Over the years I’ve observed that there are basically 3 kinds of people who want to make video. And because they aren’t doing it as a profession, their attitudes and aptitudes can sometimes get in the way of their pure desire to make a gorgeous green screen-type video.

Telling your story with green screen is a slightly more advanced video game so you need an edge to play it, and the right camera will help you win.

But what makes a camera โ€œrightโ€?

Actually, because of how you approach things, a better question is โ€œwhat makes a video camera right for me?โ€

The wrong camera can wreck your game faster than a golf ball in a snowstorm. But the right camera for you will encourage more activity, you’ll have more fun and get better results.

I have worked with 3 cameras that will get you awesome results, depending on how you like to work. Any of these can give you a one-click application of your keying filter, resulting in beautiful footage you can be proud of.

Take a look and discover which of these (and why) will help you get a fast start on making super greenscreen videos!

I think I should have made this video a long time ago, but no matter. Here it is…

    8 replies to "What’s the Best Camera for Your Green Screen?"

    • Vernon Riley

      There is a remote control fro the GH5 / GH5S – it’s an app for Android / iOS

    • Steven Washer

      Thanks, Vernon! I am aware of that, but the problem is that it can’t adjust the lens, which is the big win when you’re getting the shot ready. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Plus I found the app almost spectacularly buggy, had to be reconnected each time you turned the camera on and both devices had to then be connected to a camera server rather than my own wireless router. So a great idea in theory, but in real life, at least for me, a non-starter. ๐Ÿ™

    • Raymond Washington Jr

      Outstanding & Resourceful video

    • Miles Austin

      Steve, great content here. Can either the Sony FDR AX-100 or the Panasonic Lumix GH5s cameras be used as a webcam when broadcasting using Zoom, Facebook Live, etc.?

    • Mike

      Great info, thanks, Steve!

    • Mark Varney

      I agree with your conclusions, Steve. It makes perfect sense to choose a video camera to shoot video. Yes, the capabilities of the modern DSLR are fantastic, but it can never compete with the simple video camera, when it comes to merely setting up the shot. Thanks for another helpful video!

      • Steven Washer

        My pleasure. (Nice upgrade on your profile picture ๐Ÿ™‚

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