VFX100 Systems

Bristol VFX has developed this professional range of VFX Frame systems to suit almost any situation where a Green or Blue background is required. All our systems are designed to be strong, highly durable and easily adapted or tailored to fit your specific requirements.

The system frames are all designed to fully support the Bristol VFX Fabric, which is manufactured specifically for this purpose and is now the material of choice of the Film and TV industry in the UK as well as much of northern Europe.

VFX100

Semi permanent demountable, modular screening system, which incorporates a self supporting or wall mounted frame, complete with fitted screen, integrated colour matched cove and flooring. Available in a wide range of formats and infinitely sized to nearest 10cm. Max height of 3m is usually dictated by lighting limitations, professional lighting solutions can also be supplied. This system can create a complete VFX Green or Blue virtual studio environment. Installation service is also available.

General Specification:

The VFX100 is a professional, Green or Blue, Virtual studio setup system this system is a semi permanent solution, but if required can be easily dismantled and re-erected. Although of a modular makeup, the system components are individually made to order and as such the VFX100 can be tailored to the exact size and specific required.
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This system is of a demountable modular ladder construction, it is fabricated with a 25mm diameter lightweight aluminium tubes with 8mm diameter diagonal lacing spars. All ladder sections and joints are connected with internal spigots and secured with allen keys grub screws.

Elements are fabricated with ease of installation and transportation in mind, so can also be adapted in size should restricted access is envisaged. So no need to haul up the stairway if it will not fit in the lift!!

The maximum height is usually 3.0m. This height can be increased, but is usually dictated by lighting and available headroom

We can also supply a range of Photon Beard Highlight 110 - low energy lights fitted with a special cyclorama attachment. This fitting has been specifically designed to illuminate your virtual screen area correctly. http://www.photonbeard.com/highlight.html 

Although the VFX100 system is designed to be structurally self-supporting, but do recommend for health and safety reasons the open ends of ‘L’ &’U’ format frames are tied back to an adjacent wall for added stability or if required to be free standing are fitted with stabilising legs.

VFX100 formats available:

Flat Format: This consists of a rectangular frame with internal fitted VFXE or wrap around VFXB screen. Both options can be free standing or wall mounted. To enable full body shots screen can be extended to create a long fabric skirt extended forward towards the camera creating a natural curve between vertical and horizontal plain. Alternatively a short skirt can be fitted extending approx. 500mm onto floor with strips of VFX PVC Flooring laid over leading edge of screen towards camera forming a visually seamless join. Should the screen need to be self supporting, we can in addition supply necessary stabilisers and weight bags.

L Format: A two sided structure with one internal corner, enabling greater use of the studio space, each leg can extend either side of corner as required, in this instance a VFXE fitted screen is used. In this format a fabric covered cove is incorporated following the base line of the framework. The cove consists of a solid faced corner section with fabricated straight sections to complete either side. These are secured to the VFX framework with demountable angle brackets. The floor area is then covered with a colour matched, loose lay VFX PVC flooring. This is tucked under leading edge of the cove to form a seamless transition from screen to floor. This system is supplied with all fixtures and fittings required to secure to adjacent wall or structure. Should your structure need to be free standing, additional stabilisers and weight bags can also be supplied

 U Format:  This is a three sided structure with two internal corners, enabling a greater screen area to be created and suitable for the larger application, giving added versatility and an enlarged visual area. Each face is produced to the required dimensions between and either side of the corners.  As with the ‘L’ Format above a VFXE fitted screen is used with a sectional, fabric covered cove sections following the base line of the framework. The cove consists of two corner sections with fabricated straight sections to infill between corners and to returns either side. These are secured to the VFX framework with demountable angle brackets. The floor area is covered with loose lay VFX PVC flooring, which is then tucked under leading edge of the cove to form a seamless transition from screen to floor. This system is supplied with all fixtures and fittings as required to secure to an adjacent wall or structure. Should your structure need to be totally free-standing, additional stabilizers and weight bags can also be supplied.

Special Format: Should you have a requirement for a specific shape we can usually modify the design of the components to suit almost all studio configurations that are presented to us.

Bristol VFX recommends a site survey be undertaken for the more complex structures to ensure correct dimensions and that there are no unseen problems that might affect the installation and implementation.

We also offer an installation service which in most cases can be completed in one working day, we do also recommend the client has one of his own operatives on hand during the installation so they understand how the system is erected in case the system ever needs moving or relocating.

 
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VFX75

Fully demountable and offers a maximum flat screen area of 2.3m x 2.3m. This system can be enhanced with the addition of an integrated skirt and fabric or PVC floor extension, which will allow for full body shots to be taken. Multiple units can also be linked to form a wider screen area.

General specification: Width 2.3m- Height 2.3m – Frame Weight 7.8kg

The VFX75 is the most popular pack-away system in the Bristol VFX product range. This compact portable system is perfect for the smaller studio. Just in time solution when production situations arise when you need an instant professional Blue or Green screens. Ideal for media event CGI photographers, floor extensions allow full body shots to be undertaken.

The features and benefits include:

  • Quick and simple to assemble
  • Lightweight metal components
  • Choice of VFX fabric colours, to suit application
  • 2.3m high x 2.3m wide ‘Film industry standard’ Screen
  • Frame carry bag and separate screen kit bag provided.
  • Available 3-4 days from receipt of order

Optional extra:

  • Fitted 2.4m extension skirt, creating natural cove.
  • Fitted Short skirt with 2.3m x 1.6m wide PVC Flooring
  • Joining kits available, enabling multiple units to connected to create a larger screen area
 

VFX200

Largest of our modular Semi permanent framing systems, able to carry the largest screen sizes up to 10m in height and unlimited width, Screens are fabricated using the same VFX Fabric as above systems and are secured to framework using our elasticated ties or by conventional sash cord. System can also be used for supporting large scale ceiling pieces as well as flown screens.

This is the largest framing system we produce and is generally used when the overall screen size is outside the parameters of the VFX100.

The VFX200 is again of a demountable modular ladder construction, but is fabricated using a larger 50mm diameter lightweight aluminium tube with 12mm diameter diagonal lacing spars.

All ladder sections and joints are connected with internal spigots and secured with M10 Nylok nuts and bolts for permanent installations or special quick release spring pins for temporary setups or standby applications.

This system is ideal for supporting large format screens of up to 10m in height. The VFX200 can also be used for suspended ceiling pieces as well as lighting grid. Screens can be fitted into the frame using our elasticated span ties or conventional sash cord.

Elements can be fabricated with ease of installation and transportation in mind, if a variety of ladder lengths are provided, multiple frame sizes can be quickly achieved. Ideal for studio, location and standby situations.

We also provide a single 50mm tube fabricated frame system. Ideal for easy erect, VFX Standby frames and for supporting flying VFX Screens. Full details and formats available on request.

Interested in finding out more on the origins of green screen? Read about the creator: Petro Vlahos.

 

VFX Fabrication Service

Bristol VFX also offer a screen fabrication service, which depending on size, specification and current work load can be produced within a few days. Larger projects do take a little longer but on a advise of sizes, specification and required time scale we can usually work out a suitable schedule to fit your requirements.

The standard screen finish we provide is seamed to size, 2” (50mm) reinforced webbing hem all round with eyelets fitted at 12” (300mm) centre’s to perimeter. 
Due to the nature of the industry we serve, we will always advise what we can achieve in the time allotted. We will never commit or promise to deliver to a schedule we cannot be sure we can undertake. Usually we can work with you to adapt the schedule so that it will meet with your requirements

We are but a phone call away, with a defined screen specification provided will email a detailed quotation and estimated delivery by return.