Green Screen Help please

PeterWright wrote on 7/31/2016, 3:29 AM
I've done a few green screen shoots with reasonable success, but am currently having trouble getting a clean key.

If anyone has a bit of time, I've put three stills on Dropbox:

Pick any one and see if you can get a satisfactory key. If so, please tell me how!

Thanks for any takers.



redpaw wrote on 7/31/2016, 5:39 AM
see if that's good enough for you:

i've attached the *veg file there as well

PeterWright wrote on 7/31/2016, 5:55 AM
Hey redpaw, that's so much better than what I'd been able to do!

And thanks for the .veg - I really appreciate that.

redpaw wrote on 7/31/2016, 6:11 AM
no problem. hope that helps.
probably can adjust it and make better then it is now... i just dont have too much time at the moment
PeterWright wrote on 7/31/2016, 7:32 AM
Thanks again redpaw, you have saved my bacon, to coin an old Danish expression.

When you DO have time, I'd love to hear how you step through your Chroma Keying - the Colour Correction / changes in saturation seem to help so much.


Former user wrote on 7/31/2016, 4:41 PM
I use Hitfilm Express 2 for keying. Here's a render using one of your images. It has some color grading as well as the key...

Debs Key plus grading
Dexcon wrote on 7/31/2016, 6:19 PM
Wow, jdw ... your chromakey result is way better than I got with HF on that image.

If you've still got the project for that test, I would appreciate it so much if you could post the settings that you used in HF's chromakeyer so that I, and probably others, can try it ourselves. I'd really like to improve my chromakey skills.

Many thanks


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PeterWright wrote on 7/31/2016, 7:01 PM
jdw, that is also a very good result

Like Dexcon I'd love to know how you went about it.
Former user wrote on 7/31/2016, 7:16 PM
I typically will just start with the chromakey preset (in the 2d folder) and tweak as needed. But, here's a link to the Hitfilm project file. The media isn't included, but you should have the original "deb" jpg. You can use any image for the background.

Debs Hitfilm Project file
Serena Steuart wrote on 8/2/2016, 9:59 PM
DaVinci Resolve is excellent and would key those stills easily. Resolve does fly-away hair.