Often on the Road with Petrol Bags


Last Updated: July 26, 2013 5:07 pm GMT
(Shelton, Connecticut--July 26, 2013) While undertaking his numerous and diverse projects — whether they are leading filmmaking Masterclasses in Las Vegas, Key West, and Majorca, teaching workshops in Istanbul, or filming a documentary in Forchheim in Bavaria — DP Sebastian Wiegärtner is often on the go. As one of the most renowned German DSLR filmmakers, he not only films but also inspires other cinematographers at his workshops. One of his recommendations includes bags by Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

Wiegärtner's repertoire is vast — the multi-talented DP not only teaches in workshops but also covers a broad spectrum ranging from documentaries and promotional films to short films. His projects are just as diverse as his film locations and cameras. Among others, he uses the Sony PMW-F3, Canon C300, Canon EOS 7D, Nikon D800, and RED Epic. Recently, he has thoroughly been testing the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and sharing his experiences on his well-visited Facebook page. Wiegärtner has also had good experiences with Petrol Bags during his travels: Petrol Bags Digiback Jr. DSLR (PD336), its big brother, the Digiback DSLR Backpack (PD331), Dr. DSLR Camera Bag (PD443), and Deca Rolling U-Bag (PC104) are all a part of his equipment. "The robust Petrol Bags offer excellent protection for my equipment not least because of its seven-layer protection system made of first-class material," he says when explaining his choice.

"Bags by Petrol Bags are lightweight and comfortable to carry but still offer a lot of storage space," says Wiegärtner. "With their lightweight and ergonomic construction, I can travel with two bags at the same time – one on my back and the other in my hand, enabling a great deal of mobility. I love the large shoulder bag, as I have many lenses and my cameras are often equipped with a lot of accessories." In the spacious Dr. DSLR Camera Bag, there is room for a DSLR camera as well as for countless accessories. The ergonomic design of the Digiback DSLR Backpack provides even more comfort during transport with its optimal weight distribution. The padded dividers in the interior of the bags are removable and can be adjusted to fit the individual configuration of the equipment.

Wiegärtner also likes the innovative features of Petrol Bags. "While shooting, I can quickly and easily access my equipment," he says. "Even at dusk – thanks to the removable LED strip and the strong contrast of the red lining to the black case." He also likes the design of the bags. "Petrol Bags look just like a normal bag," says Wiegärtner. "The valuable equipment is securely stowed but looks like normal travel baggage. On my travels, theft is a great concern, and I think there is less danger of becoming a victim of theft. Petrol Bags keep my equipment safe from damage and theft on every trip."

For further information on Petrol Bags products, please go to http://www.petrolbags.com or contact: Petrol Bags, 16 Progress Drive, Shelton CT 06484

About Petrol Bags
Petrol Bags is a leading producer of professional carrying bags and accessories for portable cameras, lighting, audio, support and other production equipment. The Petrol Bags product family encompasses a full line of highly protective, versatile, adaptable and extremely portable bags, backpacks, cases, and accessories. Petrol Bags works closely with industry professionals to create carrying systems designed for safe transport as well as quick and easy access on location.

Along with other leading brands in the broadcast and professional videographer industry, Petrol Bags is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on Petrol Bags, visit http://www.petrolbags.com

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom - innovative products around the camera.


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