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Jimmy StewartGreen Screen Edges
by on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:25:04 pm


I shot an actress on green screen, pulled the key easily using keylight...however, the edges of her body do not look very smooth. how can i help this? i have a photo of what im talking about but do not have the option of posting here.



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Michael SzalapskiRe: Green Screen Edges
by on Apr 13, 2010 at 1:21:01 pm

When you say the edges aren't smooth, what do you mean? Are you talking about boiling on the edges of the image or are you just saying the edge is a bit harsh?
Keylight is a very complicated plugin and has tools to fix both of those issues.
Perhaps this posting will help a bit.
Or maybe this tutorial.

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Jimmy StewartRe: Green Screen Edges
by on Apr 14, 2010 at 6:50:25 pm

thanks! the edges just look light they have a small hazy light around them...only on the subjects shirt. when i use "shrink/grow" to pull it back it effects the actresses hair.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Green Screen Edges
by on Apr 19, 2010 at 4:59:56 pm

The quality of the lighting makes a huge difference in the quality of the key. Bad lighting=bad key.

So does the footage you shoot: DV and HDV are just God-awful for keying. The reason: abysmal color resolution... and what do you think you should have for a color key? High-quality, high-resolution colors, perhaps?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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