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Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate, 4x5 Inches with Color Clapper Sticks

B&H # BISAICC Mfr # 425004
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You Pay: $74.95

The Birns and Sawyer 425004 ia an acrylic insert slate with Color Scale Clapper. It measures 4 inches high by 5 inches wide. The requisite sections and titles are engraved into the durable acrylic and can be used with DRY ERASE markers.

Writing Surface Acrylic
Dimensions (HxW) 4 x 5 inches
Clapper Color

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Birns & Sawyer425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Compact (6)
  • Improves performance (5)
  • Professional quality (5)
  • Highly compatible (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (8)
    • Home movies (4)
    • In the studio (4)
    • Complex projects (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional artist (6), Business owner (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best insert slate

    I mostly like this slate because it has the color sticks which matches the standard size slate. Most insert slates by Don Ear or Filmtools only have black & white sticks. You can...Read complete review

    I mostly like this slate because it has the color sticks which matches the standard size slate. Most insert slates by Don Ear or Filmtools only have black & white sticks. You can expect the highest quality from Birns & Sawyer. It is a great match to the standard size slate by B&S with color sticks. Easy to carry on your person for a quick slate of an unexpected insert shot. Makes me a better assistant.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    compact built but not for writing on it

    It great if u just need a clapper & dont need to write on the slate. Its really hard for the camera to see any written text because the slate is too small for...Read complete review

    It great if u just need a clapper & dont need to write on the slate. Its really hard for the camera to see any written text because the slate is too small for that purpose. The wooden slate came with a tiny crack at the joint but it doesnt affect the clapping for now.

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    4.0

    Compact Clapper for Camera Bag

    By kevshrop

    from McAllen, TX

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

    I like the compact size of this clap board/slate. I was expecting something bigger, but I should have read the product description better. The acrylic is tough and light. And the color clapper sticks are a handy reference. I just wish it wasn't so pricey. But I'm still pleased with it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Nice, compact and convenient!

    By Knuckles

    from Twin Cities, MN

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

      The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is that the colored bands on the sticks are easily chipped. Otherwise it's great!

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      5.0

      Great Slate

      By Take 45

      from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

        Works great with dry erase markers. Also, has a very strong hinge that gives an extremely crisp 'clap'. The size is perfect for productions where the camera operator needs to mark the scenes. You just have to be a few feet in front of the camera to get the whole slate in frame - no need to 'refocus' the camera. The size is also great because you can hold it in a small pouch (or use a glove clip) that's clipped to your belt for easy access.

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        3.0

        compact built but not for writing on it

        By ckchan

        from singapore

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

          It great if u just need a clapper & dont need to write on the slate. Its really hard for the camera to see any written text because the slate is too small for that purpose. The wooden slate came with a tiny crack at the joint but it doesnt affect the clapping for now.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          GOod, but small

          By Teddy

          from Glendale, CA

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

          Good clapper with color marks, but a bit too small.

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          (0 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          THIS IS A TOY!!!

          By Daniel

          from Atlanta Georgia

          About Me Cinematographer, Feature Film Writer

          Pros

            Cons

            • It's a Toy
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • A Toy for a 5 year-old

            Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

            I was trying to find a nice clapboard for my friends birthday. We're both into film and he wants to be a director when he grows up. This product looked nice, so I thought I would order it. About a week later, and opened up the package. It was SUPER TINY!!! It looks like a toy! This is a piece of garbage and deserves less than one star!
            Lesson Learned: Read The Specifications

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            5.0

            Great buy perfect for video production

            By BenJAMIN

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

              This slate is perfect for shooting movies or short films. cuts my editing time down drastically. the whiteboard lets me write the scenes ect. using dry erase markers. perfect and fast. turn it around for excellent white balance. perfect. couldn't ask for more!

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              4.0

              Practical and Useful

              By Jose Miguel Ybarra Avila

              from Miami. ,FL

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Could be slightly large

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

              good construction quality and cumle with its goal of dediseño, I use to organize and sincronisar of video cameras.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Finally broke down and got one

              By GLugo

              from Los Osos, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Value
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Bigger is better

              Best Uses

              • Video segments 4 editing

              Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

              Piecing together video strips while shooting dog events can get a little confusing. If you take the time to use this thing, editing gets a lot easier. The only reason not to give the five stars, I should have ordered a larger unit. Unit is well built and has a nice "snap". A professional impression is made to the bill payers!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best insert slate

              By Matt

              from Florida

              About Me Professional Artist

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films

                Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

                I mostly like this slate because it has the color sticks which matches the standard size slate. Most insert slates by Don Ear or Filmtools only have black & white sticks. You can expect the highest quality from Birns & Sawyer. It is a great match to the standard size slate by B&S with color sticks. Easy to carry on your person for a quick slate of an unexpected insert shot. Makes me a better assistant.

                • How long have you owned it:
                • One-to-three months

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Slate Clapper For The Price

                By enginpost

                from New Jersey

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Birns & Sawyer 425004 Acrylic Production Insert Slate:

                  This product can be used with whiteboard markers which is great. Make note of the size, which is quite small, but if you are OK with that, it is far easier to cary this unit around if you are shooting independant work on a small budget with a tiny crew.

                  The best feature for me are the color and greyscale bars on the clapper. It helps for post-production color adjusting!

                  • How long have you owned it:
                  • A month or less

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