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Gregory De Tennis July 13th, 2011 09:41 AM

Green Screen Settings
I am going to be shooting a spot on green screen for the first time with the F3. Any settings I should use for the best results? The shoot is in a studio so the green screen/lighting shouldn't be an issue, I was looking to see if anyone had some recommended settings on the camera.

Dave Sperling July 15th, 2011 06:10 PM

Re: Green Screen Settings
Have recently shot some basic green screen interviews with the F3 -- client seemed quite happy with results. Basically just do what you normally would to get a good key -- make sure the detail level is reduced in the camera, avoid any settings that would throw the picture out of whack, etc...
I recorded to a NanoFlash at 100Mbps Long-GOP to have a 4:2:2 recording of the data. (We did over 5 hours of interviews per day, so didn't want to go at a super-high bit rate). I wasn't seeing feet, so added green gels to the lights for the green background, and added quarter minus-green (magenta) to the edge and backlights. In this case recorded at 30p with a 180 degree shutter. If there had been any real movement I probably would have gone to 90 degrees to sharpen the edges and minimize movement blur.
Avoided going into plus gain to minimize noise, but camera is really very clean at 0 db, so didn't go negative (also didn't want talent to get too hot)
Shooting more next week...

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