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Old February 29th, 2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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I am doing a shoot at the Oregon coast this weekend with my trusty HD110. However after watching the weather report, I suddenly realized I had no way to protect my camera from the rain.... and the chance that it will rain while I'm shooting is very high.

So I rushed to the local sewing supply store, bought the necessary materials, and made my own rain cover. Its nothing fancy, a bit cumbersome.... but it will work. I think that I am going to need to invest in a commmercial rain cover for future shoots. Any advice on what rain cover works good for the HD110? One that allows for the IDX battery kit with a firestore mounted behind that and wireless reciever on the side?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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An interim solution I've used

is to buy Ziploc "Big Bags". Our local Home Depot sells them in the cleaning products aisle. They come in 3 sizes:
Large = 15" x 15"
XL = 2' x 1.7'
XXL = 2' x 2.7'

You can't shoot through them, because they are blue, but I just made a couple of cuts to fit around the matte box and taped it in place, then a couple of cuts from underneath the camera so my hands could reach the controls. I used one to protect my HVX while shooting a scene in a bathroom with the shower running. Worked in a pinch.

The large size have double zippers, and the larger/largest might be big enough to protect some cams in rain, even if only while walking. I always have one of each with me, just in case.

I hope to get a rain-coat of some sort and at some time, but no need at present.

Good luck

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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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Hi Adam,

I have great experience using Kata RC-10 rain cover.

Take a look at the product here:



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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:46 AM   #4
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I am using a portabrace cover that is for a Canon XL1 and it fits my HD100. I shot a few really rainy seahawks games this year and it worked great. Their carry cases work great too.

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Old March 2nd, 2008, 01:31 PM   #5
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PORTABRACE all the way. get the one made for your rig, you will love it. I have been using mine for 3 years and never had a problem, it has enough length to cover everything (although its a TAD tight with the firestore on the back.
good luck out in the good ol pacific northwest.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 02:35 PM   #6
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we use an old Portabrace for Sony DVCAM broadcast cameras, it works fine with a few adaptations here&there. it's a good solution because we use it very very seldom.
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