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

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

Cameras & Accessories

  1. Batteries and Chargers


    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.


    Size/Model Qty Type Day Rate Notes
    AA 4 XXX Recharge $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
    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, FS5, FS7, etc.
    Gold Mount 1 89 WH $19 14.8v
    V-mount 1 89 WH $19 14.8v
    V-mount 1 177 WH $29 14.8v


    Size/Model Capacity Type Day Rate
    AA 8 NiMH $5
    9v 2 NiMH $5
    LP-E6, E8, or E17 1 Canon $5
    NP-Fxxx series 1 Sony $5
    BP-U series 2 Sony $15
    A7s, A7s II 1 Sony $5
    Gold Mount 2   $20
    V-mount 2   $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.

  2. Canon T3i Budget Filmmaker Kit


    Need a full DSLR kit on a budget? Our Canon T3i Budget Filmmaker Kit includes: A Canon T3i camera, 64GB of storage, a battery grip, four batteries, a Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 lens or 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens, Canon’s 55-250mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens, Canon’s 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and your choice of video tripod or shoulder mount.

    We believe that everyone should have access to the tools to make great video.  This kit is our most popular kit with weekend filmmakers, whether they are shooting 48 hour film projects or music videos.  Like many video DSLRs, it’s great for anything with short takes (under 12 minutes).  If your project needs audio, you’ll want to rent a field sound recording kit.

    Rental Prices

    $100 for 1 day
    $200 for up to 3 days
    $300 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    Additional Lenses
    Budget Sound Kit

  3. Red Epic Dragon Camera Package


    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.

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

    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

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

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

    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

    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

  4. 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

  5. GoPro Hero 7 Black

    The GoPro Hero 7 Black takes the action camera category to a new level.  Get super-sharp 4K video at 60 fps, and amazing slow motion with 240 fps in 1080p HD.  Use the built-in stabilization for gimal-like smoothness.


  6. Sony PXW-FS7 4K Camera


    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

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

    Suggested accessories:

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

  7. Nyrius Aries Prime Wireless HDMI


    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


  8. FS7 Extension Unit XDCA-FS7


    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

  9. Jib Dolly Combo


    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:



  10. 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