NAB 2012: Petrol Bags
Cables can be easily attached via an opening between the central chamber and front pouch. There is free access to all mixer panels -- side, back and top. A transparent top window allows easy viewing of controls. Drawstring openings on both sides also offer full access for connector cables to devices in the bag's front and rear compartments.
In the area of products for lighting, Petrol Bags introduced the Liteporter professional carrier designed to transport a Litepanels 1x1 LED light fixture. With space to hold a Litepanels 1x1 LED fixture (or similar size light), detachable mounting yoke, AC power supply with cord, power cable, an Anton/Bauer battery, and color/conversion diffusion gels, the Liteporter is constructed of water-resistant black 900D polyester and nylon and a lightweight, semi-hard case with an internal one-piece ABS honeycomb frame for extra strength and protection. The interior features layers of soft padded orange brushed polyester to cushion contents. Twin straps of hook and loop material on either side of the Liteporter anchor the lid open and a zippered flat compartment on the underside of the lid stores color conversion/diffusion gels.
For the DSLR shooter, Petrol Bags came out with its new Rolling DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case, a carry-on size rollaway camera bag with built-in wheel and tote assembly. This case features a central compartment, accessible via a front lid that unzips, that can comfortably fit up to two DSLR cameras with lenses attached. To secure the cameras, the Case also features detachable internal dividers and pockets for storing spare lenses, a mattebox, camera base plate, follow focus, camera light, viewfinder, and cables, all cushioned by soft padded red fabric. On the lid's interior, a removable padded pouch is capable of holding a personal computer with up to a 17" screen, and a smaller, zippered envelope-style mesh pocket can store a camera plate.
The company also introduced two new LCD monitor bags. The Deca 5" Monitor Bag is designed to safely transport auxiliary LCD camera monitors up to 5" in size and features a top flap that opens envelope-style into a four-sided hood for viewing. The Deca 21.5" LCD Monitor Bag is custom designed for a Flanders Scientific LM-2140W or similar size LCD monitor. Both Monitor Bags are ideal for use on location.
With the advent of HDV and DSLR cameras, more people are creating more media. All of them require a rugged solution to transport and protect their gear, and Petrol Bags has just increased the number of options available.