Using the Built-in TriCaster Scopes for Shooting Green Screen

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By Jeff Foster To get the best results from your green screen composite you need the best quality background materials and the best lighting setup that will give you even green screen lighting. While I’ve shared how to measure your green screen lighting using a smartphone or tablet device, it’s equally important that what your … Read more…

Create Sets from iPhone Panoramas and Virtual Set Editor

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By Jeff Foster While you can edit existing virtual sets with the NewTek Virtual Set Editor (VSE) or create a new one from 3D rendered sets you can purchase and download online, did you know that you can also create your own panoramic “sets” from your iPhone5 or 6? Wouldn’t it be great to use … Read more…

Create 3D Overlay Effects in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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NewTek trainer-in-chief Don Ballance demonstrates two of the exciting possibilities offered by Augmented Reality: Size and position a graphic overlay into a virtual set and lock it in place. Now it is part of the set itself and moves as the camera moves. Add a presenter into a set. Adjust the new parallax control and … Read more…

Basic Green Screen Lighting Techniques

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by Jeff Foster The most important aspect of shooting any type of green or blue screen project is the appropriate lighting. If the subject isn’t lit correctly or the green screen is too dark, too bright, or uneven, chances are you’ll have problems pulling a good matte. I will share with you several methods for … Read more…

Quick Tip from Geek Beat TV: Increase Engagement on Live Streams With Chat

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Luria Petrucci from GeeksLife.com shares a quick tip that chatting with your audience during a live stream helps keep them engaged and interested in your productions. One of the things that keeps Geek Beat TV successful!   Extra Tips on Chat for Live Streams: Who… First, determine who will be doing the chatting from your team. … Read more…

Best Green Screen Materials

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Green Screen and Blue Screen Materials You can use many materials for green screen and blue screen compositing, depending on your location, the scale of the project, the method of keying you’ll use, and, of course, your budget. Large-scale projects such as motion-picture production use huge sets with seamless painted walls, cycs, and floors—not to … Read more…

Using Your SmartPhone to Measure Green Screen Lighting

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By Jeff Foster Regardless what kind of green screen setup you’re using or how you’re lighting it, you need to ensure that your screen is evenly-lit from the camera’s perspective. That means the screen behind your subject is all the same color and brightness. This can be harder than you may think, especially using a … Read more…

Transport Your Show Anywhere in the World

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A Talk with Rex Olson about TriCaster LiveSet™ Virtual Set Technology   NewTek’s Vice President of Media Production Rex Olson oversees the development and production of NewTek’s video content for all media. Prior to joining NewTek full-time, he operated his own production companies where he produced television programs, commercials and hundreds of videos and DVD … Read more…

Incorporating Your Green Screen Talent into Virtual Sets

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by Jeff Foster Virtual sets are digitally created scenes into which you can composite green screen subjects. In most cases, they’re computer-generated 3D studios, such as you see on the evening news and special programming on CNN, Fox News, 60 Minutes and COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey or in the many various sports programs on network … Read more…

Lighting Your Green Screen Subjects to Blend with the Intended Background

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By Jeff Foster Are you planning your green screen shoot with an intended background in mind – like a virtual set or solid colored panel? Or are you going to create your background to match the shots you get? There is a lot of planning you need to consider before lighting your green screen production, … Read more…