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kata-banner-v2The New One Man Band replaces the various bags needed for on-location shooting. 

Las Vegas – Kata, one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of professional photographic and video protective technologies, has introduced the One Man Band series of video equipment carrying solutions. Comprising four models, Kata’s new One Man Band is the ultimate mobile production solution for the on-the-go videographer that does it all. A highly versatile bag, the One Man Band offers countless options for organizing one’s full array of video equipment and allows videographers to store their fully-accessorized HD camcorder without having to remove accessories such as a matte box, external microphone, battery, or transmitter. 

Kata’s new One Man Band is fully-customizable and includes dividers and detachable pouches allowing videographers to create the ideal setup for their individual shooting needs. The bag features ample storage and several external and internal pockets for smaller accessories and gear, allowing videographers to remain organized and ready as they travel between locations. A tripod can also be strapped to the top of the bag.

A defining characteristic that has become the signature of all Kata products, each One Man Band bag offers videographers the ideal combination of two core qualities — lightweight and protection. The One Man Band utilizes a rigid yet lightweight aluminum frame for protection during transport, and multi layered foam padding which provides additional protection for a user’s sensitive digital gear. Furthermore, waterproofed Cordura®, Toblerone feet and sturdy watertight zippers ensure that a videographer’s equipment stays dry if the elements take them by surprise.

Carrying options for the Kata One Man Band include interlocking handles, a provided shoulder strap, and a rear sleeve which allows users to utilize a Kata Insertrolley (not included with all models) for effortless wheeled transport. 

Kata’s new One Man Band series of video equipment carrying solutions comprises four individual models: the OMB-72, OMB-74, OMB-75 and OMB-77.



Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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