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#1 David Calson

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 01:08 PM

Those bright green poster boards you see in Target or art stores, has anybody used those for chroma keying and if so how clean a matte do you get?
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#2 David McDonald

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:45 PM

I've used them for covering computer monitors and they seemed to work pretty well. I was shooting with the 5D which is quite bad for chroma keying (unless the lighting and chroma screen is perfect) and it worked pretty well. I don't think I would use a bunch of them taped together to make a big screen, but for smaller things they're not bad. But it's up to you. You can always do some simple tests.
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#3 Paulo Eduardo Uchoa

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:56 PM

You can use them and get great results. It really comes down to what camera you are using. Here is an example picture. I used several of those sheets taped together, I used a long lens and a fast aperture to throw the background completely out of focus and you (even the computer) can't even tell that its a bunch of sheets taped together.
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#4 David Calson

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:28 PM

Thanks y'all!
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