Has anyone played with Hensel “Freemask”

Has anyone played with Hensel “Freemask”

4 posts
13 May 2018
RBM_ltd
Photographer
RBM_ltd

Just out of interest has anyone used Hensel’s freemask and if so, what are the results like. I know it has been around for a while. I have the option of shooting it on one of my mobile packs, but I do not have a freemask transmitter.

 

If you have shot anything using Freemask, please show us!

Posted 13 May 2018
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron

Guess the answer is no.To be honest I had never heard on it but from what I can see from a quick google it sounds like an idea that has been overtaken by other ways to achieve the same thing and lets face it green screening for still photography is one of those ideas that never took off and probably never will.

Posted 14 May 2018
Photoimager
Photographer
Photoimager

I have used Freemask for products etc and it works well for that, particularly when used in conjunction with the Mask Integrator software. It does really need a tripod and static subject to work really smoothly. I've tried it for 'headshots' and full length. The headshots worked 'OK' but required some mask adjustments, albeit less than if doing a 'photoshop cut-out mask'. The full lengths were not satisfactory since t the floor in front of th subject.

Where the Freemask system has a distinct advantage over greenscreen and other approaches to generating a mask is transparency. It isn't 'all or nothing' mask, you can get transparency in glass etc objects in a useful way.You can see this in the person's shades. This is the mask.

Posted 2 June 2018
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
Photoimager

I have used Freemask for products etc and it works well for that, particularly when used in conjunction with the Mask Integrator software. It does really need a tripod and static subject to work really smoothly. I've tried it for 'headshots' and full length. The headshots worked 'OK' but required some mask adjustments, albeit less than if doing a 'photoshop cut-out mask'. The full lengths were not satisfactory since t the floor in front of th subject.

Where the Freemask system has a distinct advantage over greenscreen and other approaches to generating a mask is transparency. It isn't 'all or nothing' mask, you can get transparency in glass etc objects in a useful way.You can see this in the person's shades. This is the mask.

That is where a sheet of clear acrylic or perspex on the paper helps. Apart from keeping it clean it makes the floor reflective so it blows out the same as the background

Posted 2 June 2018
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