5 Best Bags for Your Video Camera Rig

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Looking to protect and transport your valuable video-camera rig? Here we highlight five soft cases designed to keep your gear organized and safe at hand during your shoot. All the bags have adjustable dividers, exterior and interior pockets, grab handles and, except for the roller bags, an adjustable shoulder strap.

A Place for Everything Bag

Found on almost any pro video set, Porta Brace’s durable, padded Cordura nylon camera bags are made right in Vermont. This maker's DVO-2 DV Organizer Camera Case fits cameras up to 18" long and is available in black, lined with copper-colored fabric or in the signature Porta Brace blue. In addition to the Cordura fabric, thick 1" padding, and a non-slip rubber bottom, this bag uses a cradle and cinch strap to protect and secure your camera. True to its name, this bag provides a whopping 19 pockets, two stuff sacks, a hanging pocket, and a small pillow for organizing your gear.

Porta Brace DVO-2 Organizer Case

DSLR, Mirrorless, or Smaller Video Camera Bag

If you venture into the great outdoors for your video capture, tuck your DSLR, mirrorless, or smaller video camera into the waterproof, quick-zip CineBags CB33 Skinny Jimmy. With a 15.5 x 7.5 x 7" interior, this bag can hold a camera with an attached lens, two additional lenses, and accessories like an onboard monitor and batteries. A padded interior, thick, adjustable dividers, and a contoured back panel help to cushion your precious gear. The light silver color of the lid interior and the dividers, plus the shallower, 7" depth make it easier to locate dark-colored camera components in this bag.

CineBags CB33 Skinny Jimmy

Medium-Sized Doctor Bag

While doctors who make house calls have gone the way of most soap operas, the useful design of quick-access, wide-mouth “doctor bags” lives on. The black Sachtler Dr. Bag - 3 fits cameras up to 17" long and features a contrasting red interior plus an interior light strip to help locate items inside. To help keep things organized, the Dr. Bag - 3 uses adjustable, semi-rigid, U-shaped dividers to separate items neatly and a cinch strap to secure your camera. Ridged feet protect the bottom of the bag and interior laminate panels add further protection. For easy transportation, the Dr. Bag - 3 can be clipped onto Sachtler’s wheeled, folding Snaplock Trolley System.

Sachtler Dr. Bag - 3

Wheeled Roller Bag

Location work can be enjoyable, but lugging your gear around rarely is. Save time and effort by leaving your pro cine camera assembled when toting it in the wheeled Tenba Cineluxe Roller 21. This carry-on doctor’s bag fits cameras up to 18" long and is strengthened by rigid yet flexible aluminum-reinforced Flex-Core dividers. Storage features include two full-length exterior pockets for stashing large items like a matte box eyebrow or shotgun mic and a hollow area between the handle areas, perfect for your long baseplate. The Cineluxe Roller 21’s retractable tow handle and shock-absorbing wheels let you tow your camera easily on location.

Tenba Cineluxe Roller 21

Longer Rolling Bag

With an interior 24" long and 13" deep, the Arco CR-V55G Roller Case is roomy enough to hold a larger camcorder or an assembled DSLR or mirrorless rig. This wheeled Cordura case features a dual quick-zip opening, an eye-catching lime-green interior, a camera cinch strap, and multiple zippered pockets. Its telescoping handle has two extension levels and can be retracted when not in use.

Arco V55G Roller Case

Peruse the large selection of camera bags on the B&H Photo website or get a hands-on view at the

B&H SuperStore in New York City. If you have a favorite bag, let us know below!

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