Kino Lights (for Green Screen Video Studio)

Kino Lights (for Green Screen Video Studio)

4 posts
2 July 2014
Crippen
Photographer
Crippen
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
Posted 2 July 2014
Edited by Crippen 2 July 2014
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
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.
Posted 2 July 2014
Crippen
Photographer
Crippen
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
Posted 3 July 2014
Edited by Crippen 3 July 2014
thelook
Photographer
thelook
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.

Posted 3 July 2014
Edited by thelook 3 July 2014
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