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Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11")

B&H # PESADC711 Mfr # SADC-711
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The Pearstone SADC-711 is a production slate designed to be used with dry erase markers. The slate is made out of acrylic, with standard-size color 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 Color
Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11")
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    PearstoneAcrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11")
     
    4.3

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (32)
    • Professional quality (23)
    • Compact (15)
    • Improves performance (15)
    • Highly compatible (8)

    Cons

    • Poor design (4)
    • Poor performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (32)
    • In the studio (22)
    • Complex projects (21)
    • Home movies (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (19), Professional artist (14), Film student (13), Enthusiast (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No problem with Expo markers for me

    I bought this board primarily to synchronize multiple cameras for live-event shoots. It does its job -- and yes, clients love it and it makes me look more...Read complete review

    I bought this board primarily to synchronize multiple cameras for live-event shoots. It does its job -- and yes, clients love it and it makes me look more "professional," too.

    I am using Expo "Click" low-odor dry erase markers, and they erase cleanly and easily with a dry cloth. I specifically use the "click" markers because they have no caps to lose if I'm concentrating on my shoot and don't have time to think about details like that.

    One other thing: the color bars are *wonderful* for color-correction in post. Even when shooting with one camera, light often changes over the course of an hour or two, especially outdoors. I use the back of this slate for white balance (it's slightly grey, but still plenty neutral; It's translucent so I use nothing but black markers in order to preserve color neutrality) and check colors against those bars in post with my color-tuned display monitor. A huge time-saver!

    I thought about getting the smaller one, but since I typically carry mics and other accessories in a messenger bag, and this one fits, why not have a nice, big one for on-site convenience -- and, of course, client-pleasing eyewash.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cheaply made, feel apart after few uses

    I am a Professional Videographer.
    I used this in Documentary and Short Film.

    It is a good piece it is just constructed cheaply. I intentionally looked at reviews and...Read complete review

    I am a Professional Videographer.
    I used this in Documentary and Short Film.

    It is a good piece it is just constructed cheaply. I intentionally looked at reviews and purchased one that I thought was a little sturdier to avoid this.

    The clapper is made out of particle board and it began to crack as soon as I started using it. It hasn't broken apart yet but it is only a matter of time before the plastic slate will detach from the clapper.

    Also the screws that keep the hinge working loosen themselves due to the clapper action.

    Honestly I just expected it to work, after 2 shoots it is about to fall apart.

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    5.0

    Outstanding Tool

    By Thom

    from Meridian, ID

    About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

      I couldn't have asked for anything better. It works just like it should. I had read in other reviews that the nuts on the clapper would come off, but I found that "complaint" to be helpful. When I received it, I checked the nuts, and they were indeed loose. A little bit of LocTite took care of that, and I have had no problems with it. It is ruggedly built, and of excellent quality.

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      5.0

      Great slate!

      By Teff

      from Michigan

      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

      Slate is durable, well-made, and can withstand daily use of three student film crews.

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      5.0

      A must have!

      By JayBee

      from Midwest USA

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio
        • Location shoots

        Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

        Use to sync audio and video from multiple sources on location shoots. Great price and well-made. Screws are easy to tighten if that becomes an issue (hasn't for me yet). Provides a very clear clap and the colored bars are a nice touch too. Using the click markers and haven't had any problem with erasing. This clapper is awesome and is so much more professional than clapping hands in front of the camera. The slate has also saved me a lot of time in editing, just look at it to see what take I've loaded. No more constant previews! Love it!

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        • No

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        3.0

        Good clapper

        By runarinn

        from Reykavik, Iceland

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

        Was used in a harsh documentary environment for 11 days. Screws started to get lose but was fixed quickly with some glue.

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        4.0

        very cool

        By juanetelop

        from colombia

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

          cool design handy useful

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          • No

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          5.0

          a clean slate!

          By Tommy

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

            This is a perfectly designed slate and stands up to tough use on set. love it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Exactly as advertised!

            By Xderloin

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional Quality
            • Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

              A great value. Reverse features blank surface and B&W gradient.

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              3.0

              Fairly made. get the job done.

              By WooTang

              from OTR. Cincinnati.

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

              I work my tools very very hard.
              this is good. not super high quality. the clapper sticks have a very small hint of cheaply made. but it gets the job for at least the next year or 2. (until I destroy it, from over working it)
              the best part? B&H is super reliable, got it in my hands in a timely manner.. (as usual.)

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              5.0

              Simple, Cheap, Does the Job

              By Lance L.

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Film Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                I use the product for student films, and my own personal projects. I recently starting shooting using a sound mixer and needed a clapboard. It works fine, the large area makes writing on it easy.

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                4.0

                nice clap board

                By Tom

                from Orem, UT

                About Me Film Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                I cant complain. This clap board seems well built and obviously its easy to use.

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                5.0

                Great Clapboard from a Great Company

                By Filming Fanatic

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                  I am in a film class and needed a clapboard to assist in the editing process. It provides a clear platform to write all pertinent information. After purchasing it online it arrived only a few days later which I was ecstatic about.

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                  4.0

                  It works

                  By Sean

                  from New Haven, CT

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                        A nut fell off the first day... but once I replaced that, it has been working fine since. Very important for syncing audio in post.

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                        4.0

                        Fell apart after the first day.

                        By Drago

                        from San Jose, Ca

                        About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                        One of the screws came off during the first day I used this slate. Of course the PA lost in somewhere along the line which resulted a trip to the local hardware store to buy a replacement. I haven't had any problems since and am fairly happy with this slate.

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                        5.0

                        This is the one to buy

                        By Charlie B.

                        from Crockett TX

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                            I plan on using this for syncing multiple cameras for editing purposes. I was concerned about the quality because of the inexpensive price. WELL, don't worry I am satisfied and you will be too.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            will need a little modification :v)

                            By B

                            from greensboro, nc

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                              Used for a class project. After slating/ roughly 40 takes, the clapping mechanism (wood w/ screws) did, as a previous review mentioned, unscrew. It didnt break. the screws, because of a tight tolerance between the length of bolt and width of wood, the action of raising and lowering the sticks, the bolts unscrewed, and fell out. THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN, and could be a Pain if not prepared for this. A trip to the hardware store and you can get longer bolts for this slate. For [$], and the price of 3 bolts and nuts, i think its worth it. Outside of it coming apart, its components are quality: Engraved/recessed labels, embed magnets in the sticks, dry erasable and both color & bw readings.

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                              3.0

                              Its good for a simple clapboard

                              By Unseen

                              from Bellingham, WA

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance

                              Cons

                              • Poor Design
                              • Price

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                              I'm a student film maker on an extremely low budget. I bought this to just help keep track of shots. It does its job, but for the price of what you get, its just a little too much.The badIt loses points in two categories:1) Construction: I was slightly hesitant to buy in the first place due to a review about the sticks being made of particle board. Well that review was correct: it did start breaking down and that started quick but still is functional. The other part of the construction is actually fixable which were loose nuts (a little bit of locktite will do the trick. But I feel this should not be a step that the consumer has to take).2) Price (as of 2/17/2011): [$]. As stated before it's a bit pricey for it to have the prior issuesThe good-The sticks have magnets built into them to keep them from bounce multiple times to prevent improper audio/video sync.-The Fields are just perfect for either a student or a small production-The fact that the acrylic doesn't stain very much when you wipe it clean is also a plus-Color correction bars

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                              5.0

                              Works great at a good price

                              By Miss Michelle

                              from NYC NY

                              About Me Film Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Home Movies

                                Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                I honestly bought this for a friend since she is going to film school. She said she has used it already. She loves it, it is easy to use and works great

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                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Give you that Hollywood Professionalism

                                By Herb Jr

                                from Chicago,IL

                                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                  I love that loud clap sound .

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect

                                  By burerex

                                  from Barquisimeto VE

                                  About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • 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 Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                    very nice

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Looks Goods

                                    By lanrogun

                                    from Ibadan,NG

                                    About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Complex Projects
                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Independent Films

                                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.75x11"):

                                      I have not use it much but it looks good on first impression but funny enough mine didnt come with colour sticks.

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