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Costa Louvieris
04-25-2012, 02:16 PM
Anyone heard of any case for the camera? I am getting it in July from creativevideo and I can't see any case options... other than waiting for the camera to be released and buying a Peli case and waiting for the foam to be cut to measure (which can take weeks) I see no other option... anyone else know of third parties making a case for the BMC?

Adrian Frearson
04-26-2012, 02:51 AM
Can't you DIY? I'm sure one will be made. You could always temporarily use a camera bag and just re arrange the inserts.

adam777
04-26-2012, 06:18 AM
Yes something like a Thank Tank bag for a DSLR may be large enough. Their bags are heavy duty canvas with foam inserts to hold the DSLR, 70-200mm and more lenses. Check the dimensions:

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/

Costa Louvieris
04-26-2012, 06:35 AM
Thanks guys! I saw this which looks a lot like your linked one adam...

http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/118295751/Professional_Black_Magic_Camera_Bag.html

Not heard much about the company though... not sure if it is legit.

adam777
04-26-2012, 07:17 AM
Doesn't look strong enough. Just wait to find something that fits when you get the camera.

Dan Pears
04-26-2012, 07:28 AM
You can rip the foam yourself on a pelican case easy enough, with the foam that's those 'tabs' you rip out to the shape/design you need.

mbeck
04-26-2012, 08:39 AM
I will be using my pelican, I have the re-arrangable velcro system.

Costa Louvieris
04-26-2012, 08:59 AM
I will be using my pelican, I have the re-arrangable velcro system.

Ah, so you have a peli case without the foam but a velcro slot system? Is it secure? I have a cut to size Peli case for my FS100 and they are very sturdy, but I think I would want something lighter for the BMC... like the think tank stuff. My Sony EX3 sits in a soft case and its been banged about without incident, so was thinking of heading back to the soft case...

mbeck
04-26-2012, 09:34 AM
Ah, so you have a peli case without the foam but a velcro slot system? Is it secure?

Yeah, I never find anything has moved around once I open my case. There is not as much padding as you get with foam.. but it is much easier to re-arrange with changing gear. (and cheaper too!)

Peter J. DeCrescenzo
04-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Question: The BMD website says the dimensions of the BMCC are:

"166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap"

Since they don't specify, is that the width, height, and depth (in that order)?

Stephen Mick
04-26-2012, 05:30 PM
Pelican 1510.

pcenginefx
04-26-2012, 11:15 PM
I plan on using my Petrol Red Bag (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/622169-REG/Petrol_PRB_15_Red_Bag.html) for packing the cam with full support gear....otherwise, will be using my Sony soft case (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/600605-REG/Sony_LCS_VCC_LCS_VCC_Soft_Carrying_Case.html) for regular stuff.

imdjay
04-27-2012, 08:50 PM
+1 for rolling velcro, im through with dividers and pluck foam.

i DIY'ed a rolling case and a backpack with the adjustable velcro pads and i couldn't be happier.

mhood
04-28-2012, 07:35 PM
Pelican 1510.

Ditto. Best carry on case ever.

Martti Ekstrand
04-29-2012, 05:03 AM
Since they don't specify, is that the width, height, and depth (in that order)?

Given that the BMC also doubles as a port hole to other dimensions it's hard to tell.

However I still fully expect to be able to lift out my GH1 out of it's compartment in my Cinebag CB-01 (http://www.cinebags.com/productionbag.html) and stick down the BMC instead. The bag also holds 4 Canon FD primes, my rail rig, follow focus and matte box plus 4x4 filters and other accessories in the side pockets.

Olof
04-29-2012, 10:39 AM
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/683201-REG/Kata_KT_PL_R_61_Pro_Light_Resource_61_PL_Shoulder. html

I use this bag for my Canons.

The lens pocket below the main bag is great and so is the space for a MBPro.

More views

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=ProductDetail&A=showMultipleImages&Q=&sku=683201&is=REG

Peter J. DeCrescenzo
04-29-2012, 10:59 AM
Bump. Seems like a simple question ...


Question: The BMD website says the dimensions of the BMCC are:

"166.2mm x 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap"

Since they don't specify, is that the width, height, and depth (in that order)?

Martti Ekstrand
04-30-2012, 12:51 AM
I suppose you can glean that info from the 'BMC size vs DSLR size' illustration in Marco Solario's Creative Cow article (http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/is-the-new-blackmagic-cinema-camera-the-hdslr-killer) about the BMC.