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ImpactCollapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green)
 
4.6

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (40)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Compact (23)
  • Professional quality (23)
  • Durable (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • In the studio (21)
  • General purpose (15)
  • Indoors (15)
  • Home movies (11)
  • Independent films (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (12), Professional artist (10), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Versatile, mobile, good value

I was in search of an inexpensive green screen that was portable and found this bundle of a collapsible, reversible green/blue screen that seemed to fit my needs, and it came bundled with...Read complete review

I was in search of an inexpensive green screen that was portable and found this bundle of a collapsible, reversible green/blue screen that seemed to fit my needs, and it came bundled with its own stand, how perfect.

Well the stand wasn't designed specifically for the green screen. More on that later, (there is a separate review on the stand)

The screen comes in a durable looking fabric carrying case. Unzip the case and removing the screen is straight forward. The screen has a strong flex-steel frame that pops open easily. It is covered with a canvas like material, blue on one side, green on the other. The fabric is a little coarser than I expected and I was afraid that the wrinkles would be apparent and cause a problem. I envisioned trying to iron or steam the fabric before being able to use it.

I have since shot three short videos using this screen that I edited using Adobe Premiere Elements and everything worked perfectly. I am very happy with this choice. The only real problem I had was collapsing the screen to pack it away. I think it took me about 10 tries to get it right. The flex-steel frame is quite stiff (as it should be) and it will take practice to turn the corners in so that the frame forms three coils of the SAME size to achieve the properly sized round shape to fit back into the zippered case. Any instruction sheet with illustrations would have been really handy.

The stand arrived in a separate box. The clips don't easily grasp the green screen. This is because the screen's frame is flex-steel that is about 1/2" wide, but, with a little effort it is doable. I quickly realize that the screen is too heavy for the stand to support from the side. That's when I realize that the hole on the other end of the boom is probably meant to be an anchor point for some type of counterweight ( a newbie issue).

The stand appears to be well made and is probably excellent for the use it was designed for. I expect to find it useful for a number of things. It would be great if there were a bag for carrying it or perhaps an optional case.

The cons were the parts coming loose in shipping and the lack of an instruction sheet with a parts assembly and breakdown diagram. The user is left to discovery everything on their own.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fabric is not so good.

We use this outdoor usually for mobile keying of medium size objects and people from the waist up (the size doesn't let you easily to full body, although it's not impossible).Read complete review

We use this outdoor usually for mobile keying of medium size objects and people from the waist up (the size doesn't let you easily to full body, although it's not impossible).

Pro: It's easy to collapse and stores at a good size. Blue on one side and green on the other - which has been useful a couple times.

Con: Still kind of floppy when open, so it takes two people to hold it flat enough to get even lighting. The fabric has wrinkles that are hard to get rid of. Our copy had little white water spots on the blue side, which was annoying. Seems like more attention needs to be paid to the fabric if this product were to improve.

Overall, great portable greenscreen for the price. But you have to clean it up and iron it a bit.m Nowhere near perfect. If you have more money, get something else.

Reviewed by 73 customers

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4.0

Large 2-sided matte cotton panel

By Ezravision

from ANTIOCH, CA

Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

Even though I saw the dimensions when I bought this, it was a surprise to see how giant this thing is. It easily can be a background for a standing tall person while leaned against a wall behind the subject (if it is not windy). The cotton fabric may attract dust and stains because of the matte surface, so the included pouch is handy while in transport.

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5.0

Perfect for use

By Corey the Video Producer

from Lexington, KY

About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Limited Compatibility

Best Uses

  • In The Studio

Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

This product is great for doing indoor green/blue screen work. I have yet to try and use it for anything else.

I love how big it is and how easy it is to set up.

I can see folding it and unfolding it could create creases and potentially be a green/blue screen nightmare, just be aware of this.

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4.0

good product

By mdphotobiz

from maryland

About Me Business Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

      Good item. The carrying bag seems to be of reasonable quality, and the window in it allows me to quickly determine whats inside. The background is relatively flat when open (doesn't twist or distort very much at all) and is easy to fold.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Versital

      By Jmagicpotts

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

      Nice size for grabbing waist high and head shots. Flip it vertical for full body shots. A green side and blue side depending on need. Good product.

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      5.0

      Larger than I thought.

      By Al

      from Philadelphia

      Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

      I had a 5x7 green screen cloth that came with my starter kit, but upon receiving the reversible background, man was I pleasantly surprised. I hung it on an old background stand and it worked perfectly. The height allows a whole body to be shot and I'm 6'9. With this I won't be ordering a larger green screen for a while. Very versatile.

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      5.0

      High quality and very easy to use

      By marco

      from Porto Alegre, Brazil

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

        The frame around the cloth makes if perfectly streched and therefore produces a smooth image.
        Its foldable hability makes it pratical to take to any place.

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        5.0

        Blue, Green, and Easy

        By Reed Hewitt

        from Corpus Christi, TX

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

            It is exactly what I expected. The quality seems good and it is easy to deploy. I was concerned that the fabric would be wrinkled, but it looks nice and flat when the frame stretches it tight. It should be just large enough to make a backdrop for medium shots -- perfect for interviews.

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            5.0

            Worth it

            By Alexis DF

            from Québec

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

              Perfect to cover a small space or people. Love it!
              But man it's hard to fold it the first time lol.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great buy! Why spend more?

              By Jimmy

              from Waco, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                  This is my 3rd Impact background.
                  Does everything it should. Am a pro
                  and use it in multiple locations.
                  On one job, set up 250 times.
                  Worked great!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  So Far So Good

                  By netnaimo

                  from BC Canada

                  About Me Film Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                    I've had the product for a week and love the size and ease of use... fast shipping would by from this company again.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent product, definitely recommend

                    By BrightStart Pediatrics Media

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                      Purchased after much research; I have a 10x10 chroma which requires much clampling, pulling, etc. This folding screen is a perfect size, unfolds nice and tight. Easy to clamp to a light stand, etc. Very well manufactured, carry case is great. Price is fantastic, excellent service from B&H as always. Definitely recommend!

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for mobile studio

                      By Rick

                      from New York

                      About Me Business Owner

                      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 Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                        This background is perfect for outdoor shots or in someone's office. I have used the background both green and blue in different places that required me to be mobile and visit the client in their own setting. Once you figure out how to fold it back up it makes this a breeze to travel with.

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                        5.0

                        Great for on the go green screen

                        By Anne the Photographer

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Corporate Portraits
                          • Pet Shots
                          • Product Shots

                          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                          I have one of the personally that I was always bringing to work to use and finally decided to buy a second one for work. Love the versitility and ability to collapse. Really love that I don't have to steam the cloth!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Right sized for quick set up

                          By Brian the camera guy

                          from Houston, TX

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                              Perfect size for quick interviews when you don't need full wall. Got two for second camera angle.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Effective backdrop for head shots

                              By Mom with a hobby

                              from Larchwood, Iowa

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                                  The colors are good and the size matches what the website indicated. I'm not at all disappointed. There is one tie back on each side of the backdrop to hang it from a stand. It would have a little bit better stability if there were maybe two per side but it works as is. I struggle to get it folded down by myself to fit back inside it's storage case. Overall I'm happy with the product.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Convient backdrop

                                  By MR Photo's

                                  from Hernando, MS

                                  About Me professional photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Great For Head Shots
                                    • Location shoots

                                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                                    Use this product along with green screen software with great results. First time use made enough to pay for backdrop 10 times over. Have green screen backdrop bought from major backdrop company but it is 10 x 20 to use in studio. This product is just as good.

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                                    4.0

                                    Specifically the Rght Tool

                                    By Waynepro

                                    from Newport, VT

                                    About Me Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Hard To Pack

                                    Best Uses

                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                                    The Impact Collapsible Background -5x7' is a useful tool if portability and small settings is where you're going to use it.

                                    B&H advised this product for a specific use and the folks there are knowledgeable and insightful. This product will save you money on backgrounds if you use it in the right way. You're not going to get a full body shot with this product, but it's perfect for halfbody/headshot shooting or still life work. You have a choice of blue or green on each side.
                                    When you open it up do so in a large enough space as it will fling out rather quickly. You can hang it or lean it against a wall.
                                    The only drawback is it is not easy to fold up which is why it gets 4 stars instead of 5. You will need patience and your wits to get it back into the zip cover. So the only way to deal with that is to use the product often otherwise you'll be scratching your head for 10 minutes or more. Always keep the instructions handy.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very Nice

                                    By Ken

                                    from Iowa

                                    About Me Pro Photoghrapher

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                                    Reasonably priced, good quality. For portrait shoots I had been using some collapsible backgrounds that have mottled patterns. I wanted the flexibility of dropping in my own background.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Green screen easy to use successfully

                                    By Videogeek

                                    from The Great State of Idaho

                                    About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                                      I just made a quick test of this spring-loaded green screen, using essentially one bright LED light (balanced lights on both sides would be even better). Results of the test were great.

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      Good Chroma Blue/Green Screen

                                      By Stuart

                                      from Wilm DE

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Independent Films
                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green):

                                        This is a good product because it's easily deployed.

                                        The draw back is collapsing it properly is something of a challenge.

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