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    Default Green Screen Cloth

    Hi Everybody,

    Does anyone know a good place to get a cloth to use as a green screen? Would like it to be as close to chroma green as possible.

    Thanks very much
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    Hi

    I think I read somewhere that Jessops do background paper rolls, don't know what sizes they come in probably 6 feet by 4 feet. I have a sheet of green material that I got in a drapers shop of all places. It's not the genuine article but if it's lit correctly and you are using reasonably good video editing/compositing software you should still be able to pull off a good matte from it. Having consistent lighting is the key, if you can get your hands on a small light meter and take readings (if your really serious about it) then this is the 'torture' I would go through. Make sure you get rid of any creases and wrinkles as they make life just a tad for difficult.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply and thanks for your suggestions. I will go to a few places on the weekend. I have just got a program called Ultra by Serious Magic which handles chroma keying. According to the introductory video and some of the tutorials the state of the green screen doesn`t matter (i.e you can have crinkles in it and it doesn`t matter too much about the light and dark areas on it) If the subject is well lit then the program takes care of the rest of it.

    Haven`t really used it yet as I don`t have the cloth but once I have messed around with it I`ll post my results and give some feedback on it.

    Thanks for the advice, it is most appreciated.

    James
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    I've found that using it outside on an overcast day with the sun behind the screen (so no shadown on the screen) is the cheapest lighting, and apparently i get a near-perfect key.
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    To Run 4 Cover Productions

    Glad I could help, another place to look for cheap blue or greenscreen is your local Tesco or Asda etc etc if they have a bed linen department. I have a king size bed sheet, I think it measures something like 6 feet high by about 5 feet wide and it's in a 'good' shade of blue. I was thinking about getting that software you mention, I'd really like to know how you get on with it.

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    lol..last time i ATEMPTED to green screen you should have seenthe results

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    Hi Nikosony,

    Tesco or Asda is an even better suggestion. Just got into work and there is a large Tesco up the road from here so i will go and have look in my lunch break.

    So far I have completed all of the tutorials on the Serious Magic website for Ultra but as they say, the best way to learn is to do something yourself.

    I have had to re-shoot my footage for the Digital Director contest and fortunately( ) a situation has come up where I need to film a part of my video using a green screen.

    I`ll let you know how i get on with it (i`ll do some practice stuff first!!) and hopefully you will be able to see the results in my competition entry.

    Cheers
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    Hi LukeD,

    If you still have your first attempt i`d like to see it

    What software did you use? Have you done it again since?

    So many questions!!!!!
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