The Vermont based team at Portabrace continues to show that their artistry and hard-working nature sets them apart in the video and audio industry. It’s this work ethic that gives them the ability to create high quality, innovative products that are used by professionals all around the world.Portabrace brings a variety of new products to the table, including the M0-703. The M0-703 is a protective carrying case that transforms into a protective viewing stand and anti-glare visor. This is made custom to fit the small HD 703 ultrabright monitor. The M0-703 is abrasion resistant and coated with an extra layer of water-resistant protection.
They also featured the new Ultra-Light Cordura camera case for shoot ready cinema camera rigs. This case is designed with the Canon C300 in mind, however, any similar sized compact cine camera will fit. This case features ballistic grade Cordura nylon, an interior frame, and a waterproof layer on the bottom. Their innovative products aren’t the only reason Porta Brace is so well recognized across the globe… it’s also their commitment to hand inspect every case to ensure they never miss a stitch or cut a corner. This attention to detail proves that the folks over at Portabrace are experts at designing and manufacturing the highest-quality cases and covers.
The Manfrotto Pro Light Cinematic Expand video backpack is a professional videographer’s bag designed for a one-man-band & run and gunner who needs to carry everything required to do their job in a single bag. This carry-on* pack is built to hold and protect a modular camcorder with up to 70-200/2.8 mm lens attached and up to 10 lenses, video accessories or camera bodies. Manfrotto’s signature Camera Protection System dividers ensure optimal protection from the heart of the bag. An independent, checkpoint-friendly laptop pocket holds a device up to 17”. Thanks to its expandable front, this pack can be made bigger to fit a camcorder with its handle assembled. With a simple gesture, the bag can be expanded and its configuration changed to a handy working mode. When the backpack needs to be as compact as possible for travel, the front panel can easily be made smaller to fit carry-on travel bag size criteria. The new Flexi Shock Absorbing System helps place different cameras in the right position to provide space for the expandable handle while cushioning the contents for optimal camera body protection. The bag also features quick access to the internal zippered pocket from the side, so that you can change lenses without losing a moment. The front and side Never-Lose strap secure your video gear’s perfect support to your bag. The load lifters, sternum straps, shoulder straps and waist belt are fully adjustable for the most comfortable, customized fit. Made of water-repellent Rip-Stop nylon/polyester, hollowed ITW Nexus buckles and Duraflex hardware, the pack is ultra-lightweight yet strong enough to safeguard a large amount of gear for the long haul. It also features external zip or stretch pockets for accessories and a water bottle. The backpack comes with a DuoFace sun/rain cover to protect from harsh weather and reflect sunlight to keep gear cool and dry all day long.
Out of their new gear, the most relevant to the lighting world would be the new Soft Padded Carrying Case for Litepanles Gemini (LPB-GEMINI). The bag is custom fit for the Gemini fixture and built as a padded semi-rigid frame. The case is made of waterproofed 1000 denier Cordura Nylon. The interior is soft Veltex and it also has a front accessory pocket. The main strap is made of suede leather. It also has pockets in the seams of the straps so you can carry along a c-stand or tripod.
Georgia Case builds road and shipping cases available for the broadest range of sophisticated equipment. You see their cases on tour, on broadcast locations, and used in industrial applications.
Their custom fabricated cases meet or exceed strict ATA Spec-300, Category 1 requirements. Custom Foam Die Cutting, Custom Fabrication and Hardware services included for a variety of custom designs.
This year Georgia Case has designed a case for the Blackmagic video switcher and monitor. The case uses a self-locking hinge for mounting a video monitor. Their motto is, “if you can dream it, we can build it”
What should a road case aspire to? It should be strong and convenient. Good thing Calzone Case Co. has your back on both of those needs. For large monitors, the need to have another tech alongside just to lift off the top is eliminated. The new Split Top Case design is the latest in their efforts to provide superior protection and convenience. The lids split from the top and remain attached to the case allowing for one person unpack the monitor themselves, saving time. Speaking of saving time, the new Slam Latch Rack case is the next generation of audio and power equipment protection. No longer will you have to remove the front and back lids to access the equipment inside, reducing the risk of misplacing them. Just move the covers inside the case and you are done. Speed and convenience were the goals that led to the new retractable pocket door design and it certainly shows with the new SLR case.
This year Cinebags as come out with a very limited edition backpack, the CB25 Revolution Backpack!
It features a pullout rain cover with padded shoulder harnesses and a padded hip strap. The Revolution is very roomy with enough space for your 15” laptop and tons of gear! There are removable dividers to keep your stuff organized and lots of spacious pockets outside. Of course, it comes with the R.B.F. key chain and there are only 50 units available! Hurry and get yours before they are all gone!
Pelican has long been a favorite of the broadcast industry for protective cases, especially due to their lifetime warranty. Last year they announced the Pelican Air line, which is up to 40% lighter than other polymer cases.
While padding and pick-and-pluck foam were always an option, they now offer Tek-Pack. At just 7/16” thick, these rigid panels form a precise grid of protection without wasting any space. Together with the included 1” bottom foam and convoluted lid foam, the TrekPak system forms a 360-degree cocoon inside your Pelican case.