Use the green screen when you need a virtual background
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.
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A green screen is used if you want to have 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. The EZStudio connects directly into your Zoom account. Zoom lets you see how the recording looks in REAL TIME — and there is NO POST-PRODUCTION to swap out the green background with the image.
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.
Clothing tips when using a green screen
- Avoid wearing the color green, be it bright, olive, moss or khaki. The computer won't be able to distinguish your clothing from the green screen, meaning you'll have a floating head or parts of your body will blend into the virtual background.
- Keep white to a minimum, unless it is mostly covered up by another color (like a gray jacket over a white shirt); white tends to become green from the light reflected off the green screen.
- Avoid wearing shiny clothing or flashy jewelry because they will pick up the green from the green screen and will also disappear into your virtual background.
Read additional clothing tips for recording a video.