So I'm learning ... input please?

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So I'm learning ... I was able to record my screen while it played a video. Then I was able to clip parts of the video out. Then I added my own "lower third" which I think I could save in the library and reuse? I recorded this video with no sound and then I recorded 30 seconds of dialogue over a part of the video which sounded good using my Blue Yeti mic. On that, should I get a pop screen and mic. stand? I've seen some people using them on ytube sometimes with the Yeti upside down ...? Let me ask about green screening. My understanding, and please correct me if I am mistaken, is that in order to change the background on a recording of my own, I would first want to record the subject in front of a green screen (which I know is lighted independently of the subject) and then once recorded I could change the background to anything ... right? I was currently wanting to use a dark theater with dark blue movie seats behind me. Next point. We do want pro level commercial use so what camera? I have a logitech webcam but should I get something else? We do intend to shoot video at events where the camera might be behind myself and where 30 people are in front of me. 
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Then I added my own "lower third" which I think I could save in the library and reuse?

Yes, to add it to the library. Group the video and lower third. Add it to the library and name it.

Should I get a pop screen and mic. stand?

That’s entirely up to you. You only need a pop screen if you’re hearing plosives. Like when you’re saying words with the P sound or air is rushing out of your mouth directly into the mic. If the mic is far enough away, not an issue.

Some people prefer to put their mic on a boom, some people like to put it on a stand. I think  it comes down to the way you use a mic. It’s more of a personal choice. Or a matter of available space.

As far as the green screen goes. I suggest you limit your expectations and hope for the best. Camtasia uses the remove a color filter. Which is not a chroma key/ green screen removal tool. If you have a high quality camera, excellent lighting and a high quality green screen. You may be able to achieve acceptable results.

Regards,Joe
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Here's a tutorial on removing your color background which you might find helpful. If you want to do a cheap setup, do it in front of a solid wall or just hang up a sheet. I'd also advise you to try and light your face AND put a light behind you and light the background as uniformly as you can.

 https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-how-to-remove-a-color.html

-Glenn
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Good.
works with 8.6?
I don't see an eye dropper ..?
Would an upgrade to 2020 version be good?
I noticed more options for a lower third with vrs. 9 over 8.6 ...
This is commercial use so we want pro level.
I can drop 1000 dollars if a good camera, green screen and lights / stands will make it work.
I realize the green screen should be lighted independently of the subject which should have key, filler and hair lighting.
Can you recommend a good "package" to do this?
There are so many light / camera types and options out here ... thx.


I currently have a blue yeti mic. and a Logitech webcam (920?)