greenscreen self shooting

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    • #39698
      Anonymous
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      greenscreen self shooting

      I’m doing some greenscreen shots of myself with the remote and was wanting to hook a small tv up so I can postion and move properly. Is this possible? Using an Elura 100.

      thanks

    • #171334
      Anonymous
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      If your camera has a video out jack, and your tv has a video in jack, yes. If you want to see the composite result live, you’ll need some kind of video mixer that can make the composite live.

    • #171335
      SpencerStewart
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      it sounds like you want to see the result of greenscreening live, and thus, you would need a video mixer.
      These toys run for a lot of money. Easily $500 and up.

    • #171336
      Anonymous
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      There are two ways to do it live without a high-end switcher with a chromakey module:
      1) two tvs, play back your background to one with yourself on the other. IF you want, you can get two tvs the same size, two pieces of glass, lower the brightness on the top tv, and place the glass at a 45 degree angle out in front of each set (back the lower piece of glass with something black, cover the ‘holes’ from the top one in black, maybe put black around the whole thing) so you have a teleprompter style setup*
      2) get a cheap switcher [yes, cheap is a relative term, this will still cost $$ and you may need a TBC] and simply superimpose your image over the other (it isn’t a chromakey but you will see where you lie)

      *This suggestion is based upon theory. I have not tried this.

    • #171337
      Anonymous
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      Also, you may be able to find a software tool such as http://www.cinegistics.com/CineShot/Features/Effects.php that will allow you to preview a greenscreen composite on your computer.

    • #171338
      SpencerStewart
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      tonsofpcs Wrote:

      Also, you may be able to find a software tool such as http://www.cinegistics.com/CineShot/Features/Effects.php that will allow you to preview a greenscreen composite on your computer.

      Thanks Eric. I knew there are, but didn’t know where to find a program like that. Appreciate that find, subscribed to be a "beta" tester.

    • #171339
      Anonymous
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      I also believe that "DV Rack" by serious magic can do this. I am not sure, you may want to ask some folks who have it. It appears it was bought by adobe and EOL’d, but I am not sure.

    • #171340
      Anonymous
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      r u usings macs? it can be done free using quartz composer, and two video cams.

    • #171341
      brandon0409
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      ;0) Wrote:

      r u usings macs? it can be done free using quartz composer, and two video cams.

      I would like to try the Live green screen effect as well. I have searched, the MAC Website and all aroud the net for Quartz Composer but the only thing I can find is a bunch of How-To’s and extension.

      The only thing I found in reference to downloading it was a link to Amazon.com to pay for the download.

      Are you sure it is free?

    • #171342
      SpencerStewart
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      Yes, can you explain a little more about quartz composer? I’m trying to figure out what it is and how to use it for this application, but I can’t find out!
      Is there a certain application or plugin to use quartz composer to do chroma key effects?

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