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

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




Cameras & Accessories

  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 Slog-3, 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.

    We include the extension unit with this kit rental, which adds raw output, timecode in and out, genlock, and multiple power options.

    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 camera
    XDCA-FS7 extension unit
    Metabones EF to NEX Speedbooster Ultra
    2 64GB XQD cards
    1 USB 3.0 XQD card reader
    2 V-mount batteries
    1 Dual V-mount charger
    2 BP-U Batteries
    1 BP-U Charger
    Hard case

    Renters may also be interested in our Sony FX9 camera rental.

    Rental Prices

    $179 for 1 day
    $358 for up to 3 days
    $537 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

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


  2. 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


  3. DJI Osmo with X3 Camera


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    The DJI Osmo 3-axis handheld stabilizer with 4K X3 camera gives you incredibly smooth camera moves while operating handheld. You can lock and unlock each axis independently, and control pan, tilt, and record start and stop from the included handle. Add your iPhone or iPad for even more control options, as well as live monitoring features, available on the free DJI app.

    Other features include still photos, an advanced 360-degree panorama feature,

    The rental inclues the DJI Osmo handheld stabilizer with X3 camera, Osmo handle, iPhone caddy, battery, charger, 32GB microSD card, and carry case.

    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:
    Additional Batteries
    Additional MicroSD Cards


  4. Canon T6s DSLR Camera


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    The Canon T6s is Canon’s top tier Rebel DSLR. It features a 24.2 MP APS-C sized sensor with expanded ISO to 25600. Made for both photo and video, the camera shoots 1080p30, 1080p24, and 720p60. The T6s is an upgrade over the T6i, adding a top display, control dial, and horizon level. The Canon T6s also supports WiFi connection.

    Our Canon T6s rental comes with a charger, 2 batteries, and a 64GB SD card.  This camera accepts EF and EF-S lenses.  If you’re not sure where to start, we think the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens is a good choice for most shooters.

    We suggest reserving your DSLR rental early, since they tend to rent out quickly.

    Rental Prices

    $59 for 1 day
    $118 for up to 3 days
    $177 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
    Suggested accessories:
    Lenses, Tripod, Sound kit

  5. HD Camcorder Event Kit – Panasonic HC-V770


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    If you need to rent a HD camcorder with tripod, wireless lapel microphone, and all the accessories, our HD camcorder event kit is the perfect option! The Panasonic HC-V770 is our most popular camera for people new to shooting video. With plenty of smart auto features, it’s easy to get great video and sound on a budget. It’s the perfect choice for recording events, presentations, even sports and wildlife!

    If you just need the camcorder, we also rent the Panasonic HC-V770 by itself.  The event kit adds a video tripod, a wireless clip-on or handheld microphone, headphones, and extra storage for hours and hours of recording. That’s in addition to the camcorder, a shoulder bag, two batteries, a charger, AC power adapter, USB cable, Micro HDMI cable, and a 32GB SD card.

    Rental Prices

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

     

     


  6. 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


  7. Metabones PL-E Mount Cine Adapter


    The Metabones PL to E Mount Adapter will connect any PL cinema lens to any Sony E mount camera. The adapter has no electronic contacts, and all lens features must be controlled manually. The adapter will work with full frame as well as Super 35mm lenses, but you should confirm that your lenses’ imaging circle will cover your camera’s sensor.

    This adapter pairs very well with our Anamorphic Lens Set and Sony FS7.

    Rental Prices

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

  8. Budget Video Tripod


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    We have a few different models of video tripods in the budget category, mostly made by Manfrotto and VariZoom.  They all include a fluid head and pan handle, required for smooth pans and tilts in video.

    Each budget video tripod has a standard 1/4″ tripod screw, quick release plate, and adjustable legs. You can test out the available budget video tripods when you come to pick up your rental, and choose the one that best suits your needs. All of the video tripods in the budget category are ideally suited to DSLRs and other cameras up to about 7 pounds.

    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:

    camera
    camera remote


  9. Canon 5D mark III DSLR Camera


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    The Canon 5D mark III is a full frame stills camera with EF mount. It was a category leader for video production, although now we suggest more powerful offerings like the Sony A7s III instead.

    The Canon 5D Mark III offers fantastic autofocus performance using EF lenses, with 61 AF points. Performance in low light is superb, and resolution is just over 22 Megapixels.

    Your Canon 5D mark III rental includes two batteries, a charger, 64GB of media, and a hard case. You’ll want to add an EF lens to make this item ready-to-shoot.

    Rental Prices

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

  10. Sony EX3 Camcorder


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    The Sony EX3 camera is an incredibly popular renter for shooting presentations, events, and documentary-style work. It uses Sony’s XDCAM-EX intraframe codec for broadcast quality video in a reasonable file size. It is ergonomically designed for shoulder mounted use, or can be used with a tripod.  We include the standard Fujinon 5.8-81.2mm f/1.9 lens. The EX3 also supports over and undercranking, for slow motion and timelapse effects.

    The camera can record resolutions up to 1080i60 or 1080p30, and can output HD video over HD-SDI. It also fully supports timecode and genlock, for professional-level broadcast applications. If you require 50 Mbps or higher bitrates, we suggest using an external recorder, or using a camera like the Sony Z100 or Sony FS7.The Sony EX3 offers a few advantages over the Sony EX1, including a removable lens, better ergonomics, and an improved LCD. It uses the same sensor and same picture profiles, so color matching between EX1s and EX3s is quite easy.

    Included in the kit is the PMW-EX3 body, Fujinon 5.8-81.2 mm lens, lens hood, two BP-u30 batteries, Sony charger/AC adapter with power cable, EX3 eyepiece, and 128GB of media (enough for more than eight hours of recording in highest quality).

    Sony EX3 manual (downloadable PDF)

    Rental Prices

    $195 for 1 day
    $390 up to 3 days
    $585 up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
    Suggested accessories:
    Tripod
    Wide Angle Adapter
    Additional BP-U Batteries