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Magnum™ DV AW Series

The videographer's essential toolbox

Shooting in a studio one day. Setting up on a busy city street the next. "Running and gunning" to get impromptu video at a rally. Transporting a whole kit of gear on a quick flight to a country half way around the globe. Today's pro videographer needs the flexibility that Lowepro's Magnum DV AW is built to give.

This series is designed for the pro videographer who needs to work right out of his or her bag — with ease. It's super-accessible, specially configured for video, ultra-portable and protective. From its thoughtfully constructed interior to its durable and rugged exterior, the Magnum DV AW bag is purpose-built to serve the particular needs of pro video shooters.

Lowepro Magnum DV 6500 AW - Bag Review from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Fitting uniquely shaped video gear

The long main compartment features a flexible structure with adjustable, padded dividers and foam-filled spacers to accommodate a variety of video camera models. Side cut-out padding in the Magnum DV 6500 AW helps cradle and protect a camera's eyepiece. A removable video accessory pouch provides multiple storage spaces for video-specific extras.

Providing premium protection

Inside the Magnum DV AW, you'll find Lowepro's legendary protective and thick padding, crafted to keep gear safeguarded from bumps, scratches and abrasion. An extra-thick interior base liner offers protection from the sharp metal baseplates found on most video cameras. On the exterior, a premium molded base provides sturdy and stable protection, water-resistance and the ability to stack multiple bags efficiently.

Speeding the workflow

Accessing gear — and quickly — is key to getting the video you need. The Magnum DV AW is easy to work out of with its wide, dual-winged lids that open from the center and offers full access to gear. Two roomy side pockets and a fast-access front pocket provide plenty of space for quick-grab accessories and props. Bring along your laptop in the Magnum DV 6500 AW (it fits in a padded compartment) to download video and edit on the spot.

Making travel hassle free

Knowing that pro videographers need to be on the move — during a shoot and while traveling from one location to the next — our design team added several handy features to take the hassle out of transporting heavy gear. A trolley sleeve attaches to luggage. Removable and adjustable handcart straps secure to most handcart systems. And Lowepro's exclusive, patent-pending Vertebral Tech™ Shoulder Strap provides extra, long-wearing comfort and spreads weight evenly.

POV from independent filmmaker Gary Hustwit

New York- and London-based Gary Hustwit, an award-winning independent filmmaker and director of the new feature-length documentary Objectified as well as Helvetica, took our Magnum DV 4000 AW on the road as he grabbed video for an upcoming film project. Here's what he had to say about its performance:

"I really appreciate the design of the Magnum DV AW bag. I've filmed in 30 countries and I practically end up living out of my camera bag when I'm on the road. The molded bottom makes it incredibly durable, yet still flexible enough to squeeze into tight carry-on compartments. The DV 4000 AW model is a perfect fit for my Panasonic HPX-170, mics, cables, batteries, and everything else I need. And there are so many great details, like the organizer in the large outside pouch, and the media wallet. It's the only camera bag I use now."

Want to know more about the Magnum DV AW series? Read the press release. See more designed-for-video details below. Watch our video.

15.9W x 11.8D x 11H in.
40.5 x 30 x 28 cm
18.1W x 13.6D x 12.6H in.
46 x 34.5 x 32 cm
Semi-professional, compact pro, hand-held HD camcorder (such as Sony EX-1 or Canon XH G1S); microphones; batteries; additional memory; external storage drives; lighting devices; charging devices; personal items.
Note: This bag meets most airline carry-on size requirements.
20.1W x 9.8D x 10.6H in.
51 x 25 x 27 cm
22.8W x 15D x 12H in.
58 x 38 x 30.5 cm
Professional HD camcorders (such as Sony EX-3 or Canon XL H1); microphones; batteries; additional memory; external storage drives; lighting devices; charging devices; personal items; up to a 15.4" laptop in a padded laptop compartment with adjustable dividers
Note: This bag meets most airline carry-on size requirements.

All colors & sizes may not be available in all countries. Check with your local distributor for availability.


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