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Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String)

B&H # POCSDV4U Mfr # CS-DV4U
You Pay: $190.09
Product Highlights
  • Various Camcorders and Accessories
  • 1000D Cordura Nylon with 1.0" Padding
  • Main Compartment with Cradle
  • Large Exterior Pocket
  • Wide Slip Pocket
  • Suede Leather-covered Hand Grips
  • Removable Shoulder Strap
  • Made in Vermont, USA

The signature blue with black string CS-DV4 Mini DV Camera Case from Portra Brace is designed to protect and organize the camera and the essential spare battery, tapes and microphones. It fits popular cameras such as the Sony PMW-EX1, HVR-V1U, HVR-Z1U, HDR-FX1, Canon XH-A1, XH-G1 and the Panasonic HVX-200. The cradle inside is adjustable and stays put to keep the camera from shifting. The case is made from 1000 denier Cordura nylon with a generous coating of polyurethane waterproofing, plus 1.0" thick foam padding. The bottom panel is reinforced with 8.0mm hollow core plastic, foam layers and a layer of Slip Not fabric, which adds an extra layer of protection against water, dirt and grime with an easy wipe-off surface.

The CS-DV4 has a large exterior pocket for cables and an optional rain cover, a wide slip pocket for white balance card, owner's manual, maps airline tickets, etc and one small padded soft pouch. The case is carried by a removable, adjustable, suede shoulder strap or dual suede carrying handles.

1000 denier waterproof Cordura fabric with 1.0" foam padding
Bottom panel is reinforced with 8.0mm hollow core plastic, foam layers and a layer of Slip Not fabric
Adjustable camera cradle (fastens to bottom of case) holds camcorder securely
Pockets
  • Large exterior pocket for cables
  • Wide slip pocket for white balance card, owner's manual, maps airline tickets, etc.
  • One small padded soft pouch
Carrying options
  • Suede leather-covered hand grips
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap with suede leather-covered pad
  • "D" rings to attach shoulder strap
Compatible with
  • Canon GL-1, GL-2, XH-A1, XH-G1, XM-1, XM-2 camcorders
  • Panasonic AG-DVC80, AG-DVC80H, AG-DVX100, AG-DVX100A, AG-DVX100P, AG-HVX200 camcorders
  • Sony DCR-VX1000, DCR-VX2000, DCR-VX2100 camcorders
  • Sony HDR-FX1, HDR-FX7, HVR-V1U, HVR-Z1U, HVR-Z7U camcorders
  • Sony PMW-EX1 camcorder Similar-sized camcorders up to 21" long
Material Exterior: 1000 denier Cordura
Interior: 1.0" foam padding
Interior: Reinforced bottom panel
Type of Closure Zipper
Exterior Dimensions 22 x 10 x 11" (55.88 x 25.4 x 27.94cm) (LxWxH)
Interior Dimensions 21.5 x 8.0 x 10" (54.61 x 20.32 x 25.4cm) (LxWxH)
Design Main compartment with camera cradle
Accommodates Mini-DV camcorders with accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap
Leather handles
Weight 6.05 lbs (2.74kg)
Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String)
  • HB-40 Shoulder Strap
  • CS-B9 Stuff Sack (Black, Single Pack)
  • White Balance Card
  • Camera Cradle
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Porta BraceCS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String)
     
    4.8

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (16)
    • Well padded (13)
    • Stylish (11)
    • Lots of compartments (10)
    • Professional quality (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (16)
      • Storing gear (12)
      • Protecting gear (11)
      • Independent films (5)
      • Complex projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (12), Tech savvy (6), Business owner (5), Aspiring film maker (4), Professional artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Amazing Bag

      By vc225

      from Pompton Lakes, NJ

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

        For me the construction and durability of a piece of gear is the most important and this bag has it all. It even can stand up to my cat who likes to claw and scratch every new piece of fabric that comes into my studio. Holds my AC160 perfectly with room for all the important accessories and then some. Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        Perfect product as always

        By Howerton

        from Fort Worth

        Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

        This porta brace camera bag performs with pro quality in pro conditions. I will never buy any other brand of camera case or bag!

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        5.0

        Premium Case

        By Mike Hayes

        from Amarillo, Texas

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

          I am a Middle School science teacher making video lessons for my students. I purchased this case along with the purchase of my Canon XF300 camera. It is a very stylish case, made with quality material. Plenty of room for all the extras and pockets and places to keep everything organized.

          I made the right choice! Looking on the Porta Brace website I can guarantee I will be making all future purchases on cases and protective coverings from this manufacturer!

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          4.0

          Solid bag

          By Electric Parlour

          from Vienna, Austria

          About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

          The lack of dividers is a drawback, but otherwise this is a nice, solid bag for the price. Fits nicely as a carryon item.

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          5.0

          Nice case!

          By Video Professional

          from Nashville, TN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

              We bought this case to travel our Sony PMW-200 EX camera. I originally bought a case that's too big, because we need one that the airlines will accept as a carry-on. This one is perfect. It has 2 side pouches for accessories, and it fits (barely) under an airline seat. I've used Porta Brace for years, and the quality is always first rate. I recommend this case.

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Paul

              from Dartmouth MA

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lots of Compartments
              • Strong Construction
              • Stylish
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                I got this bag to hold my AG-AC130A. Porta Brace is the mercedes of camera bags. Great construction. Comfortable strap. Holds my camera batts, mics, and more.

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                5.0

                Sturdy and Stylish

                By wavereflections

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Video Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lots of Compartments
                • Strong Construction
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                  This case works perfectly with my Panasonic HPX250 and its accessories (cables, batteries, manuals, memory cards). It was a little more than I wanted to spend but once I recieved it I realized the quality was outstanding. Well worth protecting my camera investment!

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                  4.0

                  Great, well-build bag!

                  By Thom

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Not enough pockets

                  Best Uses

                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                  Heavy duty construction, easily configurable interior to make sure your camera doesn't move around. I would have liked at least a couple of pockets on the interior compartment, but the outside sleeves have a good amount of space.

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                  5.0

                  Great for a AC130/160

                  By OTS Pro

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Stylish
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                    I have never been disappointed by Porta Brace, simply the best in my book. I got this bag for my Panasonic AG-AC130, it holds the camera and all of the accessories for it with some room to spare. Currently I have 3 batteries, charger, filters, headphones, zoom remote, camera light and cables in one bag with room to spare. For smaller jobs I just keep my ipad and shot log in this bag, which means one less bag to carry. It is nice to have a camera bag that will outlast several cameras.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic

                    By sasjoberg

                    from Fargo, ND

                    About Me Video Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                      Versatile and excellent investment!

                      I bought this to go along with my Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder. Great fit!

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                      4.0

                      Great case

                      By El diablo

                      from Las Vegas nv

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction
                      • Stylish
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                      I am able to fit 2 Sony nex cams and four lenses . Perfect for what I needed ! The case is very well built lots of room for the stuff I need with my cameras . I am going to get another for other things because it carries so well. Just wish the side pockets were a little bigger overall good case for the money

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                      5.0

                      Great deal for price

                      By Alex Moore

                      from Plantation, FL

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lots of Compartments
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                        This case is very strong, sturdy and has loads of compartments. It is perfect for my Canon XF300 and holds all of the accessories that I have for it.

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                        4.0

                        Well made, right size

                        By Stretch

                        from Raleigh, NC

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                          This is a well made case. It carries a Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM (with mount for tr-pod head), shotgun mic (in it's case), xlr cables (short & long), extra battery, small tool kit, Ikan LED kit (in it's carrying case), and some other accessories. Good shoulder strap and handles.

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                          4.0

                          "I would buy this product again"

                          By Andres

                          from Chicago, Il

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lots of Compartments
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Stylish
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                          • Needs an extra few inches
                          • The opening and closing

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                          Very well made, strong materials,plenty of compartments, only thing I do not like is that it only has one zipper making it a little harder to pull out or put in the camera

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                          5.0

                          Excellent bag for medium-sized cameras

                          By Retrogusto

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lots of Compartments
                          • Made in USA
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Stylish
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                            This bag is really thoughtfully designed and well made in Vermont. Perfect for a medium-to-large camcorder and a bunch of accessories. It even looks good, and comes with a white-balance card and a padded accessory pouch. I couldn't be happier with it. They may not be the cheapest, but they are the best.

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                            5.0

                            Just the right size!

                            By Jim

                            from Chapel Hill, NC

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Carry-on ready
                            • Perfect Size
                            • Room for extra gear

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                                This is the perfect size for my Sony EX1R and gear, and at 24 inches in length, qualifies as carry-on luggage. There's even room for my Letus adapter, rails, and a couple of lenses. Very durable.

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                                5.0

                                Best camera bags out there

                                By Terry the Teacher

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lots of Compartments
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Stylish
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                                  Versatile & heavy duty. I use these for the cameras I loan out to students in my film production courses, so they go through a lot of hands. I've never had one fail. Great product by a great company (still made in the US).

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                                  5.0

                                  Everything You'd Expect

                                  By Brian

                                  from Grove City, OH

                                  About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                                      I bought this case for use with a Canon XH-A1 camera. Plenty of room in this bag for the camera to fit comfortably. Lots of pockets and pouches to accommodate filters, batteries, cables and so on. I shoot lots of outdoor sports footage so the bag's water resistance will no doubt come in handy. Durable as you would expect from Porta Brace.

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                                      5.0

                                      great bag period.

                                      By Booneman

                                      from cranberry

                                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good price value
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Independent Films

                                        Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                                        Perfect fit for my Sony EX1R. I needed a bag that I could place my video camera in without taking off my mic Sennheiser MKH-416). Fits perfectly with room to spare for my video light. Lots of useable pockets and storage.

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                                        5.0

                                        Good fit for AF100

                                        By JReichle

                                        from Sydney, Australia

                                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Complex Projects
                                          • Independent Films
                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about Porta Brace CS-DV4 Mini-DV Camcorder Case (Signature Blue with Black String):

                                          Bought this for my Af100 and if fits great on the Zacuto baseplate w/ 12" rods and top mic. Mattebox does NOT fit, but slides into side pocket. Love the Portabrace quality!

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