When Producer/Associate Producer Tyler Mathers takes off for parts unknown for a National Geographic Television shoot, one of the first things he makes sure is in working order is his DSLR/Personal Computer Backpack by Petrol Bags, a Vitec Group brand.
“Recently, I travelled to Columbia, South America for a shoot with a small documentary team – just myself and three others,” he explains. “Because we had such few people, I had a lot of responsibilities, including B-camera. I was using a Canon 5D so, it was essential to tote that around as well as my Powerbook and my giant folder of paperwork.
“Thankfully, I had my Petrol Bags DSLR Backpack!” he adds. “It’s perfectly designed for that kind of field work and any Associate Producer would be happy to have this bag along on their trip. It’s small yet, has a slot for my laptop and paperwork, and then a couple of heavily-padded spaces for the camera body and my lenses. (I had two with me). On the outside is a pair of slots for filters. On the inside there are pockets for my batteries, memory cards, pens and the like. I love this bag because everything I need to worry about is conveniently located at my fingertips. And it’s light, comfortable, and water-resistant.
When traveling with a laptop and an DSLR camera – this is the bag everyone should have!”
About Petrol BagsÔ
Petrol Bags is a leading producer of professional carrying bags and accessories for portable cameras, lighting, audio, support and other production equipment. The Petrol Bags product family encompasses a full line of layered, multi-compartment bags, backpacks, cases, pouches, protective gear and more. Petrol Bags works closely with industry professionals to create carrying systems designed for safe transport as well as quick and easy access on the job. Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, Petrol Bags is part of the Videocom Division of the Vitec Group of companies.
A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.
Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.
Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.