Last week we discussed the general process for producing green screen videos for eLearning lessons. This week we discuss the equipment and software needed to produce green screen videos for eLearning lessons.
There are many equipment and software options for producing green screen video. The recommendations outlined in this article are based on the equipment used by CPDE Labs at the University of Central Oklahoma.
The table below outlines the required software or equipment with the product's cost and how each piece of software or equipment is used to produce green screen video content for eLearning lessons.
With a total of $2,892.77 for an entire green screen production studio (less if you discount equipment many eLearning developers may already own such as a computer, cables, or software), high quality green screen video production can be well within reach.
While this equipment and software provide the tools for creating green screen video content, they are only useful if best practices are followed throughout the production process.
Next Installment: Production. We will explain the production steps and best practices for recording, editing, processing, and encoding green screen video content for use in Adobe Captivate eLearning lessons.
Bucky Dodd is an instructional designer at the Center for Professional and Distance Education at the University of Central Oklahoma. His professional interests include innovation in eLearning, workplace learning and performance trends, and instructional design. Mr. Dodd has instructional design and consulting experience in both public and private organizations. He holds a B.A. in Corporate Communication and a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.