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Larry Watts
Buying fluorescent lights for green screen shoots.
on Jan 4, 2012 at 6:06:23 pm

I've done a half dozen green screen shoots with tungsten lights. I've also keyed those in editing and understand the issues.

I want to total fluorescent with my new portable 9' x 18' green screen because of heat and power draw.

I will be shooting an on camera host with a single camera, although I will be using either a Canon 5D MKII or a Canon XF305.

I already own photoflex's DSLR kit which has a 500 watt equiv. fluorsecent light with softbox.

I'm concerned that if I light the talent with two 500 wat equiv fluorsecent light with softboxes there may not be enough light for the Canon XF305. with using the gain.

How can I tell if I have enough light without testing, which I cannot do at this time.

Any lower cost suggestions on lighting the screen with fluorescents?



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John Fishback
Re: Buying fluorescent lights for green screen shoots.
on Jan 5, 2012 at 8:34:13 pm

I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you trying to light both the talent and greenscreen with the same two instruments? Do you have a light meter?


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