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Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit

B&H # CHVPP1LBK Mfr # 8000
Price: $742.00
Instant Savings: -$90.05
You Pay: $651.95
Product Highlights
  • Triolet Fixture, 500W Bulb
  • Integral Mounting Ring
  • 24x32" Video Plus 1 Softbox
  • 120V Bulb

The Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit is a combination of several products--for much less than if you bought everything a la carte.

A small Video Pro Plus 1 softbox (with speed ring) and the Triolet continuous light fixture (with a 500W bulb)  form the core of this kit. The softbox is designed for use with a hot light but can be used with flash as well. With a silver interior intended for the heat of a continuous light, the Small Video Pro Plus 1 is ideal for work in small spaces when medium soft light is required.

The 24 x 32" size is lightweight and portable. The "Plus 1" designation means the front face of the softbox is removable--Chimera makes different strengths of diffusion material for front face applications. The softbox comes with a one-stop diffuser, (hence the "1" designation). Purchasing the 1/2 and 1/4 grid cloths separately would allow for more light transmission and less softening of the light. A fabric eggcrate light modifier that attaches to the front of the softbox, directing and narrowing the beam (to 40°) for more control, is also included.

This fixture is equipped for 120V AC operation. It will also function with 220-240V AC with the appropriate bulb and plug adapter, available separately.

Triolet

Broad, Omni-Directional Light
Compatible with light banks, lanterns, or without a modifier for bare-bulb light effect
Stand Adapter
Comes equipped with the Chimera Single Axis Stand Adapter which allows tilt and swivel of the fixture
Quick Release Speed Ring
Locking wand levers make it easy to mount and dismount the softbox to the fixture

Video Pro Plus 1 Lightbank

Spill Control
Recessed front helps to control light spill and facilitates the attachment of the included fabric grid
Durable
  • May be used with hot lights up to 1000 watts
  • May be used with strobes of any power rating, with the appropriate, optional speed ring
  • Accessories

    Fabric Grid
    Narrows the light spread to 40° for more control
    Case
    Carry and store it all with the included 44 x 9 x 9" (111.76 x 23 x 23 cm) duffle case
    Size 24 x 32" (40 x 55 cm)
    Shape Rectangular
    Compatibility Hot lights up to 1000 Watts
    Flash may be used by using the appropriate speed ring
    Removable Face Yes
    Removable Baffle Yes
    Accepts Grids Yes--40° grid included
    Requires Speed Ring Quick release speed ring included

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    ChimeraVideo Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Lightweight kit (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial lighting (3)
      • Indoors (3)
      • Photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Great...The bulb concerns me a bit

      By TV Funghi

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compatible
      • Lightweight Kit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit:

        We love this and plan on getting another..The only concern we have is the stipulation in the instructions that the bulb be removed during transport...It IS necessary since the bulb protrudes outside the light..however it would be nice to get a heat resistant case for it...the bulbs aer about $50.The softer light works wonders with an interview shot though!

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        4.0

        Excellant lighting tool

        By Ric B

        from Springfield, MO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Video

          Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit:

          For first time user it might take a couple of times of putting the light together before you are comfortable with the steps. The quality of the light is very good. Light's diffusion capabilities are excellent and quite versatile.
          The power cord and on/off switch leave something to be desired.

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          4.0

          Great Interview Light

          By newscast

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Design
          • Ease of assembly
          • Interchangable bulbs

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Interviews

            Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit:

            Great soft light for video interviews. Price is right given the items included especially the egg box screen. Only downside is that it takes a little time to set up and tear down.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Chimera IS 'Perfect Lighting'

            By Kroboth

            from Harrisburg, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit:

              When looking for a softbox, Chimera is the industry standard, and there's a reason for that, it is manufactured with quality, versatility, and consideration of the photographer/filmmaker who wishes to use it. To begin, the retro design of the Triolet fixture houses the mogul bulbs securely, and the included adapter for other bulbs makes the lamp-base highly versatile. The speedring is unmatched, with screws to secure the bank rods, and rotatable and locking holders to make installation extremely easy.

              Then there's the softbox itself, which is manufactured to withstand temperatures of lamps up to 1k, and plenty of velcro to attach to any of the diffusers or eggcrates. Speaking of the diffusers, the included ones create an intensely soft light, and the egg-crate does a superb job of controlling the direction of the light.

              To top it off, this kit includes a heavy-duty stand and bags that make transportation extremely easy. The bags are crafted with extremely fine material, and when you see the Chimera logo stating its 'perfect lighting' you understand that they are not exaggerating.

              Bottom line: There are many ways to achieve a soft light, but if you want a kit that includes everything necessary to make a highly controllable and customizable soft light, this kit is the perfect fit.

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              5.0

              excellent kit

              By Hobart Smith

              from New Jersey

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compatible
              • Easy Setup
              • Lightweight Kit

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit:

                Beautiful light, easy set up and tear down, perfect portable small soft light. Kit is great, packs up quick and small.

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                5.0

                Perfect light

                By FishDawg

                from Boise, ID

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Setup
                • Lightweight Kit
                • Looks Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Interview Lighting
                  • Music Videos

                  Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit:

                  Once I figured out how to put this together. It goes up fast. You have a small footprint once its broken down. I own two of these I liked it so much. I felt that I got my money's worth. Chimera is the best brand in my opinion.

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                  5.0

                  Couldn't imagine filming without it

                  By FishDawg

                  from Boise, ID

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Quality Kit

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentary
                    • Head Shots
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light

                    Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit:

                    This was everything that I could want and need. I just did some head shots and I have a 3-point lighting kit. This light saved me. I would highly recommend having. If you do interviews or head shots I would say this is a must for your production. Quality product helps me look like a Pro.

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                    5.0

                    buy it!

                    By leo

                    from nyc

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Night Time

                      Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Triolet Kit:

                      this light bank is awesome,
                      produces a great quality soft light and the kit has everything you need.
                      great price.

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