HC3800 Panasonic Fiber Cameras

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HC3800 fiber cameras for rent

These new Panasonic HC3800 HD camera rentals and the entire system with fiber connectivity to our FlyPacks make getting consistent HD video fast and foolproof. The single cable connection to our CCU’s in the Mobile Flypacks makes setup way simpler.

3CCD with High Sensitivity, Low Noise and Low Smear 
The AK-HC3800 Camera is equipped with a high-sensitivity, high-quality 2/3 type 2.2 megapixel 3CCD and a high-precision 16 bit A/D image processing circuit. With CCU control of functions such as Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Digital Extender, Film Rec Gamma, Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and more.

By using the AK-HC3800 together with the AK-HCU200 Camera Control Units, our AK-HRP200G Remote Operation Panel and AK-HVF70G 17.8 cm (7 inches) LCD Color Viewfinder, These cameras can be setup in a multi-camera shoot in far less time than HD-SDI setups.

Multi Video Format
For HD, supporting 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/23.98p, 25p and 1080/29.97p video format are supported as standard. In addition, 720/59.94p, 720/50p and 1080/23.98PsF video format can be selected on the CCU.

Digital Extender (2x) 
This included function expands the image by 2x in the digital signal processing circuit, allowing shooting even with a low-magnification lens. HD images retain their superior resolution even when zoomed in and – unlike when a lens extender is used – brightness is not reduced.

We include 500 feet of Fiber on reels for each camera, but these camera and camera control unit can be connected long-distance, over 1,300 yards!

NewTek Tricaster 460

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Tricaster 460 with Advanced Software Flypack Rentals

ICV offers our Video Flypack rentals with our TriCaster 460 4-camera video production systems. We have them outfitted with the advanced software giving you maximum flexibility in a live production setting. For live and on-demand programs create multi-platform productions to open up more revenue opportunities and extend your brand.

  • Multi Camera Switch
  • Live Streaming to all devices
  • Recording program and iso
  • Graphics keys and animations
  • Titling – Lower thirds
  • Packaged Video Clips
  • 4 channel mixing

Connectivity for 4 cameras. Video playback for full-length packages or short b-roll clips. Media bins for graphics and sound files. Network sources for sharing computer displays or any network source. And mix/effects to craft compositions and virtual sets from truly realistic to the most elaborate imaginable.

Canon EOS C500 Camera Rental

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Canon EOS C500 Camera Rental – $400.00/day / Day

Zeiss Prime lenses for this camera $200.00 / Day

Need Canon C500 camera rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area? We got it.
We are pairing it with the Zeiss CP2 Prime lenses and a Matthews Slider. Zeiss Lenses – 21mm, 35mm, 85mm
Ask about our great deals on the Package.

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The Canon C500 EOS Cinema 4K Camera uses the ergonomic design of the EOS C300 camera, and offers a Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, DIGIC DV III Image Processor and a range of recording and output options specifically for 4K and 2K image acquisition.

Great for Cinema and  TV, the EOS C500 offers two types of 4K HD video – dynamically select DCI (SMPTE 2048-1:2011 standard) or the alternative television-centric Quad-HD (SMPTE 2036-1:2009 and ITU-R BT.1769 standards) source image formats.

The EOS C500 features uncompressed Canon RAW output for both 4K and 2K recording. The Canon RAW output is delivered to external recording systems via built-in dual 3G-SDI ports. Dual uncompressed HD-SDI out ports supports external live monitoring. HD content can be written to dual onboard Compact Flash cards simultaneously to provide proxy video for offline NLE systems like Final Cut pro, Premiere and AVID.

The Cinema EOS C500’s output works seamlessly with external digital recording units, like our Ki-Pros at 1080 or 4K recording.

Panasonic AW HS50 HD Switcher

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AW HS50 Switcher – $200.00 / Day

Our Mini Flypacks are equipped with this half-rack size HD digital video switcher. In spite of its compact size the HS50 switcher features four SDI inputs, one DVI-D input, two SDI outputs, and one DVI-D output. A MultiViewer Display function lets you split the screen in eight different ways, and a Frame Synchronizer ensures easy, high-quality switching.
The Panasonic AW HS50 HD Switchers are perfect for multi-camera and multi-format source shoots.

HD/SD Multi-Format

The AW-HS50 supports a variety of HD/SD formats, including 1080/24PsF, as standard.

• Five inputs : Four SDI inputs and one DVI-D input come standard.
• Three outputs : Two SDI outputs and one DVI-D output come standard.

A Frame Synchronizer is embedded in all inputs. This enables asynchronous video signals to be switched without glitches.

Up-Converter, Dot by Dot and Video Processing
The AW-HS50 is equipped with an SD/HD up-converter function for two inputs (SDI IN 3/SDI IN 4), and a dot by dot function that can be used for P-in-P display of HD images from SD footage without degradation. A video processing function with brightness, pedestal level, saturation, and color phase correction is also provided for four inputs.

Versatile Effect Functions

• Transitions : 13 wipe patterns and mixes.
• The built-in key function lets you select from linear, luminance and chroma keying.
• One P-in-P bus and one Aux bus are included. A Bus transition function (P-in-P bus and Aux bus switching effect) enables Mix transitions.

Simple and Flexible Control Buttons

Five crosspoint buttons in each A bus and B bus (for a maximum of 10 with the Shift function), a Cut button, a P-in-P button, a Key button and an FTB button allow direct control with this simple panel layout. It’s really easy to set up your shots and pick your transitions quickly and easily and save them. This switcher makes three camera shoots on a tight budget and short notice a breeze.

Up to 10 Split-Screen, MultiViewer Display

The built-in MultiViewer Display function can simultaneously display various images, including program (PGM), preview (PVW) and input signals, on a single monitor. The screen may be split into 4, 5a/5b, 6a/6b, 9 and 10a/10b sections.

HPX 500 P2 HD Camera Rental $350.00/ day at ICV

Panasonic HPX 500 Camera Rental

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HPX 500 P2 HD Camera Rental – $350.00 / Day

Our rentals include lens, viewfinder, tripod, tripod plate and power at one low price. Rent ICV’s Panasonic AG-HPX500 cameras and great a great image with fast flexible P2 recording. Use this with our Flypack rentals and record to P2. Use our AjA KiPro recorders for backup recording. The HPX500 is a versatile camera that people rent over and over for a lot of reasons. It’s great for mobile shooting, tight quarters or small sets. Powered by 3 2/3-inch CCDs, this Panasonic camcorder can output a variety of HD and SD formats including 1080p.

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Features include:

Adjustable (not just variable!) frame rates, 32 different recording modes and true 4:2:2 DVCPRO HD recording at 720p and 1080i resolutions. In addition, the camera offers HD-SDI and genlock. 4 XLR inputs allow you to interface the Panasonic AG-HPX500 camcorder with a variety of audio devices for excellent audio reproduction. Firewire out allows for easy connections to a Laptop for encoding or even a RAID drive for backup.

The HPX500 is a world-class camcorder that can shoot 24fps/25fps 50Hz/60Hz. For global shooters like us who frequently work in Europe and around the world, this is a big deal.

P2 Card recording

The HPX500 records on re-usable, removable P2 cards. With our 16GB P2 cards and the HPX500’s four P2 slots, the camera records for 68 minutes of DVCPRO HD; 136 minutes of DVCPRO 50; and 272 minutes of DVCPRO

Affordable HD Camera Rental

ICV rents the HPX500 for less then anyone else. $350.00 / day. That includes the Tripod, Plate, Power Supply and 2 batteries at no extra charge.

High Performance HD Camera Rental

Our HPX500 exhibits at least two stops better performance in low light than similarly priced HD rental cameras. Our testing using a 17 percent grey chart and CDM reference chart indicates a true ISO rating of at least 640, very respectable.

A state of the art DSP with 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit HD/SD conversion allows this Panasonic camcorder to be used for a wide variety of tasks as you can tailor the output according to the style and setting of the event. All in all, the plethora of features and relatively small form factor makes this Panasonic HD camera well suited for studio shoots, or back of room video production when packaged with our Video Flypack rentals.

Panasonic HDX 900 Camera Rental

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HDX900 HD Camera Rental – $550.00/day

We have used these cameras for a wide range of productions and they shine in every situation. Low noise, great colors, tight sharp images even at the end of the lens. The HDX900 camera uses the same 3CCD 720p imager found in the Varicam AJ-HDC27H. The HDX900 records on medium-format DVCPRO HD tapes as opposed to the large-format tapes the Varicam uses.

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High Quality Images

This full 2/3″ DVCPRO HD camcorder records pristine 100Mbps HD images in any of 11 video formats, encompassing 60Hz and 50Hz production. This versatile, cost-effective camera provides high-quality 4:2:2 intra-frame recording that holds up through layers of Final Cut effects, graphic overlays and constant editing and processing. Three CineGamma modes to replicate the look and feel of film. With 1080i, 720p, 24p and 25p capabilities, the ICV HDX900 rentals are perfect for long-form HD programming and are an invaluable tool for cinematography, documentary and television production. The effective ISO 640 rating of the camera, combined with the approximate 9.5 stops of latitude in the HDX, allow for excellent tonal reproduction in all lighting situations.

Ultimate flexibility

Record for 33 minutes on a DVCPRO medium-size cassette with 48kHz/16-bit digital audio on all four channels of uncompressed audio with full manual control over each channel. Built-in IEEE 1394 FireWire output is a real important feature. Output directly to a Laptop and encode capture or webcast. We do this all the time with these cameras! Transfer your HD video directly to nonlinear editing systems. Standard HD SDI output is included for monitoring and line recording. And the built-in down-converter produces a SD output, allowing the use of low-cost SDI accessories.

Panasonic HPX 370 Camera Rental

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HPX370 P2 HD Camera Rental – $250.00/day

Our rentals include lens, viewfinder, tripod, tripod plate and power at one low price. Our low cost Flypack HD camera is no slouch. These are the real workhorses of our video equipment rental fleet. With the new 1/3″ 3-MOS imagers, 2.2-megapixel 3-chip imager, the HPX370 delivers exceptional HD video production. 10-bit, 4:2:2, full 1920 x 1080-resolution AVC-Intra recording with real impressive levels of sensitivity. We rent these with a great lens too. The native AVC-Intra codec is unrivaled for its full-raster, 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampling.

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Excellent back of room or studio camera

The low light performance of our HPX 370 Camera rentals, exhibit the high sensitivity and great image of the big brother 3100’s at a lower cost. And now the sensitivity that is characteristic of the interlace mode is possible in the progressive mode with Panasonic’s Progressive Advanced Processing (P.A.P.), a 3D adaptive processing technology. We shoot with these cameras and our Mini Flypacks in our Studio and on location, and have never been less than totally satisfied with the images.

Scene File Dial

Adjust this dial for an instant set of shooting conditions. Six preset files are provided, and you can change any of the six file names and their settings as desired. You can also store and load the settings to and from an SD card. We have these available with your rental. This way all three cameras are setup and matched perfectly in minutes.

Slow, Synchro and High-Speed Shutter

The shutter speed can be set between 1/6.25 second on the slow end in 50Hz mode (1/6 second in 59.94Hz mode) and 1/2000 second on the fast end. Used with the variable frame rate function, this allows you to create a blurring effect or crystal-clear stop-motion of sports action. The AG-HPX370 series also features a synchro scan function for capturing screen shots from a computer monitor.

AVC-Intra Codec

The HPX370 HD Camera rentals offer AVC-Intra codec recording. It allows recording in either of two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-pixel HD (1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720) images, or AVC-Intra 50 for low-bit-rate, low-cost operation. AVC-Intra is a great new codec that we have fully embraced here at ICV. If you do any encoding for the web you’ll apprecaite this codec.
It complies with the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 international standard based on advanced image compression technology, and offers both superb image quality and highly efficient compression. The HPX370 also supports the conventional DVCPRO HD codec.

Fast Workflow with P2 and Firewire

The P2 recording capabilities offer reliable, large-capacity, high-speed card recording and a number of advanced functions, such as:
Immediate Startup and Better Data Protection
Clip Thumbnail Function
Text Memo (Bookmark) for Simple Editing
SD/SDHC Card Slot
16:9 / 4:3 Aspect Ratio Conversion
Optional Proxy Data Recording


HD/SD-SDI Output Terminals and Down-Converter
USB 2.0 Interface
IEEE 1394 Interface
TC IN, TC OUT, and GENLOCK IN Terminal

The HPX370 can be used with 1/3″ to 2/3″ lens adapters for use with existing 2/3″ zoom and prime lenses. The camera offers a broad range of creative features including variable frame rates, Cine film-like gamma, Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), built-in scan reverse, Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function, waveform and vector scope display and focus assist tools. The HPX370 also comes equipped with flash band detection and compensation software built-in for improved CMOS performance.

HPX 3100 HD Camera Rentals $450.00 per day with Tripod

Panasonic HPX 3100 Camera Rental

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HPX3100 P2 HD Camera Rental – $450.00/day

Our rentals include lens, viewfinder, tripod, tripod plate and power at one low price. The HPX3100 is what we consider the best mix between value and great performance in HD camera rentals. It’s Panasonic’s most compact 2/3″ P2 HD camcorder. When we saw it at NAB we knew it was a great piece of equipment for our HD live webcasts and location shoots that require shooting in a wide range of settings. The HPX 3100 camera features three 2/3″ high density 2.2 million pixel CCDs. Add to that the HPX3100 full-raster 1920 x 1080 resolution and it’s 4:2:2 10-bit sampling using the AVC-Intra codec, and you have top performance.

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HPX 3100 – Compact Size, Fully Featured

Offering a new compact size (similar to our ICV HPX370 rental cameras) for added mobility, the two P2 slot camcorder records in multiple worldwide formats, in HD, in AVC-Intra and in DVCPRO HD at 1080 in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i and 60i, and in SD (480i/586i) in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. We talk all the time about how great the AVC-Intra codec is. You have to try using this in your HD production workflow at least once. The AVC Intra-frame video codec with bit rates of 50 and 100 Mbps is the industry’s most advanced compression technology. It utilizes the High-10 and High-422 profiles of H.264 respectively. AVC-Intra provides high-quality 10-bit intra-frame encoding in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-raster mastering video quality, and AVC-Intra 50 Mbps for DVCPRO HD quality at half the bit rate, thereby doubling the record time on a P2 card. That’s a real bonus for footage that will be encoded for the web or DVD.

Cinematography Quality with Ease of Use

Designed for scripted programming, documentary, nature, cinema and commercial production, the master-quality HPX3100 offers 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra 100/50, wireless metadata input capability via wireless LAN, and a high-quality proxy recording. The HPX3100 is equipped with six advanced gamma settings, including Film-Rec 600% mode (made popular by the well loved VariCam), film-like shutter controls, and intuitive film camera-like operation. It also features a built-in reverse scan that allows unique setups such as mounting the camera upside down or usage of an ultra prime lens or an anamorphic lens adapter to create a 2.35:1 aspect image.

We can’t say enough about the capabilities of the HPX 3100. Come by our video studio and see it in action.

26″ HD Monitors

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The Panasonic BT-LH2550 Monitor

Our 2 cart Large video Flypack rental package is equipped with two 26″ widescreen monitors. The Monitors are integrated into the soft lift / soft close top of each cart.

These Multiview monitors are designed for broadcast and studio applications. We chose these these LCD monitors not only for their ability to tolerate a wide range of shooting environments and lighting conditions  but also for thier advanced processing technology which can reproduce color and contrast qualities exceeding traditional CRT monitors. These are capable of displaying HDTV formats and frame rates along with NTSC and PAL systems.

Broadcast Quality Monitors

Our Blackmagic Videohub allows HD-SDI and multiview operation.  The monitor compensates for RGB accuracy in 256 discrete steps. The rated gamma properties (g = 2.2) are reproduced and the gradation suitable for broadcasting is achieved. Color temperature is selectable from 3 preset values, 9300K, 6500K and 5600K as well as totally custom settings ranging from 3000K to 9300K.

Diagonal Line Compensation

A special circuit compensating for noise caused from diagonal lines has been developed for the BT-LH2550. This processing reduces the occurrences of jagged noise in the diagonal direction, not just vertically in the field, by detecting correlations and making optimal interpolations.

Color Space Conversion

The BT-LH2550 uses a technology to produce the same EBU-based colors as CRT monitors. Colors on CRTs appear different from those in LCD monitors due to slight differences in the monitor’s chromatic range. Color-Space Conversion compensates for these differences.

Analog and Digital Inputs

This monitor is compatible with multiple HD and SD formats. Two SDI inputs with automatic switching between HD and SD comes standard. The monitor is also equipped with one SDI output, a Component input (Y/Pb/Pr) with RGB switching, Y/C and Composite Video. The RGB input selection is compatible with computer input.


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Communication during your shoot is critical. That is why we include in our Flypack rentals, the ClearCom Encore Camera Interface. This unit provides 4 discrete Clear-Com to 3- or 4-wire interface circuits.

Four channel interfaces connects Clear-Com to the Flypack’s cameras. These units  have selective partyline capability. Featuring individual transmit, receive, and null controls, as well as transmit level indicators. Switchable mic or line-level output for compatibility. The built-in test jack and test tone provide quick nulling.

For remote productions your on set crew can use the  Encode headsets in the studio to collaborate effortlessly with those in the control room, the back of the set, or offstage. For productions in other  locations that are RF hostile, the intercom’s Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology ensures interference-free communications.