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Welcome to VMI.TV Camera Rental

Established in 1979 and based in London and Bristol (UK), VMI specialises in hiring quality digital camera packages for Features, Dramas, Commercials and Documentaries. Our camera range includes Sony Venice, RED Helium, RED Gemini, Alexa Mini LF, Sony FX9, Canon C500Mk II, C300 Mk III, Panasonic S1H. We also stock the Phantom VEO 4K super slow-motion & Canon ME20 super low-light cameras, plus lighting, grip & sound.

VMI’s media division, VMEDIA rents out the fastest and largest memory cards and SSDs and also high-capacity and flight-safe batteries too.

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VMI Shortlisted for Climate Award

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VMI Shortlisted for Climate Award

That VMI has been keen on environmental reduction policies is no longer news.  However, having pledged to commit to net zero emissions by 2030 on the Government Business Climate Hub back in June 2021, the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy were so impressed with VMI’s climate reduction
Netflix Surgeon’s Cut Shooting With Cinema Cameras and Lenses

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Netflix Surgeon’s Cut Shooting With Cinema Cameras and Lenses

Netflix’s cinematic documentary, ‘The Surgeon’s Cut’ has won a well-deserved Emmy in the category of Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary. This four-chapter series demonstrates some new and intriguing filming techniques. Instead of conventional documentary cameras, the cinematographers utilised high-end cinema cameras and lenses to enhance dramaturgy. [Main image: BTS of The
Some S-35 zooms already cover FF (you just didn’t know this!)

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Some S-35 zooms already cover FF (you just didn’t know this!)

This is an extremely brief article to help to explain a lesser-known but extremely valuable tip.  In summary, film zooms designed to cover S-35 sensors, will also cover Full Frame as well IF used with a 1.5x extender and this is built into several zoom lenses already, such as the

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