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John Maler
Protecting your XDCAM EX en route and on site
on Jan 14, 2008 at 6:56:55 pm

Hi everyone. I just received my PMW-EX1 and am still digging into the manuals. It's going to be a great tool.

Like many of you, I am really careful with my equipment and I like to keep gear very well protected. As you all know, lacking a tape mechanism, the camera is differently sized and proportioned than many other small cameras.

The bag/case/backpack manufacturers haven't revealed much about what bags work for this new camera yet.

Has anyone found a case, bag or backpack that works well for this camera? Given the size/proportion differences, I almost think a large DSLR bag, case or backpack could work, but I'm not sure.

Personally, I'd like to hold the camera, a shotgun mic, a wireless lav mic, extra battery, powersupply, laptop and a tripod. I'd prefer a backpack if I had a choice.

Has anyone found a good solution? Thanks in advance for any advice you have.


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Mick Haensler
Re: Protecting your XDCAM EX en route and on site
on Jan 14, 2008 at 7:40:17 pm

I've been using a Cinebag backpack with my Z-1 for a while now, the EX-1 fits but is pretty tight. I'd rather have it tight than loose. You can also fit most everything else in your kit sans laptop. At around $150 US, it's a pretty good deal. I've traveled internationally with this pack and it comforms to airline carry on standards.

Mick Haensler
Higher Ground Media



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Craig Seeman
Re: Protecting your XDCAM EX en route and on site
on Jan 15, 2008 at 2:54:01 am

This is working well for me

Lowepro Rolling Compu Trekker


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Christopher Freeland
Re: Protecting your XDCAM
on Jan 17, 2008 at 9:31:27 am

Early this morning Sony just announced the US street price for its new PDW700 XDCAM HD422 camera. Confirmed by a Sony rep at Paramount Pictures the camera will sell in the US for $37,000.00 (without lens).
Ouch!!!!!!!!!
This comes as a big disappointment, especially for independent camera operators - myself included.
One can buy a Panasonic AJHDX2000 for $27,000 which is switchable from 50mbs to 100mbs bitrate 1920p 422 quality.

Sony can kiss my A$$



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Mick Haensler
Re: Protecting your XDCAM
on Jan 17, 2008 at 3:23:01 pm

[Christopher Freeland] "Early this morning Sony just announced the US street price for its new PDW700 XDCAM HD422 camera. Confirmed by a Sony rep at Paramount Pictures the camera will sell in the US for $37,000.00 (without lens).
Ouch!!!!!!!!!
This comes as a big disappointment, especially for independent camera operators - myself included.
One can buy a Panasonic AJHDX2000 for $27,000 which is switchable from 50mbs to 100mbs bitrate 1920p 422 quality.

Sony can kiss my A$$"


And this relates to the thread topic how?? BTW, how long have you worked for Panasonic?

Mick Haensler
Higher Ground Media





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john sharaf
Re: Protecting your XDCAM
on Jan 17, 2008 at 4:58:17 pm

Mick,

I'm not sticking up for Sony, but I think that price is a "list" price and various discounts will apply. Please feel free to contact me off-list when the cameras are actually being delivered and I'll be able to get you a much better deal.

JS





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Mick Haensler
Re: Protecting your XDCAM
on Jan 17, 2008 at 11:25:57 pm

[john sharaf] "Mick,

I'm not sticking up for Sony, but I think that price is a "list" price and various discounts will apply. Please feel free to contact me off-list when the cameras are actually being delivered and I'll be able to get you a much better deal.

JS"


I think you got the wrong guy John. I'm not in the market for a camera

Mick Haensler
Higher Ground Media






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