Now Offering Ultra HD Outdoor Video Wall Solutions!

Picture This Now Offers Ultra HD Outdoor Video Wall Display Services!

Need a video wall display outside? Worried about the rain? Worried about the quality level of your display? Worry no more. Our Ultra HD waterproof video wall panels show off the latest generation of ultra-high-definition LED display technology providing beautiful picture quality both indoors and outdoors. Picture This Productions is the best place to find an outdoor video wall rental in Portland Oregon!

Our panels feature high-quality blackbody LED lights and black mask technology that provides a contrast ratio up to 3000: 1 thus creating a picture that is more clear and more vivid even in direct sunlight.

 Key Features Include:
  • Ultra-high Resolution
  • 5.2mm Pixel Pitch
  • 3000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • X5 Grayscale Technology
  • Waterproof Design
  • Easy Installation and Design
  • Dual Backup Power Supply
  • -10°,-5°, 0°, +5,+10° Arc Support
Absen LED Panel OEM Hero, Portland outdoor video wall rentals

Absen LED Panel OEM Hero, Portland outdoor video wall rentals

 



Portland’s Best Multi-cam System Rental

Whether you’re planning a studio shoot, live event or any other multi-camera application there’s one system that is tailor-made to fit your project and Picture This is the only shop in town who offers it.

The Panasonic AK-HC3800 is the ultimate fiber-optic studio camera system. It’s jam packed with cutting edge features that make multi-cam shoots easy and efficient.

Multicam Setup Hero System

The cameras themselves sport a large 2/3″ 3CCD imager for an amazing picture in all HD formats with no jello. The 16bit image processing circuit provides dynamic range stretching and a state of the art digital extender. No more light loss and softness like a traditional optical extender.

The single fiber-optic line is the only cable you have to worry about. This one cable carries AC power, video, return video, communication and prompter line. No more messy umbilicals and label tape.

Cam-ops rejoice! The high-def flatscreen 7 inch monitors are cable free! They just slide into a powered mount and are good to go. Plus: the monitor’s modern and intuitive UI provide operators with focus peaking, waveform and vectorscope. And who could forget tally lights? The monitor’s numbered LED tally lights face both the talent and operator so both the talent and operator know when they’re on. The tally lights can also be flashed by the engineer to get your attention. And as always they can use the call function over comm.

Engineers, meet your new best friend. Our tailor-made package is self contained. All the CCUs are stacked in a single road case and all the paintboxes in another. Just open the lid, plug in and you’re ready to go. The top row of the case even has a monitor rack so you can navigate menus and see what all the operators are aimed at.

Panasonic AK-HC3800GSJ

Want to see it for yourself? We’d love to demo it for you! Come by Picture This and we’ll show you all the ins and outs and what makes this package great. Contact us today for an in-depth demonstration and see the system that’s changing the game for multi-cam shoots!



HD LED Video Wall

Portland’s Finest Video Wall Display Service

Picture This is the complete indoor & outdoor video wall display service offering highly trained and professional engineers, technicians and content managers. We don’t just rent superior video panels, we service, design and assist you from concept to take away.

Designed for live events, entertainment and trade show applications these video panels have three to four times the brightness of a 20K projector! Our panels offer super high resolution and look great from any angle, even side viewing. These panels can be truss or floor mounted, straight or curved and scaleable to any size and are able to mount within 3 feet of any wall for tight spaces and FP. High resolution LED panels will create an impressive video display that won’t wash out under direct light or sunshine.

Indoor Panel Specifications:

We offer super slim and compact panels 480mm X 480mm X 80mm(depth), and are just 18 pounds.

Seamless assembling: using a die-cast aluminum frame to make sure there is no gap between panels. High refresh rate 2000HZ, no lines using digital cameras.

Amazing contrast using black LED lamps the provide that highest contrast ratio. Accepts all major signal types including DVI, VGA, HDMI, SDI and YUV.
Easy assembly for straight or curved LED video wall displays.


Outdoor Panel Specifications:

Ultra-high resolution
High quality black body LED lights and black mask for a contrast ratio of up to 3000: 1 Great panel design for easy maintenance and reconfiguration.
Accepts all major signal types including DVI, VGA, HDMI, SDI and YUV.
Innovative waterproof design for indoor and outdoor LED video wall display.


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We offer more experience, superior service and better price points. For a consultation and pricing please give us a call 503-235-3456

 



Best Wireless Solution: Boxx Meridian

The Boxx Meridian is the perfect wireless broadcast system. Offering zero delay, uncompressed HD and SD live transmission, the Meridian is a essential tool for on-the-go wireless transmission. No more cumbersome cables and over-sized transmitters.

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Key features of the Boxx Meridian include:

  • Zero frame delay
  • Extremely high quality 4:2:2 video
  • HDSDI, SDI, component, composite video input
  • 5.1-5.9GHz license exempt band
  • Secure and encrypted transmission
  • Removable antennas with optional ability to use paddles for increased range
  • The ability to switch between Anton Bauer and V-Lock plate battery

We did some field testing with our Boxx Meridian and found that the standard “rubber ducky” antennas offered zero delay and uncompressed streaming up to 75 feet. With the optional paddles the range of streaming was tripled to slightly over 250 feet!

The Boxx Meridian is clearly the right choice for wireless broadcast transmission.

Box Meridian Front

 



NAB Recap: Lots of New Gear Coming Soon

NAB Show 2015 in Las Vegas was amazing with the Picture This team finalizing contracts on a lot of new production gear. Included in this blog post is gear purchased from NAB and shortly before.

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The Canon Cinema Prime 4K lenses offers stunning image quality in a lightweight and ready to shoot package. With consistent form factors designed with motion picture production in mind these lenses are something every DP, AC, OP and shooter can appreciate. Stop by Picture This today to see how beautiful these lenses really are.

Canon C300 MKII

C300 Mark IIThe camera that changed everything: evolved. The Canon EOS C300 Mark II is Canon’s improvement to the C300. Featuring a newly developed 8.85 megapixel Canon Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS censor that can now shoot 4K to CFast 2.0 with high-speed readout for reduced rolling shutter. Plus: It can shoot 4K RAW externally. Low light? No problem. With 15 stops of dynamic range and a maximum ISO of 102,400 the C300 MKII can see in the dark better than film. And with the new Canon Dual-Pixel CMOs Auto Focus the camera now features face detection and display of T-values, lens metadata, chromatic aberration correction, and a slew of other focus assist features. The Canon C300 MKII is a really, really big deal and will be available for rent at Picture This.

 

Ready Rig GS – Practical Weight Support for Gimbal Mounted Cameras

Ready Rig

With a combination of iso-elastic and carbon fiber, the Ready Rig GS is lighter and simpler than it’s competitors.  It’s also set up for the operator to make quick adjustments on the fly to increase or decrease the tension.  Additionally, they have designed a quick release system for the straps that attach to the gimbal so you can click in and out of the setup easily. It’s pretty amazing for making operating a handheld gimbal more sustainable over a longer period.  We were so impressed with it, we ordered one on the NAB show floor and expect it to arrive in about a month.

Odyssey  7Q+:

Convergent Design, Odyssey 7Q

The Odyssey 7Q+ is an amazing monitor/recorder. With it’s extremely long list of compatible cameras and codecs, it’s seemingly endless amount of SDI in and outs, and rugged light weight magnesium case, there’s no project the 7Q+ cant handle. Swing by Picture This and try one out!

Freefly Systems- Movi and Mimic combo

MōVI Mimic Combo

Just before NAB 2015, Freefly announced their new dual operator control system called Mimic.  This is a huge help in dual operator mode when one person is moving through the scene with the MōVI and a 2nd operator is framing the shot remotely.  Instead of having to use a system of joysticks or wheels the Mimic pairs with the MōVI gimbal wirelessly and matches your movements for pan, tilt and roll for more natural moves.  The zero delay response time is extremely impressive and it makes the dual operator mode a much more useful solution.  Within a couple minutes, even a novice can get a good feel for it. Our Mimic should be arriving within a few weeks

 

Boxx Meridian SDI HD Transmitter


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Free your cameras with the Boxx Meridian SDI HD Transmitter. The Meridian is designed for high quality streaming with zero delay. With it’s 5GHz license exempt band featuring secure encrypted transmission the Boxx Meridian is a great solution for camera assist on live events and other on-the-go shoots. Available for rent today!

Panasonic AV-HS410

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Nine inputs, thumbnail display of videos, two channel simultaneous rec/play, 100 event memories and so much more. The Panasonic AV-HS410 is the switcher that makes live events hassle free. Rent the AV-HS410 today and seamlessly switch between any type of video format wether it’s SD, HD, 4:3 or 16:9. Plus it’s compact single piece form factor means its great for mobile applications and air travel. Now available at Picture This!

 

As always please feel free to call us or swing by for an in-person demo!

 



Digital Foundry: Portland’s Post Solution

There are three things that make a great post house:

  1. Friendly and capable editors
  2. Cutting edge hardware and software
  3. Clean and comfortable facilities

Digital Foundry has all three.

Digital Foundry’s number one priority is making post-production an easy and truly enjoyable step in the production process. As the Digital Foundry manager and senior editor I strive to make sure our friendly, highly skilled editors understand exactly what the client wants and how to do it while also operating a clean, comfortable and cutting edge post house.
-Carson L., Senior Editor

Check out some of these pics of the newly renovated Digital Foundry!

Main edit suite featuring the latest fully loaded Mac Pro:
Digital Foundry Workstation Hero

Main edit suite client space with client Mac mini workspace, couch, landline telephone and complimentary 50 Mbps WiFi:

Inner Foundry Hero


Outer edit suite, VO booth and client spaces including conference room, coffee/snack kitchen and couch:

Outer Foundry Hero

Digital Foundry’s Cutting Edge Hardware:

  • Latest Mac Pro with 12-Core Xeon E5, 64 GB DDR3 RAM and Dual AMD FirePro D7000s w/ 3GB VRAM each
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2
  • Panasonic 27″ Calibrated Studio Monitor
  • 24TB Thunderbolt 2 RAID
  • Thunderbolt 2 RAID Archive
  • 50″ 4K UHD Client Monitor
  • VO Booth with in-booth monitoring and prompting
  • Sony UVW-1800 Betacam SP Deck
  • Legacy format capture including DVCPRO HD, DVCAM and VHS

Digital Foundry’s Industry Standard Software:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 (Premiere, After Effects, AME, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Final Cut Studio 3
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • ShotPutPro 5
  • Microsoft Office

Want to learn more? Come by Picture This today and see why Digital Foundry is Portland’s post-production solution.



The Sony FS7 Available For Rent at Picture This

The Sony PXW-FS7 is changing the game on ENG.

Designed to be hand held for long periods of time the Sony FS7 has been meticulously designed to redefine the concept of a “comfortable camera”.  The FS7 is great for documentaries, unscripted television (reality), indie features, broadcast run & gun, corporate and so much more. With it’s Super 35mm CMOS sensor, E-mount, UHD up to 60FPS, HD up to 180 FPS and 4096X2160 via external recorder the FS7 is truly a swiss army knife camera solution.  Swing by Picture This today and give it a whirl with our Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm!

Total of two FS7′s available for rent.

 

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Portland’s Projector Connection is Picture This

Projector rental in Portland, Oregon? No problem. At Picture This we offer everything from HD breakout projectors to HD big guns for audiences ranging in the thousands. Need something to show it on? We offer ultra widescreen screen kits complete with fast folds and skirts.

Projector Blog Post

 

Video wall rental in Portland, Oregon? We’ve got that too! We offer video wall solutions featuring 55″ thin-bezel HD flat screens that can be constructed into a large variety of shapes and sizes. You tell us what you’re envisioning and our team of video engineers can draw you a concept to show you what it will look like in the ballroom, grassy field or anywhere you want!

Video Walls and PJ Blog Post

Seeing is believing. So contact us to see some more pictures or to schedule a live demo!

 



Decimator Design’s MC-Quad: The Director’s Best Friend

Multicam shoots can be difficult. Directing four cameras can be downright strenuous. Having a monitor for each camera is cumbersome, expensive and simply a pain in the neck.

That’s where Decimator Design’s MD-Quad comes in.

The MD-Quad is a very helpful tool for directors and ACs alike. You can feed the MD-Quad up to four 3G/HD/SDI signals and output to a single HDMI or SDI monitor in full 4:4:4, creating an easy to use multi-view screen. No more monitor trees or heavy splitters, just a little red box slightly larger than a deck of cards.

Now available for rent at Picture This.

Decimator Design MD-Quad

Decimator Design MD-Quad In Action



The New Sony PMW-300 is here!

Have you seen the new Sony PMW-300?  Picture This is pleased to announce that we are now carrying the successor to Sony’s industry standard PMW-EX3 camcorder, the brand new PMW-300! Combining the low-light capabilities of three, 1/2″ Exmor Full HD CMOS sensors with the broadcast-quality, Full HD MPEG HD422 codec, the PMW-300 is perfect for independent documentary use, run ‘n gun ENG shoots, or studio configured live events. Just like the PMW-EX3, the PMW-300 is fully configurable in a studio configuration with the addition of the Fujinon ACM-21 and 2/3” B4 Mount broadcast lenses. Never before has a semi-shoulder mount design camera packed as many powerful tech specs in an affordable, easy to use camcorder; the Sony PMW-300. Now available for rent at Picture This.  Check it out.

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