MōVl Pro, Sigma Lenses, Cool-Lux and More!!!

Some amazing and highly anticipated gear has entered the rental inventory at Picture This! The long awaited MōVl Pro has arrived and it’s a game changer. Definitely one of the most advanced camera movement systems available. Long story short: if you’re looking for a MōVI Pro rental in Portland we’ve got you covered!

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Have you tried the Sigma Cine Zoom Lenses? They’re amazing! We’ve added the 18-35mm T2 and the 50-100mm T2 glass to our broad lens inventory. High speed, well crafted and affordable. Picture This is definitely a go-to place for lens rentals in Portland.

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Looking for the best battery powered compact field/on-camera monitor? The new Panasonic 9” LCD HDMI Field Monitor is small yet mighty with amazing features including waveform and vector scope for exposure assist. Not to mention it’s built like a tank! We have a large inventory of different video production monitors for rent in Portland to fit any production

Panasonic BT-LH910GJ Web Hero

Our new Cool-Lux SHIFT baseplate will save you so much time when SHIFTing from your tripod to shoulder shooting modes with extra chest support for stabilization. Picture This is the preferred destination for stabilization system rentals in Portland.

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Lots of cool gear is here folks! And as always be sure to swing by any time to check it all out!



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+:

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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!

 



The New Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 Rocks!

The new Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 is here!  Another great Zeiss CZ.2 lens for rent at Picture This.  Why Zeiss CZ.2 Lenses?  Not only compact in size, light weight and ready for 4K they offer more amazing features including an interchangeable mount, full-frame coverage (36 x 24mm), no focus shift over the zoom range, robust cine-style housing, circular shape of iris, great flare suppression, calibrated focus scale and is colormatched with all Zeiss Prime lenses.  Need the perfect lens set?  The preferred Picture This Zeiss 3 lens set rental includes the CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9, CZ 70-200mm T2.9 and the LWZ.2 15.5-45mm T2.6.

 



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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The Picture This Lens Department

Buying lenses is an expensive investment and can be tricky when choosing which lens to buy.  You have to look at your inventory of cameras, what systems are needed, what the marketplace demands and what lenses will offer a good return.  Lens pioneers Zeiss and ARRI together created a family of lenses with an interchangable mount system that works with most of our cameras.  This being said, Picture This has purchased over a dozen Zeiss & ARRI lenses over the past two years including the Zeiss CZ.2 70-200mm T2.9, Zeiss LWZ.2 15.5-45mm T2.6, Zeiss ZE Prime Sets, Zeiss CP.2 Sets and the ARRI Alura 18-80mm T2.6 lens.  Other recent purchases include the Fujinon13x4.5 HD WA Zoom, Canon Trinity Sets, Achromatic Diopters, Assorted Adaptors, Zoom Controls and ARRI matte boxes.  As for the future, we’re very interested in the new Fujinon Cabrio Zoom Lenses, ARRI CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 and CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 wide angle compact zoom lens.  The lens department is constantly updating so be sure to check our rate card frequently!

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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 Canon EOS C300 Has Amazing Features

This compact Canon creation has all the bells and whistles you need for video production.  Modeled on the Super 35mm 3-perf motion picture film standard, the Canon CMOS sensor has an active image size of 24.4 x 13.5mm. parental blocker  Other features include the Canon DIGIC DV lll image processor, Canon XF Codec, compatible with all new and existing EF mount lenses (Picture This has all of the great EF Lenses), CF memory card, Multi-recording formats, Manual controls and focusing aids, and WFT wireless remote control over Wi-Fi.  Come by to see this new camera and check out the complete line of Canon lenses.

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