At the moment, green screen only works on Google Chrome for PC/Mac (no mobile/tablet devices). We hope to include more browser support in the future!
You must own or have purchased a physical green screen in order to utilize Green Screen on Melon. You can purchase a green screen that fits any budget through sites like Amazon.
Here are a few tips for best experience when green screen is enabled:
- Straighten the green screen. Make sure your green screen fills up the screen. No big folds or wrinkles present.
- Resolution Minimum. In order for green screen to work, please ensure your resolution is set to 720p. (minimum)
- Set up even lighting. Green screen works best when the backdrop contains the same shade of green. So be sure you have proper lighting and that no shadows are present when your green screen is on camera.
- Having a good GPU (Graphic Processing Unit). Green screen functionality utilizes more processing power from your computer. Having a good graphics card on your computer will help ensure optimal performance.
- Don’t wear green. If you’re wearing the same shade of green as your green screen, you will camouflage yourself when green screen is enabled.
- Adjust the native ISO on your camera. If you're using a professional camera, the ISO is the sensitivity of your camera sensor. If the ISO is too high, you'll get graininess on video which will make the chroma keying process difficult. Conduct a quick Google search or check your manual for any particular camera setting. The native ISO is the best ISO so that it doesn't up the voltage to increase exposure in low-light scenarios.
- Get beautiful, high-quality backgrounds. Wow your audience by uploading large HD backgrounds to really make an impression. Unsplash, Pexels and StockSnap.io are great places to find one!
Enable Browser Support
To enable green screen, you must have hardware acceleration enabled through your browser settings page under Advanced > System. This will allow your browser to access the GPU needed for green screen to work:
1. Open your Google Chrome browser and click the 3-dot icon and to go to your Settings page.
2. Locate and press Advanced.
3. Click on System and then toggle-on the option to “Use hardware acceleration when available”. Click Relaunch to restart your browser with the saved settings.
4. Open a new Chrome browser tab and type in the address bar "chrome://flags" and press Enter.
5. Type in "Override software rendering list" in the search box and from the dropdown, Enable it.
6. Now you can enable Green Screen from your Melon Studio by pressing Menu > Video > Green Screen.
Adjust the Green Screen intensity using the fader found at the bottom of the Green Screen section.
With that, you now have everything you need to set up any kind of background for your livestreams.
We are here to help you. Please feel free to reach us via chat from our site by pressing the Need Help? link or by emailing us at [email protected]. Happy streaming!
-The Melon team 🍉