Foam?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Justin, May 9, 2011.

  1. Justin

    Justin Guest

    I'm looking at getting a hard case for a small hand held camcorder -
    Panasonic SD10k and Canon HF-M300.
    The problem is, they're too damn expensive. I'm not paying $50+ for a
    plastic box with foam. I saw a box (Pelican 1040 Micro Case) but where
    can I get some plain 'ol foam to cut some spaces for the camera?
     
    Justin, May 9, 2011
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  2. Justin

    Paul Guest

    Justin wrote:
    > I'm looking at getting a hard case for a small hand held camcorder -
    > Panasonic SD10k and Canon HF-M300.
    > The problem is, they're too damn expensive. I'm not paying $50+ for a
    > plastic box with foam. I saw a box (Pelican 1040 Micro Case) but where
    > can I get some plain 'ol foam to cut some spaces for the camera?


    Your town probably has a plastics company, which has all sorts of
    various kinds of plastic. Ask them what kinds of high density foams
    they might have. Describe your application, and they can look up
    the best kind of foam for it.

    Don't be surprised if the asking price of the raw materials is
    way over the top. They probably can't get "just a small piece" from
    their supplier, and would have to order a minimum quantity, just
    to give you some.

    Paul
     
    Paul, May 9, 2011
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  3. Justin

    J. Clarke Guest

    In article <iq858g$ecb$>,
    says...
    >
    > I'm looking at getting a hard case for a small hand held camcorder -
    > Panasonic SD10k and Canon HF-M300.
    > The problem is, they're too damn expensive. I'm not paying $50+ for a
    > plastic box with foam. I saw a box (Pelican 1040 Micro Case) but where
    > can I get some plain 'ol foam to cut some spaces for the camera?


    Pelican sells a foam liner for the 1040 case, the liner is Pelican
    number 1042.

    B&H will sell you the liner for about 5 bucks and shipping.

    <http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/293183-REG/Pelican_1040_400_000_
    1042_Pick_N_Pluck.html>.

    For other sources google "Pelican 1042".

    If you don't mind a little bigger case, the Pelican 1120 is about an
    inch and a half larger in all dimensions and comes with foam for about
    20 bucks.

    Note for future reference that the Pelican site lists the accessories
    for all their cases <http://www.pelican.com>, from there look up the
    case and there will be an accessories link at the bottom.

    If you need foam that is different from what Pelican provides, McMaster-
    Carr <http://www.mcmaster.com> has a wide range of options.
    12"x12"x1/2" polyurethane is about 10 bucks and shipping.
     
    J. Clarke, May 9, 2011
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  4. Yer local fabric store or hobby/crafts emporium might also help. They have
    sheets or blocks of foam. I prefer a soft case myself, especially for a
    carry-on.

    Gary Eickmeier
     
    Gary Eickmeier, May 10, 2011
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  5. Justin

    Justin Guest

    On 5/10/11 1:08 AM, Gary Eickmeier wrote:
    > Yer local fabric store or hobby/crafts emporium might also help. They have
    > sheets or blocks of foam. I prefer a soft case myself, especially for a
    > carry-on.
    >
    > Gary Eickmeier
    >
    >


    Thanks!
    That might be my best bet - since I'm on somewhat of a budget.
     
    Justin, May 17, 2011
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  6. "Justin" <> wrote in message news:
    iqt5j0$joh$:
    > On 5/10/11 1:08 AM, Gary Eickmeier wrote:


    > > Yer local fabric store or hobby/crafts emporium might also help. They have
    > > sheets or blocks of foam. I prefer a soft case myself, especially for a
    > > carry-on.
    > >
    > > Gary Eickmeier


    > Thanks!
    > That might be my best bet - since I'm on somewhat of a budget.


    Be careful storing gear in foam (or in plastic bags without
    properly "charged" silica gel, for that matter - otherwise
    mold can be a problem). Foam can turn into a flaky, gooey
    mess that is hard to clean off gear. Best maybe is to store
    gear on open shelves, and place gear in the bags of choice
    for carrying it or for traveling with it...
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, May 17, 2011
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