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The Green Screen Handbook, 2nd Edition by Jeff Foster

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Chapter 2Digital Matting Methods and Tools

In today’s video and film production market, various matte color options, lighting options, and hardware and software solutions help you create a digital matte. What is the best solution for your particular production? Should you use green or blue? Will your production be composited live or composited in post? Should you use a solid-color background or a reflective screen? Planning ahead and developing your workflow will dictate what your needs are and guide you through your available options. This chapter will help you decide between using a green or blue screen and will explore your options for hardware and software.

Why Green vs. Blue Screen?

The most common question I’ve heard asked ...

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