green screen

How can I do Chroma Key?

ManyCam

Episode 1442

Trent from Australia

Trent is a video teacher and he wants to do live Chroma Key with green screen with his kids. How can he do that more affordably? Leo says that lighting is everything. He'll want to be sure the lighting is smooth and even, and doesn't cast a shadow on his green screen. Then he can use software like ManyCam. It works great, according to the chatroom. Wirecast is another option, and it is 30% off for Black Friday.

How can I switch between two cameras?

NewTek Tricaster

Episode 1244

Bob from San Diego, CA

Bob does video podcasts and webinars, and he's built a studio to do it. Now his partners want to add a second camera to the mix. Leo says he'll need a switcher to switch between the two cameras, especially with Green Screen as well. He can also add multiple microphones and can switch live, which will save him time in the editing bay. Leo uses the TriCaster by NewTek, and they have green screen options built into it, handling the camera background switch automatically.

How can I start a YouTube channel for gaming?

Episode 1104

Samson from Chatsworth, CA

Samson wants to make a YouTube Channel for gaming. Leo says that at 14, he can actually run his own channel without parental approval (although he should have approval). He wants to do Minecraft videos. Leo says that Minecraft is a very crowded field for play along, and it's very popular. So much so that YouTube bought Twitch, which is used for that reason. Gameplay is the hottest category and PewDiePie is one of the biggest players. He's making a ton of money doing it. So it comes down to this – why does Samson want to do it? Samson says it looks fun.

How could I set up green screen for high school video projects?

Episode 981

Peter from Placentia, CA

Peter is a teacher and wants to teach his kids how to do green screen keying like they do with the weather on the news. Leo suggests Telescreen Wirecast as a budget solution. It costs about $400-500. Leo also recommends hardware solutions like the TriCaster 40, but it's expensive at $5,000. There's also the Blackmagic ATAM.