There are times when we are shooting green screen footage and we don’t have any idea what type of background to use for them. Well I’m here to provide you with some resources for places you can purchase virtual sets for your next green screen edit.
Animated Shoulder Sets (Digital Juice)
One of the newest products of the DJ family is this collection of virtual sets. Designed for green screen news talent, these sets come with creative backgrounds, over the shoulder screens and transitions. With options available for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas and Final Cut Pro/Motion you have your choice of using these sets across PC and Mac. The best part about these sets is you can either purchase the entire collection for $99 or individual sets for $25. Currently, Digital Juice has released two sets of this collection with newer sets on the horizon.
Virtual Set Backgrounds (Footage Firm)
Footage Firm is a site which has sold royalty free video assets for the last 10 years to numerous broadcast stations and has a great offering of virtual sets if you purchase from their DVD collection. With these sets, you have a greater variety of news style sets which also come with transparent video screens. They have sets which accommodate breaking news, entertainment, sports and more. Using one of these sets is a simple process of layering it underneath your green screen footage. You’ll be up and running in no time with these virtual sets.
Virtual Reality Sets (Tube Tape)
Tube Tape sells a variety of products to the budget filmmaker to bring their imagination to life. With the Tube Tape collection of virtual sets, you can mimic a news room, lecture hall, court room, conference room or concert. These sets come in the PNG file format at 1920 x 1080. The best thing about these sets is they come in pieces. This gives the user great flexibility to accommodate how they shoot their talent. These sets are typically $79.95 each but Tube Tape is running a 50% off deal where you can purchase them individually for $39.98 or in a bundle for $99.99.
Virtual Sets (Virtual Set Backgrounds)
Virtual Set Backgrounds specializes in selling customers digital backdrops for video production. They offer over 100 virtual sets to choose from and are compatible with a variety of editing and compositing software. One distinct feature these sets tend to have is that their monitors either come in green screen or have luma mattes which can be used with a keying filter to place footage inside of. The price range of these sets varies from $49-$135. VSB offers tutorials with various editing software to help the user get up and running quickly.
These are just four of the resources you can check out if you ever need a virtual set for your client. You can always create one yourself but if time is of the essence, you’ll fair much better by investing in one of these resources. The ease of use each company provides will make a seasoned editor look like a superstar.
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