Outside Broadcast Tripod Bags
The very expensive cameras used for outside broadcasts demand heavy duty tripods to give a full range of adjustability and good stability, even on rough terrain. The project specification detailed that the tripod bags must withstand regular travel and rough treatment, be weatherproof, and easy to pack and carry. The design must allow rapid deployment when seconds are vital, and the companyís branding must be recognisable.
Fine Group re-evaluated the requirements with the customer and designed and developed two bags:
- A heavyweight, rigid version for travelling news and documentary teams
- A flexible, lighter weight, lower cost version for studio and keen amateur use
The bags are manufactured in distinctive blue and black with moulded rubber badges. Fine Group recommended different material for the two bags to keep them distinct in price and feel, with the lighter bag having a simpler cylindrical design. The heavyweight bag was stiffened and reinforced, and both bags were designed with internal pockets for accessories and booklets.
The customerís need for rapid deployment was answered by developing a close-fitting drop-down lid, tight enough to allow a non-snag zip to be closed immediately.The bags were designed and developed in the UK, and bulk manufactured in China.
Updated: 10/8/2009 16:09