Chroma Key Live
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Chroma Key Live is a free tool to generate a live "green screen" composite (AKA "chroma key") during a video shoot.

In the days of analog video, the camera's live signal was routed through a keyer in the control room and delivered back to an on-set monitor. This way, the production team could see exactly how the actor looked when composited over the background image. Modern digital video is shot without the support of an analog studio, so the chroma key is created afterwards inside the computer. This leads to a problem: How do you visualize the composited image on-set
What's New
Version 6.0.8:

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed major bug in Camera Input selector that kept most cameras from showing up on the list of available devices!
Bugs in this version:
  • The mouse pointer is displayed when in full-screen mode. (Move it to the side of the screen if this bothers you.)
  • If Syphon Input is selected, but no Syphon servers are found, strange artifacts can appear.
  • Fullscreen only works on the primary display.

Version 6.0.8:

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed major bug in Camera Input selector that kept most cameras from showing up on the list of available devices!
Bugs in this version:
  • The mouse pointer is displayed when in full-screen mode. (Move it to the side of the screen if this bothers you.)
  • If Syphon Input is more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later



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joesatriani2083 reviewed on 24 Jun 2013
Easy to use, well designed does what it says and Open Source.. what more to ask... maybe a recording possibility... Thanks a lot for your contribution!
[Version 5.1.5]


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Moog Modular reviewed on 04 Mar 2012
404 on the download :(
[Version 5.1.5]


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Downloads:18,527
Version Downloads:1,050
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:20 Jan 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Chroma Key Live is a free tool to generate a live "green screen" composite (AKA "chroma key") during a video shoot.

In the days of analog video, the camera's live signal was routed through a keyer in the control room and delivered back to an on-set monitor. This way, the production team could see exactly how the actor looked when composited over the background image. Modern digital video is shot without the support of an analog studio, so the chroma key is created afterwards inside the computer. This leads to a problem: How do you visualize the composited image on-set when all you can see is the actor against a green screen?

Now it's simple: Run the Firewire output from your camera into a laptop running Chroma Key Live. Click on the live video image to choose your key color and load a Quicktime background file (movie or still image). Now you can see your actor composited on top of your background!

(Note: Chroma Key Live cannot record. It is strictly for on-set preview. You can do much better keys in post-production software.)

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.


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