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Old December 15th, 2003, 12:08 PM   #1
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Sony's aluminium hard case LCH-TRV950 and pdx10p

Does anyone use Sony's aluminium hard case LCH-TRV950 with your PDX10P. Is it ok? Any problems with such a "configuration"?

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Old December 16th, 2003, 03:49 AM   #2
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I use this case with a PDX10.

Overall I am impressed with the configuration and the thought that went into the product.

2 level design

Below are variable sections to hold accessories, ( I store the show mount down here and some spare tapes. I can also accomodate my Sony F717 Digital stills camere here.

Above is a plateau section upon which you place the PDX10. OOn closing the top, the camera is 'clamped' so as to stop it floating around. There are aloso 2 recessed areas for 2 batteries and a clasp to keet the im place.

I believe that this case was designed for the TRV950 and as such, has no dedicated place for the microphone used on the PDX10. However, I place the mic beside the PDX10 and curl the short attaching lead around the camera. The foam grill on the Mic acts as an additional clamp to hold the camera in place.

There is also a small pocket in the underside of the lid to store more tapes etc and a shoulder strap in addition to the carry handle.

I recommend the product to any PDX10 owner.

In addition, I bought the PortaBrace shoulder bag especially designed for the PDX10 (I Think it was a DV3 bag) for use when I am bringng more equipment.

Gad I have both.

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Old December 16th, 2003, 12:54 PM   #3
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The Portabrace bag is grrreat, though not as big as you might think. The floor space can be quickly used up with cam, mic, XLR box, large lens hood, and a sizable pair of headphones, with pouches for tape, cleaning kits, manual, white card, batteries, and power cord. With care, I bet more stuff could go in.
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Old December 16th, 2003, 09:13 PM   #4
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FWIW, I use the Lowepro Vidcam 5 for my PDX-10. You have to remove the XLR box to fit it however. I also have a Vidcam 6 which serves as home for my VX-2000, but if I need to bring a lot of stuff I sometimes put the PDX-10 in that.
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Old December 18th, 2003, 09:29 PM   #5
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I use the Kata CCC-101 soft case with my PDX10. It was around $80, and was in the list of recommended accessories by B&H. It looked a bit small at first, but now after using it for a few weeks, I love it. It's very compact, and I have enough room to hold everything I need. There is metal shielding in the walls of the bag for added protection, since it is a soft case. And for the price, you can't beat it. I primarily went with it because of the price, and I'm not disappointed.
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Old December 19th, 2003, 12:00 AM   #6
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Huh...

I was about to solemnly renounce ever transporting the pdx10 with XLRs still attached, that stress points need not be stressed unecessarily, but now I'm wondering if removing them every time would do more wear. What do ya'll think 'bout that?
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Old December 19th, 2003, 02:28 AM   #7
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The attatchment end of an XLR can take more wear and tear than the cable at the other end. If you habitually move equipment with XLRs attatched, better keep your soldering iron hot and handy.
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Old December 19th, 2003, 12:46 PM   #8
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Pretty much what I thought.
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Old December 19th, 2003, 08:44 PM   #9
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Personally I worry much more about that connection to the hotshoe than the XLR connectors themselves.
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Old December 19th, 2003, 10:07 PM   #10
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Good point, Boyd, though, I would think that stress on the shoes with XLR attached, while being transported in a soft case, for example, would be more likely to do real damage than stress caused by removing the XLRs, the latter being something that can be controlled much more readily, although clipping the power cord onto that Ishoe requires some real force!. Actually, now that I'm thinking ( always a good thing! ;-] ) and examining the pieces and areas in question, I think that I'm most concerned about the life of the intelligent shoe connectivity, in the long run. Is this a more recent Sony/dv cam invention, or has it been around for awhile (more than two years)? Did the 900 have one?
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