How to protect your camera gear from rain

Rain is inevitable and sometimes a surprise when filming during outdoor games. I’m going to show you how to protect your expensive camera gear from the rain and what you’ll need. Ironically I was just filming a game this past weekend, testing out some new gear, and the clouds rolled in for a torrential downpour. Luckily I planned ahead and brought all of my rain gear so this was the perfect test for all fo my new equipment…unfortunately the one thing I didn’t bring was a raincoat for myself.

Here’s what you’ll need…

1) Kata Rain Cover for camcorders, this is great for sideline & endzone cameras

For most, a cover for your camera is all you need, but for those who use a monitor and/or LANC controller you’ll also need these…

2) Manfrotto remote rain cover

3) a clear zip lock bag, to cover your 7″ monitor

4) a garbage bag, to cover any power strips you may be using to plug the camera and monitor into

5) a water proof case for your camera and it’s accessories, I personally like Pelican cases because they protect your cameras from more then just rain…but I’ll write more about this in another post

Here’s what everything looks like…

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