Green screens are the most important part of Twitch streaming everyone forgets about it. Having the ability to chroma key is the biggest step in having a visually appealing stream. While it’s very possible to have a nice looking stream without a green screen, many games will suffer from a blocky face cam, especially those that are cinematic or take up a lot of visual real estate. You could forego the face cam altogether, but it will severely hinder your ability to develop a personal connection with your audience. Having a face to the name is unquantifiably important. Because of this, a green screen becomes a necessary evil.
So why not throw a piece of green poster board behind you and call it a day? Why spend money on a “good” one?
Well, if you’ve spent a lot of time in photography studios or video editing, you might be able to survive with the poster board. You will also know that everyone who doesn’t have that experience is severely underestimating how difficult chroma keying is.
OUR TOP GREEN SCREEN PICKS
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Just a note: Did you know that green screens are actually affected by light and shadows? And, when they are, they do their job much less effectively. The professional set ups listed here range from budget options to much more high end, but they all have simple and useful lighting set ups. Then, at the end of the article, we will briefly go over one of the most widely used and effective “do it yourself” green screen set ups.