University of Nebraska Medical Center

Green Screen

EZStudio Green Screen

Use the green screen when you need a virtual background in your video.

People typically use a green screen if they are doing a presentation or interview and want a unique or specific background, such as a clinical or lab setting.

Tip: Use Zoom when recording against the green screen. Zoom lets you see how the recording looks in real time — and there is no post-production editing required.

Virtual background options

You can use your own image or choose from one of the EZStudio virtual backgrounds. If you use your own, make sure it is copyright-free.

Tip: Contact E-Learning prior to recording your video to make sure your image is the right ratio and quality, and that it will look good as a background.

E-Learning is available to assist if you need help replacing the green screen with your virtual background. Allow 5-7 business days for the editing and to receive a link to the completed video file.

Green screen with person standing in front

Clothing tips when using a green screen

Do not wear green
Avoid all green (including olive, moss or khaki) even in your accessories, unless you want part of your body to be invisible or have a floating head.

Do not wear white
White tends to become green from the light reflected off the green screen. Only wear white if it is mostly covered up by another color (like a gray jacket over a white shirt).

Do not wear shiny clothing or flashy jewelry
They will pick up the green from the green screen and also disappear in your virtual background. 

Read additional clothing tips for recording a video.