Professional Green Screen Video is one of the most delicate maneuvers any videographer or video production company can perform, but everybody wants them. After all, who doesn’t want to appear standing over a great city skyline, surrounded by raging fire, or in a wonderful fantasy realm? Many people who shoot their videos with a green screen simply want to use the background for more visual assets behind the speaker or subject. While every green screen dream is legitimate, not all green screens are equal. In fact, many of them are blue.
What Does a Green Screen Do?
Professional Green Screen Video allows for something called chroma key, which makes it much easier for an editor to maintain the image of the subjects but fill the background with anything they want. This can be another place filmed elsewhere, a computer generated image, or even just a hypnotic swirl of colors and a floating logo. It does this by selecting every pixel in the frame and then replaces only those that are the color its looking for which is, in most cases, that distinct bright green.