Birns & Sawyer 425011 Professional Acrylic Production Slate

Birns & Sawyer 425011 Professional Acrylic Production Slate

Birns & Sawyer 425011 Professional Acrylic Production Slate

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  • Color Clapper Sticks
  • Uses Dry-Erase Markers

Configuration: Color Slate

Color Slate With Case

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Birns & Sawyer 425011 overview

  • 1Description

The Birns & Sawyer 425011 is a professional scene-marking production slate with inlaid color clapping sticks. The full slate measures 9.5" high by 11" wide. It has durable engraved sections/text, works with DRY-ERASE markers and fits into a standard front-box. It includes markings for production, roll, scene, take, director, camera, date, filter, FPS, Day, Night, Interior, Exterior, MOS, and Sync information.

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Birns & Sawyer 425011 Professional Acrylic Production Slate
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Birns & Sawyer 425011 specs

    Writing Surface Acrylic
    Clapper Color
    Dimensions (HxW) 7.5 x 11" (writing surface)
    9.5 x 11" (w/clapper)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.8 x 10.4 x 2.2"

    Birns & Sawyer 425011 reviews

    425011 Professional Acrylic Production Slate is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exudes Quality and Professional Design! Received this product in perfect condition and immediately noticed the high quality workmanship of the product. The clapper sticks are inlaid with true Kodak colour; no stickers or poor paint job! The sticks are made of real mahogany by the smell and feel and will clearly last a substantial beating for the next several decades. The engraving on the slate is bold and exceptionally easy to read, and also well laid-out for production. I went with the colour sticks since we shoot digital video and have not been disappointed in post-production! This slate makes colour editing a breeze. Due to the nature of our equipment we shoot with a glorified audio recorder and the consistent CLAP sound of the sticks has made audio sync a breeze. Cheap dry-erase markers make a clear, easily legible mark on the board and wipes off clean without problem. I highly recommend this board for those who want a true high-quality product without spending $ on a digital slate! This board is being used for student film as well as professional studio and we love the enhanced ease of production!
    Date published: 2012-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly This is a simple but important item to have on a shoot. It makes a difference when you start looking through a lot of takes in the edit suite. After using it the first time I won't do a project without it. One thing to keep in mind - USE THE RIGHT MARKERS! The low smell markers do not erase easily from the acrylic. Buy the cheap smelly markers and you'll have no problem erasing the slate.
    Date published: 2010-10-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works great, a little pricey I will be honest, I bought this mostly as a prop. I do corporate video and half the time what really impresses the client is the overall feel of the production so I thought this would help a little. And sadly it does. Clients love seeing the clapper (I let the enthusiastic ones do the CLAP) and it is of course handy for it's intended purpose but a cheapo white board from a hardware store works just as well - it just doesn't look professional nor impress clients!
    Date published: 2008-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Great Slate This slate is absolutely worth the extra $$. You'll get plenty of whiteboard space for legibility at almost any focal distance, and smooth, solid hinge action. The clapper itself is made of light yet solid wood, and the added color bars are a nice touch to allow for easier color balancing in post. Nicely balanced for one-handed use and sturdy enough to survive drops and dings and keep on clappin'. Adding this to my crew's production kit gave us an instant credibility boost with clients, and really made us feel like pros. I cannot recommend this product highly enough.
    Date published: 2010-05-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Flimsy and Full of chips/missing chunks I was dying in anticipation to receive my $ slate in the mail and expected it to blow my mind. When I got it I was more than disappointed. The wood had several chips in it and the corners were bent. The acrylic portion wasn't even aligned with the wood and was flimsily attached. Don't waste your money on this; just go out and make your own for dirt cheap.
    Date published: 2010-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, But Don't Use Dry Erase This is an excellent production slate for those that aren't using state-of-the-art time code equipment in production and post. It produces a solid clap for manual video/audio sync and the color and luminosity reference marks are valuable in post. BUT BUT BUT Even though Birns & Sawyer say it's dry-erase compatible, it's not. I used bog standard Expo dry erase markets on it and needed to make a correction 10 seconds later. It would not come off with either water or alcohol-based solvents. Elbow grease doesn't work. Dry erase chemically bonds with acrylic surface. If this happens to you, don't panic. It *can* be removed with a micro-abrasive sponge like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Use something like this before using your fingernail or scratching it. Otherwise this is a wonderful little slate which is highly functional and impresses the clients :-).
    Date published: 2010-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product - does what you need I've been a professional editor for years. The color and grayscales are great in post. I have also used in the field. I read the reviews about dry erase makers not working. I haven't had any problems during filming with standard Expo markers. Clap is bright and solid. A couple picky things I would have liked. The board is translucent. If it was white, I could use it to white balance. Also, the space available for writing in production notes is, in my use of the board, not in the correct proportions. For instance, the space for production is tight at the top while director is prominent in the middle. Like I said, more pertains to my particular shoots than a bad design of the board, but I just ignore the engraved writing on the board and write what I need where I need it. Again, I recommend this slate for any production artist who wants to make their editors happy.
    Date published: 2011-01-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just What You Need I'd give it 5 stars, but... Well, really, 5 stars? Anyway, it works just as you'd expect it do, as durable as they get, the professional standard, only thing you might want is a fully digital back lit slate, but who has that kind of money for something that really is a dying part of film making... Does anybody sync sound anymore, except of course studio productions...
    Date published: 2008-08-13
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