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My Chroma Keying Video Setup

sunday, september 02, 2018

In the past, I’ve been asked multiple times how I built my video chroma keying setup. I’ve recorded a video which explains my motivations for building such a setup and the software and components I’m currently using.

I had the following requirements for such a setup:

  • Chroma keying for a nice picture in picture view without borders

  • Not affecting the presenter computer’s performance

  • Usable for both recording and video conferencing

  • Proper video & audio quality, despite live-coding (typing noise)

The components I’m now using, besides my working (presenter) computer, are:

A few more things you might take into account:

  • Delays between audio and video (adjustable in OBS)

  • Appropriate video codecs and settings depending on usage (recording or video conferencing)

  • Proper audio settings (stereo to mono sound, compressor, auto-gain)

  • A setup that is quick and easy to use

  • Proper lighting, for the presenter and especially the background

 

Update 2020-03-05:

I’ve recently upgrade my setup to use a professional camera instead of a webcam. Before, I was using the following: Logitech HD Pro C920 Affiliate link

In general, the C920 does a fantastic job, is much cheaper and easier to connect, so you might want to have a look at it first.

Happy chroma-keying :-)

 

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