Summary: I bought a set of these for a friend setting up a studio, they work great. The only problem we had was the first few uses they are very stiff and if you don't have your brackets mounted solid you may end up with a roll of paper on your head. Again though this was only after the original setup and it has improved.
Summary: Whats to say. Their background drivers and they do what their supposed to do! I use three different color backgrounds for product shots and the ease of changing the backgrounds is simplified with this product.
Summary: Handling seamless rolls the old fashioned way may have contributed to my baldness;I pulled my hair out. No more wrestling with the rolls. Simply slide it onto the horizontal tube, pull it out, then, when ready to raise it, simple pull the chain! Couldn't be easier. 5 stars for Bogen!
Summary: You need Bogen/Manfrotto hooks (brackets) with this. Choose 3 roll or 6 roll brackets. The brackets can mount on ceiling or on wall -ceiling is probably best (better separation and height for all rolls). Long paper cores may possibly sag, so you can use PVC 2" diameter or aluminum tubing. It is simple to setup and works great. With this system you can change backgrounds really fast. Best overall solution for permanent installs pricewise and for changing speed.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast background changes, Fun, Improves Performance, Quick Set Up