Equipment checkout in 213 Hale Library has added two large, portable green screens for K-Staters to check out. Each screen can be leaned against a wall or other support for videotaping, or users can check out a backdrop stand. LED lights, available from checkout, can be used to provide additional lighting.
The smaller screen, shown at right, is a 5-foot by 7-foot reversible green screen + blue screen. The larger green+blue screen, which is 7 foot wide by 9 foot high with a 7-foot deep floor overlay, is shown below.
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on the Media Development Center’s new green screen, which is available for K-State students, faculty, and staff to use on still images and video.)
The third and last segment provides a brief overview of how to “key” video using a green screen. The “chroma-key” feature is available on virtually all commercial video-editing software programs. This segment will highlight how to use Sony Vegas 8 to create the “green screen” effects.
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on the Media Development Center’s new green screen, which is available for K-State students, faculty, and staff to use on still images and video.)
People who go to the Media Development Center (MDC), 214 Hale Library, may have noticed a large green (or blue) screen near the entryway in the past few months. This is known colloquially as a “green screen” because it allows graphic artists and video editors to change the backgrounds of images. For example, this is the tool that allows meteorologists to share information on moving weather systems.
A green screen is used in professional broadcast television studios to capture a person or people in the foreground while the background image may be dynamic. Then, the background may be “keyed” (chroma-keyed) or eliminated, and different backgrounds put into the place of the green/blue screen.