Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
21/08/2018

Introducing OConnor's New Camera Assistant Bag

News Image
OConnor is to debut its new Camera Assistant bag for the first time in Europe at this year's IBC Show.

Featuring a water- and dust-resistant liner with stuff pocket, the bag is designed without any internal seams and features a hinged lid that can be left open on set without putting sensitive equipment at risk.

"Working in close consultation with some of our most exacting customers, we set out to design the ultimate unit bag. We wanted to set new standards for quality, durability and protection, with every aspect of on-location workflows thought through and designed in," said Steve Turner, product manager, OConnor. "Judging from our new Camera Assistant bag's rave reviews, we succeeded."

The Camera Assistant bag is constructed of high-quality, water-resistant materials and features a tough, wipeable outer fabric and a double-skin lining. For heavier loads D-ring fixing points on the front and back enable users to carry the bag Sherpa-style using the leather strap provided, which spreads the weight of the bag over the carrier's back rather than concentrating it on the shoulders. The Camera Assistant bag fits into a standard Pelicase 1620 travel case.

On the inside, the Camera Assistant bag includes seven heavy-duty dividers with double-sided fastening strips, designed to secure all OConnor heads and accessories. Additional fixing points hold accessories such as pan bars and camera plates, and durable clear-mesh pockets offer storage for additional gear. The Camera Assistant bag also includes an extra pouch that can be carried on the user's belt or fixed externally to the main bag.

Crew members of Ember Films, who served on the principal photography team for the 'Planet Earth II' television series and who also work on feature films, commercials, and drama series all over the world, offered input into the essential features necessary for a bag that could serve in the most extreme on-location environments.

"We needed a safe vault for all of the expensive and delicate kit that we use in some of the harshest and most remote environments on earth," said Jonathan Jones, cinematographer, Ember Films. "We're proud to have worked alongside OConnor to create this new bag. After field-testing it on location in Africa, Brazil, and Nepal, we have 100-percent confidence in its performance."

OConnor's new Camera Assistant bag will be showcased on The Vitec Group's Stand, 12.E65, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, 14-18 September.

www.ocon.com
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

23/11/2021
Silver Spoon Announces New Hires
Silver Spoon augments their real-time animation and virtual production capabilities with new production team hires. The appointments follow the studio
14/12/2017
GBCT Camera Schools RED Camera Workshop
The Guild of British Camera Technicians is running a series of one-day, practical camera courses for small groups around the country. Run in partnersh
26/04/2017
Vislink Unveils All-New HCAM, HEVC 4K UHD Camera Transmitter
xG Technology has announced that its Vislink and IMT business units, the new HCAM, HEVC 4K UHD camera transmitter, will be unveiled at NAB 2017. Coinc
18/09/2017
Sony's New Camera: The VENICE
Sony has finally unveiled full details of the VENICE, their first full frame digital cinema camera system hailed as the next generation in CineAlta. B
30/11/2021
New Updates Announced To Dalet Flex
Dalet has announced significant new updates to Dalet Flex, the award-winning media logistics platform used by brands, sports, and media organizations
30/11/2021
Just Add Power's New MaxColor 4K60 Series Now Available For Pre-Order
Just Add Power has announced that its new MaxColor 4K60 Series is now available for preorder. The new award-winning transmitter and receiver provide i
29/11/2021
Origin Film & Television Appoints New MD
Origin Film & Television has appointed James Gander as managing director. Former managing director and company director of Hyperactive Broadcast, Gand
29/11/2021
ITV's Kate And Koji To Return For New Series
ITV's studio sitcom Kate and Koji will return for a new second series in Spring 2022. Brenda Blethyn will return as Kate with Okorie Chukwu taking ove
26/11/2021
Samyang Launches New XEEN Premium Lenses
Samyang has launched the new XEEN Premium lenses. Exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Holdan, the XEEN Anamorphic 50mm T2.3 and XEEN Meis
26/11/2021
BBC Board Appoints New Non-Executive Members
The BBC Board appointed two new non-executive members. Sir Damon Buffini and Shumeet Banerji will replace Tom Ilube, who stood down from the Board on
26/11/2021
Product Video Highlights New Robe T11 Luminaire
Robe lighting s.r.o. has launched the full-form product video for its new T11 luminaire, the latest in its hugely popular and successful 'T' series, f
26/11/2021
S4C Commissions New Psychological Thriller
Welsh public broadcaster S4C has commissioned a new psychological thriller The Light In The Hall / Y Golau co-produced by independent producers Duches
25/11/2021
Trickbox TV Installs New Facility At The Shard In London
Trickbox TV has recently installed a new multi-camera studio facility on the 25th floor of The Shard, London. The studio features floor to ceiling win
25/11/2021
Riedel Expands New R&D Hub In Vienna
Riedel Communications has expanded the company's new R&D hub in Vienna and ramped up its capacity to drive technical innovation and accelerate Riedel
25/11/2021
Imagine Communications' SNP Adds Array Of New Software Features
Imagine Communications' Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) has added an array of new software features that enhance customers' existing investments, dri