The Photo Basics Photo Illusion Lighting Kit contains everything you need to transport your subject anywhere in the world or beyond! This kit contains a 9x10 foot Chromakey Green Screen backdrop, two 500w tungsten lamps, stands, softboxes and PhotoKey 5 Lite Software. Simply light and take your image of your chosen subject and use the software to remove the green background and replace with your chosen location or scene. 200 digital backdrops and 20 overlay graphics are included in the package to get you started.
Key Features: Photo Basics Photo Illusion Lighting Kit
So how does it work?
It's simple. Photo basics have created a complete kit including everything you need (minus the camera and computer) to superimpose an image onto any backdrop. Travel to Paris, place a baby on the flower petal or step foot on the moon without having to go anywhere.
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 photo. (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 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 2 500-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.
PhotoKey 5 Lite Software
PhotoKey 5 Lite instantly removes green screen from your photos and replaces it with a new background image with only a handful of clicks. Shooting on green screen has never been easier! Green screen photography lets you experiment with different backgrounds without needing lots of practical backings or expensive locations.
As an added bonus, we have also included 200 digital backdrops and 20 overlay graphics to get you started right away!
This kit is "a steal".
The video version of this same exact kit was published in the New York Times in December of 2011. The kit was described as "a steal" for the money.
Cutting edge green screen technology
New advances in green screen technology give you finer control and better results than ever before.
Enhanced user interface
Improvements to the interface make PhotoKey 5 Lite faster and easier to use than ever before. The new Home screen provides instant access to training videos, updates and the latest news.
Instant green screen removal
PhotoKey 5 Lite instantly and effortlessly removes the green screen from a photo as soon as it has been imported.
Choose your background
You can use any image for your background. Work with your own photos or images from stock libraries to find the perfect complement for your green screen photography.
Fast & easy to use
PhotoKey 5 Lite's workflow-based interface guides you through the process, with basic green screen removal only taking a handful of clicks and a few seconds. The new Home and Help screens provide easy access to training and assistance if needed.
Ideal for portraits
Green screen photography gives you maximum control over your images. Experiment with different backgrounds without needing lots of practical backings or expensive locations.
Enhance your photos
Included with PhotoKey 5 Lite is a selection of color filters and special effects for adjusting the appearance of your images.
Free video tutorials
A series of free video tutorials are available for free from FXhome.com. They'll turn you into a PhotoKey 5 Lite expert in no time.
In addition to the free video tutorials PhotoKey 5 Lite is provided with a detailed online manual. Quickly search for the feature you want to use and discover everything you need to know.
Instant access to help
Assistance is never far away with instant access to video tutorials and the online manual from right inside PhotoKey 5 Lite.
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" (76.2 cm)
- Packaged depth: 13.5" (34.3 cm)
- Maximum wattage: 500
- Bulb: Photoflood
- Color temperature: 3200 Kelvin
- Lifespan: 60+ Hours
- Socket Base: Edison
- Software: DVD
- Mac requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 (or newer). Intel processor. 1024x768 display resolution. 1 GB RAM. 100 MB hard drive space.
- PC requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP with SP3. Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron/Athlon 64 processor. 1024x768 display resolution. 1 GB of RAM. 100 MB hard drive space.
- System requirements: 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) 6.5' Light Stands
- (2) 500-watt Photofloods
- (1) 9' x 10' Green Screen Wrinkle-Resistant Backdrop
- (1) PhotoKey 5 Lite Software
- (200) Digital Backdrops
- (20) Overlay Graphics
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- Lighting Group uLite
- Lamp Type Tungsten
- Total Effective-Watts 900-1199
- Product Type Educational Kits, Lighting Kits
- Features Backdrop Included, Educational DVD
- Backdrop Pattern Solid
- Backdrop Length 6' - 12'
- Backdrop Width 6' - 10'
- Lamp Sockets 1 - Single Lamp
- Lighting Type Constant Lighting
- Photography Software PhotoKey 5 Lite
- Operating System Mac OS X, Windows (PC)
- Illusions Product Type Green Screen Lighting Kit