Chroma Key

Green screen doesn’t suck, you just suck at green screen – Here’s why and how to fix it

Nov 22, 2022
John Aldred

Shooting on a green screen has become far more common these days. Green screens are cheap and readily available. Most video editing software, not to…

How to clean up fuzzy edges and colour spill from your green screen video footage

Jun 22, 2020
John Aldred

Taran Van Hemert is one of the editors at Linus Tech Tips. With the number of videos he pumps out every week, it’s a pretty…

Five top tips for pulling better keys from your green screen footage

May 24, 2019
John Aldred

Green screening (also called chroma keying) is a very useful skill to have when shooting video. Even if you’re not using an actual grey screen,…

Is 4:2:2 video worth it? Can you even tell the difference over 4:2:0?

Feb 18, 2019
John Aldred

The difference between 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 along with 8-bit vs 10-bit was a hot discussion back when the Panasonic GH5 was announced. It was the…

Here are four green screen tricks you can make without the green screen

Nov 14, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

Green screen is a popular and useful tool for creating all kinds of visual effects. You can DIY it, you can even paint it, but…

How to make your own DIY portable green screen with PVC pipe and a pillow case

Apr 19, 2018
John Aldred

If you don’t quite have the budget to kill off green screen yet, or perhaps even the budget for a proper green screen, there are…

This 62 year old “Grandma” became a YouTube star after teaching herself how to green screen

May 4, 2017
John Aldred

Tatiana Subbotina, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, started making videos in 2013 while living in Thailand. The videos were aimed at children. But then she decided…

Adobe’s new deep learning tech might make green screen keying obsolete

Mar 22, 2017
John Aldred

An Adobe Research paper titled Deep Image Matting, might just put an end to green and blue screen techniques. Adobe collaborated with the Beckman Institute for…

5 Tips for lighting a green screen for a clean key

Dec 2, 2016
John Aldred

One would think that lighting up a green screen would be similar to working with something like a white seamless backdrop. But there are a…

The Olympic tennis court is a giant green screen and the Internet has noticed

Aug 18, 2016
John Aldred

It’s always amusing when something shown on TV includes something ripe for chroma keying. This time around, it’s the Rio 2016 men’s singles tennis final…