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

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

Cameras & Accessories

  1. HD Camcorder Panasonic HC-V770


    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:

  2. Camera Vehicle Mount


    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:
    Safety chain

  3. 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.

  4. Canon 5D mark III Event Photographer Package


    The Canon 5D mark III is built on Canon’s 22.3MP sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor.  It’s the ideal camera for event photographers, with an incredible AF system based on the flagship Canon 1Dx.  The focus improvements and low-light sensitivity make it the clear choice over the mark II for events indoors and at night.  The dual memory card slots allow for instant backup recording of images.

    This package has been very popular with Milwaukee’s event and wedding photographers, who use it both as a primary camera or as a backup.  You can pick up on Friday afternoon and drop off on Monday morning for just the one day rate.

    We include four Canon batteries, a charger, an on-camera flash, two 32 GB Compact Flash cards, one 64 GB SDXC card, a camera bag, and wireless remote.  Use your own EF-mount lenses or rent some of ours.

    Rental Prices

    $129 for 1 day
    $258 for up to 3 days
    $387 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Lenses, Alienbees, additional flashes, photo tripod

  5. Memory Cards


    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.

  6. 8TB eSATA/USB 3.0 External RAID Drive


    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

  7. Radian Time Lapse Motorized Pan/Tilt Head


    Use the free app on any iPhone or Android device

    Create killer timelapses with your DSLR or other camera and the Radian by Alpine Labs.  You program the Radian with your iPhone or Android device.  It makes precise motorized adjustments and automatically triggers your camera’s shutter for each exposure.  When you’re done, you have a beautiful timelapse sequence with even panning or tilting motion.

    The Radian supports speed ramping and bulb ramping, giving you smooth starts and stops, and exposures through lighting changes like sunrise and sunset.  You can program a whole playlist of actions, allowing you unlimited creative control, without requiring you or your phone to be there.  It’s a motorized head and intervalometer in one. We include the shutter release cable for the Canon fullframe cameras like the 5D mark III, but you can use a different cable to trigger your 7D or Nikon camera as well.  Usually, we use the intervalometer function of Magic Lantern to give us supreme control.

    Just load the free Radian app onto your smartphone, create your timelapse program, connect your phone to the Radian and upload your settings.  Then you can disconnect your phone and Radian does the rest!

    Runs all night on a single charge.  Uses a micro-USB charging port.

    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:
    DSLR, tripod

    Sample video we created with the Radian:

  8. Kessler Pocket Dolly v2.0

    The Kessler Pocket Dolly v2.0 is an easy way to get smooth dolly moves without heavy equipment.  It supports up to 15 pounds (perfect for DSLRs) and includes a crank handle for ultra-precise motion.  It’s just under 40″, giving you 31″ of travel and near zero noise.You can set this slider dolly up in minutes.
    We usually use a heavy-duty tripod or two c-stands, but you can also use a lighter duty tripod and a light stand, or use it as a tabletop dolly.  A medium-duty fluid head is also available for $19/day.

    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:

    • Heavy-duty tripod
    • C-Stands

  9. Dry Erase Camera Slate


    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