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Adobe purchased Serious Magic a few years ago and got their product Ultra, which was a great keying program. I believe they have incorporated that technology into Premiere Pro (CS 5 or later).
That said, I have done some decent chromakeying in Sony Vegas and as Dave already said, they color you use to key is not the issue – They use green or blue since it is easier to NOT have those colors in what you’re recording that you want to remain. I have successfully keyed off black, white, grey, yellow and beige as well as blue & green.
As for which color to purchase, I don’t know how large a background you need but there are smaller fold up versions (7′ x 5′) that have both blue & green (like this – http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Collapsible-Chromakey-Background-Backdrop/dp/B003Y2KSC6/ref=pd_cp_p_3 – there are plenty out there – do a search)