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mikeymic
01-23-2009, 04:05 AM
i'm assuming that any bag good for the dvx100 would work, but i never got a good bag for that one either.

anyone find a good one?

mikeymic
01-23-2009, 04:41 AM
ok, i was going to buy yesterday and i'm glad i didn't. b&h had the hmc for $3799 as a kit with a bag. Today that same kit is $3499!

I was going to buy the camera by itself, use my current dvx bag and be patient on the bag. Primarily because the bags that b&h packages with cameras are usually not so good.

Here's the bag they offer:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/566270.jpg

what say you? is this a good one? it will certainly work as an interim bag.

mikeymic
01-23-2009, 05:22 AM
this looks kinda pricey, but i know porta brace and love porta brace. $529 for this combo...that's either a sony or a canon in the picture...wonder if it will fit the HMC.

Porta Brace Canon XH-A1 or XHG1 HDV Camera Body Armor Mini Kit 1


Camera Body Armor
DVO-1 DV Organizer Case
HB-12DV CAM Camera Strap


B&H# POCBAXHAG1K1
B&H Kit


Price: $ 529.95


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/582778.jpg

mikeymic
01-23-2009, 05:24 AM
This one looks good, too. no rain jacket, but the rain jacket costs $400?



Porta Brace CAR-1 Cargo Case - for Mini DV Camcorder with Accessories (Blue)


Mfr#
CAR-1
B&H# POCAR1


Price: $ 169.95


Shipping: $10.20


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/65577.jpg

mikeymic
01-23-2009, 05:28 AM
i've never seen one of these. Anyone bought or seen one? it looks like a good carry-on bag.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/487804.jpg

Porta Brace CAR-2K Kodiak Cargo Case - for Mini DV Camcorder with Accessories (Black)


Mfr#
CAR-2KB
B&H# POCAR2KB


Price: $ 244.95

PerroneFord
01-23-2009, 05:49 AM
Looks similar to my DVX bag. I've had it for years and it still looks new. Porta-Brace is awesome.

mikeymic
01-23-2009, 05:54 AM
yeah, i think impact is the "b&h brand." my prob with that bag for the dvx is that you can't really put the camera in it with the xlr cables still in...not good for quick run and gun jobs.

mikeymic
01-23-2009, 06:40 AM
looks like they are recommending this one:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/375659.jpg

Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue)


Various Camcorders and Accessories
1000D Cordura Nylon with 1.0" Padding
Adjustable Cradle Holds Camcorder
Removable Suede Shoulder Strap
Dual Suede Carrying Handles

Everts
01-23-2009, 08:19 AM
I bought the third one, black its good but its huge Im saving for a backpack.
Do a search here I started a thread a while ago about bags fot the hmc.

Mark Von Lanken
01-23-2009, 09:06 AM
I use the Petrol PCPR-1. I love this bag. It fits in the over head storage on airlines and it holds all of the gear I use on a shoot except the tripod and batter belt.

Here's a couple of links for more info.

http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/Editorial/In-the-Field/Petrol-PCPR-1-Camera-Bag-49637.htm

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/419114-REG/Petrol_PCPR_1_PCPR_1_Camporter_Bag.html

DaFireMedic
01-23-2009, 09:20 AM
Some good ideas here.

I think I am going with a hard case like the Pelican 1510, if only because I do lot of traveling with my family in my pick up truck. Its legal size for carry-on as well.

mikeymic
01-23-2009, 09:40 AM
I use the Petrol PCPR-1. I love this bag. It fits in the over head storage on airlines and it holds all of the gear I use on a shoot except the tripod and batter belt.

Here's a couple of links for more info.

http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/Editorial/In-the-Field/Petrol-PCPR-1-Camera-Bag-49637.htm

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/419114-REG/Petrol_PCPR_1_PCPR_1_Camporter_Bag.html

how does the hoodie work? that LCD hood?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/381858.jpg

Ed Kishel
01-23-2009, 11:20 AM
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/381848-REG/Petrol_PCCB_2N_PCCB_2N_Camcorder_Bag.html#features

I picked one up- perfect size. Cushy inside, sturdy outside and plenty of room for extras. The side pouches hold much more than they look like they would.

Mark Von Lanken
01-23-2009, 11:26 AM
how does the hoodie work? that LCD hood?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/381858.jpg

I have only used the hood once. It comes flat, and has to be assembled. It only takes about a minute, but the hoodman brand only takes a few seconds.

The biggest thing I like about the bag is all of the compartments and the various sizes. It really is a veratile bag. I also have a couple of Pelicans, which are great in certain situations, but I prefer to put a bag over my shoulder and it fits really well with run and gun scenarios. My wife prefers her Pelican, so it does come down to personal preference.

mikeymic
01-23-2009, 11:29 AM
funny, i have that same bag for my dvx100 and like it for most reasons, but you can't throw the dvx in the bag with the xlr's still in.

as it turns out i ordered 2 bags...the one in the package...first one in this thread and then the Porta Brace 4...the last one in this thread. i might return the portabrace, but i doubt it...can't really go wrong with portabrace brand.

prstflmr
01-26-2009, 11:06 AM
We use the first porta brace shown at work, we put our dvx100bs in them. never had an problems withh them, very sturdy bags.

mikeymic
01-26-2009, 02:45 PM
We use the first porta brace shown at work, we put our dvx100bs in them. never had an problems withh them, very sturdy bags.

if the one i ordered is too big i will try that one. thanks for the heads' up.