Camera, Light, Projector and Sound Rental in Milwaukee & Chicago

            Renting cameras, audio, lighting & grip for Milwaukee, Chicago, and the surrounding area.




Converters and Accessories

  1. Atomos Shogun Flame 4K Recorder/Monitor


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    The Atomos Shogun Flame is an all-in-one solution for monitoring and recording 4K video on set. Record C-Log, S-Log, and V-Log while viewing with any custom LUT.  Connect to a Sony or Canon camera with RAW output and record ProRes or DNxHR in 4K . The Shogun Flame’s HDMI and SDI inputs and outputs allow cross-conversion for simple connections to a larger client monitor, and allow you to send a signal with LUT applied.

    The HDMI connections support 4K resolutions up to 30p, and the SDI connections support the 12G-SDI standard. Down-conversion is also supported, for connecting to older devices that don’t support 4K input.

    The monitor features of the Atomos Shogun Flame include focus peaking, zebras, false color, histogram, waveform, vectorscope, safe zone markers, anamorphic de-squeeze, and focus assist zoom.

    The rental includes the Atomos Shogun Flame 7″ 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recording Monitor in hard case, a 240 GB SSD in caddy, USB3 SSD reader, NP-F battery, charger, D-Tap adapter cable, and a dual XLR breakout cable. Additional SSDs in Atomos caddies are available.

    Rental Prices

    $99 for 1 day
    $198 for up to 3 days
    $297 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Extra NP-F Batteries
    Extra SSD Media
    SDI Cable
    HDMI Cable


  2. 1080p 4-Channel Video Switcher


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    The Roland V-1HD video switcher rental is an easy way to run a live video production without a lot of hassle. Use a video switcher for on-screen i-mag video, or for a live webcast. Combine up to four different sources over HDMI, including cameras, media players, computers, and even smartphones! Switch seamlessly between devices with built-in frame sync. This video switcher is packed with pro-level features that won’t break the bank.

    We include the switcher, a power supply, and a USB cable for connecting to a computer. You’ll probably also need monitors, camera kits, cabling, and other equipment. Let us know if you’d like some help figuring out what you need, or if you’d like us to provide a tech who can help you with your live video needs.

     

    Rental Prices

    $119 for 1 day
    $238 for up to 3 days
    $357 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    HDMI cables
    Audio Mixer
    Computer Monitor


  3. Atomos Samurai Blade


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    The Atomos Samurai Blade is a HD-SDI recorder and 5″ field monitor in one powerful unit.  We rent the recorder/monitor with a 240GB SSD in an Atomos caddy, a USB 3.0 dock, 3′ HD-SDI cable, one NP-F series battery, an AC power adapter, and a magic arm.

    The Samurai Blade lets you record in resolutions up to 1080p30/1080i60 to ProRes HQ, 422, or LT, or Avid DNxHD, all while monitoring on the 1280×720 5″ IPS display. The touchscreen monitor can display waveform, vectorscope, luma parade, RGB, focus peaking, zebra, and false color. It also supports conversion for Canon’s C-log to Rec709, making it a perfect companion to a Canon C100 or C300.

    The Samurai Blade is also a great option for generating proxy files, with timecode and record start-stop over SDI.

     

    Rental Prices

    $44 for 1 day
    $88 for up to 3 days
    $122 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Extra NP-F Batteries
    Extra SSD Media


  4. Batteries and Chargers


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    If you need to rent a battery or charger for your camera, recorder, microphone, mixer, or other gear, we can help.  We offer extra rechargeable batteries and chargers for just about everything we rent. We only send out fully-charged batteries. Please give us a call if you have questions about battery capacity or run time.

     

    Batteries
    Size/Model Qty Type Day Rate Notes
    AA 4 NiMH Sanyo XXX $5 Best-performing AA battery
    9v 2 NiMH $5 Popular for audio equipment
    LP-E6 1 Canon $5 Fits 5D, 6D, 7D series
    LP-E8 1 Canon $5 Fits T2i, T3i, T4i, etc.
    LP-E17 1 Canon $5 Fits Canon T6s
    DMW-BLF19 1 Panasonic $5 Fits Panasonic GH4
    NP-FW50 1 Sony $5 Fits Sony A7s, A7s II
    NP-F970 1 Sony $9 for camera accessories
    BP-U90 1 Sony $9 EX1, EX3, FS7, etc.
    AHDBT-401 1 GoPro $7 Fits GoPro Hero 4 models
    BacPac 1 GoPro $10 Fits Hero 3, 3+, 4
    V-mount 1 89wh $19 14.8v
    V-mount 1 177wh $29 14.8v

     

    Chargers
    Size/Model Capacity Type Day Rate
    AA 8 NiMH $5
    9v 2 NiMH $5
    LP-E6, E8, or E17 1 Canon $5
    GH4 1 Panasonic $5
    NP-Fxxx series 1 Sony $5
    BP-U series 2 Sony $15
    A7s, A7s II 1 Sony $5
    USB AC Adapter 5 USB $15
    V-mount 2 Portable $20

     

    We also sell single-use alkaline AA, lithium AA, and alkaline 9V batteries as expendables. If you have questions about what battery you need, just ask.


  5. Nyrius Aries Prime Wireless HDMI


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    The Nyrius Aries Prime lets you stream video wirelessly from any HDMI source to any HDMI display or recorder. It supports resolutions up to 1080p and even 3D video. It’s a great way to connect your computer at the front of the room to the projector in the back. No software and no WiFi required.

    The signal is rated for 30 feet line-of-sight. For longer distances and critical signal applications, we suggest an active 50′ HDMI cable.

    We include a Nyrius Aries Prime transmitter, Nyrius Aries Prime receiver, 5v USB power supply, USB cable, USB battery, 3′ HDMI cable, and a hard case.

    Rental Prices

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

     

    Suggested accessories:
    HDMI Extension Cable

     


  6. Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle HD Recorder


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    The Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 is a portable on-set field recorder.  Now you can record in 10-bit 4:2:2 color, with audio, using your camera’s HDMI or SDI output. You can get higher-quality files, in easy-to-use formats like ProRes and DNxHD as well as uncompressed video. The two 120GB SSDs give you hours of ProRes or DNxHD recording, and the included USB 3.0 dock allows for super-fast data transfer.  External recorders like this are most often rented with cameras like the Sony EX3, DSLRs, and other cameras with lower bit rates.

    An internal battery allows run-and-gun shooting and a power supply is included for all-day use.  We also include the mounting plate and a DIN 1.0/2.3 to SDI cable, for connecting devices with an SDI input or output.

    Rental Prices

    $49 for 1 day
    $98 for up to 3 days
    $147 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    BNC SDI Cables
    HDMI Cables
    extra SSDs


  7. Memory Cards


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    We offer additional memory cards, drives, and media for every camera, audio and video recorder we rent.  Be sure to bring more than you think you’ll need!

    Memory Cards  Size and Speed  One Day Rental



    SD/SDHC/SDXC 8GB class 4 $5
    32GB class 10 $5
    64GB UHS-1 $10
    256GB UHS-3 $20
    MicroSD/MicroSDHC 32GB class 10 $5
      64GB UHS-1 $10
    Compact Flash (CF) 32GB 400x $10
    64GB 667x $15
    SxS Cards SD Adapter w/ 64GB SD $29
    XQD 64GB 1333x Lexar $29
    64GB Sony S $39
    Drives  Size  One Day Rental



    2.5″ 9.5mm SATA SSD 240GB $19
    2.5″ 9.5mm SATA SSD 500GB $39
    Ext RAID array 8TB $78

    If you have questions about what size or speed memory card your camera or recorder needs, just ask.


  8. Ikan 9″ Field Monitor VX9e


    Ikan 9" Field MonitorThe Ikan Vx9e is a 8.9″ high definition field monitor, great for use with any HD-SDI or HDMI camera, including the Canon 5D series as well as the BMCC.  The monitor features focus peaking, false color options, and 1024×600 resolution for easy focusing and exposure.  It features a loop-through HD-SDI connection to connect to video village without complicated coverters, spitters, or extenders.  You can even convert from SDI to to analog component in the monitor.

    We use this most with the Canon 5D mark III, so we rent it with the BP-E6 battery plate, but we can also convert it for use with our V-mount battery kits, or Sony or Panasonic camcorder batteries.  If you’re shooting with a DSLR, we recommend you rent a cage for easy mounting options.

    We include the monitor, hard case, four BP-E6 (Canon) batteries and a charger, short BNC cable, short HDMI to mini HDMI cable, and a mounting arm.

    If you’re looking for a more budget-minded monitor, we offer the 7″ Lilliput monitor with HDMI only.

    $69/$138/$207 for 1/3/7 day rentals.  Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Additional batteries, camera cage, BNC cables


  9. 8TB eSATA/USB 3.0 External RAID Drive


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    This RAID-capable enclosure features eSATA and USB 3 connections for fast data transfers.  The two 4TB drives offer 8TB of RAID 0 or 4TB of RAID 1 storage.  Use RAID 1 (mirroring) for critical data or RAID 0 (striping) for speed.

    If you’re transferring from SSD drives, REDmags, XQD cards, or other high-capacity media, you’ll be glad to have  a large, high-speed storage solution.  We find this one is a great performer without breaking the bank.  Typical sequential write and read speeds over eSATA in RAID 0 are above 225 MB/s.

    Please note, we can help with questions when you place and order or pick it up, but we’re unable to help you with file transfer problems on set.  We suggest hiring a qualified DIT to make sure your data is safe and your filesystems are configured properly.  Milwaukee has several, and we’re more than happy to recommend one.

    Rental Prices

    $78 for 1 day
    $156 for up to 3 days
    $234 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
    Suggested accessories:
    Power strip, Mac or PC

  10. Dry Erase Camera Slate


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    Production slate, clapboard, camera slate, clapperboard, sticks, or whatever you call it, it’s two pieces of wood and a place to put notes that can make postproduction a whole lot easier.  It’s also great to convince your mom you’re finally a “real filmmaker.”  This one is 9″x11″, so you can easily carry it around with your clipboard, director’s viewfinder, and tall skinny mocha Frappuccino.

    If you’re renting a camera and sound recorder, just ask and we’ll include one for free!

    Rental Prices

    $9 for 1 day
    $18 for up to 3 days
    $27 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Dry erase markers

     


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