New Kata Lineup

Includes video backpacks, rain covers and shoulder bags

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 14-April 19, 2012) – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for imaging, brings a stellar lineup of Kata video backpacks, rain covers and shoulder bags to the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. Designed especially for professional videographers, Kata's products set the standard for carrying and protective solutions.

"Kata Pro-Light products are designed to protect professional gear while minimizing weight," said Doug Feldner, Product Category Manager. "We ensure that gear is ready for shooting while minimizing the wear and tear on a body caused by carrying too much weight."

Pro-Light Pro-V Backpacks
Pro-Light Pro-V Backpacks accommodate a broad range of HDV camcorders, large HDSLR rig configurations or a DLSR with an attached lens of up to 300mm. The slim, streamlined exterior has full front access to the main compartment so four padded storage pouches can be accessed from outside or inside the bag. The pouches conform to gear size and shape for protection, and a four-color zipper identification system makes organization and access quick and easy. Aeriform dividers, a camera sling divider and a top detachable pouch allow the interior to be set up for specific gear needs.

The Pro-Light Pro-V Backpack is available in two models:

• Pro-V 410 Backpack (KT PL-PV-410): designed to fit an HDV camcorder such as a Canon XF100 (with or without matte box), a large HDSLR rig configuration or a DSLR with a lens of up to 300mm attached, six to eight lenses (up to a 500mm telephoto lens not attached), an additional body and several accessories. A rear padded pocket will hold a laptop of up to a 15.4". Street price $299.99.
• Pro-V 610 Backpack (KT PL-PV-610): holds an HDV camcorder such as a Sony EX3 (with or without matte box), a large HDSLR rig configuration or a DSLR with a telephoto lens of up to 500mm lens attached, six to eight lenses, an additional body and several accessories. A laptop of up to 17" will fit in the rear padded pocket. Street price $349.99.

Pro-Light Video Camera Rain Covers
Kata's award-winning line of video rain covers has been updated as part of the Pro-Light product line. Fabricated completely from waterproof materials, the cover features a crystal clear TPU panel that allows controlled monitoring and viewing of the LCD screen at any angle. It also features designated microphone and viewfinder sleeves and an overlapping top opening with modular sleeves to easily extract a shoulder strap, mini light or rig handle. When the camera is shoulder-mounted or handheld, a full bottom opening and dedicated hand sleeve make it easy to work with both hands; on a tripod the bottom opening seals closed. Pro-Light rain covers slip quickly over a camera to protect it from sudden showers and are secured by a quick pull of the drawstrings. Available models are:


• RC-1 Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-1): designed for full-sized shoulder mount camcorders or an HDSL in video set-up with full video rig, external video viewfinder, shotgun mic and matte box attached. Street price $179.99.
• RC-10 Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-10): made for medium-sized shoulder mount camcorders or an HDSL in video set-up with full video rig, external video viewfinder, shotgun mic and matte box attached. Street price $139.99.
• CRC-12 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-12): tailored to fit the Sony EX3, F3 (basic camcorder configuration with no additional mounted accessories), Canon XL Series and similar models or an HDSL in video set-up with medium to large rig, external video viewfinder, shotgun mic and matte box attached. Street price $99.99.
• CRC-13 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-13): designed to fit the Sony MC50, Canon XA10, XF100 and similar models in standard configuration without additional large external accessories. Street price $89.99.
• CRC-14 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-14): fits the Sony F3 (basic camcorder configuration with no additional mounted accessories), Panasonic AF100 (basic camcorder configuration with no additional mounted accessories), Canon XH A1/s, G1/s and similar models or an HDSL in video set-up with external viewfinder and shotgun mic attached. Street price $99.99.
• CRC-15 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-15): tailored for the Canon XF300, Sony F3 and similar models or an HDSL in video set-up with small to medium rig, external viewfinder, shotgun mic and matte box attached. Street price $109.99.
• CRC-17 Compact Rain Cover (KT PL-VA-801-17): cleverly designed to fit and protect handheld camcorders against downpours. Street price $39.99.

Pro-Light CC Video Bags
Kata's best selling line of video shoulder bags, our CC series, are now updated as part of the Pro-Light collection.  The industry standard for carrying video cameras, these bags have been updated as part of the Pro-Light line of lightweight protective Kata products and come in black Rip-Stop nylon with fiery red accents.   Aeriform foam dividers provide gear protection and organization without the extra weight of normal foam dividers. CC bags are designed around a large main compartment to fit the camera set up with essential working accessories. Additional accessories can be stored in an internal side compartment or large external pocket.  Carrying options for Pro-Light CC bags include sturdy handles on top and both ends, a Gecko shoulder strap or the Insertrolley sleeve for sliding the case over a luggage handle and Kata's Insertrolley (part # KT VG-DTS sold separately)

Pro-Light CC video bags are available in five sizes:

• CC-191 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-191): designed to carry camcorders such as the Sony MC50, Canon XA10, XF100 and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $109.99.


• CC-192 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-192): carries camcorders such as the Sony FS100, Canon XH G1/s, A1/s and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $129.99.
• CC-193 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-193): designed for camcorders such as the Sony F3, Panasonic AF100 and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $159.99.
• CC-195 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-195): ideal for carrying camcorders such as the Canon XL series, JVC HD series and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $199.99.
• CC-197 Video Bag (Model # KT PL-CC-197): made to carry camcorders such as the Sony EX3, JVC HD series and similar sized models or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. Street price $249.99.

Kata Pro-Light carrying solutions are available for purchase at Authorized Manfrotto Distribution dealers.  

For more information, please visit www.kata-bags.us.

About Manfrotto Distribution
Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger, and Lastolite. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Genus and Rotatrim, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China and Japan. www.manfrottodistribution.us

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