Latest News and Stock Updates
December 18, 2014:
As you can probably tell, not too much is happening here on the site. We are just so focused on video production these days that rb.com is kind of collecting dust. Since there is, I feel, some valuable info/tips here that might prove useful to someone wanting to build/use an LED system, I have opted to keep the site active, for now, until we either start restocking backdrops or venture onward. Perhaps the new year will bring a stronger market and renewed devotion?
Thanks for visiting!
February 11, 2014
Very sorry about the lack of updated info over the past few months. While there is no change in the backdrop availability (lack of), we have also moved our studio and continue work on a very large, ongoing video project. As always, if we return to selling backdrops, this page will be updated and order buttons will become active. Thanks for checking!
September 22, 2013
No new news to report at the moment. We shipped several backdrops back to the manufacturer due to some banding issues, and we are still awaiting word on whether this will be correctable or not on future backdrops. This page will be updated the second we know more.
The Expandable Backdrops are unavailable at the moment. We will update the site with more availability info soon.
Last backdrop just sold. We are expecting another batch in 3-4 weeks, via cargo ship. This page will be updated once a solid ETA is known. Thanks for checking.
6 New expandos just arrived and the order button is active.
( Running Stock Update: ONE remaining, as of 6/1/13 )
We should be receiving 6 more expandable backdrops by next Wednesday. The order button will be activated the minute they arrive.
We have also decided to discontinue production of our DIY Kit and, instead, provide links to the parts suppliers so you can order directly from them. This should give you more options. So, at the moment, we are only selling the Expandable Backdrops.
Last backdrop has been sold. This page will be updated when an ETA for more is known.
Please note: We will be on a location shoot from Tuesday 3/19 through Wed 3/27 and (mostly) unable to return calls or emails during that period. Sorry about that!
Update for the DIY kit: Given the current unavailability of the PWM controllers we had been using, we will be searching for a quality replacement once we return from the shoot. We may also simply be posting links on the DIY page which allow users to purchase the components directly from the suppliers. I.e.: Controller, regulated power supply, LED rings, cable, etc. The page will be updated when/if that happens.
Thanks for checking!
6 New expandable backdrops have just arrived and are ready to ship. The order button is now active. 🙂
Update 2/21: 3 Sold, 3 remaining.
January 8, 2013
Wow, from famine to feast overnight. The general economic malaise has kept things very slow over the past number of months, but we’ve been pretty much cleaned out just in the last 3 days. A huge thanks to all who have ordered! All of our DIY Ring kits have been sold, and we are down to a single backdrop now.
We have a very large video production project beginning in February, and the backdrops might be all we are able to replenish over the next few months; an ETA for those might be 2-3 weeks. The DIY kits might be a bit longer, since some wiring and prep-work is involved there. This page will be updated as solid ETA’s are known.
(edit 1/14/13: The last backdrop in stock has been sold).
If you would like to order a backdrop(s), please call / email us and we will provide a more specific arrival date.
The “Budget” LED Controller/Rings package has now been added to the site. See HERE for details.
Note: We have just implemented a new shopping cart. If you notice any anomalies, please let us know! This should allow proper shipping calcs for both domestic and international orders.
The new expandable backdrops are here, and they look beautiful! This is the first chance we’ve had to actually see one in person, and the exact implementation of the velcro edging. It is extremely well done and overlapping backdrops should show no seam to the camera. The pole sleeve is well designed and perfectly positioned. Remember, we use these on our own shoots, too, so if we sound excited, we are :).
The order button should be active in a couple of hours, for U.S. orders; an INTL order button will be available shortly (please email if you are out of the U.S. and we can email a paypal invoice, etc.).
24 New, Expandable Backdrops just arrived in the U.S. and have cleared customs. They should be in our hands by next Tue/Wed, at the latest. Once we have received, inspected and tested them, pics will be posted on the site, an order button will be active, and they will begin shipping immediately.
Good progress is also being made on the new “economy system (or whatever it will be called): It will include an expandable backdrop, the new controller, power supply, instructions, and “wired but unmounted” green & blue LED rings, which the user can easily mount via any method of their own choosing, or simply hang it on the end of the lens for stationary shots.
The reason for this budget minded rig is simple: Economic conditions are still very bad, especially in the genre of video related products, and many videographers are just not able to afford even the discounted pricing that is now common for a quality LED setup (from any manufacturer). Our goal is to help solve that problem with a system yielding results that are every bit as good, or better, than our widely used Complete System, yet priced below $400. More to come!
The first batch of new, “expando” backdrops should be arriving within a week—we are greatly looking forward to them!
Also, the new controllers have tested well and we will likely be making the switch to them right away; they are pre-manufactured (unlike our previous controllers which we hand-made), but work perfectly and, along with some LED ring mods, will allow us to significantly reduce the price of the complete systems while keeping the functionality every bit as good, or better. More details forthcoming :).
We just shipped the last two standard backdrops we had in stock. There are several more finished and with the manufacturer… those may be shipped to us with the new expandable backdrops that are (to our understanding) nearing completion (still hoping for mid-Sept on the arrival of those).
Just finished production on a new video outlining, in more detail, our backdrops and upcoming products. Watch it HERE.
The move to our new site, Reflectivebackdrops.com, is finally complete! No doubt we will be making continual modifications as the weeks and months go by.
The newness of new news! We have just finished meeting with our backdrop manufacturer and our Standard Backdrop is now being redesigned. By this fall, it will be 8.2 ft x 8.2 ft (2.5m x 2.5m ) and will have joining material on all four sides, allowing any number of backdrops to be joined together in various configurations, for maximum flexibility at any time. A pole sleeve will still be standard on the top side. We will keep the site updated with the latest ETA.
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