Teams with a green screen, that's right you heard correctly. Are you thinking of using a green screen in Teams? If so there's something you need to know. Now it's true that Microsoft say that there's no need to use a green screen in Microsoft Teams and that is why there's no teams green screen feature. They say that Teams will automatically remove the background whenever you apply a background effect.
Trouble is... it doesn't look that professional.
Judge for yourself from the result in the picture below. (Teams Green Screen Video Link).
So it's no wonder that you're looking for a MS Teams green screen that looks Good.
The good news is that using Teams with a green screen is possible with one extra piece of software, OBS. Using this software you will have to power to create virtual backgrounds that look professional. I'm sure you'll be relieved to hear that you'll know longer look like someone that should be a super hero. If a green glow is what you're looking for in a super hero.
Before you download software and get your green screen set up for use in Microsoft Teams, you will first have to prepare it.
At the bottom of the page you will see a green screen shopping list, but it goes without saying that you will have to buy and hang a green screen. If you have space for a green screen on the back of your chair or a green screen pull up stand then you're laughing. If, like me, you are limited on space you'll have to prepare the green sheet.
To get a green screen working effectively you'll have to use lights. Otherwise you will have shadows that will play havoc with your green screen perfection.
The best way to go about this is to use some LED lights that you can attach to the desk.
OBS is the software than you will need to effectively use a Teams green screen. The virtual background will be created by adding a chroma key filter to the camera, or video capture device. You can then add any background picture that you fwant as a source.
You should now be looking a sharper more professional virtual background, without the glowing green look.
Hopefully this has worked for you, if you've found any of the above steps on how to create a Teams green screen confusing, then I would recommend watching the tutorial video at the top of this page.
So, using a green screen in Teams that looks professional isn't in the realms of fantasy. It is possible. Through using OBS you can using any background you want. This includes video or even your desktop. (Really handy if you are conducting a Teams training course through Teams.
Don't miss our other Microsoft Teams tutorials. One worth checking out is how to post in multiple channels in Microsoft Teams to understand how to effectively create announcements and get your message across.
If you're interested in what I'm using then, as promised, here is a list:
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