Digital Juice Releases New 8’ x 8’ Portable Butterfly Frame Kit
A collapsible lightweight support system with interchangeable light modification screens
By PVC News Staff | June 27, 2012
Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content and professional camera gear and accessories today announced the release of the Butterfly Frame Kit, an 8' x 8' collapsible aluminum frame that includes two fabric screens (white artificial silk and black solid) for softening or blocking light while shooting in a studio or on location. The kit also includes all the accessories you need to set the frame up and start using it in minutes.
Two compact carry bags make it easy to transport the Butterfly Frame and its lighting modification screens from project to project and setup is made easy using the 28 specially designed bungee cords to attach the screens to the frame itself. The two frame clamps in the included C-Stand Adapter Kit make it easy to mount the frame to any two common grip stands for added stability and flexibility. "While normal frames of this size need a large vehicle for transport, the Digital Juice Butterfly Frame Kit can be folded up and transported with your other gear with room to spare," says Viv Beason, President of Digital Juice. "Best of all, it can be carried and set up by just one person."
On outdoors location shoots, the Butterfly Frame Kit can be used to help soften sunlight over an area large enough to cover your talent. In a studio situation, you can soften one large light source or you can turn multiple lights into a single soft light. "With this kit, you can make almost any light a flattering light," says Beason. "And if you need a negative fill or black background the Butterfly Frame Kit has you covered." The black solid scrim is made of non-reflective fabric that is perfect for studio product shots or for professional looking portraits.
An optional 8' x 18' portable large-format green screen solution for the Butterfly Frame Kit is also available. This custom-made Butterfly Edition of the popular ChromaPop Studio offers users of the Butterfly Frame Kit a quick, easy, lightweight option for getting the perfect greenscreen shot on location. "It works as a sturdy solution for outdoors shots that are at the mercy of wind and weather, while making a perfect addition for anyone planning to use the Butterfly Frame's other screens on a shoot," says Beason. "You never know when you might need to catch a shot or two against a greenscreen for compositing later."
- 1 collapsible 8' x 8' aluminum frame
- 2 fabric screens - white artificial silk & black solid
- 2 compact carry bags
- 28 bungee cords
- C-Stand Adapter Kit with 2 frame clamps
- Dimensions: Frame (open) - 8' x 8' / 2.4m x 2.4m, Frame (collapsed) - 48" x 5.5" x 3.5" / 122cm x 14cm x 9cm; Frame Carry Bag - 50.5" x 6" x 4"/128cm x 15.2cm x
- 10.2cm; Fabric Screens Carry Bag - 13.5" x 11" x 7.5" / 34.3cm x 28cm x 19cm
- Weights: Butterfly Frame in Carry Bag - 16.8 lbs / 7.6kg; Fabric Screens & Bungee Cords in Carry Bag - 9.8 lbs / 4.4kg; C-Stand Adapter Kit - 3.4 lbs / 1.54kg
Pricing & Availability
The new Digital Juice Butterfly Frame Kit can be ordered through Digital Juice's online store at (www.digitaljuice.com) and retails for $775.95. The optional Butterfly Edition of the ChromaPop Studio retails for $349. Both the Butterfly Frame Kit and optional ChromaPop Studio green screen can be purchased in special offers for as much as 35% off. Check the website for details on specials.
About Digital Juice®
Digital Juice® is the world-leader in royalty-free broadcast animation content for video, motion graphics and multimedia professionals. Digital Juice® products are in use in nearly every major studio, broadcast, and cable station including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HBO, CNBC, Fox News, and countless high profile television shows such as American Idol and the Grammy Awards. The company provides royalty-free animations, music, stock footage, organic film effects, graphical fonts, layered Photoshop® illustrations, After Effects® project files, plug-ins and production gear to a wide variety of video, motion graphics, print and web enthusiasts. The company is known for its extremely high quality and innovative content as well as for its aggressive and affordable pricing.
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