How to set up a green screen for videos

I recently started exploring using green screen for videos. I’m not the greatest by any means and I still have a lot to learn, but I love how it transforms the quality of my videos and makes them more personal. Here’s an example of a recent attempt:

If you’re interested in giving it a go, here’s how you can set up your own green screen “studio” and what I used for mine:

Green Screen

Frame for green screen

2x LED Lights + Stands

Then for software I use XSplit Broadcaster (I bought the lifetime license, because I’m all about those one-time expenses as opposed to subscription/variable models). Currently, they’re offering 55% off the lifetime license. I use it for more than green screens, as it allows for live YouTube broadcasting and scene switching as well.

XSplit has two chroma key options. Regular and legacy:

XSplit allows you to record locally, so I set up a scene with my “green screen” camera layer on top of the background (PowerPoint monitor screen capture) and add any other layers and begin recording. I could also live-stream like this if I wished.

Next I’ll be working on finding the right balance of chroma key settings and lighting to make my green screen recordings as clear and fluid as possible. I might also look into getting more lights, but your own needs will depend on your room and available natural lighting.

Good luck in your own adventures!

Bon voyage, 2018: Reflections, goals, and gratitude

Reflections

Goals for 2019

  • Become an MCSE or M365 Expert
  • Write another book
  • Keep speaking, blogging, and sharing
  • TBD

Gratitude

Thank you to LMH Health, my colleagues and community change-makers, for welcoming me to your organization and believing in what we can achieve collectively. I’m fueled by your energy.

Thank you to the six SharePoint Saturday organizing committees who provided me with the opportunity this past year to share my passion with your communities.

Thank you to Brenda Hough at Emporia State University for inviting me to speak at my alma mater about my journey.

Thank you to Max Fritz, Mack Sigman, Melissa Hubbard, April Dunnam, Tara Saylor, Starla Jones, Mike Broadwell, Jason Dozier, Yang Yang, Sharon Weaver, Rebekah Ellingson, Chris Heeter and Alicia Backlund for sharing your time with the Lawrence SharePoint User Group and providing premium content for our attendees and viewers. And thank you to the attendees – we do it for you, and are inspired by your desire to continue learning, sharing, and growing.

Finally, thank you to all of my readers, viewers, friends, and advocates. May this new year provide you with rich opportunities, hope, healing, and love.

Top 10 posts of 2018 on SharePointLibrarian.com

Thank you, friends, for making 2018 my best blogging year yet. I enjoy sharing what I learn along the way, and am glad to know it’s being found useful.

The following includes the ‘Top 10’ most popular posts by views published in 2018:

How to set up a green screen for videos
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Bon voyage, 2018: Reflections, goals, and gratitude
Reflections This past year, I self-published my first book The ABCs of SharePoint. I started several community initiatives Lawrence SharePoint
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Top 10 posts of 2018 on SharePointLibrarian.com
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How to create a SharePoint Governance Plan (includes template)
What is governance? The Burton Group says “Governance uses people, process, technology, and policies to define a service, resolve ambiguity,
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Using today’s date and/or current time in calculated columns and list view filters
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Embedding Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) reports in SharePoint
If you’re on-premises and looking to embed a Power BI Report Server report in SharePoint, you’ll find it’s not as
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DateKeys are essential for relative time measures. In “manage relationships” you tie the ‘DateKey' to a date field in each
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View and share Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) reports full screen
The O365 Power BI Service has an easy “expand” icon on reports to make them full screen whereas Power BI
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Intro to conditional formatting & rules/validation when customizing SharePoint new item forms with PowerApps in Office 365
This is my intro to conditional formatting & rules/validation when customizing SharePoint new item forms with PowerApps in Office365. The
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Show last modified date for a SharePoint list without using code
How to display last modified date for a bulk-updated list in SharePoint without using code.
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Want more? Check out the archives for all previous posts:


How to set up a green screen for videos
I recently started exploring using green screen for videos. I’m not the greatest by any means and I still have
Read more.
Bon voyage, 2018: Reflections, goals, and gratitude
Reflections This past year, I self-published my first book The ABCs of SharePoint. I started several community initiatives Lawrence SharePoint
Read more.
Top 10 posts of 2018 on SharePointLibrarian.com
What were the top 10 posts viewed on SharePointLibrarian.com in 2018?
Read more.
Solution: “We’re sorry. We can’t open {file} because we found a problem with its contents.”
When using SharePoint Designer workflows to automatically create documents from a template you might run into an error message: “We’re
Read more.
Customize styles/formatting of SharePoint list column header rows
Note: This post applies to on-premise/server lists or O365 lists set to “classic” view. This will not work on modern
Read more.
How to resolve SharePoint list view threshold error: “The view cannot be displayed because it exceeds the list view threshold…”
SharePoint lists have a default limit of 5,000 items per view. But lists can contain 30 million items (just not
Read more.
How to create a SharePoint Governance Plan (includes template)
What is governance? The Burton Group says “Governance uses people, process, technology, and policies to define a service, resolve ambiguity,
Read more.
Using today’s date and/or current time in calculated columns and list view filters
I previously shared how to create a “Today” column in SharePoint that would always be up-to-date even if list items
Read more.
Embedding Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) reports in SharePoint
If you’re on-premises and looking to embed a Power BI Report Server report in SharePoint, you’ll find it’s not as
Read more.
How to create a powerful date table or DateKey in Power BI
DateKeys are essential for relative time measures. In “manage relationships” you tie the ‘DateKey' to a date field in each
Read more.
View and share Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) reports full screen
The O365 Power BI Service has an easy “expand” icon on reports to make them full screen whereas Power BI
Read more.
Intro to conditional formatting & rules/validation when customizing SharePoint new item forms with PowerApps in Office 365
This is my intro to conditional formatting & rules/validation when customizing SharePoint new item forms with PowerApps in Office365. The
Read more.
Show last modified date for a SharePoint list without using code
How to display last modified date for a bulk-updated list in SharePoint without using code.
Read more.