Westcott has created a complete kit including everything you need (minus the camera and computer) to superimpose an image onto any backdrop. Travel to Paris, place a baby on the flower pedal or step foot on the moon without having to go anywhere.
Chroma-key green that is. The magic behind this whole process is the green screen. Included in this kit is a 9' x 10' extra-large green screen backdrop that is constructed from a heavy-duty wrinkle-resistant matte fabric. You simply hang this background onto any wall or background system using the included pole pocket and grommets. Once hung, place your subject at least 3 feet in front of the backdrop and take your photo. (Make sure you frame only your subject and the green screen.) Why 3 feet? This helps to avoid any shadows on your backdrop that would need to be taken out during post production.
The next step is correctly lighting your backdrop and your subject. The uLite was designed to do just that. Although the uLites are designed to be compact in nature, they project an extremely broad area of light coverage. Basically, you can light a larger area with a smaller box. This is achieved by placing the removable diffusion front flush with the outer edge of the softbox and the narrow depth of the softbox. This simple 2-light setup will properly light both your subject and the 9' x 10' included backdrop.
The uLite is one of the first collapsible softboxes designed to give you the amazing light quality of a traditional style softbox, without the tedious set up. With one simple push, your softbox takes form and locks into place. The included two 500-watt lamps offer plenty of power to make sure both your subject and green screen are properly lit. Lamps are rated for over 60 hours of use.
PhotoKey Lite instantly removes green screen from your photos and replaces it with a new background image with only a handful of clicks. Shooting on green screen has never been easier! Green screen photography lets you experiment with different backgrounds without needing lots of practical backings or expensive locations.
As an added bonus, we have also included 200 digital backdrops and 2o overlay graphics to get you started right away! The video version of this same exact kit was published in the New York Times in December of 2011. The kit was described as "a steal" for the money. New advances in green screen technology give you finer control and better results than ever before.
Improvements to the interface make PhotoKey Lite faster and easier to use than ever before. The new Home screen provides instant access to training videos, updates and the latest news. PhotoKey Lite instantly and effortlessly removes the green screen from a photo as soon as it has been imported.
You can use any image for your background. Work with your own photos or images from stock libraries to find the perfect complement for your green screen photography. PhotoKey Lite's workflow-based interface guides you through the process, with basic green screen removal only taking a handful of clicks and a few seconds. The new Home and Help screens provide easy access to training and assistance if needed.
Green screen photography gives you maximum control over your images. Experiment with different backgrounds without needing lots of practical backings or expensive locations. Included with PhotoKey Lite is a selection of color filters and special effects for adjusting the appearance of your images.