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Sachtler ACE M Fluid Head with 2 Stage Tripod

This is for our Sachtler ACE M tripod system. Its a great tripod system and smooth as silk. Its definitely a real Sachtler! It's light and compact, allowing for you to be very mobile with it. It will come in a case you can carry over your shoulder. The feet spikes extend and retract with a twist of the red rubber tips. - The head offers a five-stepped counterbalance system, fluid pan and tilt drag, and a 75mm rocker ball for simple leveling. The sliding quick-release plate allows 4.1" of adjustment for fine-tuning balance.

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OWNER NOTES

This is for our Sachtler ACE M tripod system. Its a great tripod system and smooth as silk. Its definitely a real Sachtler!

It's light and compact, allowing for you to be very mobile with it.

It will come in a case you can carry over your shoulder. The feet spikes extend and retract with a twist of the red rubber tips.

- The head offers a five-stepped counterbalance system, fluid pan and tilt drag, and a 75mm rocker ball for simple leveling. The sliding quick-release plate allows 4.1" of adjustment for fine-tuning balance.

$35
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$35
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Zacuto Zamerican Arm - Large

This is for a Zacuto Zamerican Arm - Large size. Its simply the best arm for monitors and accessories that you can use. It wont come loose like Israeli arms, etc. Its ROCK SOLID. I'll be including a (Zicro) monitor mount and a Z-Mount 90* 15mm rod clamp so you can mount it on rods, etc.

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This is for a Zacuto Zamerican Arm - Large size. Its simply the best arm for monitors and accessories that you can use. It wont come loose like Israeli arms, etc. Its ROCK SOLID.

I'll be including a (Zicro) monitor mount and a Z-Mount 90* 15mm rod clamp so you can mount it on rods, etc.

$20
per day
$20
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Rode NTG2

This is our Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Microphone. It's a great compact microphone that sounds great. + It can be powered from AA battery or phantom power. + It will come with both foam and dead cat wind muffs in the carrying case. + I can include a 6' XLR cable as well, if needed. The Rode NTG-2 is a condenser shotgun microphone, ideal for mounting directly on video cameras. It can operate from an internal 1.5V AA battery or external +48V phantom source. The super-cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise, good for when using the NTG-2 in noisy ambient environments. The NTG-2’s frequency response covers 20-20,000 Hz, with an optional high pass filter at 80Hz to prevent excess handling noise.

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This is our Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Microphone. It's a great compact microphone that sounds great.

+ It can be powered from AA battery or phantom power.

+ It will come with both foam and dead cat wind muffs in the carrying case.

+ I can include a 6' XLR cable as well, if needed.

The Rode NTG-2 is a condenser shotgun microphone, ideal for mounting directly on video cameras. It can operate from an internal 1.5V AA battery or external +48V phantom source. The super-cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise, good for when using the NTG-2 in noisy ambient environments. The NTG-2’s frequency response covers 20-20,000 Hz, with an optional high pass filter at 80Hz to prevent excess handling noise.

$30
per day
$30
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Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks

Includes: Zoom PCF-4 F4/F8 Protective Bag

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  • Zoom PCF-4 F4/F8 Protective Bag

OWNER NOTES

This rental is for my Zoom F4 audio recorder with the Zoom F4 audio recorder bag. It's brand new and the quality of audio is amazing.

Zoom F4 Multi-Track Field Recorder
Creators are making more waves in film than ever before. Thanks to affordable technology and distribution channels like YouTube, we're ushering in a new era of creativity...and it's only just begun.

The Zoom F4 propels your film's sound to a whole new level. With 6-input/8-track recording, super-low-noise mic preamps, and time code with pinpoint accuracy, the F4 offers Hollywood sound at an indie budget.

We didn't change the industry. You did.
By putting high-quality sound front and center, you've changed how audiences experience film. That's why we created the Zoom F4. So professional quality sound is always within reach.

The F4 was designed with you in mind, at a price never before thought possible.

Super-low-noise microphone preamps
The F4 is equipped with our highest-quality mic preamps. Like the F8, the F4's mic preamps enable pristine recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz. Its impressive audio specs include an extremely low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB), with +4 dB line-level inputs.

TCXO Time Code
For precise audio/video syncing, the F4 utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy--a first for this price point. The F4 supports all standard drop frame and non-drop formats, and can jam sync to time code provided by external devices. Standard BNC connectors enable easy integration into any rig.

Advanced on-board limiters
Advanced on-board limiters provide overload protection which lets you capture audio in a wide range of dynamic sound environments. Limiting can be applied to all four channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 dB of headroom and controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

Rock-solid build and lightweight design
A compact metal chassis makes the F4 both rugged and durable, and keeps its weight down to just 2.27 pounds without batteries.

Multi-track recording
With four XLR/TRS combo inputs, a 3.5mm stereo input, and a Zoom mic capsule input, the F4 can record up to six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix track--all at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz.

Camera return
Input 5/6 can be used as a camera return for monitoring only. This allows you to monitor audio being sent to the camera for confidence checks.

Dual SD card recording
A dual SD card recording feature lets you record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards* (up to 512 GB each). This means you can instantly back up or split recordings. For example, you can save eight tracks on one card and a stereo mix on another.
* View a list of confirmed compatible SD cards

File protection
The F4 periodically saves files while recording, providing an extra level of protection from unexpected file interruptions like power loss or sudden SD card removal.

Dual-channel recording
Dual-channel recording mode lets you create safety tracks for inputs 1 and 2, each with independent level, limiting, delay, phase inversion, and high-pass filtering.

Shortcuts
Built-in shortcuts allow easy access to important menus and features. Hold the front panel OPTION button for access to TC Jam, Trim Link, Clear Clip and other important shortcuts.

Three power sources
Power up your F4 with 8 AA batteries or an external DC battery pack with a converter cable connector. The F4 also includes a Zoom AD-19 power supply and a DC-HIROSE adapter which serves as a third power option.

$35
per day
$35
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DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

This rental is for my DJI Ronin-M. It's in great like-new shape and comes with the gimbal, camera plate and screws, tuning stand, two batteries and the charger. ------------ The Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from DJI is a camera stabilization system designed to give the operator close to the freedom of unencumbered handheld shooting but without the hand-shake. Suitable for most camera types and configurations up to 8 pounds, the Ronin-M uses brushless motors that work on three axes: one for side-to-side "roll" - keeping the horizon level - one for tilt, and one for pan. The system is computer-controlled and features a tilt range of 105° up / 165° down plus a roll range of ±110°. Furthermore, the system boasts a precision of control of ±0.02°, enabling precise camera moves and stability correction against even very fine movements. In addition to handheld shooting, the gimbal can be used in vehicle mounting scenarios and other contexts where vibrations or other abrupt movements would make tripods and rigid camera support systems unsuitable. The Ronin-M supports dual-operator shooting, much like working with a jib that has a motorized pan/tilt head. In this mode, a second operator would use the included transmitter (radio controller) to manually control camera pan and tilt independently of which way the Ronin-M itself moves. The included transmitter/receiver system operates on 2.4 GHz and is proprietary. If you prefer to use a third-party transmitter there is a D-Bus port on the Ronin-M to install your own receiver. As with sled and vest style stabilizers, motorized gimbal systems require balancing before use. Once balanced, you can configure the Ronin-M for your particular camera arrangement using the Assistant Software for compatible iOS and Windows (Desktop) devices with Bluetooth. Because every camera and lens combination has a different mass and weight distribution, there is an ATS (Auto Tune Stability) procedure in which each axis will adjust individually, repeating the process until all three are aligned. A gimbal tuning stand is provided so you won't have to hand-hold the rig during this process. The included 4S lithium-ion polymer battery powers the Ronin-M for up to six hours. It is a "smart" battery, meaning power regulation and protection circuitry is built-in and there is no separate balancing lead, unlike many lithium-polymer batteries. A charger is also included, and it is important to always use chargers designed for the Ronin-M battery because of the smart circuitry. Two 12V DC PowerTaps and one USB power port on the camera base allow you to power on-camera accessories directly from the Ronin-M battery to simplify your charging regime and avoid unnecessary added weight. For Cameras Up to 8 lb The Auto Configuration feature means the Ronin-M can adapt to a range of camera sizes, and is ideally suited for compact video cameras, mirrorless cameras, and DSLRs. It is suitable for payloads up to 8 pounds. SmoothTrack Control SmoothTrack gives a single gimbal operator the ability to translate their tilt and pan movements of the gimbal into smooth and stabilized movements of the camera's angle. This is designed to make framing of broad wide-angle scenes or even shooting in close quarters much easier during single gimbal operator use. Auto Configuration After balancing the camera with a simple tap of the ATS (Auto Tune Stability) button, Ronin-M will be automatically tuned for the mass and weight distribution of your camera rig. The gimbal will intelligently adjust parameters based on the camera rig's weight and independently adjust each of the three axes until an optimal setting is found. Three Operation Modes Upright Operation Mode Upright Mode allows the gimbal to be flipped over so the camera can be operated closer to eye level without straining to lift the gimbal. This can be used in various situations, such mounting on the top of the vehicle. Underslung (Suspended) Operation Mode Suspended Operation Mode is the standard operation mode for Ronin-M. Low slung, close to the ground, or simply holding the gimbal in front of you offers stabilized handheld footage. This mode would also be used when mounted the gimbal on a flying platform such as a multirotor RC helicopter. Briefcase Mode When a slimmer gimbal profile is needed - such as when moving through doorways or narrow paths - Briefcase Mode is ideal. It allows the gimbal to be held to the side and close to the legs, much like a briefcase. Second Operator Control Featuring the form factor of an RC aircraft radio controller, the 2.4 GHz Ronin transmitter provides pan and tilt control as well user-assignable speed settings and operation modes via two toggle switches. This allows one operator to hold the gimbal assembly while a second manually controls camera movement remotely. If you would rather use a third-party transmitter a D-bus port is provided as well. Optional Thumb Controller for Pan / Tilt Single thumb control is possible for the Ronin-M Handheld Gimbal System. These Pan and Tilt movements are controlled via the optional Thumb Controller attachment, available separately. Additionally, SmoothTrack Mode can be turned on or off using the Thumb Controller interface. Assistant Software for Mobile and Windows A mobile device or computer to run the Assistant Software is essential. It is available for select iOS mobile devices and Windows computers. With the software you can: Auto Configure the rig based on the weight and weight distribution of your camera after you've balanced it Adjust Smoothtrack tuning to user preference Enable and configure Second Operator Control Run diagnostics and generate stats Install firmware updates The software can interface via USB or wirelessly over Bluetooth Tool-Free Adjustment A built-in balance adjustment system means no tools are needed for setup and adjustment, saving time when changing the setup for different camera arrangements. Universal Mounting Beside the handle bars, the gimbal unit can be detached for mounting on jibs, cranes, tripods, vehicle mounts, and other types of camera support equipment (additional mounting hardware, available separately, may be required). Solid Support Arm Increased rigidity is provided by a single, complete piece of fine-tooled magnesium that forms the U-shaped arm holding the camera plate. This unified design helps eliminate imperfection common in systems made of multiple pieces assembled together. The arm gives you not only greater stability but also reliability, as there is no potential for separate pieces to come loose or move apart Silent Mode When shooting indoors or in tight spaces, Silent Mode reduces the sound of each motor as low as possible. The Ronin-M's stabilization algorithms are updated to focus on minute changes and stabilization, helping ensure the sound of the motors is not recorded by sensitive microphones or other recording equipment Quick Release Smart Battery Providing an estimated 6 hours of run time (depending on use), the proprietary Ronin-M battery system is designed for easy changes in the field and charges using a dedicated charger that is included. The batteries feature indicators so remaining power can be checked directly on the battery itself. Unlike may lithium-polymer batteries, with the Ronin-M Smart Battery, overcharge and over depletion protection is built-in, as is individual battery cell charge balancing. Power Distribution Box Two regulated 12V DC PowerTaps, one 500mAh type A female USB connector, and also a connection point for the DJI Lightbridge Long Range HD Video Downlink are provided. These provide power connection for various accessories, including motorized follow focus systems, video transmitters, and more - all while keeping the wiring to a minimum. Quick Release Top Handle Designed to save time breaking the system down or transporting it between locations. Removing the handle bars can also be useful to reduce size when filming in tight locations. Based on Zenmuse Technology The Ronin-M adapts the same brushless motor technology used in DJI's aerial gimbals for handheld, terrestrial use. Compatible Accessories Wireless Thumb Controller for Ronin-M (Note: the Wireless Thumb Controller for Ronin is not compatible) Ronin-M Battery (Note: the Ronin Battery (3400mAh) is not compatible) Ronin Charger (same charger as used by original Ronin) Ronin-M Monitor/Accessory Mount Ronin-M Vertical Adjustment Arm Extension Kit (30mm)

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This rental is for my DJI Ronin-M. It's in great like-new shape and comes with the gimbal, camera plate and screws, tuning stand, two batteries and the charger.

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The Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from DJI is a camera stabilization system designed to give the operator close to the freedom of unencumbered handheld shooting but without the hand-shake. Suitable for most camera types and configurations up to 8 pounds, the Ronin-M uses brushless motors that work on three axes: one for side-to-side "roll" - keeping the horizon level - one for tilt, and one for pan. The system is computer-controlled and features a tilt range of 105° up / 165° down plus a roll range of ±110°. Furthermore, the system boasts a precision of control of ±0.02°, enabling precise camera moves and stability correction against even very fine movements. In addition to handheld shooting, the gimbal can be used in vehicle mounting scenarios and other contexts where vibrations or other abrupt movements would make tripods and rigid camera support systems unsuitable.
The Ronin-M supports dual-operator shooting, much like working with a jib that has a motorized pan/tilt head. In this mode, a second operator would use the included transmitter (radio controller) to manually control camera pan and tilt independently of which way the Ronin-M itself moves. The included transmitter/receiver system operates on 2.4 GHz and is proprietary. If you prefer to use a third-party transmitter there is a D-Bus port on the Ronin-M to install your own receiver.
As with sled and vest style stabilizers, motorized gimbal systems require balancing before use. Once balanced, you can configure the Ronin-M for your particular camera arrangement using the Assistant Software for compatible iOS and Windows (Desktop) devices with Bluetooth. Because every camera and lens combination has a different mass and weight distribution, there is an ATS (Auto Tune Stability) procedure in which each axis will adjust individually, repeating the process until all three are aligned. A gimbal tuning stand is provided so you won't have to hand-hold the rig during this process.
The included 4S lithium-ion polymer battery powers the Ronin-M for up to six hours. It is a "smart" battery, meaning power regulation and protection circuitry is built-in and there is no separate balancing lead, unlike many lithium-polymer batteries. A charger is also included, and it is important to always use chargers designed for the Ronin-M battery because of the smart circuitry. Two 12V DC PowerTaps and one USB power port on the camera base allow you to power on-camera accessories directly from the Ronin-M battery to simplify your charging regime and avoid unnecessary added weight.
For Cameras Up to 8 lb
The Auto Configuration feature means the Ronin-M can adapt to a range of camera sizes, and is ideally suited for compact video cameras, mirrorless cameras, and DSLRs. It is suitable for payloads up to 8 pounds.
SmoothTrack Control
SmoothTrack gives a single gimbal operator the ability to translate their tilt and pan movements of the gimbal into smooth and stabilized movements of the camera's angle. This is designed to make framing of broad wide-angle scenes or even shooting in close quarters much easier during single gimbal operator use.
Auto Configuration
After balancing the camera with a simple tap of the ATS (Auto Tune Stability) button, Ronin-M will be automatically tuned for the mass and weight distribution of your camera rig. The gimbal will intelligently adjust parameters based on the camera rig's weight and independently adjust each of the three axes until an optimal setting is found.
Three Operation Modes
Upright Operation Mode
Upright Mode allows the gimbal to be flipped over so the camera can be operated closer to eye level without straining to lift the gimbal. This can be used in various situations, such mounting on the top of the vehicle.

Underslung (Suspended) Operation Mode
Suspended Operation Mode is the standard operation mode for Ronin-M. Low slung, close to the ground, or simply holding the gimbal in front of you offers stabilized handheld footage. This mode would also be used when mounted the gimbal on a flying platform such as a multirotor RC helicopter.

Briefcase Mode
When a slimmer gimbal profile is needed - such as when moving through doorways or narrow paths - Briefcase Mode is ideal. It allows the gimbal to be held to the side and close to the legs, much like a briefcase.
Second Operator Control
Featuring the form factor of an RC aircraft radio controller, the 2.4 GHz Ronin transmitter provides pan and tilt control as well user-assignable speed settings and operation modes via two toggle switches. This allows one operator to hold the gimbal assembly while a second manually controls camera movement remotely. If you would rather use a third-party transmitter a D-bus port is provided as well.
Optional Thumb Controller for Pan / Tilt
Single thumb control is possible for the Ronin-M Handheld Gimbal System. These Pan and Tilt movements are controlled via the optional Thumb Controller attachment, available separately. Additionally, SmoothTrack Mode can be turned on or off using the Thumb Controller interface.
Assistant Software for Mobile and Windows
A mobile device or computer to run the Assistant Software is essential. It is available for select iOS mobile devices and Windows computers. With the software you can:
Auto Configure the rig based on the weight and weight distribution of your camera after you've balanced it
Adjust Smoothtrack tuning to user preference
Enable and configure Second Operator Control
Run diagnostics and generate stats
Install firmware updates

The software can interface via USB or wirelessly over Bluetooth
Tool-Free Adjustment
A built-in balance adjustment system means no tools are needed for setup and adjustment, saving time when changing the setup for different camera arrangements.
Universal Mounting
Beside the handle bars, the gimbal unit can be detached for mounting on jibs, cranes, tripods, vehicle mounts, and other types of camera support equipment (additional mounting hardware, available separately, may be required).
Solid Support Arm
Increased rigidity is provided by a single, complete piece of fine-tooled magnesium that forms the U-shaped arm holding the camera plate. This unified design helps eliminate imperfection common in systems made of multiple pieces assembled together. The arm gives you not only greater stability but also reliability, as there is no potential for separate pieces to come loose or move apart
Silent Mode
When shooting indoors or in tight spaces, Silent Mode reduces the sound of each motor as low as possible. The Ronin-M's stabilization algorithms are updated to focus on minute changes and stabilization, helping ensure the sound of the motors is not recorded by sensitive microphones or other recording equipment
Quick Release Smart Battery
Providing an estimated 6 hours of run time (depending on use), the proprietary Ronin-M battery system is designed for easy changes in the field and charges using a dedicated charger that is included. The batteries feature indicators so remaining power can be checked directly on the battery itself. Unlike may lithium-polymer batteries, with the Ronin-M Smart Battery, overcharge and over depletion protection is built-in, as is individual battery cell charge balancing.
Power Distribution Box
Two regulated 12V DC PowerTaps, one 500mAh type A female USB connector, and also a connection point for the DJI Lightbridge Long Range HD Video Downlink are provided. These provide power connection for various accessories, including motorized follow focus systems, video transmitters, and more - all while keeping the wiring to a minimum.
Quick Release Top Handle
Designed to save time breaking the system down or transporting it between locations. Removing the handle bars can also be useful to reduce size when filming in tight locations.
Based on Zenmuse Technology
The Ronin-M adapts the same brushless motor technology used in DJI's aerial gimbals for handheld, terrestrial use.
Compatible Accessories
Wireless Thumb Controller for Ronin-M (Note: the Wireless Thumb Controller for Ronin is not compatible)
Ronin-M Battery (Note: the Ronin Battery (3400mAh) is not compatible)
Ronin Charger (same charger as used by original Ronin)
Ronin-M Monitor/Accessory Mount
Ronin-M Vertical Adjustment Arm Extension Kit (30mm)

$69
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$69
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Reviews (2)

Average 5.0 Stars

Shane was very helpful in getting me the gear I needed for my shoot. The blackmagic cinema camera and speed booster worked great.

Owner

December 2017

Cooperative gear owner who makes it work. Will rent again.

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