Backdrop SUCKS!!!!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Prof., Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Prof. macrumors 601

    Prof.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #1
    Okay. I opened photo booth to try out the new back drops and I did everything it said. I stepped out of the screen for a couple of seconds and when I stepped back in, the back drop disappeared.

    Do you think Apple will fix this soon with an update?

    Prof. :apple:
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    #2
    Do you have something that moves when you get back in the frame? It essentially takes a picture and removes that part from the video and substitutes it. If there's a mirror behind you or changing light or things are just moving, you won't get the desired effect.
     
  3. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

    Prof.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #3
    Okay, I did it again and it still doesn't work!
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    #4
    Any subtle lighting differences will affect the backdrop. It needs work.
     
  5. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    #5
    The backdropped effects work best with a monochromatic background just like the chromakey/greenscreen used in tv & movies, etc.

    A sheet or pasteboard that fills the screen area behind you works best. It's even mentioned in the Leopard demo video.
     
  6. Ctrl2k macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    #6
    Yes, it really needs a simple background to key on. Most normal backgrounds won't work well.
     
  7. lofight macrumors 68000

    lofight

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
  8. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

    Prof.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #8
    I tried every room in my house and the background doesn't work in any of them!

    I'm not going to lie, I'm kinda pissed.:mad:

    Prof. :apple:
     
  9. age234 macrumors 6502

    age234

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    #9
    I pretty much assumed it wouldn't work well. Notice that every time they demonstrated it the background was professionally lit and extremely simple, if not a plain color.

    What it probably is is the auto iris (probably gain, actually) screwing it up. The iris/gain probably changes when you leave the frame to correct the exposure, then it goes back when you return, and it doesn't work because the background doesn't match.

    If that's it, there's really no way to fix it, aside from adjusting your lighting until the camera's exposure doesn't change when you're in/out of frame.
     

Share This Page