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Good price and finish but poor opacity
on 14 April 2012
This product has a very reasonable price. Comes perfectly packed, and the bag (wich is not big, despite the size of the screen) is quite useful to store it. Obviously you have to iron it and roll around some cylinder when you are going to use it, because storing it in the bag will leave plenty of folding marks.
I was surprised when I saw the color... is quite dark. I've been using light green for chroma key film production, since I have read fluorescent-like colors work best for chroma. Not tested the screen yet, but since users state that's the perfect color for chroma productions, I will believe it will work. Guess when lighted the dark green will change to light green without being almost yellow (which happens if you use light green screens).
My main disappointment with this product is opacity. You expect a chroma screen to be perfectly opaque, to avoid darkening caused by objects behind it. I use chroma for school productions, so most of the times I have to fix screens to the wall, and walls tend not to be perfectly flat; also they have decorations that will produce darker zones or even see through.
My previous chroma screen was like this: 80% opaque. I bought it in a fabric store for a far more expensive price, and lower dimensions.
Summing up, switching to this screen was (I hope) a good deal to me since it was cheap for the dimensions it has, but be careful because it is very thin and you will be needing a perfectly matte surface to attach it to.