Green Screen - not on par with competitors

Hey manyCam team,

I had manyCam for a few years now, and I see the team trying to improve Chroma Key, but it really falls short.

This is a very very important feature, and having a Green Screen behind me with a proper lighting I really really don’t want to fiddle with settings - and even when I do - there’s always something that would go wrong.

Zoom, streamyard (in-browser solution!), OBS, streamlabs and etc have and easy “I have a green screen” - and that’s it - works perfectly, no noise, no trying to find those little spots and etc.

Also, all of the above mentioned solutions consume a lot less of CPU for this. Orders of magnitude less.

I think it’s paramount for the future success of manyCam to have an adequate solution for this. Maybe try ML-trained models instead of algorithms - I don’t know, what we currently have is definitely lacking.

Do I want some random colors to become transparent? No. Do I want to randomly be clicking and “picking” colors? No. I have well-lighted environment with a green screen - and there’s me in front of it - it’s that simple.

I hope that the team would read this message and focus on this. I don’t need new features - I need existing ones to work at their best.

Thank you

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Hey @AlexOkrushko

Thank you for the feedback!

At the moment our focus is on performance and improving Chroma Key and Virtual Backgrounds, which we released about a week ago to get background replacement in the hands of people who don’t have green screens.

We also do have the “Auto” feature which should automatically find the dominant background color and remove it which you can see here:

If possible please send me a direct message with some screenshots/more details and I will look into any issues you’re currently having as we currently have resources dedicated to Virtual Background improvements.

Would add my second to this. I have abandoned using green screen or replace background when using manycam as a virtual cam in Zoom; Zoom’s feature in this department works so much better. I even do “slides” as a virtual background in zoom (as opposed to screen sharing of an app), awkward though it be, because the feature works better than manycam. I’m sure manycam will get there!