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The Best Backdrops for YouTube Videos

Hello Youtubers. You’re all set to start your YouTube journey or maybe you’ve already started it. Either way, it’s crucial to take a moment and review your setup, especially if you want to present yourself as a professional. Read this blog to figure out the best backdrops for YouTube and your channel. And how to get a truly engaging aesthetic that reflects your unique brand. The secret sauce, as you might have guessed, is a stunning video backdrop. 

Why professional backdrops for YouTube are a gamechanger?

Alright, here’s the deal! Your subscribers love you for who you are, but your videos are more than just your face. Your backdrops, props, and wardrobe play a significant role in shaping your style and persona on YouTube. Think about it – what message does your backdrop send to your audience? Is it chaotic and taking attention away from you? Is it too plain and ends up boring your audience? It’s time to be creative and make it work for you! 

Read some of our blogs to learn more: Blog (studiobackdrops.com)

 

Affordable and Easy-to-Use Backdrops

Let’s discuss the awesome options you have right now that won’t break the bank. There are several inexpensive options of backdrops for YouTube available on our website. Seamless Paper backdrops, Wrinkle-resistant Fabric backdrops, Solid Colour Muslin backdrops, and Collapsible backdrops. These are reasonably priced, simple to use, and provide that professional touch you need. Here are some popular products of each category:

Seamless Paper Backdrops

2,800.0018,000.00
2,800.005,500.00
2,800.0018,000.00
2,800.0018,000.00

Indus Papers Studio Background

Indus Papers Studio Background – #026 Beige

2,800.005,500.00
2,800.0018,000.00

Indus Papers Studio Background

Indus Papers Studio Background – #025 Coffee

2,800.005,500.00
2,800.0018,000.00

Wrinkle Resistant Fabric Backdrops

1,800.005,100.00
1,800.005,100.00

Solid Colour Muslin Backdrops

1,900.004,800.00
1,900.004,800.00
1,900.004,800.00

Setting up your backdrops for YouTube

Don’t worry about needing expensive gear! Get yourself a Studiobackdrops backdrop stand to create the perfect setup. With this, you can easily set up your backdrop wherever you need. If you’ve got the space, we recommend our manual and motorized background systems. These can be installed on the ceiling or the wall and you’ll have a permanent setup. So if you have your dedicated studio space, then go for these background systems and make your life easier. 

Background Stands & Pulleys

TwistFlex Backdrop Stand & Clamp Combo

1,350.00

And if you have no room for a backdrop stand or backdrop system? No problem! We got you covered. Simply cut off the amount of paper needed to fill your video frame, then tape it to the wall. The seamless paper can also be placed on the floor, pulled up high onto the wall, and taped at the top. Roll it back up once you’ve finished filming, put it away, and use it again later. 

Also, fabric backdrops can be set up creatively too. Every fabric backdrop comes with a rod pocket. You can hang it like a curtain to get a cool stage to shoot on. Or if you want to go for something quirky, then you can even use random props like the back of your furniture to get a smooth set up.

Use colourful backdrops to improve your YouTube identity.

Here’s where the magic of colours comes into play. To increase the popularity of your channel, you can employ them wisely. A tech YouTuber with a lot of energy would prefer bright colours. If you’re a gamer then a green screen would be the perfect option for you. 

While a beauty expert with a delicate and subtle aesthetic might prefer pastels and natural tones. It’s all about conveying the mood and making your persona memorable.

A fashion influencer will have more awesome content if they change their backdrop game. Using a plain, boring wall in your home is going to make your audience yawn. Keep them engaged with bold colours that match your outfits. In fact, all the colours in the range should not be enough for you and your creativity.

Setting your stage: Unleash your creativity!

Now, let’s be creative! Your YouTube channel is a great way to represent your personality and brand. Choose patterns that fit your personality and help you concentrate. Do you vlog about a variety of themes in your lifestyle? Add some variety with patterned backdrops that go with your weekly video themes.

You can handle it! Setting up a new account could seem daunting, but with suitable backdrops for YouTube, your videos will look polished and appealing. So embrace your imagination, enjoy yourself, and let your self-portraits shine! The best backdrops for YouTube are ones that enhance your aesthetic. Backdrops that take your personality and turn it up a notch. When you have backdrops on your YouTube channel they add a pleasing look to your work. Your followers will adore you even more as a result. We wish you luck with your videos!

 Check out our YouTube Channel for ideas: Studiobackdrops YouTube

 

Why does Color look different on Screen and in Real Life?

Consider the following scenario. You see a wonderful product online, shot in perfect lighting in a photography studio. You happily place the order and wait for it. When the product arrives, you open it up in your room and the color looks different. You start wondering, why does this product look different?

The answer to your question is both complicated and simple. There are a few main reasons color looks the way it does, let us break them down for easy understanding.

1. Light Source Color Temperature

As time has passed and technology has advanced more and more different types and sources of lights have become available for use. Color temperature (expressed in degrees Kelvin, e.g. 6500K) is a convenient way to group lighting into similar color families. The lower the color temperature of the light source, the warmer or redder the source will be. The higher the color temperature, the cooler or bluer it will be.

Light sources can be broadly categorized into the following types based on their color temperatures:

a. Incandescent or Tungsten Filament

This used to be the most popular kind of light source available. A filament would grow brightly to produce light when electricity would be passed through it. These emit a yellowish-red hue and have a color temperature of about 2700K. Incandescent light sources add a yellow tone to colors when viewed in this type of light.

b. Fluorescent

Fluorescent light sources produce light when electrical energy is applied to a glass tube containing mercury together with fluorescent compounds called “phosphors”. These can be found in varying color temperatures due to a lack of standards in the manufacturing process. Even two lights from the same manufacturer can have different color temperatures.

c. LED

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been used in electronics for over 50 years, but it wasn’t until the relatively recent introduction of white LEDs that they have become increasingly important in retail and consumer lighting. However, there are not a lot of standards in LED manufacturing processes either and this leads to varying color temperatures. The need for cheap LED lighting has further reduced the need for color accuracy.

Hence unless the original lighting conditions are exactly reproduced or your room lighting is carefully calibrated with a spectrophotometer to match the original color temperature, the color of the product will look different. Let’s not even delve into the more complex topics like metamerism, Light Reflectance Value of the Product, Luminosity and Chroma.

We at StudioBackdrops.com use 5600K lights with a CRI (Color Rendering Index) of 95 to photograph all our products. It is then further calibrated to the sRGB color space with the Datacolor Colorimeter and Spectrophotometer Systems.

2. Color of Screens

We usually assume that all electronics exhibit the same colors, especially devices of the same make and model. This is often not the case. Chances are when you put the same image on two monitors or screens side-by-side, you have at least a 95% of chance that the images will not look the same. There are two main reasons why colors reproduced on different devices look very different. The first reason is that the color mixing theory behind each kind of device is different, and the second is mainly due to mass production variation. Let’s look at each of these reasons a little more deeply.

a. Color Mixing Theory

Color is mixed mainly in one of two ways. One is using colored light, and the other one is using colorants. Colored light uses an Additive Color System, based on RGB or Red Blue Green. This is used for lights and monitors. In the Additive Color System Red, Blue, and Green light combine to form white light. The intensity of the light controls the luminance or darkness of the color.

Colorants on the other hand use the Subtractive Color System based on Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow as primary shades. This is used in pigments and dyes, which are used to dye fabrics and print images. In the Subtractive Color System, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow combine to form Black. The amount of pigment used controls the luminance of the color.

Representing a Subtractive Color System based color on an Additive Color System based sevice usually causes variations in the colors.

b. Mass Production Variation

A screen or panel usually consists of 10 layers of components. The variation in mass production is usually at around 5% per component in order for it to be produced quickly and priced reasonably. Even if the variation is tightened to 2%, with 10 layers of components, the variation of the screen or panel could easily go up to 15% ~ 20%. Therefore, when the factory uses the panels right away without any adjustment or calibration, the colors will definitely be very different from unit to unit. This is the typical case for phones, monitors, projectors, TV, and even printers.

3. Personal Influences on Color

Have you ever wondered why you think a tennis ball is yellow and your friend thinks it is green? When it comes to the color of a product, it is often hard to get a consensus. We all remember the heated debates we had on that white and gold or blue and black dress. Here are some factors that can influence the color that you see.

a. Background

Apart from the brightness and light source of the viewing area, context also plays an important part in establishing color for the human eye. The relationship between the foreground or background and the product changes how our eye perceives the color. Optical illusion uses this exact relationship.

b. Geography

Even the color temperature of Sunlight changes depending on the time of day and our location on the earth along with factors like environmental pollution.

c. Age

Color perception in human beings definitely varies with age. Cells in the retinas of older people also lose sensitivity, which affects color contrast. Blues are especially likely to appear more faded in older adults, possibly because the lens of the eye yellows with age and cataract formation.

d. Subjective Color Vision

Color blindness (color vision deficiency, or CVD) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women.

4. Metamerism

Metamerism in textiles is a phenomenon where a fabric can look vastly different under different sources of light. This occurs because the colors of the fabric are created from different combinations of dyes or pigments, causing them to reflect and absorb the different frequencies of light differently.

Image : Colour Spectrum of Different Light Sources

In the above image you can see that Daylight emits all the frequencies of visible light, however Incandescent bulbs emit very low amounts of the low frequencies and very high amounts of the high frequencies of light. Fluorescent and Halogen light sources are equally varied in their light frequency emissions. LEDs are the biggest offenders when it comes to recreating the colour spectrum of natural light as there is no industrial standard and manufacturers seldom care about the Color Rendering Index (CRI) of these bulbs to keep the costs low. The colour spectrum of LED bulbs varies greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Image : Colour Spectrum of Professional Studio Flash

You can see from the colour frequency spectrum of the studio flash, it mimics the colour spectrum of sunlight but still has limitations in certain frequencies. Due to this capability, all our products are shot with professional studio flashes that can maintain color accuracy with every flash.

Hence in order to reproduce the exact colour of the website image, you will have to recreate the exact lighting conditions (as shown in the image below) and color correct the image with a tool like the Datacolor Sypder or x-rite calibrate.

What does this mean for you?

It means, that visual color assessment or using human eyes exclusively for color evaluation will have some significant limitations. Visual color evaluation is subjective. Observers have differing color vision and, therefore, color opinions. Color differences are difficult to quantify and communicate. Many variables need to be controlled including light intensity, angle of view, surrounding color, and light source quality.

It is almost impossible to state or declare differences in colors based on our eyesight alone. So the next time you buy a product and it looks a little different than it did in the product image, know that it is natural. And you can always change your lights or color correct your photos to achieve the color you desire.