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Sony HD Video Switcher

The MCS-8M is multi-format compact switcher with a built-in audio mixer and frame synchronizer. This user-friendly switcher has built-in DME wipe patterns, a built-in multi-viewer, one-channel frame memory, an Input Freeze function for each source, the ability to import still images via a USB port, a 3D Mode function, a six-channel audio mixer, AUX MIX and more. 4x SDI 3x HDMI 1x DVI 4 AUX OUTS VIA SDI

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The MCS-8M is multi-format compact switcher with a built-in audio mixer and frame synchronizer. This user-friendly switcher has built-in DME wipe patterns, a built-in multi-viewer, one-channel frame memory, an Input Freeze function for each source, the ability to import still images via a USB port, a 3D Mode function, a six-channel audio mixer, AUX MIX and more.

4x SDI
3x HDMI
1x DVI

4 AUX OUTS VIA SDI

$298
per day
$298
per day
XDCAM CAMCORDER 1/2 CMOS

The PMW-EX1R's core is its three 1/2"-type CMOS sensors and 14x Fujinon zoom lens. This heavyweight imaging combo captures full 1920 x 1080 hi-def images to solid state SxS PRO memory cards (sold separately) at multiple bit rates, resolutions and frame rates. Whether you're shooting weddings, documentaries or feature films, there's a frame rate and resolution for you--from 60fps and native 23.98p recording at 720p, to 1fps at 1080i. SxS PRO cards of up to 64GB in capacity can be used. For 64GB cards, the camera will require software version 1.15 or greater installed from Sony's website. The way to install it is by downloading the version to a computer, connecting the camera to the computer by USB cable, and selecting the upgrade option in "Others" tab of the camera's menu table. If your computer has an SxS slot, you can just transfer the downloaded file onto the SxS card and then pop the card into the camera to transfer the download, which in this case also you would do through the "Others" menu. 64GB cards can record 200 minutes in HQ mode and 280 in SP mode.

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The PMW-EX1R's core is its three 1/2"-type CMOS sensors and 14x Fujinon zoom lens. This heavyweight imaging combo captures full 1920 x 1080 hi-def images to solid state SxS PRO memory cards (sold separately) at multiple bit rates, resolutions and frame rates. Whether you're shooting weddings, documentaries or feature films, there's a frame rate and resolution for you--from 60fps and native 23.98p recording at 720p, to 1fps at 1080i. SxS PRO cards of up to 64GB in capacity can be used. For 64GB cards, the camera will require software version 1.15 or greater installed from Sony's website. The way to install it is by downloading the version to a computer, connecting the camera to the computer by USB cable, and selecting the upgrade option in "Others" tab of the camera's menu table. If your computer has an SxS slot, you can just transfer the downloaded file onto the SxS card and then pop the card into the camera to transfer the download, which in this case also you would do through the "Others" menu. 64GB cards can record 200 minutes in HQ mode and 280 in SP mode.

$245
per day
$245
per day
Audio Recorder

The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere. The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included. Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more – all with TASCAM's simple-to-use interface. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.

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The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.

The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.

Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more – all with TASCAM's simple-to-use interface. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.

$16
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$16
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Sound Devices Video Recorder

Sound Devices PIX 260i Rackmount Video Recorder at a Glance: High-quality video with industry-standard format support Amazingly detailed and color-accurate IPS display Built-in time code generator Holds up to four SATA hard drives High-quality video with industry-standard format support Connect your HD-SDI- or HDMI-equipped high-definition camera to the PIX 260i, and you're ready to capture Quicktime recordings using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. These formats are industry standards because they have the best balance of picture quality, processing efficiency, and data storage needs. Basically, if you want your video to get used, you need to start with the right format - and the PIX 260i makes it easy. Amazingly detailed and color-accurate IPS display The IPS (In-Plane Switching) display on the PIX 260i is amazingly bright, sharp, and color-accurate. Off-axis viewing is exceptional. And if you need to customize the display for whatever reason, you'll appreciate the adjustable brightness, chroma, and contrast. Built-in time code generator You can send timecode to the PIX 260i via BNC, SDI, HDMI, or LEMO 5-pin, but it also has its own built-in time code generator too. Use the Freerun mode to keep time code running even when not recording, use Record Run mode to only run time code while you're recording, or use External mode to sync to an external clock signal. You can even trigger recording via external SMPTE time code. Holds up to four SATA hard drives The PIX 260i holds up to four SATA hard drives simultaneously. And you can record to them all simultaneously too, for RAID-1-style redundancy. It also eliminates the need for time-consuming copying, if you require multiple copies after recording. Sound Devices PIX 260i Rackmount Video Recorder Features: High-quality rackmount video recorder Quicktime recording using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD IPS 800 x 480 display - exceptionally bright, sharp, and color-accurate Built-in time code generator, with I/O via BNC, SDI, HDMI, and LEMO 5-pin Holds up to four SATA hard drives, which can be used individually or simultaneously Up to 32 tracks of audio record/playback

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Sound Devices PIX 260i Rackmount Video Recorder at a Glance:
High-quality video with industry-standard format support
Amazingly detailed and color-accurate IPS display
Built-in time code generator
Holds up to four SATA hard drives
High-quality video with industry-standard format support
Connect your HD-SDI- or HDMI-equipped high-definition camera to the PIX 260i, and you're ready to capture Quicktime recordings using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. These formats are industry standards because they have the best balance of picture quality, processing efficiency, and data storage needs. Basically, if you want your video to get used, you need to start with the right format - and the PIX 260i makes it easy.

Amazingly detailed and color-accurate IPS display
The IPS (In-Plane Switching) display on the PIX 260i is amazingly bright, sharp, and color-accurate. Off-axis viewing is exceptional. And if you need to customize the display for whatever reason, you'll appreciate the adjustable brightness, chroma, and contrast.

Built-in time code generator
You can send timecode to the PIX 260i via BNC, SDI, HDMI, or LEMO 5-pin, but it also has its own built-in time code generator too. Use the Freerun mode to keep time code running even when not recording, use Record Run mode to only run time code while you're recording, or use External mode to sync to an external clock signal. You can even trigger recording via external SMPTE time code.

Holds up to four SATA hard drives
The PIX 260i holds up to four SATA hard drives simultaneously. And you can record to them all simultaneously too, for RAID-1-style redundancy. It also eliminates the need for time-consuming copying, if you require multiple copies after recording.

Sound Devices PIX 260i Rackmount Video Recorder Features:
High-quality rackmount video recorder
Quicktime recording using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD
IPS 800 x 480 display - exceptionally bright, sharp, and color-accurate
Built-in time code generator, with I/O via BNC, SDI, HDMI, and LEMO 5-pin
Holds up to four SATA hard drives, which can be used individually or simultaneously
Up to 32 tracks of audio record/playback

$131
per day
$131
per day
CAMMATE JIB 6-30FT

Built of 6.5' arm sections. This jib can ultimately reach 30 feet and requires 450 plus pounds of counterweight at full length which we supply. Rental includes the remote head controls pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris and s/s on 2/3" TV cameras. HD monitor & all cables included. Inquire about lens control for larger formats. JIb packs into large SUV Chevy Suburban. We can deliver for an additional cost which is recommended due to the size of the crane. We have operators available for additional costs. We recommend letting our crew setup & operate the jib for you.

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Built of 6.5' arm sections. This jib can ultimately reach 30 feet and requires 450 plus pounds of counterweight at full length which we supply. Rental includes the remote head controls pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris and s/s on 2/3" TV cameras. HD monitor & all cables included. Inquire about lens control for larger formats. JIb packs into large SUV Chevy Suburban. We can deliver for an additional cost which is recommended due to the size of the crane. We have operators available for additional costs. We recommend letting our crew setup & operate the jib for you.

$700
per day
$700
per day

Reviews (2)

Average 4.5 Stars

It was great, everything worked and it was convenient

Owner

Audio Recorder

February 2020

Good dealings with James. I would rent from him again.

Owner

Audio Recorder

April 2018

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