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#1 Nick Centera

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:04 PM

Hey, at my school we are getting some new fluorescent banks for our green screen. We are using work lamp and not professional banks, I know it's not that good, but it is all we can get for our budget. I know that fluorescents give off a different color so I was wondering if there is a gel we can put on the banks to help with the color correction and give a better green color to the green screen. Thanks a lot.
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#2 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:27 PM

Depending on the fixtures you may be able to buy the special chroma green tubes from Kino Flo. Other than that, I would imagine adding plus green might be the ticket?
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 11:38 PM

Can you put Kino Flo bulbs into a regular work light type bank?
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:27 AM

Can you put Kino Flo bulbs into a regular work light type bank?


Yup. They get put into practical overheads all the time.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:47 AM

From what I've seen, those green tubes do a really excellent job of lighting up a green screen.
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#6 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:10 AM

The supergreens are great, just be sure to cut spill onto the foreground off them.
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#7 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:37 AM

The supergreens are cool, but not necessary. You can get perfectly fine keys using tungsten balanced kino's. Too, you can use them for other applications.
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