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Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue)

B&H # PODC3V Mfr # DC-3V
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Product Highlights
  • Holds up to a 17" Laptop Computer
  • Holds Needed Accessories for a Director
  • 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon Exterior
  • Two Interior Compartments
  • Large Exterior Zipper Pocket
  • Small Pockets Throughout Case
  • Two Carrying Handles
  • Removable Shoulder Strap

The Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue) is a briefcase and computer case combined to hold a laptop and scripts for field production. There is a compartment that protects a laptop up to 17" and a compartment to hold scripts and papers. It has openings to run cables through the case and a computer visor to shade the laptop screen from sun and unanticipated field conditions. The case is carried by two carrying handles with a suede leather-covered grip and a removable, adjustable shoulder strap with a suede leather-covered pad.

Case Basics
  • Fits laptop computer with a screen up to 17"
  • Holds essentials materials used by a director on location
  • Internal visor to shade the laptop screen from sun and unanticipated field conditions
Material
  • 1000 denier Cordura nylon
  • Padded interior
Compartments
  • Interior compartment protects a laptop while allowing cables to run through the case
  • Roomy outside flap compartment, with lots of room for file folders, scripts, proposals, note pad and any other materials used by a director
Pockets
  • Large exterior zipper pocket to keep a clipboard or notebook ready at hand
  • Small slip pocket at the rear
  • here are pencil pockets inside and out
  • Pocket for small tools
Product Highlights
  • Piece of sticky touch fastener tape to secure a calculator
  • Optional Script and Tech modules have been designed for increased organizing efficiency. Both the modules zip and hook into the Director's case for compact storage, and are removable for lightweight, compact carrying
Carrying Options
  • Two carrying handles with suede leather-covered overlapping grip.
  • Heavy-duty, removable, adjustable shoulder strap with suede leather-covered non-slip pad
Material Exterior: 1000 denier Cordura nylon
Interior: Padded
Type of Closure Zipper
Exterior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Interior Dimensions 17 x 5.0 x 13" (43.18 x 12.7 x 33.02cm) (LxWxH)
Accommodates 17" laptop computer, scripts, pads and most necessary items for a director on location
Carrying/Transport Options Two carrying handles
Shoulder strap
Weight 5.1 lbs (2.31kg)
Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Porta BraceDC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue)
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    People know you are a film Pro with This

    By 2ndUnitFilms

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue):

        I am a second-unit director and was looking for something flashy to use at meetings and on set..briefcase were to boring and I found this jewel, while looking for new camera bags. If you are in the film industry you most likely use 1 or more PortaBrace bags for your gear. It is an industry standard.. and people recognize the signature Blue colored bag. But along with the STATUS it invokes..was its practicality. This bag was purchased also because of the sun shade it has built in. I am using Scopes on my MAcBook 15 inch to go with my BlackMagic Cinema camera (also purchased at B&H, )and it is perfect. What was a nice surprise was the fact it said it would handle a 17 inch laptop but in fact it holds my monster 17.5 inch Dell 3D laptop nicely...a bonus..and both laptops will fit at once, in the bag along with....t my 3 ring leather binders , a script or two,all my power supplies, phone, hub, directors viewfinder, I am happy.. took it to my first production meeting at Paramount Studio's and I got a few questions regarding it. The only downside was that the black special edition version was twice as much.....R

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        5.0

        Simply the best for PROs

        By Christian Lemasson

        from France

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Spacious

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue):

            I have had rain protections from Portabrace for big Betacam and DVcam shoulder camcorders for years, it was great. Now I have received that marvel. It is very professionnal, nicely built, a lot of clever pockets, the shoulder strap is great, everything is well thought for the daily work of the PRO, portabrace is THE company who understands our needs, the products is so well to fit my Apple Laptop and all my small equipment, and more, it is good sturdy and smooth companion for my video and photo assistance, the hood is great for outdoor shooting monitoring, camera control and also for mobile studio work!

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            3.0

            Not for me

            By D.B.

            from Auckland New Zealand

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Difficult to Close
            • Heavy bulky
            • Impractical
            • Poorly Padded

            Best Uses

              Comments about Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue):

              I was hoping to love this bag but I felt let down by its heft and its overly technical design. What seemed on the page to be a supremely useful bag turned out in person to be cumbersome and, frankly, annoying. First off, with the shoulder strap attached it's very hard to unzip the zippers. Once inside you'll find a plethora of pockets but none of them very convenient. They are either too large and saggy or too small or oddly shaped. Although it's possible to cram a 17" laptop into one of the unpadded inner pockets (good luck getting it out of the pocket though), it seems like your simply supposed to lock it down with corner tabs which means locking and unlocking the plastic catches each time you want to put your computer inside or remove it. The large pocket on the front is gigantic but if you were to make use of all that space the velcro closure wouldn't keep the top shut. Pens and such would simply fall out.Ultimately I returned the bag [...] The bag was just too large, heavy and awkward to use and I knew, therefore, I wouldn't use it. I am going to buy a camera backpack that holds my 17" laptop. It will be much more useful since when my camera isn't with me the bag can hold scripts, lunch, etc...

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              5.0

              Good [...]

              By Queen of the Scene

              from Idaho

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue):

              [...] Very nice case.

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              5.0

              The Perfect Directors Case!!!

              By Videographer Boone Wallace

              from Longview, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Loaded Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Seals Easily
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue):

                  The DC-3V Directors Case by Porta Brace is the best laptop bag that I have ever purchased. I am a Videographer that likes efficiency, durability, versatility and overall top quality for a great deal. This product has it all. Everything from its durability in materials used, all its pockets that easily allows quick access and efficient organization, and the versatility for not only the laptop, but anything that you need to store in the bag for any reason, there are plenty of pockets for all to be used. The handles and shoulder strap feature a super soft suede pad for comfortable carrying. Overall, this product has everything that I look for in a hearty product. Of course I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a sturdy laptop bag.

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                  5.0

                  This has all the whiz and the bang.

                  By Rob the producer

                  from Washington, DC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue):

                  The toughness that I require to keep a laptop and camera safe on long trips around the world make this bag the best choice.

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