Shooting greenscreen with 7D - Some advices please!
Im about to have a greenscrenshooting with my Canon 7D. Im quite skilled with postproduction software like After Effects but unexperienced with greenscreenshootings. Therefore I have a few questions to the community. The first questions concerning the camera:
!. What shuttersettings do you suggest ? I think 1/100 would be fine to reduce motion blurring.
2. Which White Balance settings do you suggest. On my last test my impression was that i get better result with a "warmer" WB setting. Could have been a coincidence though.
3. Which pictureprofile should I use ? Most of the time i shoot with neutral picture settings..since i don't want any in-camera picture "improvements" and get more dynamic range when grading the footage in post production. According to some reports about shooting green/bluescreen though..some people get better keying results using i.e. landscape settings where the colors (like green) are more saturaded. What do you think ?
As for the lightning:
Our lighting equimpent consits of 6 Arri 800 W bulbs 3200 K, 4 softboxes, 1 HMI 5600 light and 2 light bouncers. Which lighting setup do you suggest with this gear do get the best keying results ? For me its very importang to avoid shadows in the foot area. The whole body of the subject is being filmed ..and I always had problems with keying when they where shadows below the ankles!
So thats it for now...can't wait to get some tips
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:33 am
Joined: 13 Aug 2007 Posts: 857 Location: SouthBay -- L.A.
can't help with the 7d questions but for lighting the green screen - light the screen and talent totally separately. Ideally you could turn off the light on your talent and it would not effect the screen and vice-versa.
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:31 pm
Joined: 13 Feb 2011 Posts: 5
The questions asked here is way over my league as I haven’t reached that level of shooting greenscreen with 7D as yet!! But I am interested to know the answer to this one as well as it is a completely new branch for me and I love learning about more techniques like these!!
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