How to...? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

What Happens in Vegas...
...stays in Vegas! This PC-based editing app is a safe bet with these tips.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 4th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Raleigh,NC
Posts: 263
How to...?

Hello,

I'm not sure if this is the correct thread for this, but I will give it a shot.
I'm trying to shoot some chroma-key video and wanted to know how to
display the video that will be displayed in the chroma-key area while recording.
For example, lets say i'm shooting s object/person in front of a green screen and I want to see the image or video that will be replacing the green screen while I'm recording? I think the big news and sports studios do this. If there is a better thread for this please excuse.

Thanks,
Troy
Troy Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,259
Don't know where this belongs.

You'd want to use a hardware chromakeyer. Ultimatte makes several. You'll find them spendy.

Some cheap (and most expensive) switchers also can do a chroma key.

Usually you'll want to record your key "clean" (green background) to preserve options in post.

Don't forget you'll also need some video source for the screen content.
Seth Bloombaum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Raleigh,NC
Posts: 263
I was hoping you wouldn't say that:-) I actually thought there was a software method to do this, but I guess I was wrong. Oh well...Thanks much.
Troy Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,259
You know, there is one method using Adobe Ultra that comes with the CS3 production suite. It will give you a preview of a key. I've never used this function because I don't haul my editing system to the studio, but it might be worth checking out.

Depending on your application, that is. It's good for a check on cutting the key, and will allow you to plug in at least a static background... I'm not sure if it moves. I have it here and could run a quick test if it seems promising.
Seth Bloombaum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Raleigh,NC
Posts: 263
I have a older version of ultra and that's where I think I remember seeing it.

Thanks much!
Troy Davis is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:33 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network