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The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques by Jeff Foster

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Chapter 6. Green Screens in Live Broadcasts

Green Screens in Live Broadcasts

We've all watched the TV news and seen the large weather maps that the meteorologist stands in front of while delivering the evening's weather forecast. It's no mystery that they've been doing this in front of blue and green screens for decades. But you may still wonder, "How do they do that?" What does the studio setup look like, and how does the hardware work?

Green Screens in Live Broadcasts

I took a trip to a local TV station to find out how the process works— and has been working for more than 30 years. New technologies have surfaced ...

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