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Virtual background system

Jay Smith , Jul 28, 2005; 03:03 p.m.

I am new to studio photography, and I am interested in doing portrait photography using different types of backgrounds. I have been searching the web for background systems from companies like Amvona.com and other sites, but I also ran across a site that offers a Virtual background system by VB. I would be interested to learn from anyone who has had experience with such a system, and is it worth the investment? The company?s web site does not list the price of any of their systems. I do have a Nikon N90, Nikon Coolpix 995, and a Hasselblad 503 CW, I would also like to know if one system will be compatible with all three cameras.

Thanking you in advance for your help.

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Stephen Cumblidge , Jul 28, 2005; 03:34 p.m.

It looks like an overly expensive slide projector and screen. You can do that trick for less money. If you use a digital camera you can use a green or blue sheet as a backdrop and photoshop in whatever you want whenever you want.

Also, I am guessing that system won't work with professional strobes, so you will be forced to use hot lights and long exposure times. A projector will have a hard time competing with a flash.

Benoît Marchal , Jul 29, 2005; 03:30 a.m.

Stephen, I have no experience with that "virtual background" system but I had a quick look on their site and it appears the image is projected by some sort of flash unit and they claim it's compatible with strobes.

--ben

Raymond Root , Jun 15, 2010; 02:45 a.m.

the science is rock solid and yes it works w/strobe how it does like i said is science and if you ever watched MR wizzard when you were a kid you would know how it works too

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