Green screen, when well lit and well shot, can be a joy to work with. More often than not, however, green screen footage suffers from wrinkles, shadows, incomplete coverage, camera noise, and spill. Regardless, there is always a way to make the key work with common effects and tools available in layer-based and node-based compositing systems.
This chapter includes the following critical information:
• Chroma key terminology
• Common green screen problems and solutions
• Keying the foreground core and edge separately
• Keying without a green screen
Chroma keying is the process ...