Trying to add a green screen background image to a video of you with a plain green screen behind you? Image isn't appearing on the green screen surface after choosing your background? Check out the tips below to make sure you get the best green screen image behind you as possible.
For steps on how to add a green screen image to a video that has a plain green screen background, click here.
- Hot tip: We highly recommend if you have a physical green screen and a mobile device that you take advantage of the mobile green screen recorder. It is able to pick up green screens very well and in real time before you begin to record!
After choosing an image or video to appear as your background and the green screen has not changed below are some explanations as to what could be happening.
- Lighting - When using green screens lighting is a very big factor, especially when using our green screen editor on the web. Our green screen capture software needs optimal lighting from all directions to be able to fully recognize the green screen behind you. If when selecting an image/video you are only able to see portions of the image/video it may be that lighting was optimal in those areas but not in others (where you can still see the green screen). There should be an even distribution of light across the entirety of the green screen along with the individual present in the video. By doing this it will create a clear distinction between the individual present and the green screen behind them. Solution: Find lighting solutions (lamp, flashlight, direct sunlight, professional lighting, etc.) to get an even lighting situation on the green screen. Try to pinpoint the areas where the image was not transferred onto the green screen.
- Wrinkles - By having wrinkles or folds in the green screen it can create shadows that are hard for our software to pick up properly. Given that we need proper lighting to identify the full space of the green screen these shadows are creating a blank space, which will cause for the image to not transfer onto the green screen properly. Solution: Make sure to address these wrinkles/folds by ironing/steaming them out. Stretching the fabric of the green screen tightly with clamps or other equipment is also a great solution.
After trying the solutions above the green screen image is still not transferring over? We recommend recording using your mobile device (iOS or Android). Our mobile green screen recorder software picks up green screens in harsher conditions (examples: bad lightning, wrinkly green screen), presents the image/video behind you in real time, allows for retakes.