Audio Gear at Picture This

Looking for professional audio equipment rentals in Portland? Picture This is here to help. Our field audio packages include Sennheiser UHF handhelds and shotgun mics, Sound Devices recorders as well as assorted boom poles and zeppelins.

For your live events Picture This carries the industry standard Shure ULX wireless systems featuring automatic open frequency searching and encrypted transmission so no more overlap or interference. Not to mention they’re easy to setup and the build quality is world class. In the mixers department we offer the Soundcraft SI Impact 32, the Personus 24.4.2 as well as many other Mackie and Behringer mixers.

Does your crew need to communicate backstage and on the move? No problem. We offer a variety of Clearcom systems to keep your live event moving smoothly.

If you’d like to learn more about all the other audio gear we carry be sure to check out our Rate Card by clicking here or give us a call!

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Soundcraft Impact


Shure ULX



A Message from Will Walle – Equipment Manager

In recent years we’ve seen the video production industry adopt larger format imager cameras to give their productions more cinematic images. The Canon DSLRs were at the forefront of this revolution, and although these cameras produced beautiful images, they were by no means production friendly. More recently, camera manufacturers such as Canon and Sony melded these large imagers into easy to use video cameras such as the Canon C300, Sony FS700, and Sony PMW-F5. These cameras afford their operators tools such as professional audio XLR inputs, zebras, waveform monitors, reliable video outputs and all the other necessities an operator is accustomed to.

Looking forward to the future, we see companies like Fujinon releasing lenses such as the Cabrio Zoom Lenses, the highest quality cinema lenses with a servo grip traditionally seen on B4 mount ENG lenses. Sony has just announced a B4 mount lens adapter for use on the PMW-F5, unlocking a wealth of possibilities for portability and ease of use with out an entire camera crew required. Zeiss is following up the success of their interchangeable mount Compact Primes and Compact Zooms with the new 15-30mm T2.9 wide angle Compact Zoom, offering beautiful images in a compact, lightweight lens. ARRI, having had great success with their ALEXA camera, just announced the new AMIRA camera, aimed at ENG and documentary productions. Innovations such as these are propelling the ENG market and cinema markets together to form new hybrid cameras that show case the best of both worlds. Tell us what you think about all these exciting new innovations, and as always, come stop by Picture This to take a look at the most cutting edge technology available on the market today.



The Awesome Sound Devices PIX 240 Video Recorder

Have you been looking for a reliable 4:2:2 recorder?  Maybe one that doesn’t overheat and has both SDI and HDMI in and out as well as 8 channels of AES audio?  That would be cool but what if it had a built in monitor and timecode in and out?  Well look no further then the Sound Devices PIX 240 Video Recorder.  The PIX 240 is the first video recorder produced by Sound Devices, known around the world for there high quality field audio mixers and recorders.  The same great quality and engineering shines through with the PIX 240.

This recorder takes an SDI or HDMI stream from your camera and records direct to edit Apple ProRes 422 and Avid DNxHD files onto a solid state drive or CF card.  The recorder sets itself apart from the competition with a built in monitor and easy intuitive user interface.  What really sets it apart is the PIX Caddy. austin cloud  The PIX Caddy holds the SSD and docks directly into the PIX 240 plus it has firewire 800, USB 3, and eSATAp connections all of witch are bus powered.  When your done shooting just plug the caddy into your computer transfer the files off of the SSD onto to your computer and let the editing begin.
The Sound Devices PIX 240 has set a new standard for digital video recorders.  You can get more info on the PIX 240 here.
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