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Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System

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Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System

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  • Includes One Curved Track Section

You Pay: $174.95

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The Delta Muslin Mover System comes in several different sizes. It is a ceiling mounted system. Ever visit someone in the hospital? Have you seen those ceiling curtains that get drawn every time they do something private to a patient? That's the system.
The Muslin Mover attaches to regular, or drop ceilings, or to walls, with optional L Brackets. Backgrounds are attached to smooth traveling carriers that are dual-wheeled, and made of nylon. It compresses 10' backgrounds to as little as 18 inches, depending on the thickness of the material you decide to use.
It does not come with muslin, or any other background. You provide that. What is DOES come with: straight and curved track sections, one carrier, and one clip for every foot of track ordered.
The Muslin Mover comes in Single, Two, Three Wall Systems, complete with curved and straight track sections. They are also available in a complete Oval System.

This is a 2-wall system, with 27' of track.
Hang one or more backgrounds on the same track, depending on the size of the studio.
Allow rapid changing of cloth backgrounds, without climbing ladders, or rolling up previous backgrounds.
Single and curved sections may be ordered separately, to totally customize your setup.
Additional packs of carriers, clips, splicers and end caps may also be ordered.
UPC: 737886442104
Packaging Info
Package Weight 11.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 73.5 x 21.0 x 8.5"

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Delta 1Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Attaches securely (4)
  • Attach securely (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (7)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product, but needs a bit of assembly...

I was looking for a better way to hold and store mybackgrounds rather then tripod stands as the legs got int heway and sacrificed space. When purchasing this I knew itwasn't something you stick...Read complete review

I was looking for a better way to hold and store mybackgrounds rather then tripod stands as the legs got int heway and sacrificed space. When purchasing this I knew itwasn't something you stick to ceilings. I purchased a drillbit in order to cut holes in the aluminum metal and usedplastic anchors with screws to hold it into the ceiling. Myfirst option was searching for studs, but even with a studfinder it turned out they weren't where I thought they were.If you place an anchor ever 2.5 feet - 3ft it holds verysolid. Its beautiful just being able to stroll them across.Think about 2 bends on the track, since you could store onboth sides of your background location. A plus is that youcan always add more or subtract track. I felt it was a bitpricey, but I wasn't in the mood to go hardware hunting. Itwas well built and am very satisfied.

Problems Encountered: Nothing that wasn't expected. Prepare to make extra costs ifyou don't have any type of materials such as a drill orhardware at home, or with a close friend.

Previous Equivalent Items Owned: tripod stand background with bar (standard 80$ item)

Items I Recommend: clamps to keep backdrop taut

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Reasonably Pleased

I originally tried to use a ceiling mounted roller system (with plastic chain and sprocket drive) for my muslins. I love that system for use with my seamless paper, but it didn't work...Read complete review

I originally tried to use a ceiling mounted roller system (with plastic chain and sprocket drive) for my muslins. I love that system for use with my seamless paper, but it didn't work out well with my fabric backdrops. They rolled up crooked, uneven, bunched in the middle, wrinkled, and were a mess. I'd have preferred the roll up / roll down system if it worked well with my fabrics, but I couldn't get it to work.

So, I installed the muslin mover in my small studio to eliminate big, awkward background stands and cross poles. This muslin mover package includes a 90° angle to wrap around to the side wall, where I leave 3 other muslins hung for storage.

The plus is that all four of my muslins are hung and ready to go. They slide into place fairly easily, and I have eliminated my tripod stands (I think).

The downside is that I still have to get on a step ladder and use clamps or bungee cords if I want the muslin stretched tight or clamped at certain points. Also, without the background stand, there are no longer any vertical poles to use for stretching or clamping. I'm wondering if I could have saved the money and just installed a PVC pipe hung from the ceiling. since I need to get on a step ladder anyway.

I haven't had a chance to use it much yet, so I will have to see if I like it or not. My ceilings are 9'6" high, and my muslins are 10' wide X 20' long. This gives me the flexibility to use the added length for draping, covering stools, props, etc, but the extra fabric can be a pain in a small studio. That, of course, is not the fault of the muslin mover, but I suspect floor-to-ceiling height curtains would work better with this system, assuming you don't need the background to also cover floor area in front of the backdrop.

My guess is that I will use the seamless paper more than I do the muslins, mainly because they are easier and faster to raise and lower with my chain drive system. The roll up / roll down ceiling mount system was advertised to work well with fabrics too, but I found it to be awkward unworkable. It could be I needed a much more rigid cross pipe for the fabrics, but I suspect that might still be inadequate. The muslin mover certainly works better with fabrics that the other system did.

I'll know more how I feel in a few months. Who knows. Maybe I will end up cutting my muslins in half, using the top half with the Muslin Mover, and using the other half on the floor! We'll see.

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5.0

A major space saver

By Sprocket

from Upstate New York

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No Fastening Hardware

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Portraits

Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

As I am using a spare bedroom for my studio, the Muslin System allows me to hang my backdrop tight against the wall which in turn gives me greater distance from my subject in my limited space. Changing backgrounds can be done in a matter of seconds by just sliding one aside and the next one into place.

Plus after my photo session is over I can slide my backdrops to one side and they take up very little space and the room can be utilized as a bedroom again.

Just be ready to drill your own holes through the steel track and use your own screws to mount this track to your ceiling because it does not come with any.

I don't know if the directions were easy to follow or not because the system was self explanatory and I easily mounted it without reading them.

I liked it so much that after using it I ordered another curved track piece allowing me to hang even more backdrops.

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5.0

Best muslin system I have had since 1972

By lew

from Wilson, NC

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Color Value
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

    I put my favorite muslin in the middle and second favorite on each side and worked my way out until all are hanging. The customer picks out one or more back drops for a photo shoot and this system is so easy to slide the one you want into place and all the rest out of the way. It does not take any time at all for one person to change back drops. I have a camera room with three walls and the forth is open to the rest of the studio. It was so easy to set two corner curves 6" from the walls and cut the straight length to fit. The track and rollers are strong enough to hold and move everything I have. Well designed, easy to install, fun to use.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Everything is great but....

    By RyGUy

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

    I think this product is awesome! I just wish the company would drill the holes in the track for you.

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    5.0

    The delta rails are worth it

    By Graham

    from Montréal

    Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

    For a cheap price you get a nice muslin rail ideal for a photo/video studio. I've put 3 25'x20' curtains on it and it still roll pretty good. I had to put some wood beams on the ceiling cause of the space I'm working with, but with those beams I've put some light attached to it to light my backdrops. I'm using it in my video studio and I'm pretty happy of the result. You have to make your own holes in the rail but that let you the liberty of adapting the rails to your needs. Just one thing should think of, add more carriers and clips to your order, you might need more depending of the usage you make.

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    5.0

    Nice unit - wish I had it sooner

    By cmagic

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

      Very nice unit. Overall easy to install. We hung it from the wall with L brackets purchased from a hardware store. We also used anchors in wall, so we didn't worry to much about studs in wall. You do need to purchase screws, nut and washer to attach it to the L brackets and we had to drill the holes to install them. Not hard, just a few details to remember. Runs very smooth on the rails. Order a lot more hangers as you will need them to hang more backdrops

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      5.0

      "It's curtains for you"

      By Biggie

      from Pocono Mts

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

        Great system...easy to install, works well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesomely simple, wonderfully effective

        By mikeym09

        from Mahomet, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Easy Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

          Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

          Super easy install in a drop ceiling grid. Works as advertised, and highly recommend to anyone looking for an easy fabric hanging system in a photography studio.

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          5.0

          Great Space Saver

          By rick

          from natick, ma

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Space saver

          Cons

          • Need to buy more clips

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

          Installation was easy and the tracks fit together easy with the track connectors. I put this in my home studio and saved a lot of space by using the tracks. Suggestion: To keep the muslins tight..use clamps on the track. Also, I had to buy lots of extra roller/clips to hang the muslins on....great product..definately recommend.

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By Captured

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

            Incredibly easy to install and use! We had it up in an hour and ready to use. Definitely recommend this product

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            4.0

            Works great

            By the photographer

            from ohio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

              Make sure the edges are aligned tightly so it doesn't skip when pulling. You have to drill your own holes in the track.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Reasonably Pleased

              By Lou

              from Birmingham, AL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                I originally tried to use a ceiling mounted roller system (with plastic chain and sprocket drive) for my muslins. I love that system for use with my seamless paper, but it didn't work out well with my fabric backdrops. They rolled up crooked, uneven, bunched in the middle, wrinkled, and were a mess. I'd have preferred the roll up / roll down system if it worked well with my fabrics, but I couldn't get it to work.

                So, I installed the muslin mover in my small studio to eliminate big, awkward background stands and cross poles. This muslin mover package includes a 90° angle to wrap around to the side wall, where I leave 3 other muslins hung for storage.

                The plus is that all four of my muslins are hung and ready to go. They slide into place fairly easily, and I have eliminated my tripod stands (I think).

                The downside is that I still have to get on a step ladder and use clamps or bungee cords if I want the muslin stretched tight or clamped at certain points. Also, without the background stand, there are no longer any vertical poles to use for stretching or clamping. I'm wondering if I could have saved the money and just installed a PVC pipe hung from the ceiling. since I need to get on a step ladder anyway.

                I haven't had a chance to use it much yet, so I will have to see if I like it or not. My ceilings are 9'6" high, and my muslins are 10' wide X 20' long. This gives me the flexibility to use the added length for draping, covering stools, props, etc, but the extra fabric can be a pain in a small studio. That, of course, is not the fault of the muslin mover, but I suspect floor-to-ceiling height curtains would work better with this system, assuming you don't need the background to also cover floor area in front of the backdrop.

                My guess is that I will use the seamless paper more than I do the muslins, mainly because they are easier and faster to raise and lower with my chain drive system. The roll up / roll down ceiling mount system was advertised to work well with fabrics too, but I found it to be awkward unworkable. It could be I needed a much more rigid cross pipe for the fabrics, but I suspect that might still be inadequate. The muslin mover certainly works better with fabrics that the other system did.

                I'll know more how I feel in a few months. Who knows. Maybe I will end up cutting my muslins in half, using the top half with the Muslin Mover, and using the other half on the floor! We'll see.

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                5.0

                Easier than I thought

                By Jeannie Reeves Photography

                from Darien, GA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                    I was a bit scared about installing this... But it was a breeze and my husband had this up in only 30 minutes.. Very sturdy...
                    We used wood screws...

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    I would but product from BH

                    By san2ojha

                    from india

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio

                      Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                      Fully satisfied with product .
                      It was exactly the same as it was shown in the picture.

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                      4.0

                      I would buy this product again.

                      By connie

                      from michigan

                      About Me Getting Started

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                        We used this product on the ceiling in my Hairstyling shop to seperate the two business by hang a curtian.

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                        5.0

                        So easy to install!

                        By KARML

                        from Stanford, KY

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                          This took just about 2 hours to put up. Finding the studs where most of the time was spent and we did have to cut down one piece of it to fit our needs. No complaints about this. [...] It's so nice to have my muslins hanging and easy to move.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Already loving it!

                          By Tracy

                          from Stanford, KY

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to install
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                            I searched high and low for a solution to my backdrop need. While searching, we had created our own light stand modification and crossbar to allow me to hang a drop with clamps. The problem with that is it used two light stands. I found this system to be reasonably priced and flexible in the sense that I can add to it if I need to. Because the tracks are aluminum, I was able to cut pieces down where needed. When we move, it can be easily removed and reinstalled at our new location. Installation was easy. Just some holes, a drill, a means to find a stud and draw a straight line and some screws. I was able to hang two large drops with the carriers and clips that came with the system and loving the ability to just move them along the track into position. When "stored", they serve as a cover for my open shelves. Perfect for my needs! I have more carriers en route. I held off on extra clips and will try putting grommets in my drops to save some money.

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                            4.0

                            Nice, but make sure you mount seamlessly

                            By Lisa

                            from Cameron, TX

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                              You must mount this perfectly, or you'll be sorry. Mine has a small space in the seam of the railing, and it never fail that every time I move a backdrop it gets stuck. It corrects with a small tug, but just make sure you get it right to start with. Fairly easy to assemble and put up. A stud finder is a needed accessory. Bottom Line, it is a great product. I no longer have to steam out my backdrops before every shoot. To me that is priceless.

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                              5.0

                              Well worth it

                              By Canen Art

                              from Utah

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography Studio

                                Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                                I have all six of my back drops hanging from this track. It was well worth the money. It makes it so easy and fast to change back drops rather than before with the stands. The most time consuming part about this was pre-drilling holes all along the tracks, but after that it went up fast. It is easier to have two people help put it up.

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                                5.0

                                EXCELLENT FOR MAXIMIZING STUDIO SPACE

                                By Mrkz1974

                                from Baltimore, MD

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

                                • Portable
                                • Reasonably priced
                                • Space Saver

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography

                                  Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                                  Excellent expandable system, especially if you have a small place for a studio. Buy more Nylon Track Carriers and System Spring Clips as your needs expand.

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                                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great product, but needs a bit of assembly...

                                  By Jarred S.

                                  from NYC

                                  Comments about Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System:

                                  I was looking for a better way to hold and store mybackgrounds rather then tripod stands as the legs got int heway and sacrificed space. When purchasing this I knew itwasn't something you stick to ceilings. I purchased a drillbit in order to cut holes in the aluminum metal and usedplastic anchors with screws to hold it into the ceiling. Myfirst option was searching for studs, but even with a studfinder it turned out they weren't where I thought they were.If you place an anchor ever 2.5 feet - 3ft it holds verysolid. Its beautiful just being able to stroll them across.Think about 2 bends on the track, since you could store onboth sides of your background location. A plus is that youcan always add more or subtract track. I felt it was a bitpricey, but I wasn't in the mood to go hardware hunting. Itwas well built and am very satisfied.

                                  Problems Encountered: Nothing that wasn't expected. Prepare to make extra costs ifyou don't have any type of materials such as a drill orhardware at home, or with a close friend.

                                  Previous Equivalent Items Owned: tripod stand background with bar (standard 80$ item)

                                  Items I Recommend: clamps to keep backdrop taut

                                  Share this review

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