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  1. GoPro Omni 360 Camera

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    The GoPro Omni 360° camera rental shoots immersive 360 by 360 (fully spherical) video with an effective resolution over 8K. Based around the GoPro Hero 4 Black, the GoPro Omni rig controls all six cameras from one interface, making setup easy. All the cameras are sub-frame synced, so stitching is fast and accurate. Power is supplied centrally, taking the hassle out of replacing multiple batteries in a single rig. When compared to GoPro’s Odyssey 360 camera, the Omni is easier to manage and can shoot 360 in all directions, not just horizontally.

    This rig does not provide all-weather protection, and is only appropriate for dry locations. It mounts using a standard 1/4″-20 thread, we suggest using something small to minimize visibility.

    If you rent the GoPro Omni 360 camera for more than one day, we’ll include free shipping to the lower 48 both ways!

    Your rental includes everything you need in a simple kit:

    • 1 Omni Sync Rig
    • 6 HERO4 Black Cameras
    • 6 HERO4 Black Camera batteries
    • 1 GoPro Smart Remote
    • 6 32GB microSD Cards
    • 6 microSD card readers
    • 6 GoPro Mini USB Cables
    • 6 GoPro Lens Covers
    • 1 7-port USB Hub
    • 1 V-mount Battery
    • 1 V-mount Battery Plate with Clamp
    • 1 V-mount Battery Charger
    • 1 Powertap Cable
    • 1 Tweezers
    • 1 Hex Key
    • 1 Plastic Hard Case

    If you have questions about how to get started with the GoPro Omni, we prepared a quick crash course on the blog.

    Rental Prices

    $195 for 1 day
    $390 for up to 3 days
    $585 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

     

    GoPro, HERO, and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc.

  2. 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 the 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

    A barebones Sony FS7 rental is also available.

    Rental Prices

    $324 for 1 day
    $648 for up to 3 days
    $972 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

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

  3. 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.

     

     

  4. Canon 5D mark III DSLR Camera

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    The Canon 5D mark III is the only DSLR that supports uncompressed 14-bit raw video recording in 1080p24, through the use of Magic Lantern.  It also offers uncompressed 4:2:2 output over HDMI.  For video shooters using DSLRs, the 5D mk III builds on the legacy of the 5D mk II, with an updated sensor for reduced moire and improved low-light performance, timecode support, and a headphone jack.  This Canon DSLR also records .mov files in IPB or all-I compression.  Oh yeah, it’s a pretty awesome stills camera, too, with some of the most advanced autofocus features available in any camera today.

    This camera accepts EF lenses, not included.  We include three batteries, a charger, and 64GB of Compact Flash storage, and will install Magic Lantern for free by request.

    Rental Prices

    $129 for 1 day
    $258 for up to 3 days
    $387 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.
  5. 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
  6. Red Epic Dragon Camera Package

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    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.

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

    Monitor
    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

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

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

    Mattebox/Filters
    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

    Accessories 
    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
  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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


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