Showing the Pros Some Love Kata Showcases New Bags and Rain Covers at NAB

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At NAB, this year Manfrotto distribution is showcasing some new Kata gear targeted at the professional videographer. All these items are part of the Pro light line. These are slimmed down Kata rollers, shoulder bags, back packs and rain covers.

And don’t worry, they’re travel-ready.

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Pro-Light Photo Rollers (with attached wheels)

The Pro-Light FlyBy is a, low-profile, on-board camera organizer. It has integrated wheels and provides hard-case protection with the advantages of a soft case. It is light, modular, with a lot of storage options. The FlyBy looks like any onboard luggage so you are not targeted as a shooter with “overweight” gear.

There are two sizes in the Pro-Light Flyby Series

  • Pro-Light Flyby 75 Rolling Case (Model # KT PL-FB-75) FlyBy-75 PL Photo Roller for and interchangeable lens video camera and accessories or 1-2 Pro DSLR Bodies + 6-8 Lenses (up to 400 mm) and 15’4 or smaller laptop.  Street price $249.99.
  • Pro-Light Flyby 77 Rolling Case (Model # KT PL-FB-77)– FlyBy-77 PL  Photo Roller for 2-4 Pro DSLR Bodies + 8-10 Lenses (600 mm) and 17” or smaller laptop.  Street price $299.99.

*The dimensions of the FlyBy are within the strict international and domestic flight regulation, however due to constantly changing airline regulations we do recommend checking with your carrier prior to departure.

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Pro-Light Pro-V Backpacks

The Pro light backpacks are designed for HDV camcorders and large HDSLRs or DSLR set ups.

The Pro-Light Pro-V Backpack is available in two models:

  • Pro-V 410 Backpack (KT PL-PV-410): designed to fit an HDV camcorder such as a Canon XF100 (with or without matte box), a large HDSLR rig configuration or a DSLR with a lens of up to 300mm attached, six to eight lenses (up to a 500mm telephoto lens not attached), an additional body and several accessories. A rear padded pocket will hold a laptop of up to a 15.4″. Street price $299.99.
  • Pro-V 610 Backpack (KT PL-PV-610): holds an HDV camcorder such as a Sony EX3 (with or without matte box), a large HDSLR rig configuration or a DSLR with a telephoto lens of up to 500mm lens attached, six to eight lenses, an additional body and several accessories. A laptop of up to 17” will fit in the rear padded pocket. Street price $349.99.

Pro-Light Resource-64 Shoulder Bag (For HDSLR Video Rigs)

Designed for video production gear and accessories, the Resource -64 PL is being billed as, “highly protective yet light for the working professional.” It opens at the front offering a nice platform to work from. The double decker design allows you to neatly arrange your gear. The padded compartment along the back holds up to a 15.4” laptop or a mattbox.

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Pro-Light CC Video Bags

Kata’s line of video shoulder bags, the CC series, are now updated as part of the Pro-Light collection. Pro-Light CC video bags are available in five sizes:

  • CC-191 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-191): designed to carry camcorders such as the Sony MC50, Canon XA10, XF100 and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $109.99.
  • CC-192 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-192): carries camcorders such as the Sony FS100, Canon XH G1/s, A1/s and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $129.99.
  • CC-193 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-193): designed for camcorders such as the Sony F3, Panasonic AF100 and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $159.99.
  • CC-195 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-195): ideal for carrying camcorders such as the Canon XL series, JVC HD series and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $199.99.
  • CC-197 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-197): made to carry camcorders such as the Sony EX3, JVC HD series and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $249.99.

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Pro-Light Video Camera Rain Covers

Kata’s line of video rain covers has been updated as part of the Pro-Light product line.  Available models are:

  • RC-1 Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-1): designed for full-sized shoulder mount camcorders or an HDSL in video set-up with full video rig, external video viewfinder, shotgun mic and matte box attached. Street price $179.99.
  • RC-10 Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-10): made for medium-sized shoulder mount camcorders or an HDSL in video set-up with full video rig, external video viewfinder, shotgun mic and matte box attached. Street price $139.99.
  • CRC-12 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-12): tailored to fit the Sony EX3, F3 (basic camcorder configuration with no additional mounted accessories), Canon XL Series and similar models or an HDSL in video set-up with medium to large rig, external video viewfinder, shotgun mic and matte box attached. Street price $99.99.
  • CRC-13 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-13): designed to fit the Sony MC50, Canon XA10, XF100 and similar models in standard configuration without additional large external accessories. Street price $89.99.
  • CRC-14 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-14): fits the Sony F3 (basic camcorder configuration with no additional mounted accessories), Panasonic AF100 (basic camcorder configuration with no additional mounted accessories), Canon XH A1/s, G1/s and similar models or an HDSL in video set-up with external viewfinder and shotgun mic attached. Street price $99.99.
  • CRC-15 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-15): tailored for the Canon XF300, Sony F3 and similar models or an HDSL in video set-up with small to medium rig, external viewfinder, shotgun mic and matte box attached. Street price $109.99.
  • CRC-17 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-17): cleverly designed to fit and protect handheld camcorders against downpours. Street price $39.99.

Kata Pro-Light carrying solutions are available for purchase at Authorized Manfrotto Distribution dealers.

For more information, please visit www.kata-bags.us.

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Gevon Servo aka @GServo is an eclectic, NJ/NY Photographer. He’s a Nikon shooter, by choice nevertheless, will always test any piece of photography equipment. He believes that like ‘Photography’, ‘Coffee’,’Beer’ and ‘Comics Books’ and other things ‘Geek’ “You must try everything once to discover what you want to try again.