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Old 12-05-2010, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any Ideas on packing a video camera in a backpack so it will be safe

Not sure if anyone has any suggestions but here it goes, I've been shooting snowboarding footy for a while on a small handheld, but last year I upgraded to a newer camera. My new video camera is a Panasonic HMC40p (about $3,500) which means its larger, more valuable, and more difficult to ride with. So I really need some help to figure this out before i head up to the slopes, because I have a couple "sponsor me" videos that I need to shoot for Clients. So if anyone has ideas post them up
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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One of the reviews of this bag is from a user saying he carries the same camera in it. From there put it in a backpack.

Amazon.com: Lowepro Nova 200 AW Camera Bag (Ultramarine Blue): Camera & Photo

Most camera shops are pretty cool about you bringing in gear to see if it will fit in a bag too. The above bag isn't waterproof, but you can always improvise with a trash bag or something.
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This would work, but I'm really looking for protection for my camera, because I want to be able to ride hard with my camera in my bag. Even though the video is for the clients, I like to hit the park and ride after a long day shooting.
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Pelican case, this is what I keep my camera in, we film hunting.

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Pelican case, this is what I keep my camera in, we film hunting.

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Funny thing is that I'm buying one right before I head to the mountains. Those cases are beast, just to prove a point, my buddy put his Panasonic HMC 150 in his pelican, and anchored it to the bottom of his pool. We came back the next morning, got it out of the pool, and started shooting.
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+1 for the Pelican. I have a 1200 for my DSLR. I fear more for my spine than the case if I crash with it in my pack.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I just got that same camera and I just bought a canon camera backpack online. It was like $30 and totally worth it. Its nice because its small and its made for cameras so i have pockets for batteries, lenses, mic, etc. I have rode with it for a couple days this year and it protects it fine.
Another way could just be to wrap it in a sweatshirt or something before you put it away.
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I have peli case, wouldn't trade it for anything else.

If you carry your cam in a back back, wear some back protection.
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Not sure if anyone has any suggestions but here it goes, I've been shooting snowboarding footy for a while on a small handheld, but last year I upgraded to a newer camera. My new video camera is a Panasonic HMC40p (about $3,500) which means its larger, more valuable, and more difficult to ride with. So I really need some help to figure this out before i head up to the slopes, because I have a couple "sponsor me" videos that I need to shoot for Clients. So if anyone has ideas post them up
Thanks in advance
I have a GeXar backpack harness that uses a Pelican hard case for the camera. I don't use it anymore and am looking to sell it. If you're interested, drop me an email at photogba@yahoo.com. thanks.
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F-stop makes a padded camera unit meant for fitting inside a backpack. They make it in various sizes. I've been thinking of picking one of for my nikon.
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