ReflecMedia’s LiteRing paired with their Chromatte backdrop is a portable green screen (or blue screen) solution. Separate lighting for the backdrop is not needed as standard chromakey setups require. The single light source from the LED LiteRing provides all the light required to illuminate the Chromatte background for the chroma key production. The key to Reflectmedia’s design is the Chromatte fabric combined with their LED LiteRing. The Chromatte backdrop consists of tiny glass beads that reflect the green or blue light coming from the LED lights that make up the LiteRing. An adaptor that is fitted to your lens threads on and the LiteRing screws onto the adaptor with a single screw. The LiteRing goes directly around your lens. It’s a simple method, but a difficult one to explain unless you see it in action. Hopefully you can see how effective the ReflecMedia kit works in our video demostration.
So far we’ve found some pros and cons of using this set up.
Portability, this entire unit is super portable and even has a pop up backdrop option. The Chromatte coupled with the LiteRing does not require separate lighting for the backdrop, again, less equipment.
This design is not made for outdoor shooting. You will not achieve desired results if you want to shoot outside in bring daylight. No use of teleprompter with LiteRing.
We have only had a few hours with the kit, but the guys over at ReflectMedia have done a fantastic job of putting together really great example videos of this product on their site. It’s definitely worth looking into and the videos can be found HERE.
Stay tuned, we have a photography video showing you the true diversity of ReflecMedia’s LiteRing/Chromatte design for not only videographers but also photographers! In the meantime, I’m curious as to what you all think of this product. I love hearing your feedback!
For lighting we used our cheap Softbox kit
2000 WATT Digital Photography Lighting Studio