If you have a small stream room or don’t want to show off your backdrop in your room then adding a green screen to your setup is great option.

A green screen removes the background and leaves just your body on the stream which can save some space if you don’t want to have a full rectangle camera on your stream overlay.

In this article we are going to break down a few different types of green screens and which one is the best fit for your Twitch Stream.

With so many different green screens out there ranging from $30 to $250 you probably want to know which one you should buy and do you really need to fork out $250?

Our Recommended Green Screen

If you want a go to recommendation without going through the pros and cons of each green screen below then we would recommend checking out this budget friendly green screen for your stream setup.

Hemmotop Portable Green Screen

This green screen is affordable and comes with an easy to set up stand so you can move your green screen and take it up or down quickly so its not always standing up in your room.

For the price point and ease of use its a great first green screen for your streaming setup.

What To Look For In A Green Screen As A Streamer?

1. Color

Your green screen should be a uniform shade of green with no lighter or darker patches. This will allow your software to remove the background much easier. If you have different shades of green the background can end up blotchy.

2. Size

The size of your green screen is important as it needs to cover your whole subject. Luckily as a streamer your camera is fairly close to you and your head is covering most of the frame. This means we don’t need a massive green screen as streamers unless you’re looking to get really creative.

3. Ease of Use

Do you need to take down your green screen after each stream or can you leave it up in your streaming room? This will depend on the type of green screen you decide to purchase.

4. Lighting

With a green screen your lighting is important as you want to eliminate shadows as much as possible. Some green screens come with lighting as well as the green screen. If you don’t have great lighting right now it might be worth purchasing one of these kits.

The Best Green Screens For Streamers

Elgato Collapsible Green Screen

This is a premium price point green screen from Elgato coming in around $160. This is specifically made for streamers and is great if you don’t want a green screen taking up a ton of space in your room. It completely collapses down to a small box on the floor and can easily be moved around.

Pros

  • Portable and compact when not is use
  • High quality materials

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t come with lighting equipment

Hemmotop Portable Green Screen

The Hemmotop portable green screen is a great budget option for streamers. Coming in at roughly $40 it is much cheaper than an alternative like the Elgato green screen but still gets the job done. It is still easy to pop up and take down but it may take up a little more room in storage and is more likely to get wrinkled.

Pros

  • Reasonably priced
  • Compact and easy to take down

Cons

  • Chance the green screen could get wrinkled in storage

Neweer Green Screen Kit

This is a full green screen kit including stand and lighting. If you have a lot of room to set this up in your streaming room it will help you have great lighting and a better quality image on your stream.

Pros

  • Comes with lots of accessories and multiple light sources
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Lots of pieces and harder to take down than other options
  • Lots of room required

Gen2 Collapsible Portable Webcam Background

This creative little green screen is a great choice for streamers who are lacking on space in their streaming room. It clips directly to the back of your chair and should cover enough area to allow you to chroma key out your background leaving you with a great result on stream.

Pros

  • Takes up very little room
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Doesn’t fit on all chair styles
  • Not east to fold or store without potentially breaking it

AFHT 5’X7’Portable Green Screen Backdrop

This is another small style pop up green screen which you just place right behind your chair. It’s great as it isn’t a permanent fixture in your back drop. You can put this up and down as you please and it is fairly small for storage. You can easily adjust the stand to the height of your setup to make sure everything is in frame.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Small and portable
  • Adjustable

Cons

  • Hard to fold without damaging
  • May be too small for certain use cases

These are a few of our Top Picks for green screens for streamers this year. Adding a green screen to your stream is a great way to make your stream seem more professional. Hopefully you can now choose one that suits your setup.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully this helps you pick a great green screen to up your stream quality. If there is any green screens you think we should include in this article please let us know down below in the comments.

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