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Old February 20th, 2003, 09:33 PM   #16
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Location: Osaka, Japan
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I've had my eye on the Kata CCC-3333 bag for a while, but I'll have to wait a bit more till I get one. I usually take my 800 mhz iBook with me on shoots so that Kata bag with the laptop attachment would be great. After the last shoot at a Hair/Makeup Beauty College we sat around at a coffee shop drinking coffee and logging the footage into FCP.

I use a sturdy black carrying bag that I bought for $25 in San Fransisco's Chinatown (6 years ago), just lined the bottom with syrafoam.

I put a Century Optics fisyeye adapter,
remote control,
at least 3 DV tapes,
3 BP-945 batteries,
can of air, lens cleaner and tissue,
extra pair of socks, if I have a long day of running around planned, it feels nice to put on a fresh pair mid way, but also on some shoots we shoot indoors so we run around in our socks so it's always a good idea to have a spare pair,
gave my nephew my Swiss army knife so looks like I need to get one of those cool
headphones, also a mini plug y-splitter in case I need to have someone else listen with a second pair of headphones,
various adapters- BNC to RCA, RCA y connectors, microphone jack to RCA,
Handspring Prism,
if shooting a club event, a small wireless video transmitter/receiver,
eyedrops, between everyone smoking and the smoke machines, my eyes take a beating,
anti-histamine pills, too much dust around and I take some,
white cotton gloves,
large plastic bag, in case of rain, I put my camera in it for extra protection, XL-1,
lots of business cards and lastly, never without my cell phone, finally got one with a camera built into it, have to test out how the photos will look when I put them in FCP.
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Barrio Tamatsukuri, Osaka, JAPAN
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Old February 21st, 2003, 02:35 AM   #17
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Location: Holland
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I bought a (quite large) toolkit box on wheels that they sell at
a place where you can buy all sorts of tools for construction work
etc. It has an extra layer in the top where I put most of my
cables, batteries, tapes, remote control unit etc.

It is very sturdy and I can even sit/stand on it without my XL1s
ever being in danger. And it just fits in the back of my car (which
doens't have a too large back).

However, it is kinda bulky, so if space is important I carefully
pack and wrap it in a sturdy backpack (not specially designed
for video gear).

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Old February 21st, 2003, 05:56 AM   #18
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Oh man,
let's see; in my primary case, camera (150), it has a QR plate on it, a CAC12 Sony mic holder on it, I keep an Azden 500 rec'r and transmitter w/Sony44ecm mic, 3 batteries, Azden 41ht handheld wireless, a 9" and 18" XLR cable, Tiffen 3 filter kit, Century Optics LCD magnifier, (old eyes; it's very helpful) a WA lens attachment and 8 tapes and a nonstock shotgun mic. I carry this in a smallish thermodyne shock proof case. Oh yeah, I also have my old Sky King Lunch box for my PB&J. Hey a guy's gotta eat!
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Old February 22nd, 2003, 09:56 AM   #19
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In the PortaBrace CS-DV3:
-- GL2
-- 2x BP930 & 1x BP915 batteries
-- charger/AC adapter
-- 10 tapes
-- Remote
-- All cables that came with the GL2
-- Azden SGM-X mic w/shockmount
-- NRG Tri-Mount
-- IEEE 1394 cables, 4-pin to 4-pin & 4-pin to 6-pin
-- Tiffen "Video Essentials DV Kit" - 3 filters in pouch
-- GL2 manual with French & Spanish sections removed (yuk)
-- White balance card (came with case)
-- 2x LR44 batteries for mic
-- 1x CR2025 battery for cam

Soon to be added:
-- Leatherman tool (good idea from an earlier message and something to do with it now that the airlines won't allow it in my carry-on computer case any more)
-- Small on-cam front-fill light (ala VL3)

My full kit also includes several other bags and cases. One bag has a tripod and monopod with matching quick release systems. Another has two lightstands and two lights. An "audio" box (an old briefcase) has headphones, mics, audio cables, minidisc recorder and minidiscs, and a set of NiMH AA batteries with charger.
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