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WestcottGreen Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite)
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Great picture quality (7)
  • Zoom range/performance (5)
  • Image stabilization (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weddings (5)
  • HD shooting (4)
  • Home movies (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (7), Semi-pro (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Product, Excellent Customer Service

I use this product to take portraits of children. Because I normally setup in my house or someone else home for my portraits I often can't get enough distance between my subject and the...Read complete review

I use this product to take portraits of children. Because I normally setup in my house or someone else home for my portraits I often can't get enough distance between my subject and the background to get a good blur of the background and I sometime have to use Photoshop Elements to smooth out the wrinkles. This product works well and eliminated the need to smooth out the backgrounds when I can't get enough room. The backdrop that is included is great for single portraits. However, it is very good. It is fleece and thick enough to prevent light from shining through.

My only warning is that when you set up you lighting you need to make sure that no shadows are cast on the green screen. If there are shadows they will show when you change the background.

FX Home is the maker of the software and I was able to install it with no problem on my PC. However, when I tried to use the cd with my Mac it could not read it. I contacted FX Home and they sent me a link to download the software the next day!!! They have one of the best customer service departments that I have ever contacted.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok I guess

I haven't had a chance to use this product as yet. However I was disappointed in a couple areas. Firstly, the package included edition no. 5 of the software. The write up...Read complete review

I haven't had a chance to use this product as yet. However I was disappointed in a couple areas. Firstly, the package included edition no. 5 of the software. The write up did not state that this was not the current edition (6). Secondly, the write up stated that 200 digital backgrounds as well as additional digital enhancements were included. As no instructions were included, and since thes items did not appear upon installing the software, I had to make phone calls and eventually learned that I needed to go to downloads on my computer to locate them. I am hopeful that the software will prove useful, but the execution by Wescott was disappointing. I trust their other products are receiving better attention.

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4.0

Green Screen Photo Software Bundle

By Pennjersey

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

The package looked like a tank ran over it, but the software Cd looks okay.
Have not had the time to try it out but I will post as soon as I do. Looks pretty basic . As always B&H did a great Job.

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5.0

A very easy to use product

By wsrich68

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

The program is very easy to use. The backgrounds come out looking nice. Not choppy looking.

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4.0

Great starter green screen

By Craig

from Nj

Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

Backdrop too small for our family but software easy to use and great starter and for individuals

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5.0

Highly Recommended

By marco

from newfairfield, ct

About Me Semi-pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great For Beginners
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Zoom range/performance

Cons

  • None At This Time

Best Uses

  • HD Shooting
  • Home Movies
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

Was looking for a simple yet effective software that my wife could use with minimal help from me in learning green screen photography. Software is simple and easy to use, even my kids enjoy using the software as it's that simple to use. You can pick any back drop and the video from Westcott was a big help in showing how to scale the subject to the backdrop.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Great for the amateur

By Jeremy

from Cedar Rapids Iowa

Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

First green screen. Software makes it easy and great price.

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5.0

Excellent entry to chroma key

By Taxi

from New Jersey

Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

Excellent package for entry to chroma key, green screen, still photography. The screen and software are well worth the price. The screen fabric is perfect.

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4.0

Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite) by Westcott

By Dazzle Chic Boutique

from Kansas

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Zoom range/performance

Cons

  • Poor Image Quality
  • Poor Still Image

Best Uses

  • HD Shooting
  • Home Movies
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Movies/Short Films
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

Using this product is fairly simple.
There are many options that allow you to change backgrounds easily.

One thing to keep in mind is the amount of light behind or on your product. If there is too much light the program picks up your background and places it on top of the item you are photographing! This can be humorous but frustrating as well.

Overall a good value for the cost!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Easy to use

By T Monty

from Findlay, Ohio

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

  • Not All Parts There

Best Uses

    Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

    This product is easy to use right out of the box. Installation was simple. Green screen is made of a good material that doesnt wrinkle up. My only complaint is that it says it comes with a bunch of digital backgrounds and some overlays. I cant find them, and when I emailed I have not heard back. Im sure I will get them eventually, just a little frustrating.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Love It!!

    By Te'Vizion

    from Rocky Mount, NC

    Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

    I love my new software!! It's easy to use and you really dont have to nothing but drop in the picture and the software does the rest.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Learning Curve

    By pdq971

    from Warminster, Pa USA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Complicated To Operate

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

    The software is very good but there is a learning curve. The foreground photo (The one you are placing on the background) needs to be a smaller size (pixels) in order for it to look good. The help menu does not tell you this. I had to email tech support to find this out after several back and fourths I think I have it,

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good for home use

    By John Milton

    from Mesa, AZ

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fun With Photo Effects

      Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

      Family pictures work very good as the green background is removed very quickly when the picture is imported. It is easy to use after you tinker with it for a while. Be sure your subjects are well lit and the green cloth is well lit. Of course they want you to upgrade for the extended features they offer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love the Greenscreen!

      By Mindy

      from Kutztown, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

          I have a lot of fun with this kit. The software is really great, removes the green very well, also needs good lighting. The only problem is that the green screen needs to be flat with no wrinkles or waves, other than that it's great!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good for the price!

          By Gon

          from Tx

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Studios

            Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

            It is really easy to use, its a plug and play thing and for the price it is great. The only not so grate things about it is that it doesn't have backgrounds included, all the extras have a price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Bundle was well described in title.

            By Yari

            from Palm Bay, FL

            Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

            The bundle is a xmas present so I couldn't open it all the way and try it out yet, but it arrived super fast and contains everything as described.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Program

            By craftartphotography

            from Lebanon, Pa

            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

              This is a very nice intro package for green screen photography.

              Take a photo of yourself or a friend in front of the green screen. Take the photo into the software and the green screen disappears.Now you simply blend your photo with any background and you've got a beautiful new photograph worthy of framing or canvas wraps. It's so simple and cool anyone can have their own home studio.

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              • No

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              1.0

              Well I tried to download the CD rom with no success

              By Becca Dean Photography

              from Lubbock, Tx

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

              I attempted to download the CD rom and it would not download. It required a serial # for the 6 and I had the 5.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ok I guess

              By Phil

              from Corona, CA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

              I haven't had a chance to use this product as yet. However I was disappointed in a couple areas. Firstly, the package included edition no. 5 of the software. The write up did not state that this was not the current edition (6). Secondly, the write up stated that 200 digital backgrounds as well as additional digital enhancements were included. As no instructions were included, and since thes items did not appear upon installing the software, I had to make phone calls and eventually learned that I needed to go to downloads on my computer to locate them. I am hopeful that the software will prove useful, but the execution by Wescott was disappointing. I trust their other products are receiving better attention.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By hoser

              from Minneapolis, Minnesota

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

                Great

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great product

                By ash

                from Wisconsin

                Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

                I love it. I can't wait to do more with it.

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                5.0

                worth buying

                By kris.castro

                from los angeles, ca

                Comments about Westcott Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Lite):

                the price is really affordable and its easy to use. i recommend it to everyone who loves taking photographs.

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