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#1 Niki Mundo

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:31 PM

It folds up into 12"x12" and in your backpack and when you need it, you pull it out and BAM! a perfect rigid 12'x12' seamless green. I was wondering if they make such a green screen?

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#2 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:27 PM

Don't we wish. Anything that is fabric or the like has the tendency to get creased or wrinkled. You can spend precious minutes (and more) with a portable steamer to TRY to smooth it all out.

Having wasted some time with that method, I finally have settled on carrying a large roll of seamless green paper I get from FILMTOOLS in Burbank. http://www.filmtools.com/sss-54.html

It's about 9 feet long and I suspend it on a backdrop stand system.

I got a very good one from Calumet in Hollywood http://www.calumetph...om/item/MF6095/
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#3 robert duke

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:07 AM

Don't we wish. Anything that is fabric or the like has the tendency to get creased or wrinkled. You can spend precious minutes (and more) with a portable steamer to TRY to smooth it all out.

Having wasted some time with that method, I finally have settled on carrying a large roll of seamless green paper I get from FILMTOOLS in Burbank. http://www.filmtools.com/sss-54.html

It's about 9 feet long and I suspend it on a backdrop stand system.

I got a very good one from Calumet in Hollywood http://www.calumetph...om/item/MF6095/


they make a 6x and 6x10 that pops out look in BH photo. They arent rigid. They are floppy and hard to manage as a background. They have wrinkle issues.

If you can make it do it.
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#4 dan brockett

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:57 PM

Hi:

Don't know if you have ever seen it, but the ChromaFlex system from ReflecMedia is pretty good and it uses a foldable 8 x 8' green screen in combination with an LED Lite Ring. www.reflecmedia.com I have been using the Chromaflex system for the better part of a year. It works very well. I shoot mostly with the HVX-200 although I have used the Varicam and F900 as well.

The only large drawback of the system is using it with people with glasses. The green LED ringlight will show up in the reflections from their glasses. You will have to key in a white/gray gradient behind the talent's head so that the green ring light reflections turn into mere lights reflecting. It requires an extra layer in the composite and more time.

And as far as teleprompter, forget it, we still have to do greenscreen the traditional way, the ChromaFlex will not work through a prompter.

Other than these two issues, the ChromaFlex works like dream. Highly advised. I would estimate I have now shot close to 100 interviews for various docs using greenscreen, it is a pain as far as post but it does let you selectively control your BGs more.

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