Camera kits

Equipment List - Camera hire

ARRI Alexa XT

ARRI Alexa Plus XT 35mm Digital Film Camera recording to ARRIRAW on internal SSD system.  Similar to regular Alexa 4:3 but features a 4:3 Super 35 sensor and the ability to switch from 16:9 sensor mode to 4:3 sensor mode and internal ARRIRAW capture.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: ARRI Alexa, all you need to know about the Alexa range of camera

ARRI Alexa XT/XR

ARRI Alexa PLUS 4:3

ARRI Alexa Plus 4:3 35mm Digital Film Camera recording to 120p onto SxS card.  Similar to regular Alexa but features a 4:3 Super 35 sensor and the ability to switch from 16:9 sensor mode to 4:3 sensor mode.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: ARRI Alexa, all you need to know about the Alexa range of cameras

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

ARRI Alexa Plus 4:3

ARRI Alexa PLUS

ARRI Alexa PLUS 35mm Digital Film Camera recording to 50p onto SxS cards.  Now includes High-Speed Option at no extra charge.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: ARRI Alexa, all you need to know about the Alexa range of cameras

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

Alexa

ARRI Alexa Classic

ARRI Alexa 35mm Digital Film Camera recording to 50p onto SxS cards.  Now includes High-Speed Option at no extra charge.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: ARRI Alexa, all you need to know about the Alexa range of cameras

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

ARRI Alexa Classic

ARRI Alexa Mini anamorphic with ARRIRAW Licence

ARRI Alexa Mini 4K 4:3 35mm Digital Film Camera with 1:2.35 anamorphic licence and ARRIRAW licences.

Alexa Mini 4:3 anamorphic camera

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

ARRI Alexa Mini 4:3 (with anamorphic and ARRIRAW licences)

ARRI Alexa Mini 4:3 (with anamorphic licence)

ARRI Alexa Mini 4K 4:3 35mm Digital Film Camera with 1:2.35 anamorphic licence

Consider also Alexa Mini 4:3 anamorphic camera with RAW licence

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

ARRI Alexa Mini with anamorphic licence

ARRI Amira UHD 4K

ARRI AMIRA 35mm, EF or B4 Mounted Digital Documentary Camera recording upto 200fps with Alexa image quality now with 4K UHD option.

Read the VMI Guide: Everything that you wanted to know about AMIRA.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

ARRI Amira - now available with EF, B4 & PL mounts

Canon C300 Mk II (PL Mount) 4K Camcorder

This is a very worthy successor to the incredibly popular Canon C300 in PL mount.

The Canon C300 Mk II is a Super-35, full 4K camcorder and this PL mount has a B4 option and offers fully automatic operation including an effective autofocus (subject to being used with suitable lenses).  It recordson board 4K/Full HD video with HDR and Canon Log2 of the new REC 2020 colour gamut.

Please read VMI's article The Canon C300 Mk II vs C300 - What's the fuss about?

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

C300 Mk 2 4K Camcorder (PL)

Canon C300 Mk II (EOS Mount) 4K Camcorder

This is a very worthy successor to the incredibly popular Canon C300 in EOS mount.

The Canon C300 Mk II is a Super-35, full 4K camcorder which is here is EOS mount, though a B4 mount is optionally available and offers fully automatic operation including an effective autofocus (subject to being used with suitable lenses).  It recordson board 4K/Full HD video with HDR and Canon Log2 of the new REC 2020 colour gamut.

Please read VMI's article The Canon C300 Mk II vs C300 - What's the fuss about?

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

 

C300 Mk 2 4K Camcorder (EOS)

Canon C500 (PL Mount) 4K

Canon C500 Large Sensor Camcorder with a native PL mount and 4K RAW output. Requires a separate 4K recorder for 4K acquisition, such as Convergent Odyssey 7Q.

Please read VMI's article The Canon C300 Mk II vs C300 - What's the fuss about?

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

Canon C500PL hire London

Canon C300 (PL Mount)

Canon C300 Large Sensor Camcorder with a native PL mount.

Please read VMI's article The Canon C300 Mk II vs C300 - What's the fuss about

Canon C300PL hire London

Canon C300 (EOS Mount)

Canon C300 Large Sensor Camcorder with a native EOS mount.

Please read VMI's article The Canon C300 Mk II vs C300 - What's the fuss about

Canon C300 hire London GoFilm

Canon ME20F-SH Super Low Light Camera (EOS Mount)

Canon ME20F-SH Super Low Light Camera with EF mount and ISO 4 million.

A camera which can shoot the most unbelievable images in almost total darkness.  This unit requires external HD recorder, lenses and tripod which are available at additional cost.

Canon ME20F-SH ISO 4m Super Low Light Camera (EOS Mount)

Canon XC10 large sensor 4K fixed lens camcorder (10-1)

A compact 4K camcorder with large 1” sensor, ergonomic operation and tilting high resolution monitor/viewfinder recording internally to C-FAST2 cards at data rates of up to 305Mb per second (no external 4K recorder required) and includes a built-in 10-1 high quality zoom lens.

Canon XC10 large sensor 4K fixed lens camcorder

Canon EOS-5D MkIV DSLR 4K Camera

Canon EOS 5D MKIV DSLR camera with full Super-35 sensor. This camera is suitable for both stills and video applications and the Mk IV includes 4K onboard record capability in APSC (S-35 cropped mode).

Canon 5D MkIV hire | Canon 5D Mk4 Camera GoFilm

Canon EOS-5D MkIII DSLR

Canon EOS 5D MKIII DSLR camera with full Super-35 sensor. This camera is suitable for both stills and video applications

Canon 5D MkIII hire | Canon 5D Mk3 Camera GoFilm

Canon EOS-5D MkII DSLR

Canon EOS 5D MKII DSLR camera with full Super-35 sensor. This camera is suitable for both stills and video applications

Canon EOS 5D MkII hire | Canon 5D Mk2 camera GoFilm

Panasonic Varicam LT 4K Camera

Panasonic Varicam LT 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and PL/EF lens option.

The same look, wide colour gamut, dual ISO settings and high sensitivity as the Varicam 35 cinema camera but in a smaller body, lower power consumption and slow motion of up to 240p in HD and 60p in 4K.  2 x 512GB P2 Express cards are supplied as standard and more are available on request.

Please read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

Now with 12 bit RAW capture if using Odyssey 7Q/7Q+ recorder

Sony PXW-FS7 4K Camera

Sony FS-7 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and EF adapter and supplied with ARRI Pro kit as standard.

You can also book the Sony FS-7K 4K Camera with 4:2:2 Prores extender which offers 4:2:2 Prores record capability.

Please read VMI’s comparison article of the differences between the Sony F5 and the FS-7

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

GoFilm, Sony FS-7 | 4K

Sony FS-7K 4K Camera with 4:2:2 Prores extender

Sony FS-7 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and EF adapter plus XDCA-FS7 Prores extender.

The Sony  FS-7K 4K Camera without Prores extender is also available to hire.

Please read VMI’s comparison article of the differences between the Sony F5 and the FS-7

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

(Lens not included)

Sony PMW-F55 XDCAM EX 2K/4K

Sony PMW-F55 Large Sensor XDCAM EX 4K Camcorder with PL lens mount and 2K or 4K acquisition options with slow motion capability and OLED viewfinder supplied as standard.  Optional AXS-R5 recorder allows for enhanced 4K acquisition and more high speed capture.

Sony PMWF55 hire | Sony PMW F55 Camera

Sony PMW-F5 XDCAM EX 2K/4K with 4K licence

Sony PMW-F5 Large Sensor XDCAM EX 4K Camcorder with PL lens mount, 2K acquisition and OLED viewfinder and upgraded to include 4K licence as standard.  Optional AXS-R5 recorder allows for enhanced 4K acquisition and more high speed capture.

Please read VMI’s comparison article of the differences between the Sony F5 and the FS-7

Sony PMW F5 hire | Sony PMW F5 Camera

Sony A7S Mk II 4K DSLR Camera

Sony A7S Mark II mirrorless DSLR Camera with Sony E mount, capable of shooting 25p video and 4K on board.

Sony A7S 4K Mk 2 4K mirrorless DSLR Camera, GoFilm

RED Carbon Fibre Dragon 6K

RED EPIC™ 6K Carbon Fibre 6K large sensor digital film camera.

Carbon Fibre Dragon 6K

RED EPIC Dragon 6K

RED EPIC Dragon 6K large sensor digital film camera.

EPIC Dragon

GoPro Hero 5 Black Minicam 4K

HERO5 Black is the latest full 4K GoPro camera.  

4K quality, incorporating voice control, one-button operation, touch display, waterproof design, video stabilisation, improved audio, improved stills and now with GPS too. Better wifi capability with Quik application allows videos to be easily uploaded to the cloud.

Go Pro Hero5 Minicam hire 4K

Sony PMW-500 XDCAM EX

The PMW-500 is a full Broadcast HD Camcorder shooting to 50Mb 4:2:2 on removable XDCAM EX SxS removable storage.

Sony PMW500 hire | Sony PMW 500 Camera

Sony PMW-300 XDCAM EX

The PMW-300K1 is effectively the same camera as the PMW-200 but with an enhanced viewfinder.  

It is a solid-state Broadcast quality compact camcorder featuring a removeable 14x lens and twin SxS slots and twin SxS slots to record 50Mb XDCAM HD codec to cards (supplied).

Package includes raincover, storage, card reader, tripod and shotgun mic.

Sony PMW300 hire | Sony PMW 300 Camera

Sony PMW-200 XDCAM EX

Sony PMW-200 solid-state SxS camcorder package. Includes raincover, storage, card reader, tripod and shotgun mic.

Sony PMW200 hire | Sony PMW 200 Camera

Sony PMW-100 XDCAM EX

Sony PMW-100 solid-state SxS camcorder package. Includes raincover, storage, card reader, tripod.

Sony PMW100 hire | Sony PMW 100 Camera

Canon XF305 MXF with NTSC option

Canon file-based MXF recording to CF cards at 50Mbps (4:2:2) for approved HD acquisition for HD Broadcast productions with US frame rate option.

Canon XF305 MXF hire | Canon XF 305 camera

Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2

HPX250 lightweight P2 camcorder from Panasonic accepted for Broadcast use by the BBC and others. 2.5kg camcorder features a similar spec to the HVX-201/171 P2 camcorders in all frame rates but with AVC Intra Codec.

Panasonic HPX250 hire | Panasonic HPX 250 Camera

Sony HVR-Z7E DV/HDV/DVCAM

Sony Z7 with solid state record capability and improved lens and true progressive record capability to the Sony Z1

Sony HVRZ7 hire | Sony HVR Z7 camera

Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX

Sony PMW-EX3 solid-state camcorder package includes raincover, storage, card reader, tripod and shotgun mic

Sony PMWEX3 hire | Sony PMW EX3 Camera

Toshiba IK-HD1

IK-HD1 Micro HD full 1920x1080 HD Camcorder measuring 1.6" for covert and Polecam operation

IK-HD1

DJI Osmo X3 Handheld 3-axis Gimbal Camera system

The OSMO is a fully stabilised handheld 4K camera which actually includes the camera head and is small and light enough that it can be handheld by just one hand.  
It uses a three-axis stablizer that allows you to move the camera freely and still create very smooth shots.  The viewfinder is your own iPhone (VMI will be including an Apple screen as standard with the kit shortly) and all batteries and mounts fit into a small convenient case.

Handheld compact Gimbal System

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