrong and you’ll be pulling your hair out trying to fix it in post.
- August 29, 2012 at 7:49 PM #203833
- August 30, 2012 at 5:53 PM #203834jgillilanMember
AfterI film a subject on a green screenand take the videointo Edius 6I want to mask (cut)out certain portions of the green background I don’t need or want. I use the chroma key to get rid of the remaining green. When Iinsert the keyed video onto the time lineit blocks out most of my background video. How do I get rid of the black background from the keyed videocovering my background video?
- August 30, 2012 at 7:05 PM #203835Luis Oscar MaymiParticipant
Jeff from what I could understand from your question it seems you are missing a step in the chromakeying of Edius 6. My apologies, I had never use Edius so I can’t help there. Search for a tutorial on how to do chromakeying with Edius or (like I do) start hitting all the buttons to figure out which one does the trick.
- August 31, 2012 at 12:58 AM #203836billmeccaParticipant
reverse it… chromakey first, then mask off the extraneous material that doesn’t key.
- August 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM #203837jgillilanMember
Same result Bill, but thanks! I will try to e-mail Grass Valley but they usually do not respond back. Maybe another Edius user will respond in the fututre from here.
- September 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM #204057RobertParticipant
Hi Mike, I am not an Edius user, but are you using multiple timelines/compositions in your project? There may be a setting somewhere that allows the keyed footage to “pass through” when used inside of another timeline in the project. Hope that helps, good luck!
- December 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM #211474BryanParticipant
When you're ready and you need long playing video backgrounds (some over 3 minutes), we have a collection video backgrounds you might want to take a look at. You can check them out here: http://crackerclips.com/green-screen-background-videos/
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