Brooks Short - Tampa, Florida , Sep 12, 2003; 10:03 a.m.
The manufactured panels/fabrics are more convenient in terms of set-up when on location than homemade versions. The fabric from Lightform or Chimers also blocks less light than a bedsheet yet still provides good difusion.
The aluminum frames such as Scrim Jims etc are much sturdier than the PVC frames. They also have velcro on their entire perimeter whoich holds the fabric more securely than just the corner straps on the PVC frames.