The Joy of Chromakey


or how a good piece of software makes all the difference.

I have been planning to put some gigs on Fiverr and to start a video blog or “Vlog”. Both ideally involve producing videos and it occurred to me that I should bring my virtual studio software to bear.

I had done this before but not in realtime. I was filming myself, loading the video into an SFX package called Digital Fusion and rendering out image sequences and then combining them. It was a convoluted method which I used to make my Titanic of the Waterways promo video.

I already possess a chromakey rig with green screen drape and lighting and I set it up in order to test some new software called OBS or Online Broadcast System. It was recommended to me as it will do realtime chromakeying.

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Look how basic the setup is!

I set up my chromakey drape in a very haphazard fashion. With the shadowing and the creases and the fact that the drape was not even flat because of the furniture behind it, I did not expect it to work at all. I just wanted to see how well the software coped.

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Not perfect but certainly good enough for YouTube vlogging. Very pleased.

Well! What can I say? This is the result in the worst conditions. Bearing in mind that for my Vlog I will be reduced in size and placed in a virtual studio setting, this is certainly good enough for my artist vlog and my “MGTOW Minstrel” anti-feminist vlog as well. Expect to see them up and running soon but in the meantime, I cannot recommend OBS software enough. It is free too!


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This is a great setup, even better than the one I have! Everything needed to create a great chromakey environment to shoot source material. Just add a pretty girl and a camera!

Published by willmobberleyfineartist

Fine Artist: Beauty for the Sake of Beauty, Virtual Reality, 3D, Video Production, Animation, Social Comment, Books and Articles, Blog.

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