Live Blue Screen Possible?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by rscowboy, May 5, 2004.

  1. rscowboy

    rscowboy Guest

    I have been "selected" (translation...the wife told them I would) to help
    out with my sons end of year party. I have noticed when we go to Chuckie
    Cheese with the kids, that one of the big favs is the camera in the front of
    the room that puts them in to the video clips. I was thinking about doing
    something like this. I have done blue screen stuff before, but it was
    always on video and I was doing NLE with Premiere. Any one know of a easy
    CHEAP way to do something like this?
    rscowboy, May 5, 2004
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  2. rscowboy

    david.mccall Guest

    CHEAP is hard to get. You need Hardware to do
    real-time blue-screen. A card set like the old Genie
    or a Digisuite will do it, and there are relatively
    inexpensive prosumer switchers with built-in
    chroma-key capabilities. You probably need to
    rent or borrow one of these devices to do the job.

    david.mccall, May 5, 2004
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  3. rscowboy

    AA Guest


    If you simply want to "replace" the background with a still picture...

    Depending on the quality of the output you want, the quality of the blue
    screen and the quality of the lighting that will be present, a simple DV
    camera can do the trick. Personnally I have a Sony TRV25 (about two year
    old model) which can do blue screen replacement with a still frame directly
    in the camera. The resulting quality is so-so......................

    Hope this helps!

    AA, May 5, 2004
  4. rscowboy

    Rich Guest

    I survived Chuck E. Cheese at my granddaughters fifth birthday last month...
    (grin) My video turned out great.

    I was recently researching Blue-Screen Movie Effects and came across this
    brief article which I have not studied in detail yet.,24330,3591818,00.html

    But I guess you want it live for effects at the birthday party.

    Rich, May 5, 2004
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