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

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




Archive: Apr 2017

  1. What do I need before I can rent?

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    Don’t know what you need?

    There’s no substitute for professional advice. Give one of our rental specialists a call, (414) 939-3653.

    Already know what you want? 

    The easiest way to get your rental started is to email [email protected] with the following information:

    • Your full name
    • Phone number
    • Address
    • Date and time you’d like to start your rental
    • Date and time you’d like to return
    • The equipment you’d like

     

    Insurance and Equipment Deposits

    If you’re renting more than $1500 worth of gear, we may ask you to provide proof of insurance or pay a security deposit for the value of the equipment.  If you don’t have insurance and need a one-time policy, we suggest InsureMyEquipment.com. For most of our renters, it makes more sense to buy an annual policy instead of a short-term one.

    If you keep a current certificate of insurance (COI) on file with us, you may be eligible for discounts on your rentals. For some rentals under $1500, we may still ask for a deposit or a credit card on file.

    Payment

    We require payment to hold your rental. Most of our customers choose to pay by credit card online or over the phone. We accept cash, credit cards including Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express, and business checks from Wisconsin-based companies, churches, and nonprofits.  Sorry, we can’t take a personal check.

    Once you have made your payment, there may be fees or other charges if you cancel or miss your appointments. The details are in our rental terms.

    We are required to charge sales tax on your rental, unless you complete a valid S-211 form.

    Pickup and Return

    You can only pick up your rental with a rental appointment.  We need time to prepare your gear and make sure everything is ready to go.  There is no charge to schedule a pickup or return during our regular business hours.  After hours pickup and return is available for an additional charge. Delivery and pickup services are also available.

    Before your rental starts, we need the following:

    • payment in full with cash or credit
    • a valid credit card, deposit, or proof of insurance
    • your government-issued photo ID
    • a signed rental contract

     

    You need to return the equipment on time, within 15 minutes of the return time you schedule with us.  Late charges and fees will be detailed in the rental contract.

    Have everything you need to get started?  Get in touch to make your rental reservation now!

  2. GoPro Omni 360 Camera

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    The GoPro Omni 360° camera rental shoots immersive 360 by 360 (fully spherical) video with an effective resolution over 8K. Based around the GoPro Hero 4 Black, the GoPro Omni rig controls all six cameras from one interface, making setup easy. All the cameras are sub-frame synced, so stitching is fast and accurate. Power is supplied centrally, taking the hassle out of replacing multiple batteries in a single rig. When compared to GoPro’s Odyssey 360 camera, the Omni is easier to manage and can shoot 360 in all directions, not just horizontally.

    This rig does not provide all-weather protection, and is only appropriate for dry locations. It mounts using a standard 1/4″-20 thread, we suggest using something small to minimize visibility.

    If you rent the GoPro Omni 360 camera for more than one day, we’ll include free shipping to the lower 48 both ways!

    Your rental includes everything you need in a simple kit:

    • 1 Omni Sync Rig
    • 6 HERO4 Black Cameras
    • 6 HERO4 Black Camera batteries
    • 1 GoPro Smart Remote
    • 6 32GB microSD Cards
    • 6 microSD card readers
    • 6 GoPro Mini USB Cables
    • 6 GoPro Lens Covers
    • 1 7-port USB Hub
    • 1 V-mount Battery
    • 1 V-mount Battery Plate with Clamp
    • 1 V-mount Battery Charger
    • 1 Powertap Cable
    • 1 Tweezers
    • 1 Hex Key
    • 1 Plastic Hard Case

    If you have questions about how to get started with the GoPro Omni, we prepared a quick crash course on the blog.

    Rental Prices

    $195 for 1 day
    $390 for up to 3 days
    $585 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

     

    GoPro, HERO, and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc.

Can’t Find It?

If you haven't found what you're looking for, try the search box above, or call (414) 939-3653. We have way too many clamps, cables, and widgets to list everything. And we have new stuff coming all the time, too!