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- February 20, 2009 at 4:31 PM #37482Luis Oscar MaymiParticipant
I light the green screen evenly and the keying of the individual screen is almost perfect, but the problem is when the talent gets in front of the screen. I been doing the recordings in a tiny studio and due to the little space, the talent needs to get extremely close to the green screen because if they get too far from the green screen they will get out of the frame of the camcorder and because of this the shadows becomes clear in the green screen. In editing I have to use color correction, contrast, brightness, etc to try to fix this problem, but the shadows are still very noticeable. I’m making weather forecast, you can see them at http://www.juracantv.webs.com, look for the Youtube video below. (NOTE: The forecast are in Spanish) You will notice the shadows and a little something I did in the beginning.
If you have any suggestions you could give me for the green screen problem it will be appreciated. Also let me know what you think of the forecast and what improvement I can make.
Thanks in advance
What software are you using to do the key?
I used Sony Vegas Pro 8 for post production editing and Adobe Visual Communicator for live feed fottage. Visual Communicator is not that good in the keying but is the only sofware I have that the talent could see the radar image of the green screen. With Visual Communicator I only record the forecast and for the other footage I used Sony Video Capture and then chroma key it in Vegas.
Oh, sorry. I’m an FCP guy, so I dunno if my advice will help.
Well, if Vegas is anything like FCP, you should be able to broaden the shade of green that is keyed out. How to go about doing it in Vegas? I’m not sure….
drop a secondary color correction on the track to mask out the green screen.play with the settings to get the result you are looking for.
It will be tough to get your green screen right in any NLE with shadows. Get the secondary color corrector as Johnboy said and really work it. It may take some time to get the effect that you want. I had this happen to me before and I had to really put in the time tweeking thgings to get my vid to look decent