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Cinema

Cinema camera rentals

  1. Sony PXW-FS7 4K Camera Kit


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    The Sony FS7 features a Super 35-sized sensor, 4K internal recording, and codecs including XAVC-I at 113 Mbps, to match Sony’s flagship F55. Capture 14 stops of dynamic range in Slog3, or choose a picture style to go direct to broadcast. 10-bit 4:2:2 in DCI-4K, QHD, and 1080p HD resolutions without bulky recorders means shooting for the colorist is easy. If you prefer to shoot in ProRes 1080p, just add the optional FS7 extension unit.

    The Sony E-mount on the PXW-FS7 can be adapted to fit EF and PL lenses, and a behind-the-lens ND filter means no more clumsy filter changes. The rental includes an electronic viewfinder/display and adjustable hand grip. The versatility makes the FS7 equally at home in cinema and broadcast applications.

    The FS7 camera supports UHD framerates up to 60p, as well as 1080p at 180 fps, all continuous and in-camera.  Sony rates native ISO at 2000, and low-light performance is superb, especially when compared with other 4K cameras.

    While Sony continues to offer the FS700, the FS7 offers multiple improvements in functionality, higher-quality recording formats, and a more ergonomic layout.  The FS7 is a well-matched camera to an F5 or F55, and also works well on a set with an FS700 or even an A7s backing it up.  This is Sony’s answer to the Canon C300, and it would appear the FS7 wins in every category worth measuring.This FS7 camera kit includes everything you need to get started shooting in 4K at high speed, just add lenses.

    Sony FS7 body
    Sony articulating arm
    Sony viewfinder/display
    Metabones EF to NEX Speedbooster Ultra
    2 64GB S-series/1333x XQD cards
    1 USB 3.0 XQD card reader
    2 BP-U90 batteries
    1 Sony BP-U charger
    AC Adapter
    Hard case

    A barebones Sony FS7 rental and the Sony FS7 Extension Unit are also available.

    Rental Prices

    $345 for 1 day
    $690 for up to 3 days
    $1035 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    Lenses
    HD-SDI monitor
    Rails, mattebox, and followfocus kit
    Tripod


  2. Red Epic Dragon Camera Package


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    We recently upgraded our RED Epic with a Dragon sensor, giving you more latitude and higher, 6K resolution.  The Red Epic Dragon rental package includes the Red Epic brain (capable of capturing up to 100 frames per second at 6K resolution or 240 fps in 1080p HD) and just about everything else you need to get started shooting.

    Other rental shops may have the best price on individual components, but once you put your rental kit together, we guarantee ours is the best value out there!   Batteries, media, matte box, filters, follow focus, plates, rails, clamps, and cables are all included.  Just add lenses, a tripod, and an AC, and you’re good to go.

    Since we’re a small shop, we can’t rent the items a la carte, but we’re sure we have the best price in Milwaukee or Chicago for the complete Red Epic Dragon camera kit.  And speaking of carts, we offer a large camera cart with mitchell mount for $95/day, perfect for any RED Epic rental.

    Rental Prices

    $1195 for 1 day
    $2390 for up to 3 days
    $3585 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Camera
    RED Epic Dragon Brain
    DSMC 1.8” SSD Module
    DSMC Side Handle
    Ti PL Mount
    Al Nikon Mount

    Monitor
    RED Touch 5” monitor
    Paralinx Arrow Wireless HD System

    Data Management
    4x 256 GB REDmag 1.8” SSD
    REDmag case (4-slot)
    REDstation 1.8″ (mini) – USB 3.0

    Power
    DSMC Travel Charger
    2x REDvolt Battery
    REDbrick Charger
    6x REDbrick Battery
    DSMC A/C Power Adapter
    Cinema Oxide brick backplate
    Switronix V-Mount Plate

    Followfocus
    Redrock Micro Followfocus
    Redrock 19mm adapter clamp
    Redrock speed crank
    Redrock 12″ focus whip

    Mattebox/Filters
    Movcam MM5 3-stage swing-away mattebox
    114mm – 80mm step-down ring
    5.65″x 5.65″ Tiffen clear glass filter
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder Circular Polarizer
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder .6 ND
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder .9 ND
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder 1.2 ND
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder 1.5 ND
    5.65″x 5.65″ Schnieder Tru-cut IR 750
    5.65″x 5.65″ Tiffen Hot Mirror
    5.65″x 5.65″ ND .6 Grad
    5.65″x 5.65″ ND .6 Attenuator

    Accessories 
    Wooden Camera A-Box audio adapter
    DSMC quick release platform (dovetail)
    RED dovetail mounting plate (long)
    RED mounting plate (DSMC)
    DSMC 19mm universal mount
    2x 19mm rod (18″)
    DSMC 15mm adaptor
    2x 15mm rod (3″)
    View Factor top plate
    2x 100mm swat rail
    RED sliding top handle
    RED accessory attachment bracket
    Swat rail clamp
    Dogbone B – jogged
    Fixed handle

     

    Suggested accessories:
    Lens Kit, Tripod, RAID Storage

  3. Sony PXW-FS7 4K Camera


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    The Sony FS7 features a Super 35-sized sensor, 4K internal recording, and codecs including XAVC-I at 113 Mbps, to match Sony’s flagship F55.  Capture 14 stops of dynamic range in Slog3, or choose a different picture style for your workflow.  10-bit 4:2:2 color in DCI-4K, QHD, or 1080p resolutions without bulky recorders means shooting for the colorist is easy.  The Sony E-mount can be adapted to fit EF and PL lenses, and a behind-the-lens ND filter means no more clumsy filter changes.  The camera includes an electronic viewfinder/display and adjustable hand grip.  The versatility makes the FS7 equally at home in cinema and broadcast applications.

    The FS7 camera supports UHD framerates up to 60p as well as 1080p at 180 fps, all continuous and in-camera.  Sony rates native ISO at 2000 and low-light performance is superb, especially when compared with other 4K cameras.

    While Sony continues to offer the FS700, the FS7 offers multiple improvements in functionality, internal 4K, higher-quality recording formats, and a more ergonomic layout.  The FS7 is a well-matched camera to an F5 or F55, and also works well on a set with an FS700 or even an A7s backing it up, especially using the Slog2 color profile.  This is Sony’s answer to the Canon C300, and it would appear the FS7 wins in every category worth measuring.

    This FS7 rental package includes

    Sony FS7 body
    1 Sony BP-U battery
    1 Sony BP-U charger

    This camera requires media and a lens, rented separately.  An FS7 rental kit with media, extra batteries, and an EF lens adapter is available.

    Rental Prices

    $265 for 1 day
    $530 for up to 3 days
    $795 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Lenses, HD-SDI monitor, tripod, XQD cards, extra batteries


  4. FS7 Extension Unit XDCA-FS7


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    Expand the features of the Sony FS7 with the XDCA-FS7 extension unit. It mounts on the back of the FS7 camera and adds a V-mount battery plate, genlock, timecode in & out, and raw output. 12 DC XLR in and DC out over 4-pin Hirose are also provided. These features are a welcome addition on multi-camera and pro-level shoots, and make the camera a perfect match for a Sony F5 or F55.

    The unit enables raw video recording with an external recorder (not included), as well as on-board ProRes and ProRes HQ 4:2:2 1080p recording. Raw frame rates can be set up to 240 fps continuous in 2K, as well as DCI 4K (4096×2160) and DCI 2K (2048×1080) resolution. Sony’s raw recording is 12-bit log, making image quality and latitude in post production unmatched

    We suggest renting this with the Sony FS7 camera kit and a V-mount battery kit.

    Rental Prices

    $95 for 1 day
    $190 for up to 3 days
    $285 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Sony FS7
    HD-SDI monitor


  5. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Kit


    BMPCC with Zeiss LensSuggested accessories:
    4×4 filters, PL mount lenses, tripod, audio kit

    The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) is the smallest digital cinema camera ever made.  Shoot 1080p raw to the included high-speed SD cards, or use ProRes HQ for less data-intensive workflow.  This pocket camera is fitted with a PL mount as well as the MFT mount, opening up a world of cinema lens mounting options.

    Our BMPCC kit includes absolutely everything you need in a single package.

    In the kit:
    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
    Arri/Zeiss s16 11-110mm t/2.2 zoom lens (31-310mm full-frame equivalent)

    Optar Illumina 8mm t1.3 for wide angles
    Cage with 15mm rails and reinforced PL mount
    Arri LMB-3 Matte Box

    iKan V5600 HDMI Monitor
    Redrock Micro Black Follow Focus
    V-mount battery plate
    2 97 Wh V-mount batteries
    4 64 GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 95 MB/s SDXC cards

    Rental Prices

    $395 for 1 day
    $790 for up to 3 days
    $1185 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

     


  6. Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF mount


    bmcc-blackmagic-cameraThe Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) offers the easiest entry ever into RAW recording.  Get incredible, film-like results with the 2.5K micro 4/3 sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and full compatibility with all of our EF mount lenses.  It also supports recording to ProRes or DNxHD, for faster post-production workflow.  We include a 240GB SSD drive for easy high-speed recording, two external V-mount batteries with charger, a detachable sun shield, and cinema camera handles.

    We don’t include lenses, you’ll need to rent some of ours or bring your own.  The camera has a 2.4 crop factor (relative to full-frame cameras like the 5D mark III), so remember to go wide.

    If you’re using zooms, we suggest checking them on our camera body before making your reservation.  Some zooms have problems holding focus on the BMCC.  We can’t give refunds on the camera due to focus issues, since each lens performs differently.

    $149/$298/$447 for 1/3/7 day rental.  Additional 240 GB drives are $19 and 500GB drives are $39.  Call or email for availability, or to build a package to suit your needs.

    Suggested accessories:

    Mattebox, followfocus, rails, lens kit, filter kit, shoulder mount, tripod


Cinema camera rentals

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