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ImpactCollapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green)
 
4.5

(based on 58 reviews)

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    (19)

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    (4)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Durable (20)
  • Good color value (19)
  • Compact (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (16)
    • General purpose (15)
    • Indoors (15)
    • Portraits (8)
    • Complex projects (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (10), Professional artist (8), Pro photographer (8), Business owner (7), Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    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.

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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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      • No

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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

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            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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              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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                5.0

                Easy Setup

                By Breck

                from Denver

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In The Studio

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

                  Easy setup to replace my 10x12 curtain that just took too long to setup and stretch. Used this this week and easily shaved off 15-20 of my setup time. Canvas "flat" texture.

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                  4.0

                  field work made easy

                  By Eduardo G.

                  from Bakersfield CA

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Can't beat the price
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • Photograhy

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

                    use as a interview background and for location spot keying works great behind windows.the versatility of having the ability to instantly change from green to blue depending on your subject'color . excellent for that guerrilla shooter. and the size means great portability.

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                    5.0

                    Great Chroma key background

                    By Generationsps

                    from Porterville, CA

                    Verified Buyer

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

                          Solid Construction and even color. Gets the job done.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect!

                          By Reeflections

                          from Maui

                          About Me Business Owner, professional photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio

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

                            Decent price, folds nice (once you figure it out), and does the job.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Really great

                            By Josh

                            from Houston

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • In The Studio

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

                              Love this backdrop. surprisingly really good quality.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Collapsible Background - Honest Review

                              By A.Bell

                              from Raleigh, NC

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Home Movies
                                • In The Studio

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

                                Hi,

                                I use the Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Chroma Blue/Chroma Green) for my video broadcasting. I like how there aren't a bunch of wrinkles on this product and if there are any, they are easily taken out The only thing that isn't great about this product is that it takes some getting used to when folding it up.

                                Thnaks
                                A. Bell

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                                4.0

                                Works like a charm!

                                By Thomas Wolf

                                from Brentwood, TN

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Container Bag Rips Easily

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                This blue screen/green screen hybrid collapsible background is an amazingly helpful. Not only is it blue on one side, and green on the other, but it's 100% cotton, so it absorbs a lot of the light a doesn't give off much of a specular. Lastly, it's incredibly portable! The only complaint I really have is that the bag it came with got a little tear when I was trying to put the background back in the bag. Other than that, this is an absolutely great product!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Straight forward with great results

                                By rpskk

                                from Pittsburgh, PA

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • In The Studio

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

                                  I got this product for a specific shoot in NY, it worked like a charm. You must know how to light and use a chroma for optimal results.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good product, Good price

                                  By 00707 NYC

                                  from NYC NY

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • In The Studio
                                    • On Location

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

                                    I use this for "tabletop" blue screen (or green)
                                    and talking heads that are getting comped into a new BG
                                    the quality is good and I love that it is big enough to get the screen back far enough to eliminate the "contamination" issue!

                                    I also love the versatility of the reversible green/blue.

                                    folding is easy once you "get it" ...it takes 5 seconds!
                                    (if you have ever folded a band saw blade, it's the same process)

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                                    5.0

                                    Just used it this morning - works GREAT

                                    By BigD99

                                    from Dallas,TX

                                    About Me Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Complex Projects
                                      • Home Movies
                                      • In The Studio

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

                                      Great color - great size - no issues - well maybe a tiny one - figuring out how to get it back into the bag - took a few tries - and finally got it back in bag. Will be using it again soon!

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome product

                                      By Nelson & Son photography

                                      from Reno, NV

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

                                      Works as describes. It takes a few try's to get it folded back up. I have used it at a couple of photo shoots and it's been great.

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                                      5.0

                                      excellent and portable

                                      By Chris

                                      from NeeYork

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

                                      Best green-blue screen pack. very affordable and the size is enormous. the fabric is vibrant and it does not wrinkle easy.

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome-just what I needed

                                      By Bella757

                                      from New Orleans, LA

                                      About Me Professional Artist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • 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):

                                        Although it took some time to figure out how to bend it back down :) - this worked excellent for me. I needed to tape actors auditions (including my own) and was very delighted at how well this worked for me. I only need the blue side but the green I'm sure will come in handy one day.

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                                        5.0

                                        portable

                                        By dmpprod

                                        from NYC

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

                                        Meets all my needs!

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                                        5.0

                                        Super chrome key result for Sony PMW350K

                                        By Omer Eris

                                        from Istanbul, TR

                                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Complex Projects
                                          • In The Studio

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

                                          Super chrome key result for Sony PMW350K footage's.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

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