Meeting software Zoom comes with its fair share of challenges. One of those challenges is the potential for invading privacy. No one likes people peering into their homes, and many want to avoid collegues seeing messy bookshelves or mismatched furniture.
Additionally, it may be hard to appear professional if you've started using a cluttered spare bedroom as your impromptu home office. But If having your home on display during Zoom meetings unsettles you, don't worry. We'll show you how to use a green screen to make any setting look its best.
What Is a Green Screen?
As the name suggests, a green screen is a colored backdrop used to create the illusion of a background. Of course, most are green, but they don't always have to be.
Green screens are used mainly in film, news, sports, and especially during television weather reports. Most meteorologists use a green screen to project the weather behind them while they narrate the upcoming forecast.
You can use the same type of green screen in Zoom meetings to create an illusion in the background. In this case, a green screen works hand-in-hand with Zoom's Virtual Background feature.