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Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small

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You Pay: $308.00
Product Highlights
  • Hot Lights or Flash

The Video Pro Plus 1 is designed for use with a hot light but may be used with flash as well. With fabric intended for the heat of a continuous light, the Small Video Pro Plus 1 with silver interior is ideal for work in small spaces when medium softening of the light is desired.

The 24x32 inch size is very portable, lightweight, and can be taken on location easily. The "Plus 1" designation of this softbox means the front face of the softbox is removable. Chimera makes different strengths of diffusion material for front face applications. This softbox comes with 1 "Full" diffuser. Optional 1/2 and 1/4 grid cloths allow for more light transmission and also, less softening of the light.

The Small size is in the middle of the extensive lineup of Chimera softboxes.
Recessed Front Face helps control light spill and facilitates the attachment of an optional fabric grid.
May be used with hot lights up to 1000 Watts
May be used with strobes of any w/s rating.
Required Speed (mounting) Rings are available separately for many manufacturers' strobes.
Size 24 x 32" (61 x 81 cm)
Shape Rectangle
Compatibility Hot lights up to 1000 Watts, all strobes
Removable Face Yes
Removable Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts
Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small
  • Black Storage Bag for Softbox, Difusion Screen and Poles
  • Poles
  • Interior Baffle
  • 1 Full Front Diffusion Cloth with Touch Fastener for Attachment
  • 5 Year Warranty
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    ChimeraVideo Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Consistent (4)
    • Easy to set up (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Was this a gift?:
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        5.0

        Chimera Makes the Best

        By Eric

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Interviews

          Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

          We've owned one Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox since 2000, and it's in just as good shape today as the day we opened the box. We use it regularly, and have used it countless times since we bought our first one. In order to light more evenly, we decided a second one would be more cost effective than switching to completely LED or flourescent fixtures for the time being. It's really a great product that stows away well. Obviously, it stands up well to regular use.

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          5.0

          It's a classic

          By Dave

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

              It's been a great way to light interviews for years. Makes your subjects looks great. I usually use it with either a 650W or 1K light. You'll need a speed ring for every light you plan to put it on. This is my second one of these. The one I bought 4 years ago is still in great shape. But sometimes I've got two shoots going on simultaneously, so I needed a second one.

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              5.0

              Perfection!

              By Terri

              from Charlottesville, VA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Brightens our shots
              • Crisp and clean
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Perfect condition

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Commercial production
                • Photography

                Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

                Our old Chimera softbox had seen better days. After it started smoking because a sagging portion came into direct contact with the bulb, well, we decided to buy a new one. The softbox arrived quickly and in perfect condition. We noticed that our lighting situation is much improved, primarily because our old softbox was dingy with a decade of use. It's like someone said, "Let there be light!" We are thrilled with the website, the delivery time, and the quality of the new softbox.

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                5.0

                Excellent soft source

                By Kentucky gaffer

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting

                  Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

                  We have used these boxes for years. Always durable and excellent.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great softbox

                  By Clay the Walker

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Video Interviews

                    Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

                    This my third purchase of the Video Pro softbox small. I use it on an Arri 650. It has been perfect for me for video interviews as well as still photography.

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                    4.0

                    Great for Arri's new 750 3-light Kit

                    By kfrogg

                    from Atlanta

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

                          I bought this to keep in my new Arri 750 Plus 3 Light Kit. This makes for an all-purpose, Swiss army kit that is smaller and more mobile than the larger 4-5 light softbank cases. NOTE: The 750s have built-in mounts so no speed rings necessary!

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                          5.0

                          Let There Be Soft Light

                          By I'm Not Brad Pitt

                          from Central Arkansas

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video Interviews

                            Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

                            I use the Small Chimera for shooting one or two person interviews on a 1000 watt ARRILITE (as a key lamp) and an X-Small Chimera on a ARRI Plus 650 watt Fresnel (as a side fill). I have several homemade 2000 watt dimmers so I can sculpt the light to my taste. Chimeras work great providing nice soft, evenly diffused light.

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                            5.0

                            Very happy with this product

                            By Becky the artist

                            from East Bay, CA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography
                              • Table top product photogr

                              Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

                              Easy to put together.
                              Very nice carrying/storage case included
                              Perfect for table top photography
                              Easy to take apart for storage

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                              5.0

                              I have 3 now and use them on every job!

                              By Tony

                              from Atlanta

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                              • NONE

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small:

                              The small size works good for key and or fill and does not overwhelm a small room.

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