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What's one of the best parts about being a video professional? All the cool gear! In this weekly series, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman team up to discuss the latest and greatest equipment for video production and post. They talk about the newest cameras, like the Blackmagic 4K, pocket cinema cameras, and GoPros; accessories and adapters that will make your shoots run smoother; and the great tech being invented every day. And because they keep both cost and quality in mind, you'll never have to worry about blowing your budget or compromising production value. Come back every Friday for a new tip.
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- You might not think that in the desert rain would be a concern, but rain could happen anywhere and you want to keep your equipment safe. I got two types of bags I like for this. The first one I have here is called a 'dri-safe'. It's from a company called OutPack, but there's lot of ones like this and what's nice about it is that basically, you can reach in, stuff your lenses into the bag, and then you fold this over and roll it up. And then, essentially, snap it.
Now what that does is create a seal. I've got a lens in here, so let's test it. Now, that would just be a rain. This is not designed to get dunked under water. Although, technically I've seen it work. Let's see how things inside did. Well, I got my lens and I got my other dry bag.
Absolutely dry. Now a smaller type situation, I use these for both rain, snow, and dust, is this bag here from ^Sea to Summit, and I like these. These are really easy because you can just crunch those up and stuff them into your pocket. Now, you take the gear, drop it in, same sort of thing. Simply roll that over several times. And close it up. Now when you have that.
Same thing, water just rolls off. Now, let's take that lens out of there and I just want to show you, give you an idea of how waterproof these bags are. We'll put the water in the bag and give it a squeeze. And we'll just put that right inside the bag. Take that, roll it over several times, and zip it.
It's holding really well there and not coming out. Even as I squeeze the bag there. It's not coming out. So this is designed to really keep your stuff safe and I use these, not just for rain, but for dust. We've got a slider out there shooting a time lapse right now and I've got the equipment just sitting on the ground, but instead of sitting on the ground itself, I put it into the bag to keep it safe from dust. So whether it's dust or water, some of these dry sacks go a long way towards keeping your gear safe from harm.
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