I've tried so many different lighting setups and then different techniques in Vegas Pro (16), but can't seem to get a satisfactory result with a green screen and the Vegas Chroma Key tool. I actually got better results ca 10 years ago than I seem to be able to get now.
Some of the main things that are different are that I now have a better camera (Panasonic Lumix G7) and better lighting (pair of Viltrox VL-S192T lights for lighting myself. For the green screen, I have tried several different kinds of lights that I had - some CFLs in dome shells, then some RX-8T 16W Mini LED Light Dimmable 5600K lights. And today I tried a trio of lights - Altson Led Video Lighting Kit Dimmable 5600K (USB powered) ones. And they didn't work very well either.
the problem I'm having is that no matter what I do, I can't seem to key out green screen. I just get a semi-transparent blue color instead. I've tried adjusting the low and high thresholds to make the blue go mostly away. But the best I can do results in the edges of my face (etc) not looking smooth. They are sort of blocky. Either that, or there is tremendous color-cast "outlining" my head.
The amazing thing is that with Zoom, the green screen works PERFECTLY. I don't even need to light the screen separately. The lights on me seem to be enough.
So I'm wondering if maybe the built-in chroma key tool in Vegas Pro 16 just isn't very good? If so, is there a better, 3rd-party one? And if not, I imagine it has to be a screen lighting problem. But I've tried everything I can think of. I have so many lights not that it's getting ridiculous. And the only recommended thing people are saying is to get these long lights and do all kinds of DIY to attach them vertically to stands and put them on either side. But with all the experimenting I've already done, there is no guarantee this will work either.
One other thing I wonder about is the color temperatures. The lights I've gotten to light the green screen have all been 5600K. But to light myself, I have adjusted the Viltrox temperatures down to 5000K, which looks much better on my face. Could that be contributing?
I know this is a lot of questions :-P. I wonder if maybe someone could point me in the direction of a good tutorial. It feels crazy, since I've been doing green screen/CK stuff for more than 10 years. But the results are just getting worse and worse for some reason. Thoughts? Advice?