Shopping for Professional Video Monitor Cases
Available in various sizes to fit any size and type of monitor, professional video monitor and recorder cases are used by anyone who transports monitors from one place to another. Typical applications include performing video presentations, remote film crews, and artistic performers. Various degrees of protection are available, depending largely upon the design of the case. Monitor cases are also useful for securely storing monitors when they're not in use.
Types of professional monitor cases
There's an almost infinite variety of monitor cases available, ranging from soft monitor cases intended for small, easy-to-carry monitors, to heavy-duty, wheeled monitor carrying cases that are robust and tough. Common types include:
- Lightweight, padded transport bags with handles and shoulder straps
- Rolling trolley cases with handles
- Plastic rotomolded cases
- Aluminum-framed hard flight cases
- Heavy-duty road cases
- Dual-function lift cases that convert into monitor stands
Choosing a flat screen monitor case
When choosing a professional video portable monitor case, consider its size and suitability for the type of monitor you're using. Some monitor cases are specifically designed for certain types of monitors, such as plasma screens, which are fragile and heavy, while others are general purpose.
A small LCD monitor case usually opens at the top. It's also possible to select monitor cases that have a center hinge that ease the removal of heavy, bulky monitors, while others open like a suitcase. Large cases often have wheels, either four casters or two wheels, and a lifting handle. The degree of protection offered depends upon the type of case and its application. Lightweight padded bags provide basic protection that protects monitor screens from minor impacts. Flight cases and heavy-duty road cases use hard shells that provide increased protection. These cases have custom foam padding to hold monitors securely in place and cushion them from shock. These reinforced cases are ideal for aircraft, coach, and vehicle load bays and provide a high degree of protection against rough handling and impact. Alternatively, hard cases made from rotomolded plastic are also very robust. Many are waterproof, dust-proof, and can withstand heavy weights and hard knocks.
If you're using your monitor for presentations, a case that performs a dual function as a monitor support simplifies life. Also, consider using professional video monitor case accessories such as drape kits and raincapes.
Choosing the right case for your monitor means you can travel secure in the knowledge that your equipment is protected from accidental damage. B&H Photo and Video stocks Gator monitor cases, as well as cases from other well-known brands such as Jelco, Jason, Deejay, FSI Solutions, and Ikegami.