Green Screen Setups for Virtual Backgrounds
For a custom or bespoke event where you intend to use virtual sets or backgrounds, you can use a green or blue screen. This allows you to replace your background with a process called chroma keying with a more custom and professional looking background.
From the presenter/speaker side, you will need to use a green or blue screen to allow us to carry out the chroma keying process and place your presenter in a virtual set/background. You can get a few different kinds, and we will look at some of the best options which we recommend.
Types of Green/Blue Screens
Large popup screens are beneficial if your presenter intends to be stood up and have your full body on screen. This option can be purchased, here.
For convenience and smaller spaces, you can get screens that attach to the back of your chair. This is ideal if you will just be using a closeup shot of the persons head for a virtual background. This can be purchased, here.
If space is not an issue, then a roller banner type screen may be a better option. You can also get a roll out fabric ones like the one shown below. This means you can set it up if you're standing or place it behind your chair if sitting. This is available for purchase, here.
All of these types of green/blue screens are perfect for use with our webinars and virtual events. All you have to do is set up your green/blue screen behind you, your streamGo event producer will take care of the rest.
Key points to ensure your screen will work correctly:
- Make sure all of your background is covered with the green/blue screen, don't leave any gaps. You're aiming for a solid colour background behind you
- Make sure your background is well lit. Try and use as much natural light as possible, being seated close to a window will help, we want a nice even soft light across your background
- Make sure there are also no harsh shadows or areas that are not well lit
- Make sure there are no creases in your fabric green/blue screen background
- Send us the background image in a JPEG or PNG file before your event