Petrol Bags will launch new audio and camera bags and accessories at NAB2013, (April 8-11 in Las Vegas), including a new backpack for compact camcorders, a bag for large cameras, mini LCD hoods for Canon’s C100, C300 and C500, and a large audio mixer bag.
The new Deca Airflow Camera Backpack (PC306 - pictured top) has a rainbow shape to allow air to flow through for greater comfort. It is designed for smaller camcorders up to the size of a Sony PMW-200. It also has a pocket for a 17-inch laptop and accessories. The main compartment has a run around heavy-duty zipper for easy camera access. Other features include sternum strap and padded waist straps for wearer comfort, and exterior pockets for extra storage.
The new Deca Camera and Accessories Bag (PA1000 - pictured above) has “an ultra-wide” opening, so that it can be used for fully equipped digital cinema cameras, such as the Sony F65 or Arri Alexa, or may be used as an accessories case.
Its internal structure is made from a one-piece honeycomb frame offering strength and protection for your equipment. It also features ergonomic interlocking grip handles and external top straps to secure a tripod.
Petrol is also launching Mini Hoods that are purpose-built for the Canon EOS C100 (PA1018) and C300/C500 (PA1016 - pictured above) to shade the LCD monitor on the popular digital cinema cameras. Both are constructed of lightweight nylon, with rigid internal panels. Sturdy black nylon binding straps should secure the Mini Hood firmly in place.
Petrol’s sound equipment carriers have proven successful, so it is introducing the Deca Large Lightweight Audio Bag (PS617) that is designed for sound recordists who use the Sound Devices 664 mixer, with or without the CL6 Controller. This wearable carrier promises user comfort, safety, equipment organization, and practicality in the field.
Within the bag (pictured above), the mixer and controller are fully accessible and readouts are easily viewable. It offers a roomy, cushioned main compartment to safeguard delicate equipment. The standard removable internal divider accommodates the 664 Mixer and attached CL6 Controller, while offering easy access to the unit’s XLR connectors.