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

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

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

B&H # PODC3V MFR # DC-3V
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Expected availability: 6-8 weeks

Product Highlights

  • Holds up to a 17" Laptop
  • 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
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Porta Brace DC-3V overview

  • 1Description

The signature blue Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case 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.

The case has openings for running cables, and a computer visor to shade the laptop screen from sun and unanticipated field conditions. Carrying options include two 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 essential items used by a director on location
  • Internal visor shades 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 other items
Pockets
  • Large exterior zipper pocket to keep a clipboard or notebook ready at hand
  • Small slip pocket at the rear
  • Interior and exterior pencil pockets
  • Pocket for small tools
Product Highlights
  • Piece of hook-and-loop 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.
UPC: 877547001100
In the Box
Porta Brace DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue)
  • Padded Shoulder Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Porta Brace DC-3V specs

    Material Exterior: 1000-denier Cordura nylon
    Interior: Padded
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Exterior Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Interior Dimensions (LxWxH) 17 x 5 x 13" / 43.18 x 12.7 x 33 cm
    Accommodates 17" laptop
    Carrying/Transport Options Two carrying handles
    Shoulder strap
    Weight 5.1 lb / 2.31 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 17.0 x 4.0"

    Porta Brace DC-3V reviews

    DC-3V Director's Case (Signature Blue) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best for PROs 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!
    Date published: 2012-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST laptop bag !! Yes, it's expensive....but it worth. I have five laptop bags for my pc laptops from XP to Win 7. This bag is for my Mac Pro ( Cost me 37xx, not includes the Adobe C6 Production ). After one week, I really love the design of this bag. It carries two thunderbolt 1GB hard drives, one 120 SSD thunderbolt and lots of the gears. Only one I feel not so comfort with is, the color of the leather part. Porta Brace use the YELLOW color. The experience of mine to use the prota brace is, after many years using , the yellow color leather will be covered by a dirt BLACKskin on it. It will be really UGLYI don't know how to avoid it...No!!..I can't wash my hand every time before I taking it with me.Have a WHITE glove ? It's weird. Yellow color leather is good for advertisement but not practical at all.
    Date published: 2012-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's the bag! I have more things to carry then anybody i know and i am at last at peace witm my bag. its easy to use specious and the sun blocker is a great !
    Date published: 2011-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Directors Case!!! 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.
    Date published: 2009-08-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for me 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...
    Date published: 2011-05-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from People know you are a film Pro with This 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
    Date published: 2013-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has all the whiz and the bang. The toughness that I require to keep a laptop and camera safe on long trips around the world make this bag the best choice.
    Date published: 2009-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bag Lots of useful pockets, built like a tank. A perfect production bag for your laptop on location. Porta Brace is the best.
    Date published: 2015-03-20
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