So how does it work?
It's simple. We have created a complete kit including everything you need (minus the video camera and computer) to superimpose a subject onto video footage. Play onstage with a rock band or travel through space as with green screen technology, the possibilities are endless.
Chroma-key green. that is. The magic behind this whole process is the green screen. Included in this kit is a 9' x 10' extra-large green screen backdrop that is constructed from a heavy-duty wrinkle-resistant matte fabric. You simply hang this background onto any wall or background system using the included pole pocket and grommets. Once hung, place your subject at least 3' in front of the backdrop and take your video footage. (Make sure you frame only your subject and the green screen.) Why 3' This helps to avoid any shadows on your backdrop that would need to be taken out during post production.
The next step.
The next step is correctly lighting your backdrop and your subject. The uLite was designed to do just that. Although the uLites are designed to be compact in nature, they project an extremely broad area of light coverage. Basically, you can light a larger area with a smaller box. This is achieved by placing the removable diffusion front flush with the outer edge of the softbox and the narrow depth of the softbox. This simple 2-light setup will properly light up both your subject and the 9' x 10' included backdrop.
Simple set up.
The uLite is one of the first collapsible softboxes designed to give you the amazing light quality of a traditional style softbox, without the tedious set up. With one simple push, your softbox takes form and locks into place.
Powerful tungsten halogen lamps.
The included two 500-watt lamps offer plenty of power to make sure both your subject and green screen are properly lit. Lamps are rated for over 60 hours of use.
HitFilm 1 Standard Software
HitFilm 1 Standard transforms your movies, expanding your film-making toolkit to include multi-track video editing, advanced 2D and 3D compositing, extensive 'film look' filters and over 65 effects. 'HitFilm's unique drag-and-drop particle effects create shockwaves, explosions and fire in seconds, while the 3D gunfire brings your action sequences to life.
This kit is "a steal".
This kit was published in the New York Times in December of 2011. The writer described it as "a steal" for the money.
|Warranty||One year against manufacturer defect|
|Material||Please refer to individual kit components for details|
|Care Instructions||Background - Machine washable in cold water, delicate cycle, tumble dry low.|
|Soft box width:||20.0" (50.8 cm)|
|Soft box length:||22.5" (57.2 cm)|
|Soft box width:||17.0" (43.2 cm)|
|Kit weight:||18.8 lbs. (8.5 kg)|
|Packaging:||Carry Case sold separately|
|Packaged width:||7.5" (19.1 cm)|
|Packaged length:||30.0" (76.2 cm)|
|Packaged depth:||13.5" (34.3 cm)|
|System requirements:||Software for Windows only. 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8, 7 or Vista. Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron/Athlon 64 processor. GeForce 7900 GT or Radeon HD 2900 GT graphics card with 512 MB video memory. 1024x768 display resolution. 2 GB of RAM. 300 MB hard drive space. DVD-ROM drive for installation. Internet connection for activation.|
|Packaged Width||31.0" (78.7 cm)|
|Packaged Length||8.0" (20.3 cm)|
|Packaged Height||14.0" (35.6 cm)|
|Packaged Weight||20.0 lbs. (9.1 kg)|
(2) uLite Constant Lights
(2) 20" Collapsible Softboxes
(2) 500-watt Photoflood Lamps
(1) 9' x 10' Green Screen Background
(2) 6.5' Light Stands
(1) HitFilm 1 Standard Software