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

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




Cameras & Accessories

  1. Blackmagic HDMI to HD-SDI Converter


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    The Blackmagic Design HDMI to HD-SDI converter will take your HDMI output from a camera, Bluray player, or other device, and convert it to dual auto-switching SDI or HD-SDI outputs, including audio.  Uses an AC power adapter, included.

    Make your signal line more reliable by converting from HDMI to HD-SDI as early as possible.  We see this box a lot on DSLR and mirrorless camera sets.  The output is a high-quality 4:2:2 signal that matches whatever HDMI settings your camera can output.

    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:

    BNC Cables, HDMI Cables


  2. Blackmagic SDI to HDMI Converter


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    Take your camera’s SDI or HD-SDI output and convert it to the HDMI standard, with embedded audio.  It includes loop-through SDI for easy connection to existing systems.  We use this to connect HDMI projectors and monitors in a SDI signal chain.  You can use audio over SDI or connect an analog source to combine on the HDMI output.

    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:

    BNC Cables, HDMI Cables

     

     


  3. Blackmagic Analog to SDI converter


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    This Blackmagic Design converter will take any component (YPbPr/RGB), composite, or S-Video (Y/V) output and convert it to SDI or HD-SDI outs. Inputs are locking BNCs. Request RCA adapters if you need them.  Audio over SDI is possible, using the two 1/4″ phono inputs. Runs on AC power.  A power adapter is supplied.

    We often use this with older analog HD and SD video cameras to give us HD-SDI capability during live shoots. It’s also an excellent choice for converting video from analog sources like VHS to digital, when used with the right equipment. We’d be happy to help talk you through your conversion, if you need help.

    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:

    RCA Cables, BNC Cables


  4. DSLR Shoulder Rig with Rails


    DSLR-shoulder-rigWe started with two DSLR shoulder rigs and “frankensteined” them together into one rig we really like.  This rig is our favorite way to stay portable and handheld, and the rails let you mount a follow focus without trouble.   The counterweight in the back helps make long takes easier, and the rig is fully adjustable to fit any shooting style and size.

    For DSLR and mirrorless cameras like the T3i and GH4, this is definitely the best way to get your handheld video to look good.

    If you like, we can add a standard Manfrotto quick-release so you can easily transition to a tripod, and add some mounting hardware so you can mount your monitor or audio gear.

    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:

    Monitor
    Tripod
    Matte box
    Follow Focus


  5. Matte Box for DSLR


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    This swing-away matte box rides on standard 15mm rails and is adjustable for a variety of configurations.  This is a perfect tool for DSLR and mirrorless shooters, but works with other cameras as well.  It has two rotating filter trays (accepting 4×5.65 or 4×4 filters), a french flag, two side flags, and 4 O-rings to match to nearly any diameter lens.

    We don’t use it on all our shoots, but when we do, it always leaves an impression.  Consider bringing an AC on shoots where you’ll be making lots of adjustments in the field..

    Rental Prices

    $39 for 1 day
    $78 for up to 3 days
    $117 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:
    DSLR Shoulder Rig
    Follow Focus


  6. Photo Booth


    Photo booth rental is simple and easy with MKE Production Rental’s photo booth options. We have multiple photo booth and photo kiosk options, including social media integration, branding, backdrops, printing, and enhanced lighting. We also provide a tech to handle the setup, configuration, and operation of the equipment. Photo booth rental services in Milwaukee start at a $799 setup fee plus $95/hour.

    Some photographers want to create a photo booth experience using a DSLR camera and lens. For this, we suggest combining our AlienBees B400 strobes with umbrellas and a backdrop kit.


  7. D Focus Follow Focus v4


    jag35-dfocus-v4-01The D Focus follow focus is one of the best and most versatile open gearbox follow focus for DSLR you can find. It works with all standard geared lenses, and any lens in our inventory can be quickly modified with a D Focus ring to make focusing a snap, even with lens changes.

    The single-rod design keeps it lightweight, versatile, and easy to change lenses (even when your barrel diameters vary). The disc can be easily marked for smooth, repeatable focus pulls.

    Requires standard 15mm rails.  Use any lens with standard gears, or we can add a D-focus gear to any of our rental lenses for $5.  The D-focus gear design keeps a nearly-consistent diameter of gear teeth across all lens barrels, unlike using bands or other methods.  This makes for easier use with a mattebox and more uniform focus performance.

    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:

    Canon DSLR, 15mm rails system


  8. Budget Photo Tripod


    basic-photo-tripodSome days, you need a heavy-duty tripod with a smooth fluid head.  This is not one of those days.  We suggest our budget photo tripod for photo shooters only, since you can’t get smooth pans or tilts with it.  If you’re shooting video, consider a budget video tripod.

    This budget tripod uses a standard 1/4″ mount, extends to 72″, and comes in an elegant carry bag.

    Rental Prices

    $14 for 1 day
    $28 for up to 3 days
    $42 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    DSLR, camera remote

     

     

     

     


  9. Photo Tripod


    photo-tripod-Our photo tripod rental allows for shooting in both portrait and landscape orientation. The aluminum construction helps keep shots steady without being bulky. It’s a great option for DSLRs as well as point and shoot cameras. It has a maximum height of 69″ and includes a carry bag.

    This photo tripod has a standard 1/4″ mount, and retractable spiked feet for easy shooting indoors and outdoors.

    Rental Prices

    $19 for 1 day
    $38 for up to 3 days
    $57 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    DSLR

     

     

     

     


  10. Lytro Illum Light Field Camera


    Unfortunately, Lytro was purchased by Google in 2018, and all support was ended shortly after. We no longer offer Lytro camera rental.


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