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solidrockk
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Oct 05, 2013 22:00 |  #1

What is a good software for chroma key? I have been having trouble with chroma key I bought photokey 6 pro but I just dont like it.




  
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Oct 06, 2013 03:41 |  #2

Assuming the shot itself is well done; good background color saturation, no spillage, even lighting, etc. the actual key itself should be easy enough to do even using Photoshop's own tools.

If you're having trouble with chroma key, chances are the problem isn't with the software, but I don't know your specific case, so all I can offer is general advice.


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Oct 06, 2013 12:49 |  #3

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Oct 07, 2013 14:47 |  #4

Photoshopgreenscreen.c​om

They have a free plugin that does absolutely wonders. Going to purchase the Pro version as soon as I can.




  
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Oct 11, 2013 16:55 as a reply to  @ Shooting's post |  #5

I strongly recommend you
FX Home's PhotoKey 6 (external link)
I've been using Photokey 4, 5 and 6 for the last 2 years editing over 10000 green screens, even if your green background is not perfect with some practice this software can make wonders :)




  
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Oct 11, 2013 17:08 |  #6

What don't you like about Photokey?


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Oct 12, 2013 07:14 |  #7

The only thing that is not working exactly like I want for my needs is: Multiple backgrounds Export, it's exporting with the background names not with picture names which is difficult for my line of work :) hopefully in new versions they will improve more the multiple backgrounds.
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Before I was using Photoshop actions and was a pain in the ass if green screen background wasn't lit equally :)




  
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Oct 13, 2013 13:48 |  #8

I use photokey 6 as well.

My usage is for event photos. I give people a choice of backgrounds and packages of various sizes as well as digital option.

I have templates setup for each background and size. Photographer is tethered, takes the shot and writes the number on the envelope. Person doing processing opens the size/background template then drags the image in. Software does the merge. Typically nothing needs any adjustment but can be done at that time. Click the print button, click the email button if they bought a digital copy and done.

Did an event a couple of week ago where we shot about 300 couples. One photographer, two people processing. Processing lagged about 45 minutes behind. We kept overloading the print queue.

For event work like that photokey works great.

There is another program I have used called printripper that works similar. It is designed for quick package printing. Both companies offer trial downloads.


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