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Background Update

Blue screen technique + home video = fun and profit
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If this isn't baked, it probably soon will be. The hardware for the blue screen kit is a large blue (or green) screen, some spray cans of blue (etc.) paint and some background videos such as an expanse of desert or a view from a mountaintop. The software enables combining and editing your home video with blue screen background together with a delivered or self-produced background video. For example you and your friends could be shown dining in a clean, luxurious mansion or your kids could be seen doing spiderman stunts on high buildings.

Since the age of TV-phone has finally arrived, your day at the beach could be instantaneously transformed to an office environment, when the boss calls on the WAP phone with this kit. Or why not convert your party background to a cab stuck in traffic, when ringing the spouse?

FarmerJohn, Jun 01 2002

Chroma key http://www.videoguys.com/sfxm.htm
Yep, baked except for the spray cans, background videos and WAP kit [FarmerJohn, Jun 01 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Bluescreen techniques http://www.berceanu...uescreen_light.html
[bristolz, Jun 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Ultimatte http://www.ultimatte.com/basics.html
[bristolz, Jun 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Primatte http://www.photron..../primatte_main.html
Competitor to Ultimatte in high-end blue/green screen based compositing. [bristolz, Jun 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

backdrops http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/backdrops
Similar idea, but you either don't need the software or don't need the blue screen. [jutta, Jun 04 2002]

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       what, no narrative? Oh well...
yamahito, Jun 01 2002
  

       These days you might even be able to do away with the green screen: the computer could figure out what the fixed, unchanging background image is, subtract it out, and add in a new one. Wouldn't work if you were standing in front of waving trees or an unruly crowd or whatever, though.
wiml, Jun 02 2002
  

       blissmiss, it's a Blue Screen, not a Blues Screen
thumbwax, Jun 03 2002
  

       No, wait; I think she's on to something. I know this is baked (in that "Closed-Captioning for Films" idea) ... but what if the background were *really* a background? Featuring light-up text behind each person, to provide context on the life around the swagger, the sulk, or the giggles?   

       Let's say you're at a barbecue. Pompous Guy at the picnic table says something, but text above his head says something different: MUCH NICER THAN THIS WHEN HE'S NOT DRINKING; BOUGHT HIS WIFE A CUBIC ZIRCONIA RING AND PASSED IT OFF AS A DIAMOND; FERRETS SCARE HIM SILLY; WAS REGULARLY BULLIED AS A CHILD   

       The child next to him tucks into her Jell-O, but the text above her head reads: SECRETLY LOVES TIGERS MORE THAN HORSES; CAN'T STAND THAT GIRL IN HER CARPOOL WHO BOSSES PEOPLE AROUND; WISHES SHE HAD FRECKLES; WILL MOVE TO NEW ORLEANS WHEN HER LEAD-GUITARIST BOYFRIEND DUMPS HER AT THE AGE OF 20   

       ... and as for me, well: WOULD HAVE LIKED TO BE A NEUROLOGIST; ONCE KNEW HOW TO KNIT BUT FORGOT; MISSES HER NEPHEW (KYLE); NOT AS NICE AS SHE LOOKS   

       Baked. I'm sure it's baked ...
1percent, Jun 03 2002
  

       I do stuff like that with my Pinnacle Studio DV - quite fun.
thumbwax, Jun 04 2002
  

       [blissmiss] Wow, I finally understand how women think.
FarmerJohn, Jun 04 2002
  

       My numerologist told me yesterday, that "7"s, the number group I happen to belong to, *ARE*, pshychotic, and that you should treat them with the awe, and admiration, they deserve. Or else they'll cast a spell on you.
blissmiss, Nov 06 2004
  
      
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