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Old March 10th, 2006, 07:45 AM   #16
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I'm working on figuring out how I want the foam cut in the 1650. The interior room of this case is roughly 26.88"L x 15.88"W x 8"H. These are conservative numbers. With that in mind I made a simple diagram in Flash that's pretty close to scale. that's 540 (27x2x10) pixels horizontal by 320 (16x2x10) pixels vertical. I think I know how I'm going to have the space cut for the HVX and 2 HDD's but everything else is up in the air. I figure since I'm not the first to buy this case and more than likely not the last, other's may find this useful as well in helping with ordering a hard case.

Here's the link:http://www.thisis24p.com/pelican.html

Any input? I'll gladly add comments, suggestions and notes to the Flash diagram as needed. Thanks!

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Just thought of this as well. If anyone wants to send a photo of the inside of their video camera case (Storm, Pelican, etc.), I'll come up with a way to post it in the same link above with your name next to it. It would be interesting to see what others have done. And I don't think it has to be just HVX's either.

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Old March 16th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #17
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HVX200 inside Pelican 1650

Just got my Pelican today -

Here's a photo of how I placed my camera.

I'm waiting for other items to arrive (Marshall 7" Monitor, 2 250GB G-Drive Q's) bofore setting out everything I want to fit in the case and before I do any more "plucking."

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***IMPORTANT EDIT***

I took the 3 layers of foam out and rotated all of it 180 degrees clockwise (or counter-clockwise, same result in this case - no pun intended). I made this change because I realized the rollers were on the opposite side than I thought. The case has three handles, so initially when I set it down and opened it up and saw the handles location I "knew" the rollers were on the opposite side.

A few minutes later, I closed it and wanted to see how it rolled and discovered the wheels were not where I thought they were. It was no big deal to change at this point as now the way the foam is it's better for another reason as well. My first instinct to put the camera in the way I would grab it was IMO not the way to do it. It works well for taking it out of the case, but if you have the case sitting on something it's going to put the lens closest to the ground. The new way the foam is the lens will be at the top when the case is on the ground.

New photos:

http://www.thisis24p.com/Pelican1650-1.html (also shows where handles are located)
http://www.thisis24p.com/Pelican1650-2.html
http://www.thisis24p.com/Pelican1650-3.html

What's that saying? ~ "You live and you learn."

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Old March 16th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #18
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Here's a photo of how I placed my camera.
http://www.thisis24p.com/Pelican1650-1.html
Cool. I saved the pic in case I ever get a Pelican for more hardcore travel. Right now I'm lovin the Portabrace.

I don't know if this helps for the Marshall monitor, but you can kinda see how I plucked it here:

http://web.mac.com/holyzoo1/iWeb/Sit...s/IMG_4315.jpg

Just hard to see exactly how many spaces.

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Old March 16th, 2006, 02:31 PM   #19
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I got my Porta-Brace DVO-1U on Tuesday. I dig it. I feel really good about taking it with my as a carry-on. I'm taking it to Vegas this weekend, so we'll see how it goes!
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Old March 16th, 2006, 02:51 PM   #20
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I've been thinking about getting Zacuto's "Docu-Case" foam insert for the Pelican 1650. I like that it's designed to hold the camera with matte box and ff mounted for "quick draw" use.

http://zacuto.com/HVX_docu_case_sm.jpg

Sure, I could pick-and-pluck from pelican's foam, but this just looks cool. ;)
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Old March 16th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #21
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Cool...

THAT is nice. Thanks for the link. It will be a useful guide and in the future if/when I get a matte box it would be a great insert to order.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #22
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that's 540 (27x2x10) pixels horizontal by 320 (16x2x10) pixels vertical.

Interesting. Given the CCD's of the HVX, you'll have to turn the camera sideways to get full res vertically and 1/3 res horizontally.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 06:43 AM   #23
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Interesting. Given the CCD's of the HVX, you'll have to turn the camera sideways to get full res vertically and 1/3 res horizontally.
Barry,

???? To get "full res" from my Flash illustration/diagram of the dimensions of my new Pelican case???

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That IS interesting!

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Old March 18th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #24
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The storm case 2750 works nice as a rental case and for loading onto a truck and for security.

I ended up getting a large bag that was designed for a varicam or the large panny HD camera.. forgot the name. It fits the HVX really well on one side and I can put my wireless mikes and P2store on the other side. I even have room for my boom mike. The inside cases even have spots for the P2 cards.. batteries, cables and even my monopod.

The case is made by Kata. Called the varicase. It's like 350 but I ended up getting it for free. just got to shoot a bit of video with the HVX..

It is a heavy bag when loaded down but I put everything into the bag... Makes offloading the p2store much easier too... by setting it up in the bag
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Old March 18th, 2006, 02:44 PM   #25
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Using a Lowepro Commercial AW shoulder bag, with some Sliplock cases it is carrying the HVX200 setup, audio gear, and SLR lenses.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 06:38 PM   #26
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Pelican 1650 - Final Config

Well,

Here's the final configuration I went with on the Pelican 1650.

http://www.thisis24p.com/Pelican1650-4.html

This case IS big, but I'd buy it again because the convenience of being able to put the majority of my camera equipment in and the way it keeps everything easily accessible when open on the floor.

The aluminum piece in the middle is a 5 shelf desk orgaizer from the container store. I liked the idea of having as many separate bins as possible, but if you do it with just the foam, it becomes way too weak and the lines don't stay nice and straight. The desk organizer gives me five nice and big separate areas while maintaining structural integrity.
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