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Tag Archive: SDI

  1. Atomos Sumo 4K 19″ Recorder/Monitor

    The Atomos Sumo is a powerful combination of 4K recorder and 19″ HDR 1920×1080 monitor. It sports HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI inputs and outputs, and can accept 12-bit raw input from supported cameras. It supports cross conversion and can downconvert for use with older HD equipment. It records in various bitrates of Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD.

    The Sumo is designed for use by nearly anyone on set, from the client or director, to the 1st AC, to the DIT. The monitor includes feet for standing on a cart or table. A VESA to baby pin adapter is available for mounting to a C-stand and gobo head.

    The Atomos Sumo rental includes a DC power adapter for wall power. A dual V-mount battery kit is available for field productions. No recording media is included, various SSD options are available for rent.

    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:

    SSD Media
    Baby Pin Adapter
    SDI Cable
    HDMI Cable

  2. Atomos Shogun Flame 4K Recorder/Monitor

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    The Atomos Shogun Flame is an all-in-one solution for monitoring and recording 4K video on set. Record C-Log, S-Log, and V-Log while viewing with any custom LUT.  Connect to a Sony or Canon camera with RAW output and record ProRes or DNxHR in 4K . The Shogun Flame’s HDMI and SDI inputs and outputs allow cross-conversion for simple connections to a larger client monitor, and allow you to send a signal with LUT applied.

    The HDMI connections support 4K resolutions up to 30p, and the SDI connections support the 12G-SDI standard. Down-conversion is also supported, for connecting to older devices that don’t support 4K input.

    The monitor features of the Atomos Shogun Flame include focus peaking, zebras, false color, histogram, waveform, vectorscope, safe zone markers, anamorphic de-squeeze, and focus assist zoom.

    The rental includes the Atomos Shogun Flame 7″ 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recording Monitor in hard case, a 240 GB SSD in caddy, USB3 SSD reader, NP-F battery, charger, D-Tap adapter cable, and a dual XLR breakout cable. Additional SSDs in Atomos caddies are available.

    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:

    Extra NP-F Batteries
    Extra SSD Media
    SDI Cable
    HDMI Cable

  3. Atomos Samurai Blade

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    The Atomos Samurai Blade is a HD-SDI recorder and 5″ field monitor in one powerful unit.  We rent the recorder/monitor with a 240GB SSD in an Atomos caddy, a USB 3.0 dock, 3′ HD-SDI cable, one NP-F series battery, an AC power adapter, and a magic arm.

    The Samurai Blade lets you record in resolutions up to 1080p30/1080i60 to ProRes HQ, 422, or LT, or Avid DNxHD, all while monitoring on the 1280×720 5″ IPS display. The touchscreen monitor can display waveform, vectorscope, luma parade, RGB, focus peaking, zebra, and false color. It also supports conversion for Canon’s C-log to Rec709, making it a perfect companion to a Canon C100 or C300.

    The Samurai Blade is also a great option for generating proxy files, with timecode and record start-stop over SDI.

     

    Rental Prices

    $44 for 1 day
    $88 for up to 3 days
    $122 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Extra NP-F Batteries
    Extra SSD Media

  4. 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
  5. Ikan 9″ Field Monitor VX9e

    Ikan 9" Field MonitorThe Ikan Vx9e is a 8.9″ high definition field monitor, great for use with any HD-SDI or HDMI camera, including the Canon 5D series as well as the BMCC.  The monitor features focus peaking, false color options, and 1024×600 resolution for easy focusing and exposure.  It features a loop-through HD-SDI connection to connect to video village without complicated coverters, spitters, or extenders.  You can even convert from SDI to to analog component in the monitor.

    We use this most with the Canon 5D mark III, so we rent it with the BP-E6 battery plate, but we can also convert it for use with our V-mount battery kits, or Sony or Panasonic camcorder batteries.  If you’re shooting with a DSLR, we recommend you rent a cage for easy mounting options.

    We include the monitor, hard case, four BP-E6 (Canon) batteries and a charger, short BNC cable, short HDMI to mini HDMI cable, and a mounting arm.

    If you’re looking for a more budget-minded monitor, we offer the 7″ Lilliput monitor with HDMI only.

    $69/$138/$207 for 1/3/7 day rentals.  Call or email for availability.

    Suggested accessories:

    Additional batteries, camera cage, BNC cables

  6. 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

  7. 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

     

     

  8. 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


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