When it comes to the world of chroma key technology, there are many factors that go into a great key. There are specific lighting scenarios, the types of green or blue screens, your camera, the amount of skill you possess, and second most importantly… the software you use. We are going to take a look at nine of the most useful pieces of software out there to make your life that little bit easier when it comes to checking your keys in real time, or checking out the mattes to make sure that the footage you are shooting is going to be the easiest to work with in post.
Selective focus through the tilt of lens is often used to simulate a miniature scene. This effect (sometimes also known as dollhouse effect, tilt-shift effect, etc) can be easily obtained by using high-end cameras which allow tilting of the lens. Apart from using specialized cameras/lenses to simulate miniature effect, basic digital after treatment can give similar results and offer greater flexibility. As shown in our previous tutorial, you can easily choose the region that is sharp and the amount of blur. Furthermore, these options can be made after the actual shoot.