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Kino Lights (for Green Screen Video Studio)

David Heels is off-line
02 July 2014 10:45
Crippen
Photographer
Crippen
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
Sheffield

Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a supplier of reasonably cheap, but not rubbish Kinos, please?

Kino Flo look far too expensive, and the Chinese stuff on ebay looks worryingly cheap.



Secondly has anyone built a studio? Ideally green screen.
Any advice on infinity curves and whether to use paint, cloth or vinyl would be very appreciated.

Cheers
Dave


redbaron is off-lineSilver Member
02 July 2014 11:51
redbaron
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redbaron
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United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

I found this online tutorial of building an infinity curve a whle back http://youtu.be/thjh2c7b4KY It may help

Not much experience on greenscreen work though. the odd attempts I made just convinced me it was not worth the effort. Fo most cutouts I found a light grey background seems far simpler.
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David Heels is off-line
03 July 2014 08:15
Crippen
Photographer
Crippen
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
Sheffield

Hi Baron,

Thanks for the link. Why don't all builders look like that?

As for the Green vs Grey argument, I completely agree with you, when talking about Photography and Photoshop.

This, however, is for a video job.

Thanks again
Dave


Colin H is off-lineSilver Member
03 July 2014 08:36
thelook
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thelook
Location
United Kingdom
Berkshire


I've done a fair bit of GS over the years, only stills though, and have found that the programme you use to extract the GS image is a lot more important than the background.

I use a cloth backdrop which I peg to the supports. I prefer this to vinyl as there's less reflection. There are also lots of paints that work too. I've even shot GS against a green wall in a hotel and it worked almost perfectly despite the fact that the green was a completely different shade to the usual bright green.

I currently shoot GS as an Events Photographer and it really is surprising how forgiving it is (I use Darkroom Pro when Mobile http://www.darkroomsoftware.com/). For the best extraction when I've done advertising posters and the like for Bands, I use the same backdrop but take a little more care with it and use Green screen Wizard http://greenscreenwizard.co.uk/ which is a really excellent programme. Extracts to a much higher standard than Darkroom and lets you add shadows etc but too slow to use as a sales station when mobile.

Hope this helps.
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