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Do you deal with video shooting, I would imagine you do.
I put up a few threads and nobody is responding.

I have the new Sony HDR 560 CV that shoots in avhdc. (might be wrong codec spelling)

I trying to shoot a dark subject indoors with a green screen background. I have to back light for no shadows. No matter how much light I put on the subject (a puppet) it looks dark.

I'm using auto settings. Could that be messing me up. Should I go into Manuel settings and is there a preset for indoors and is using a green screen adding more issues. I know there is infomation on the instruction Manuel, but nothing about using a green screen backdrop that has to be lit to avoid shadows when the subject is moving.

I know this may not be your cup of tea but perhaps you could point me to where I could find out.

I've put up a post here and on creative cow under the camcorder forum. But not one response. Please Help.....and thanks for your past help.

Mr. Fuzzblaster.


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It may be an issue of needing to light the screen better, and being far enough away from it to not cast shadows.
Another site with some samples: http://www.greenscreenwizard.com/Lighting.aspx

I've been in studios -- essentially large boring warehouse-like buildings -- and the backdrops are far away from the actors.
I've shot still images on white and blue screens, and it's all about lighting and distance.

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