Matthews 12x12' Overhead Fabric - White Artificial Silk

Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Fabric - 12x12' - White Artificial Silk

Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Fabric - 12x12' - White Artificial Silk

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Matthews 12x12' Overhead Fabric - White Artificial Silk

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Also known as "Rags" these are the materials that are tied to the Butterfly/Overhead frame.

For many years, only the basic materials were used such as scrims to reduce light, silk to diffuse light and solid to eliminate light.

More recently many new materials have been added to allow many degrees of diffusion (Grid Cloths, Black Silks, etc.) plus many new reflective materials are now available to make large reflectors for both sunlight and artificial light such as Matthflectors, Grifflectors and Lames.

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Fabric White Artificial Silk
Size 12' x 12' (3.7 x 3.7m)
Approx. Light Loss 1.6 Stops
Webbing Color Gold
Primary Use Softens and diffuses direct light, and introduces a significant amount of ambient bounce
Safety Characteristics Self Extinguishing
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.291 x 14.409 x 3.386"
12x12' Overhead Fabric - White Artificial Silk is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Artificial White Silk Cleans Up! This is a great traditional 12'x12' silk by Matthews.I needed a white glowing background for a shoot with animals, and decided on the artificial silk instead of their true silk, which has a better effect.I chose the artificial because it is easier to care for, and lasts longer in tropical climates, which I also shoot in.I didn't expect to be cleaning it after the first shoot day, but one of the animals we filmed went pee on the new silk, and it cleaned up perfectly!Still good as new!I used the Background Support System - 12' Wide by Impact, which would probably fail (stands and crosspost) outside in windy conditions, but it worked well inside.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Difficult to get in Australia I had considered making up some silk overheads from scratch but by the time i added up the costs in materials and time it wasn't worth it. This Matthews overhead is really robust with good strong edges and eyelets, great product,...
Date published: 2008-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Fine Does it's job but a few of the joins in the fabric can be seen sometimes.
Date published: 2008-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does just what it says This product is a 12x12 overhead silk that I most often use to diffuse direct sunlight. I occasionally use it as a white bounce to pump up sunlight coming through a window. It works great for both applications. At times it may be larger than what I need and I could probably get by with a CA Sun-bounce, but then nobody ever won awards for getting by. Build well, hopping it will last a minute.
Date published: 2012-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I'm more of a studio guy but wanted to work on more outdoor shoots and love the effects you can get with large, soft light sources. So it was kind of a no brainer for me. the light loss id more then i expected but I supplement with a strobe if need be. It seems very durable and is easy to clean.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Beautiful Light I use the 12x12 to create a soft light over a large area by putting a large Octa behind it and letting the light create soft beautiful shadows.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great versatile tool. These are great because you can do so many things with them. Like scrimming windows, using it as a reflector, and making a giant softbox.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price great results. This product has a great price and came fast. China silk is great but why pay more for the same result. Comes with pops ties pre cut.
Date published: 2016-11-24
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