Datavideo’s CKL-300 Kit

Datavideo will be exhibiting at the upcoming Digital Video Expo 2013, September 25-26, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles, CA. Drop by the Datavideo exhibit booth #337.

Datavideo manufactures high quality, cost-effective products for live production and broadcasting. Products include: mobile studios, video switchers, monitors, recorders, vector scopes, portable teleprompters, CG software, Chroma key, format converters and a variety of video production accessories. Datavideo is a world-wide company with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

Take a look at this interesting technology, the CKL-300 Kit, a retro-reflective “green screen” setup.

Chromakey Kit

The CKL-300 Kit is a perfect solution for beautiful HD video Chroma keys that do not require tedious attention to background lighting. It includes the LD-1 dual blue/green LED light ring with adapters for 58mm, 72mm, and 82mm lenses, an LED dimmer, a remote control unit, and three RF-1025 retro-reflective screens with velcro edges. This lets you expand the screen width to a size that fits your application.

Traditional Green Screens

You may have seen or heard of what’s called a “Green Screen.” The camera person will record the talent standing in front of the green screen. The video then goes to a device for processing to replace the green background with something else, like a virtual stage. That way, you can have a virtual set for your show host, interviewer, vocalist, etc.

Chromakey with the CKL-300

The CKL-300 works in a similar way, except instead of requiring a pre-built green-screen room, all you need to do is hang the three RF-1025 Retro-Reflective Screens to be used as the background for your talent. Next, the LED Light Ring is mounted onto the video camera and turned on. If the light ring is set to “green,” the resulting video will show your talent in front of a green background. If the ring is set to “blue,” the talent will be seen in front of a blue background.

The Benefits

This setup saves time and money because the use of this kit does NOT require painting a dedicated room for green-screening, and it does NOT require as much attention to lighting as a typical green-screen room does. Simply hang the RF-1025 screens, light your subject, turn on the light ring, and shoot!

Don’t forget to pick up your complimentary copies of StudentFilmmakers Magazine and HDProGuide Magazine at the show!

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