At IBC & Photokina this year it seemed like there was a bag company with new products at every other corner. One brand in particular caught our eye: Orca Bags make bags for professionals with durability and ergonomics in mind and they produce the first softbags with an aluminum frame construction.
Orca Bags is a very new company that was founded earlier this year (!), and it was brought to life by the people who made the famous Petrol Bags, a company that was sold just a few years ago.
Orca Bags look very interesting for people who are very serious about their work and spend a lot of time in the field. When taking a close look their products seem to come from people with working experience and are not just another copy of a copy.
All bags are available in several different sizes. Ofer from Orca Bags presented the following bags:
Orca Shoulder Video BagOrca BackpackOrca Audio Mixer Bag
For more information on Orca Bags check out their website: orcabags.com
Atomos just added a new product to their existing lineup of widely used hard disk recorders and camera converters. The power station is a small brick that helps power all devices on your rig including the camera itself.
The Atomos power station seems like an intelligent approach. The common solution to powering a whole camera rig is to use v-mount or other third party batteries as base stations, but they are heavy and can complicate your rig. The Atomos solution uses adapters to accommodate your native camera batteries (2 at a time) as a power source for your camera and any additional accessories. We like the idea.
The Atomos power station will be available at the end of next month October and cost $295.