Butterflies and Overheads

Rosco Butterflies and Overheads are manufactured to fit the standard frames used in motion picture and television production – from 4’x4’ (1.12 x 1.12 m) to 20’x20’ (5.90 x 5.90 m), with custom sizes and finishing available as well.

Using a wide variety of popular filmmaking light modifying materials, Rosco Butterflies and Overheads can be used for diffusion, reflection, beam control & shaping, and modifying colour temperature. Digital compositing textiles such as Chroma Key Green and Blue are also available.

Egg Crate Butterflies are also available to control the spill from large frames of diffusion and direct the light where it needs to be on set. They are available in 40° and 50° configurations and are manufactured using a lightweight, durable, light-absorbing fabric.

All Rosco Butterflies and Overheads are supplied edge-finished with ties and grommets inside a water-resistant bag. The material is sewn onto industrial strength webbing to provide strength and flexibility. The webbing for Nets and Silks is colour-coded to facilitate easy identification on set.

• Single Net (black and white) = Green
• Double Net (black and white) = Red
• Silks (natural and artificial) = Yellow

Standard sizes:

4' x 4' (1.12 x 1.12 m)
6' x 6' (1.74 x 1.74 m)
8' x 8' (2.35 x 2.35 m)
8' x 12' (2.35 x 3.55 m)
12' x 12' (3.55 x 3.55 m)
12' x 20' (3.55 x 5.90 m)
20' x 20' (5.90 x 5.90 m)

Custom sizes and finishing are also available.

Standard materials:

Grid Cloth White Artificial Silk Blue Chroma Key
Light Grid Cloth Black Artificial Silk Green Chroma Key Trevira
1/4 Grid Cloth 1/4 White Artificial Silk Blue Chroma Key Trevira
Silent Grid Cloth White Single Net Green/Blue Reversible Chroma Key
Silent Light Grid Cloth White Double Net Windbag
Silent 1/4 Grid Cloth Black Single Net Cinebounce
Full Dyed Grid Cloth CTS Black Double Net Griffolyn Black/White
1/2 Dyed Grid Cloth CTS White Gobelin Scrim White Muslin
1/4 Dyed Grid Cloth CTS Grey Gobelin Scrim Natural Muslin
Full Dyed Grid Cloth CTB Black Gobelin Scrim Grey Muslin
1/2 Dyed Grid Cloth CTB Silver Reflector White Molton
1/4 Dyed Grid Cloth CTB Gold Reflector Grey Molton
Dyed Grid Cloth Moonlight Checkerboard Gold/Silver Black Molton
Soft Frost Green Digital Fabric Bolton
Silent Frost Blue Digital Fabric Black Commando Cloth/Duvetyne
Hilite Green Molton Chroma Key Camouflage Net
Cine Diffuser Blue Molton Chroma Key  
White China Silk Green Chroma Key  


Light reduction:

Material Reduction
Artificial Silk 1 STOP
White (China) Silk 1/2 STOP
¼ Artificial Silk 1/4 STOP
Black or White Single Net 1/2 STOP
Black or White Double Net 1 STOP
Black or White Triple Net 1 1/2 STOP


Egg Crate Butterflies

Egg Crate Butterflies allow filmmakers to control spill from the large frames of diffusion they use to soften light on set. Available in 40° and 50° configurations and manufactured using a lightweight, durable, light-absorbing fabric.

Butterflies & Overheads Data Sheet

Egg Crate Butterfly Data Sheet

Butterflies & Overheads Brochure

Cinebounce Flame Redardant Certificate

Artificial Silk Flame Retardant Certificate

Nets Flame Retardant Certificate

Gobelin Scrim Flame Retardant Certificate

Chroma Key Flame Retardant Certificate

Muslin Flame Retardant Certificate

Molton Flame Retardant Certificate

Commando Cloth Flame Retardant Certificate

Texture Flame Retardant Certificate

Ties Flame Retardant Certificate

Standard Materials

#3030 Grid Cloth A reinforced diffusion material. Ideal for tenting and large area diffusion.
#3032 Light Grid Cloth Similar characteristics to Grid Cloth, but less dense.
#3034 1/4 Grid Cloth Similar characteristics to Grid Cloth, but less dense then #3032.
#3060 Silent Grid Cloth A reinforced, woven diffusion material. Similar properties to Grid Cloth (#3030), but quiet when used outdoors in windy conditions.
#3062 Silent Light Grid Cloth A reinforced, woven diffusion material. Similar properties to Light Grid Cloth (#3032), but quiet when used outdoors in windy conditions.
#3064 Silent 1/4 Grid Cloth A reinforced, woven diffusion material. Similar properties to 1/4 Grid Cloth (No. 3034), but quiet when used outdoors in windy conditions.
#3081 Full Straw Grid Cloth Reinforced diffusion material that will lower Kelvin temperature of a light source.
#3082 1/2 Straw Grid Cloth Reinforced diffusion material that will lower Kelvin temperature of a light source.
#3083 1/4 Straw Grid Cloth Reinforced diffusion material that will lower Kelvin temperature of a light source.
#3071 Full Blue Grid Cloth Reinforced diffusion material that will raise Kelvin temperature of a light source.
#3072 1/2 Blue Grid Cloth Reinforced diffusion material that will raise Kelvin temperature of a light source.
#3073 1/4 Blue Grid Cloth Reinforced diffusion material that will raise Kelvin temperature of a light source.
#3090 Dyed Grid Cloth Moonlight A reinforced diffusion that, when placed in front of an HMI light, creates a soft moonlight effect. Also can be used on tungsten lights as a correction to match cool white fluorescent.
#3002 Soft Frost A relatively dense diffuser that creates an even field of soft, “shadowless” light. Excellent for combining multiple lights into a single, large area source.
#3029 Silent Frost A relatively dense diffuser that creates a smooth field of soft “shadowless” light. Excellent for frames and overheads. Particularly useful outdoors when wind causes a noise problem with other plastic diffusers.
#3014 Hilite A moderate diffuser that offers high transmission with minimal colour temperature shift. Ideal for tenting or large area diffusion.
Cine Diffuser A very popular soft diffusion ideal for butterflies and overheads.
#3840 Cinebounce A durable, lightweight, waterproof fabric. White side offers a soft bounce surface, while black side is suitable as an opaque, light-blocking material. Flame retardant.
Windbag A three pass acrylic coated white fabric used for blocking and bouncing light.
Griffolyn A plastic, waterproof fabric similar to Cinebounce. White side offers a soft bounce surface, while black side is suitable as an opaque, light-blocking material. Flame retardant.
White China Silk Softens and diffuses direct light. Creates a significant amount of ambient bounce.
White Artificial Silk Great diffuser in wide width which allows the least possible seams.
Black Artificial Silk Diffuses and softens direct light. Does not introduce ambient bounce.
1/4 White Artificial Silk Slightly diffuses direct light. Introduces ambient bounce produced by the white fabric.
1/4 Black Artificial Silk Diffuses and softens direct light. Does not introduce ambient bounce.
White Single Net An excellent option to work with a seamless butterfly to reduce light intensity over half stop without altering the pattern or colour temperature.
White Double Net Reduces slightly over 1 stop without altering the pattern or colour temperature.
Black Single Net An excellent option to work with a seamless butterfly to reduce light intensity over ½ stop without altering the pattern or colour temperature. Black to avoid reflections.
Black Double Net Reduction of light by over 1 stop without altering the pattern or colour temperature.
White Gobelin Scrim Excellent for reducing glare and light. White to bounce light.
Grey Gobelin Scrim Reduces glare and light. Grey colour is neutral to go unoticed in front of any object.
Black Gobelin Scrim Reduces glare and light. Black to avoid light reflections.
Green Digital Fabric The Rosco chroma green colour on a polyester substrate.
Blue Digital Fabric The Rosco chroma blue colour on a polyester substrate.
Green Molton Chroma Key The Rosco chroma green colour on a cotton substrate.
Blue Molton Chroma Key The Rosco chroma blue colour on a cotton substrate.
Green Chroma Key Trevira The Rosco chroma green colour on an inherently flame-retardant polyester substrate.
Blue Chroma Key Trevira The Rosco chroma blue colour on an inherently flame-retardant polyester substrate.
Green Chroma Key The Rosco chroma green colour on a flexible polyester substrate.
Blue Chroma Key The Rosco chroma blue colour on a flexible polyester substrate.
Green/Blue Reversible Chroma Key All in one. The Rosco Chroma Green and Chroma Blue colours in one unique panel. No colour interferences due to the in-between black molton layer.
Silver Reflector Lame Bright and cold light reflection.
Gold Reflector Lame Bright and warm light reflection.
Checkerboad Lame (Gold/Silver) Bright and mixed cold/warm light reflection.
White Muslin Ideal to bounce light or use it as white background.
Natural Muslin Ideal to bounce light adding a warm tone or to do white balance.
Grey Muslin The ideal TV cyclorama fabric. Also useful in shootings as a good projection surface.
White Molton The European masking product. White to bounce light.
Grey Molton The European masking product. Grey colour enables its use also as a projection surface.
Black Molton The European masking product. Black to avoid light reflections.
Black Bolton A blackout product with a velvet-like appearance. Black to avoid light reflections.
Black Commando Cloth/Duvetyne The American masking product also known as Duvetyne. Black to avoid light reflections.
Camouflage Net Ideal for creating shades and textures in film lighting.

 

Full CTB Grid Cloth
Full CTB Grid Cloth

 

Full CTS Grid Cloth
Full CTS Grid Cloth

 

 	Moonlight
Moonlight Grid Cloth

 

Artificial Silk
White Artificial Silk

 

White Simple Net
White Single Net

 

Black Double Net
Black Double Net

 

Reflector Lame Gold
Gold Reflector Lame

 

Silver Reflector Lame
Silver Reflector Lame

 

Gold Silver Checkerboard
Gold & Silver Checkerboard

 

Blue Chroma Key
Blue Chroma Key

 

Green Chroma Key
Green Chroma Key

 

Blue & Green Reversible ChromaKey
Blue & Green Reversible
Chroma Key

 

Cinebounce
Cinebounce

 

Black Griffolyn
Griffolyn

 

Water Resistant Bag
Water Resistant Bag

 

Ties. Cinebounce Butterfly
Ties and grommets

 

Bungee Cords and Grommets
Bungee cords

 

Black grip panel
Black filter grip panel

 

Red Filter Grip Panel. Black Double Net.
Red filter grip panel for
Black Double Net

 

Green Filter Grip Panel. Black Single Net.
Green filter grip panel for
Black Single Net

 

Tightening Elastic Band with Yellow Grip Panel
Tightening elastic band.
Yellow grip panel for
Natural and Artificial Silk