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Proactive uses of green screen technology

Published on 29 June 15
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With all the latest video editing software, archiving green screen effects is far easier. When going back a few years, its use was limited to professional film studios because effects were quite expensive to achieve. However today with abundance of technology, green screen special effects have become the mainstream in entertainment and corporate industries. It’s important to use the right software that supports such feature while creating unique videos.

Understand the effects

Both, blue and green screen filming is used to alter background of videos. A unique colour as background in the scene is applied and with smart computer software, you can easily isolate this shade in actual videos; making them transparent. One can easily replace this transparent effect with a still image or any other footage. Green screen is quite lucrative in production that would be very expensive or impossible to film otherwise.

Element removal

The most typical use is to create see-through backgrounds that can be replaced with something else and as a means to remove unnecessary elements from a video. It’ll eliminate almost everything with the same colour which is why one must be good at video editing. Let’s say during filming, you use strings to suspend actors in thin air; these can easily be removed and replaced if they’re of the right colour. That’s how special effects are created in movies.

Background substitution

Once video is loaded into the software, you can easily choose any colour for transparent effect and substitute it with something unique and creative. Still photography or video footage is used as an alternate source but you’ve to be careful with colour selection and balanced lighting for flawless results. Following the process accurately produce high quality and realistic effects. The best feature is creating such background effects that are impossible in real such as putting pyramids even if you’re on other side of the world.

Modern uses

Green screen is mostly used in thriller and sci-fi movies to create stunning special effects. Its latest application is in developing corporate web videos, delivering weather news with interactive maps and satellite images in the background so on. The headlines you see in news bulletin are usually presented with green screen effect as well.