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Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11")

B&H # PESADC911 Mfr # SADC-911
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The Pearstone SADC-911 is a production slate made of white acrylic and designed to be used with dry erase markers. A cost-effective production tool that's especially useful in sync sound productions--whether video, film, or dual-system DSLR--the slate comes with standard-size color clapper sticks and has a writing surface of 7 x 11".

Writing Surface Dry Erase
Dimensions (WxH) Overall: 9.25 x 11" (23.5 x 27.9 cm)
Writing Surface: 7 x 11" (17.8 x 27.9 cm)
Clapper Color

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PearstoneAcrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11")
 
4.5

(based on 195 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (158)
  • Professional quality (111)
  • Lightweight (100)
  • Compact (68)
  • Improves performance (57)

Cons

  • Lacks functionality (7)
  • Poor design (5)
  • Poor performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Independent films (159)
  • In the studio (102)
  • Complex projects (71)
  • Home movies (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (75), Professional artist (75), Film student (41), Enthusiast (27), Filmmaker (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (170), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best one for the price

This clapboard gives you everything you need to mark your scenes. As an editor, as well as a shooter, I use the white and black of the sticks to set color correction if...Read complete review

This clapboard gives you everything you need to mark your scenes. As an editor, as well as a shooter, I use the white and black of the sticks to set color correction if necessary. The grey is not an 18% grey though. The color sticks make it easier to match cameras as well. It seems well built, but I can see the acrylic coming off the sticks in a few years. Keep the box it arrives in so you don't scratch it while on the move.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap option, not worth it

I used it on a four day shoot and not only did a screw on the hinge come loose, but one of the sticks chipped. Minor inconveniences, but probably not worth it if...Read complete review

I used it on a four day shoot and not only did a screw on the hinge come loose, but one of the sticks chipped. Minor inconveniences, but probably not worth it if more expensive slates are going to be more durable. Would have given it 2.5 out of 5 but I can't.

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5.0

No debate, this slate is great!

By Jose the AC

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Lightweight
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

    Great slate, it's light wight and durable. Perfect size, I carry mine in my ditty bag. The magnetic closure at the ends of the sticks are great, keeps them from flapping around.

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    • No

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    4.0

    No Frills Slate

    By Stussey

    from Decatur,Ga.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • 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 (9.25x11"):

      If you need a no frills,well built slate then the Pearstone is the only slate you need.

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      4.0

      Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard

      By Matt

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 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 (9.25x11"):

        Quality built, great price. You really don't need anything more than this.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Meets my expectations.

        By Gary G.

        from Fort Pierce, Florida

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

          I use it mostly for synchronizing multi-camera shots. The quality is excellent. It's a much cheaper alternative to the digital display versions.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Slate

          By Bobs

          from Tempe, AZ

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • 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 (9.25x11"):

            Really nice slate, works great, durable, worth the money.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lightweight and easy to use

            By h00dratprince$$

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Film Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

              I really enjoy this product. It has a fair amount of space to write all the info you need to at the head of takes, is very lightweight, durable, and compact. Plus, it is quite affordable.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Just fine

              By Jim

              from Ann Arbor, Michigan

              About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

              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 (9.25x11"):

                A very simple and basic clapboard, but it's built well and gets the job done just fine.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great for beginners!

                By Nadeem Ali

                from New York, NY

                About Me Amateur Filmmaker, Production Assistant

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                  I work with an amateur film group and recently got an internship with a low budget reality TV show, which was my first exposure to slates in general. For the price it's a great investment for those who are starting off amateur film. You can organize your clips, make them easier to sync, and give off a great impression to those who are part of the process. Great buy!

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                  5.0

                  Pearstone clapboard works great.

                  By Mike

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                    This product is a great value. Exceeded my expectations. Prompt delivery by B&H. Solid product, well packaged for shipping, that works just as you need it to. You will want to keep it in good shape, so consider the accessory pouch.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Quality at an Affordable Price

                    By Evil Genius MediaWorks

                    from Denver,CO

                    About Me Business Owner, DP, Professional Artist, Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                      I am completely Impressed with quality of this slate. It is well built and sturdy. There is not a lot to say about a slate, its two pieces of wood, a couple of magnets and an engraved acrylic board. Well I should say there is not a lot to say about a slate when it is this good. Lets face it we have all had to deal with inferior cheap slates at some point in our careers. This is not one of those times. Ooh one helpful tip don't forget to use clear packing tape to cover the front of your slate, it helps prevent it from getting stained and discolored from dry erase markers.

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                      5.0

                      Nice

                      By Filmdude

                      from New York

                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                      Very cool stuff!

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                      5.0

                      Very nice!

                      By Tyler

                      from Surprise AZ

                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                      Slates aren't usually gratified since... they are just slates! However this slate is great quality and great build and I was pleasantly surprised to take it out of the box. The magnetic clap that snaps together makes for easy slating and efficient slating!

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                      5.0

                      Amazing Clap board

                      By GK

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • 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 (9.25x11"):

                        Great quality! surprised at how great it was for the price.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Great Slate when used as intended.

                        By 24fps

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        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 (9.25x11"):

                          I have used many different slates over the years and was pleased by the design, materials and quality of construction of the Pearstone. Too bad I never got a chance to use it much. After shooting several scenes indoors, where the slate performed admirably, we went outside into the snow. As I knelt in the snow to get a low angle shot of the talent, I placed the slate under my knee to act as insulation. I got the shot but not before hearing a disturbing "Craaack" as the acrylic shattered into 3 pieces. So, good as a slate, but as knee protection, not so much.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          DOES THE JOB!!

                          By Zalo the DP | Editor

                          from Bronx, NY

                          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                            East to use, nice big area tabs to write in, easy to erase as well. Durable and pretty good construction for the price.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Pretty cool for the price

                            By WASTED TALENT

                            from SANTA ROSA, CA

                            About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                            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 (9.25x11"):

                              The fact that you can you dry erase markers makes this board worth while, much better than dealing with grease pens or like the one i recently had chalk. Yeah i know crazy but it works. The main thing in regards to this item is the importance and the reasons why you need it.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              ARTHUR RAVES "WOW"

                              By Arty French

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                                Use - TV production
                                Things that are great - Syncs Perfectly
                                Things that aren't so great - Nada

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Slate

                                By JW PRODUCTIONS

                                from Maryland

                                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                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 (9.25x11"):

                                  This slate is pretty sturdy and has an acrylic surface which you can use dry erase markers on, this slate is perfect for organization and syncing your audio.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Totally happy with purchase A+ product!

                                  By Jordan M. L.

                                  from Los Angeles, Ca

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                                      I use this product when shooting multi camera DSLR interviews while recording external audio. It saves a huge amount of time to help sync when I go make the multicam clip in FCPX later on.

                                      Without doing to a Digital Slate this is legit as it gets. Totally solid build, laser engraved letters ( will last as long as I use it), and also some magnets inside the clapper to keep it shut when not open.

                                      Priced for an up and coming/one man band - with the quality for a 30 person shoot.

                                      Highly recommended!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Solid and reliable

                                      By Sean Broullins

                                      from Helena, Montana

                                      Comments about Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Clapboard with Color Sticks (9.25x11"):

                                      Purchased this a month ago and have been very happy with it. It's solidly built, gives a nice clean clap, is easy to write on and clean and makes you look and feel like a professional to boot.

                                      I held off on getting one of these for a while but after doing my own editing, I quickly realized how vital they can be. Never underestimate the usefulness of a clapper like this even for smaller projects. If you do your own editing or picking selects, you'll find this will save you loads of time in post production.

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