4 votes
Accepted

Best colour to chroma key in natural lighting

I consider there are some rules for chroma keying. 1. A color that is the opposite of what is in front of it. 2. A bright color, mainly a primary RGB color. This way one channel will have enough ...
user avatar
  • 20.7k
3 votes

Can I achieve effective keying if I use green lights to illuminate a white wall?

There is nothing particular about the color green for chroma-key use other than the fact it is far from skin color, and not that common in clothing. Basically, the same issues the textured white wall ...
user avatar
3 votes

CFL and LED mixed

The only way to know is to test your lights to see if they work well together. Lights that are rated the same temperature may not be. Lights that are the same temperature may differ along the green-...
user avatar
  • 26.3k
2 votes

Can I achieve effective keying if I use green lights to illuminate a white wall?

The truth is that it will be easier for you to get a green matt fabric or a foldable green screen. Trying to light a wall with only green will be more difficult than just use the same light you are ...
user avatar
  • 20.7k
2 votes

Can I use my room's wall as a diffuser for a spot light?

Absolutely! You're using this for a video setup, but it's common in still photography with strobes, where this technique is known as "bounce flash". The caveat is that strobes — like from studio ...
user avatar
  • 140k
2 votes

Can I use my room's wall as a diffuser for a spot light?

It will work after a fashion, but you'll get substantial reduction in light level when the light is reflected. In your application it may well be adequate. If you wish to use a diffuser you do not ...
user avatar
2 votes

Is it ok to shoot plants with a green screen for chroma key?

It's entirely possible there is enough difference in the plants and the background to pull the subject off the image to drop onto another one relatively well. It might involve how the subject is lit ...
user avatar
  • 5,405
1 vote

How to use a green screen to change the background color while preserving shadows?

You can use use many product for remove green screen. Photoshop, Gimp, PhotoKey. But to get acceptable results you should follow few rules Make the background flat, w.o. any shadows and so on Use it ...
user avatar
  • 9,280
1 vote

Close range stereoscopic recording

As there is no way to synchronize the frame capture times between the two DSLRs, you cannot record in 3D. You would need to make some kind of a synchronization circuit and for that you need to hack ...
user avatar
  • 6,107
1 vote
Accepted

Can I use my room's wall as a diffuser for a spot light?

Your setup should be sufficient with the white paper on the wall and a neutral white (not warm, not cool) lamp. However, if you are going to chroma key out the back drop, your setup may cast your ...
user avatar
1 vote

Can I use my room's wall as a diffuser for a spot light?

You, sir, are right on. What I like about your propposed setup is the simplicity, and the effectivity. You'd save space, time and money and will be able to get very, very good results. You can ...
user avatar
  • 2,164
1 vote

What is the best way to photograph an object when the background has to be replaced in post?

Another possibility is to take advantage of the "select in focus" geature now in Photoshop! I've not tried it yet but I think a fuzzy blob patches of color will look like it's way out of focus even ...
user avatar
  • 4,272
1 vote

How do I eliminate green-screen bounce?

So, I'm doing the same thing. I work for an off-road manufacturer; we make skid plates, roll cages, roll cage add-ons, etc., and I take and edit the images for the site and media. I envy your ...
user avatar
  • 11

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible