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Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11")

B&H # PESADB711 Mfr # SADB-711
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This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

The Pearstone SADB-711 is a production slate designed to be used with dry erase markers. The slate is made out of acrylic, with standard-size black and white clapper sticks and a writing surface of 7.5 x 11".

Writing Surface Dry Erase
Dimensions (WxH) Overall: 9.75 x 11" (24.8 x 27.9 cm)
Writing Surface: 7.5 x 11" (19.1 x 27.9 cm)
Clapper Black and White
Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11")
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    PearstoneAcrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11")
     
    4.3

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (28)
    • Professional quality (24)
    • Compact (11)
    • Highly compatible (11)
    • Improves performance (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (28)
      • In the studio (24)
      • Complex projects (15)
      • Home movies (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (15), Professional artist (14), Enthusiast (5), Film student (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (24)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Clapboard

      This clapper does everything it should do. Nice dry-erase surface is great for repeated use throughout the day. Some people say it is difficult to erase, but I think that has more to...Read complete review

      This clapper does everything it should do. Nice dry-erase surface is great for repeated use throughout the day. Some people say it is difficult to erase, but I think that has more to do with the quality/type of marker being used than the clapper. I tried a brand new marker and it came off easily. With an older marker it took a little more work.

      Makes a nice clack sound. Includes a small magnetized surface that helps the sticks come together nicely.

      One of the nuts on the back became a little lose, but I tightened it by hand and haven't had a problem since.

      The entire backside is also dry-erase which can come in handy.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good slate, but the sticks are flimsy

      The dry erase slate works great. Magnet in the clapper sticks is a necessity, which works great.

      The top stick on mine, broke very easily. One of the screws...Read complete review

      The dry erase slate works great. Magnet in the clapper sticks is a necessity, which works great.

      The top stick on mine, broke very easily. One of the screws came out and the back piece of wood broke so the stick came loose.

      I was able to fix with a small piece of gaff tape, and a new screw, but it shouldn't have happened. Especially since I only used it once before the AC broke it, and he wasn't mistreating it at all.

      But for the price it's fine, and I'm not to bothered about the broken piece.

      Reviewed by 37 customers

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By Dana

      from Connecticut

      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

      Great Clapboard. Not cheap at all. Works great if you have any kind of dry erase markers. Reads great on my dslr. Very sturdy. You won't be disappointed with this!

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      4.0

      Good Product

      By Dan

      from Brooklyn,New York

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

      This slate is nice and loud.The layout is very nice too because everything is in block which makes it easier to look at.

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      5.0

      Superb!

      By J'aime Multimedia

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Pros

      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

        Exactly as advertised. Very durable unless you're prone to "accidents." Had it for a while now with no problems at all.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Simple but effective

        By Evan

        from Augusta, ME

        About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

          We've been borrowing or improvising clapboards for years and finally decided it was time to spring for one of our own. This clapboard is easy to use and has a professional look and feel (very important to our volunteer crew) with nice weight and good sound. Having used this model before, the only problem I have found has been that the bolts holding it together can come loose during use (I've seen several with replacement nuts/bolts), but for the cost and the utility this slate can't be beat.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Solid construction

          By eye12

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

            This is a well constructed clapbaord. Any previous issues with various dry erase markers doesn't seem to apply now. I used a different marker brand than what was previously recommended and didn't have any problems erasing it. It's great for syncing a separate audio track with DSLR video. It's not cheap because you get good quality for what you pay for.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Basic equipment

            By beth

            from new york

            About Me Film Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

              Heavy duty and professional looking. Perfect slate to carry in your AC bag. Good price.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Just as BH says

              By Carlos el negro Lopez

              from miami florida

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • In The Studio

                Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                i glad about this order because is exactly as the specification listed on product.
                and when i recived it was well wrapped, well protected
                thanks!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Slate, Great Price

                By PR

                from Toronto, Ontario

                About Me Camera Assistant

                Pros

                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                  Bought this slate recently and have been very impressed with it.

                  The slate is engraved, sticks are solid. The only problem I've had so far was I found the top stick was a little loose for me but was fixed by tightening the screw.

                  Priced better then a Don Earl and feels just as good.

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                  5.0

                  That was exactly what I needed !

                  By Julien

                  from Québec, Canada

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                    I use it to match my audio and video, great product !

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By the gregster

                    from seattle, WA

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                      Easy to use for small gigs.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Pearstone Clapboard a Winner!

                      By Bud the Video Guy

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio
                      • Video with DSLRs

                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                      This inexpensive clapboard is the perfect lightweight unit to have. When you are shooting video with and DSLR you need to record the audio separately to a digital audio recorder. An easy solution to sync the audio to the video is to use a reference mark provided by the clapboard when starting to film a scene. We've all seen the "behind the scenes" footage of the camera assistant shoving the clapboard into view and then "clapping" the top pieces together to create an audible snap on the sound track while he announces the scene number and take out loud. This snapping sound is use by the editor to put the sound track in sync with the video by matching the visual image of the closing of the blades to the recorded sound. The Pearstone unit has metal discs at the end of the blades to enhance the sound of the snap. Dry erase markers wipe right off with no problem even without the special eraser. A string with a dry erase marker can be easily attached to one of the wooden blades for quick accessibility. I couldn't find any problems with mine. It's sturdy and can be easily stored.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great product for reasonable price

                      By danz5050

                      from Canada

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                        Great product at a reasonable price, buy it and have it as a backup

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Correct Markers to Use

                        By Dr. Rick

                        from Portland, OR

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                              I too had trouble erasing Expo markers. Expo cleaner didn't work and it took scrubbing with non-acetone based nail polish remover to get it clean.

                              However MARKS-A-LOT Dry Erase markers work as they should. This is an Avery brand. They wipe right off without leaving a trace. I discovered this because I found another company selling this board and they said, "Marks-a-lot dry erase" are the only markers to use. They were right.

                              Now I love this board

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Beware of Markers

                              By Dr. Rick

                              from Portland, Or

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Expo markers don't erase

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                Dry Erase Expo whiteboard markers do not erase on this board. They at best smear, despite using Expo cleaner and fresh Expo markers.

                                I was finally able to remove the ink using a non-acetone based nail polish remover, but that took lots of rubbing.

                                WHAT WORKS: Vis a Vis "wet erase" markers work great. These are the markers you would use with an overhead projector. They do require a little moisture like a damp paper towel.

                                I have informed the manufacturer Pearstone and they are going to investigate if there was a surface change in the manufacturing process.

                                I have also informed B&H and of course true to their great customer service style will make good on it. There is a 1 year manufacturer's warranty on the board that is serviced through B&H.

                                In an earlier review I had given this board a 5 star rating. I still like everything about it, except for the expo marker issue which renders the board non-functional. However the Vis a Vis "wet erase" markers work and I will be keeping the board.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very nice slate@

                                By Farruh

                                from Maine, USA

                                About Me Business Owner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Independent Films

                                  Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                  Very nice product, just buy a lot of dry erase markers and you will be all set. pretty rugged and easy to use. you'll be happy. Recommend.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Terrific

                                  By Dr. Rick

                                  from Portland, OR

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                    It's a clacker and it clacks really well. Plenty of room to write and I like the organization of it's categories.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Seems to be of good quality

                                    By mike

                                    from albuquerque, NM

                                    About Me Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                      This item seems of good quality and does what I need it to do.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Great product! Reccomended to all.

                                      By Katie Midd

                                      from Athens, OH

                                      About Me Film Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Hard to clean

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Complex Projects
                                      • Independent Films

                                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                      Was exactly what I expected- professional slate for a low price. Magnetic clapper and just what I need on set. I'm a college student just starting up my own production company and I know that this will be a part of my rig for a long time. A little bit hard to clean dry erase off of, so keep that in mind while purchasing. All in all, I would recommend this product to everyone.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Quailty

                                      By cpeck

                                      from slc

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Complex Projects
                                        • Independent Films
                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                        So much better than the Ikan version, built better, cleaner, more durable. The only thing I don't like so far is just the markers that we are using leave letters behind after being erased, until you use expo cleaner on it

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Good Clapboard

                                        By Dan

                                        from Detroit, MI

                                        About Me Filmmaker

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Independent Films
                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with B/W Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                          This clapper does everything it should do. Nice dry-erase surface is great for repeated use throughout the day. Some people say it is difficult to erase, but I think that has more to do with the quality/type of marker being used than the clapper. I tried a brand new marker and it came off easily. With an older marker it took a little more work.

                                          Makes a nice clack sound. Includes a small magnetized surface that helps the sticks come together nicely.

                                          One of the nuts on the back became a little lose, but I tightened it by hand and haven't had a problem since.

                                          The entire backside is also dry-erase which can come in handy.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this review

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