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-Z100 4K Camcorder


    sony-pxw-z100-cameraRenting a Sony PXW-Z100 is an easy way to elevate your workflow to true 4K (4096×2160 resolution at up to 60 fps).  The camera uses Sony’s XVAC 4:2:2 10-bit intra frame format, the same as the PMW-F55 CineAlta camera.  The camcorder features a G lens with 20x optical zoom and three control rings, dual XQD memory card slots, and 4K HDMI and 3G/HD-SDI interfaces.

    In our tests, PXW-Z100 excels at certain types of projects.  For nearly all ENG and EFP-style productions, it’s the perfect choice, matching well with Sony’s other cameras in HD and SD resolutions, but offering true 4K resolution as well, all in a package a single operator can handle.  The Z100 is basically the big brother of the FDR-AX1, which offers matching picture profiles and similar controls.  All of the must-haves for a ENG/EFP camera are included, like XLR inputs, ND filters, and familiar Sony camcorder layout.  The newly updated sensor features back illumination for acceptable low-light performance, on par with the larger sensor of the Sony EX3.

    This is our go-to camera for educational and corporate videos, live events, and greenscreen/white screen/chroma key shoots.   4:2:2 10-bit color makes for the cleanest keys we’ve ever seen in a broadcast camera. We continue to see the PXW-Z100 and the FDR-AX1 replacing the Sony EX1 for lots of field and studio production.  For events with super-sized digital displays, this is the best choice for i-mag as well as a great camera for pre-recorded content.

    One of our favorite features in the new Z100 is the Wi-Fi control, allowing remote focus, zoom, iris, and record controls, using a smartphone or tablet.  We have a tablet with Wi-Fi available for rent, as well.

    We’re pretty sure we’re the first rental house in Milwaukee (and even Wisconsin) to offer the PXW-Z100 for rental.

    We include two batteries, a charger, dual 64GB XQD N-series memory cards, one 32GB S-series memory card, and a shotgun microphone.  We also include a Sony XQD USB 3.0 card reader.  Don’t be fooled by other online renters’ low rates, they don’t include memory cards or a reader!

    Rental Prices

    $295 for 1 day
    $590 for up to 3 days
    $885 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

     

    Suggested accessories:
    HD-SDI monitor, Tripod, extra XQD cards, extra batteries


  2. GoPro Hero 4 Black


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    The GoPro Hero 4 Black takes action camera to a new level.  Get super-sharp 4K video at 30 fps, and amazing slow motion with 180 fps in 1080p HD.  You can even preview your shots and control the camera functions over wifi using the free GoPro app on your smartphone.

    We include the GoPro Hero 4 black with battery, waterproof case, charger with USB cable, and 64GB micro SD card. Rental accessories are also available for an additional fee, including a battery bacpac for extended shooting, wireless remote, head strap, and tripod mount.

    We also carry the GoPro Omni, which is an array of six GoPro Hero 4 Black cameras.

    Rental Prices

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

  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 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. 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 Slog-2 or Slog-3 color profile.

    This FS7 rental package includes

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

    This camera requires a lens and XQD card, rented separately.  An FS7 rental kit with the most popular accessories is also available.

    Rental Prices

    $199 for 1 day
    $398 for up to 3 days
    $597 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

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


  4. 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

     


  5. 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


  6. Jib Dolly Combo


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    This Jib/Dolly set gives you precise control over motion and smooth moves over a huge range.  Everything you need is included in the rental: the jib, weights, tripod, fluid head, dolly wheels, and dolly track.

    Move from ground level to more than 9 feet, all while riding on the 16 feet of dolly track. A jib and dolly can give you much of the functionality of a crane for a fraction of the price and weight.

    This system is rated for 7 pounds. We love it for lightweight cameras like DSLRs and mirrorless, and larger cameras like the Canon C100 can be mounted in a minimalistic configuration. The whole jib and dolly system packs easily into the included travel cases.

    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:

    Monitor

     

  7. Lightweight Camera Jib for DSLR


    This Neewer jib supports cameras up to 7 pounds.  With a maximum height of 9 feet, the whole kit collapses to a length of 80 inches.  We include an adjustable counterweight, for easy balancing.  It’s a great match for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, however for anything heavier we recommend our IFootage M1-III Jib

    There’s no need to rent a bulky crane or difficult-to-use steadicam, because it’s easy to create smooth sweeping moves and professional results with this jib rental!

    Rental Prices

    $54 for 1 day
    $108 for up to 3 days
    $216 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Monitor, Dolly System


  8. HD Camcorder Panasonic HC-V770


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    Renting a HD camcorder in Milwaukee is fast and easy! The Panasonic HC-V770 is a consumer HD camcorder with superior image quality, a long 20x zoom lens, and plenty of pro-level features in an easy-to-use camcorder body. It’s a good choice for recording events, presentations, and anything else where smartphone video just isn’t going to cut it.

    Not just a camcorder for the everyday, the HC-V770 supports 1080p up to 120 frames per second, for super smooth high definition slow motion. With bit rates up to 50 Mbps, and connections for audio inputs and outputs, the HC-V770 is loaded with professional-level features.

    The rental includes the camcorder, a shoulder bag, two batteries, a charger, AC power adapter, USB cable, Micro HDMI cable, and a 32GB SD card. If you like, we also rent it bundled with a tripod and wireless mic.

    Rental Prices

    $64 for 1 day
    $128 for up to 3 days
    Call or email for availability.

     

    Suggested accessories:
    Tripod
    Microphone


  9. Camera Vehicle Mount


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    Rent this camera vehicle mount to attach your camera to a car, boat, or other vehicle.  It’s rated for up to 8 pounds, perfect for DSLRs, GoPros, and small handheld cameras.  Dual adjustable suction cups let you mount to uneven surfaces, and the articulating arm lets you get the shot you want, from any angle.

    We’ve had awesome results with this mount. Your results will depend on the camera, attachment surface, and  other factors.  Always use the equipment safely, and secure it with a safety harness. We can’t be responsible for damage to your camera or vehicle.

    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
    Safety chain


  10. Canon T3i DSLR Camera


    canon-600d-t3iSuggested accessories:
    Lenses, HDMI Monitor, Tripod, Sound kit

    The Canon T3i has a lot in common with the slightly older T2i, including gorgeous HD video in 1080p and 720p.  The T3i adds an articulating screen for easy viewing and an improved heat sink, for significantly better performance when live view/video mode is running for more than a few minutes.

    If you’re shooting extended shots, or working at higher ISOs, the T3i is worth the upgrade.  The audio controls are also improved.

    We send the Canon T3i out with a battery grip, charger, 4 batteries, and a 64GB SD card.  Just bring your own lens or rent one of ours.  This camera accepts EF and EF-S lenses.

    Rental Prices

    $43 for 1 day
    $86 for up to 3 days
    $129 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

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