Steve Smith explains how to achieve a green screen effect within XSplit for either live streams, or just as an easy way of using a green screen without resorting to Adobe After Effects.
Episode #7-06 released on October 8, 2016
Green Screens are a tricky thing to deal with. This is something I constantly have to deal with, as well as many other YouTube creators, film makers, etc. Heck, there are shirts I own I can't wear because I use green screens to do the majority of my shows, and I will be explaining how all this functions.
We will be using my own setup as a way of explaining how I do it all. My own green screen setup I use to stream on Twitch and do my shows for YouTube includes an 8 foot stand that holds a green screen cloth that I pin to keep as tight as possible, lit by two 5500K lights that are reflected by silver photo umbrellas to disperse the light as evenly as possible. There are better ways, but for the space I have, and the distance I am from the lights, that is all I could do on a budget.
When you stream in that kind of setup, you have to be aware that anything close to green will be replaced, this includes the logos on my headsets for game streaming, and I have to be careful, because my eyes are green.
For those who did not know this, I use XSplit, so my demonstration is going to be with XSplit. If you want an OBS tutorial, make sure you like, share, comment to video, ask for it, and to make sure you don't miss it, subscribe!
Let us presume you have a green screen, cloth, or wall behind you already, and that you have some kind of studio lighting, doesn't need to be super fancy for your first attempt, but you need to light the entire green background, and yourself fairly evenly though.
Once in XSplit, go to source, and select your video device. In my case, a webcam, like a lot of streamers. Once you have placed your webcam or video feed where you want it, preferably on bottom if you want the lack of legs to make sense, right click the video feed. Then go to colors. The box below is called keying, and selecting Chroma makes everything easier. Since Green screens are considered Chroma coloring for video, selecting it saves a lot of time. Adjust the Threshold and Exposure to maximize the entire effect.
The is basically all you need to do, in reality. The green screen effect is obtained by this point, and because of the way it works, you do not have any post recording green screen editing to do in After Effects, or any other program you like using.
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