blue screen

noun
plural blue screens

Definition of blue screen

1 : a photographic technique in which a subject is filmed in front of a blue background so as to allow matte (see matte entry 3 sense 2) compositing of the film with other footage also : the blue background — compare green screen
2 : blue screen of death Many blue screens are caused by bad memory modules or corrupted disk drives.— George Cox

Examples of blue screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entire sequence was shot on three different sets built on Fox Studios Australia with the harrowing moment between Shang-Chi and Katy recorded in a near 360-degree blue screen room. Daron James, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2022 But those blue screen crashes weren’t entirely gone. Chris Smith, BGR, 15 Nov. 2021 Then Microsoft did the unthinkable with the Windows 11 release, killing the blue screen. Chris Smith, BGR, 15 Nov. 2021 Scenario 3: blue screen of death — chargers have crashed or are offline. Brooke Crothers, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 The 007 star, 53, and late-night host, 43, appeared in front of a blue screen on the episode, which welcomed Craig ahead of Friday's theatrical release of the latest James Bond film No Time to Die. Dan Heching, PEOPLE.com, 9 Oct. 2021 The blue screen flashed his three-mile time: 13:38.1, a second less than the record for the fastest time ever by an American high schooler, held by his brother Nico. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2021 Huge wind machines, blue screen in every direction, and following a camera on a crane that was maneuvering around the ceiling of the studio, and then swooping down. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 12 July 2021 Captain Marvel relyed on much more studio work and blue screen than Zhao’s real-world locations and natural lighting in Eternals. Chris Smith, BGR, 13 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of blue screen

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blue screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20screen. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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