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High Definition (HD) production equipment rental

We rent our HD camera equipment, grip, lighting and edit systems for short term (one day), weekend hire, weekly or longer term rental periods for features. We organise courier shipping to/from our base in North Devon or you can collect and do some hands-on tuition.

We aim to be very helpful in kit selection - we use all the kit ourselves so we can give you some advice or training if required - just get in touch and see if we have what you need.

Our current rental Equipment includes: 2x Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Sony PMW-200, Canon EOS 5D3, Canon 7D HD DSLR, Tamuz 15" HD field monitor (full 1920x1080), Panasonic 8" HD field monitor with HD-SDI, Marshal HD HDMI monitors, Zacuto HDMI Electronic viewfinders, Apple Ipad, Atomos Samauri SDI hard drive recorder, HDMI to HDSDI adapters, Redrock remote follow focus, Go Pro Hero 3 4K cameras, Apple Macbook pro edit system, Sachtler head and tripods, Ronford-Baker and Manfrotto tripods, Losmandy Jib, Indie Dolly with straight and curved track, skater camera dolly, Glidetrack sliders, Gekko LED Lens light (PDF brochure), Dedo Ledzilla LED light, Kino flo lights, Dedo lights, Arri and Ianiro lighting (Redheads), Chimera softboxes, Nikon prime lenses (with EF adapters for canon use), Canon fast zoom lenses, shoulder mount rigs, Powered rigs to power your camera, monitor and EVFs, Zacuto viewfinders, Matt boxes with flags, Light stands, follow focus with speedcranks and focus whips, rog handgrips, DSLR hand-held rig kits, Zacuto loupe, Pag and IDX V-lock batteries, Sennheiser radio mics, Sennheiser shotgun mic, Rode and Azden shotgun mics, Edirol 4ch audio recorder,  Zoom H4n recorder, Sound Devices 442 mixer, Beachtek pre-amp, Rode boom poles, rain covers and wind protection and more...

You will need several forms of ID and your own insurance and we take deposit payments by credit card (RBS Worldpay). All private client (ie non-company) hire must be paid in advance or on collection. Please see our How To Hire page for full terms.

We can ship to anywhere in the UK via courier for next day delivery (some areas including the Northern Highlands may take two days) and if booked before 3pm we can get your equipment to the courier on the same day to arrive the next morning.

For information about how to hire, insurance and ID please read our How to Hire page

Shipping estimates are pretty close now. There may be some variation on weight due to putting some items into extra Peli cases, but its virtually there now.
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Rental gear newly added to the website:
 DJI Ronin-M  lightweight handheld 3-Axis Camera Gimbal
DJI Ronin-M lightweight handheld 3-Axis Camera Gimbal
90.00 per day
 4K & HD Live event video switching kit
4K & HD Live event video switching kit
141.60 per day
 Sony a7s II d-tap (p-tap) dummy battery
Sony a7s II d-tap (p-tap) dummy battery
1.44 per day
 DJI Ronin  Handheld 3-Axis Camera Gimbal
DJI Ronin Handheld 3-Axis Camera Gimbal
120.00 per day
 Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF film camera kit
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF film camera kit
120.00 per day
 Coiled 10M extension lead with RCD
Coiled 10M extension lead with RCD
2.88 per day
 Coiled 20M extension lead with RCD
Coiled 20M extension lead with RCD
2.88 per day
 Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount T Smart Adapter (Mark IV
Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount T Smart Adapter (Mark IV
11.50 per day
 Sony A7S II 4k video mirrorless camera
Sony A7S II 4k video mirrorless camera
40.00 per day
 Aputure LS 1c bi-colour CRI 95+ 2 panel LED Panel kit
Aputure LS 1c bi-colour CRI 95+ 2 panel LED Panel kit
29.00 per day
 Blackmagic SmartView Duo SD/HD SDI production monitor
Blackmagic SmartView Duo SD/HD SDI production monitor
24.00 per day
 CamRade wetSuit for Sony PMW-200
CamRade wetSuit for Sony PMW-200
6.00 per day

We will be adding more of our equipment to this new rental website so please watch this space!
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Latest Rental News

Maniac audio kit hire used on Cannes film

May 2015 - Ostend short film to have world premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Back in November we hired a location audio kit and Macbook Pro mobile edit suite to Oliver for this short film shoot.

We've just found out that the resultant film, Ostend, is having a world premiere at Cannes Film Festival!

Good luck over there and we hope it does well!
4K production monitor hire

March 2015 - New Blackmagic Smartview 4K production monitor

New in from Blackmagic, the Smartview 4K production monitor, a mains or battery powered 14inch 4K monitor that is perfect for use with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Ursa or other 4K monitors.
The monitor can be pre-loaded with LUT's so you can see your shot as it will be graded in the edit!
The monitor is available for hire now.
Kit hire for 'Cooking Up A Feast'

November 2014 - Camera hire for filming 'Cooking Up A Feast' tv programme

We recently hired 2 Canon DSLR shooting kits and an external audio kit for a shoot in Italy.
The shoot crew were on location to film an episode of an upcoming tv series - 'Cooking Up A Feast'.
The team were very happy and will be back in the new year to hire kit for another episode.
You can find out more by visiting the shows Facebook page
rent our Film production shooting packages

October 2014 - New shooting kit options available for hire.

To make it easier to find the video equipment that you need, we have created a range of shooting kits.
These kits contain everything you need for a shoot, and can be easily customised should you need a little extra.
Blackmagic 4K production camera for hire

September 2014 - 2nd 4K camera now available for hire.

We now have a  second Blackmagic 4K camera available for hire. We found a number of our customers were asking for a 2nd unit for film shoots - and we listened!
Equipment hire for We Still Kill The Old Way

May 2014 - 4K Camera hire for We Still Kill The Old Way.

We have provided our Blackmagic 4K camera and filming kit for the location filming of We Still Kill The Old Way - a feature film being shot in London.

The image on the left shows our camera in the capable hands of DOP Ismael Issa.
Equipment hire for Indochina Films

March 2014 - Vampyre Heart release 'Afraid' music video.

In December 2013 the Sony PMW-200 and a tripod, to Mark in Indochino Films to shoot a music video for 'Vampyre Heart'.

The music video has finally been released and can be seen here - AFRAID video . You can also watch the making of doc here - making of...
The still on the left shows our camera on set.
Equipment hire for Red Sky Films

January 2014 - short film 'My Boy Jack' released.

In November 2013 we hired an Edirol R-44 recorder and recording kit, tripod, and Glidetrack slider to Vivien from Red Sky Films.
Today we received a link to the 7min film online. Why not give it a look and if you like it, let people know. We love to support independent film!
Check out the video here - My Boy Jack
Equipment hire for Ruwac productions

August 2013 - A Day With The Port Glass film now online.

Back in November 2012 we hired a Canon EOS 7D, 70-200mm lens, 16-50mm lens and a tripod to Simon Cotter of Ruwac Films.
Today we received a Vimeo link to part one of the filming project featuring local surfboard shaper Joel Blackman.

Check out the video here - A Day With The Port Glass on Vimeo
Equipment hire for Indian Summer film shoot

July 2013 - Maniac Films provide equipment to film 'Indian Summer'

Old rectory Pictures have been filming a short film called Indian Summer in North Devon and we supplied them with a production monitor, green screen and extra lighting for their shoot.

The film was funded through Kickstarter, used a lot of local crew and we look forward to seeing the final film.
Equipment hire for ChetMega video

May 2013 - New music video for ChetMega filmed using Maniac gear

The new video 'Lambs to the slaughter' from ChetMega will be released soon online.
The video was shot on a number of locations using equipment supplied by Maniac Films including the Losmandy Porta Jib & Gekko lens lite.
We are looking forward to seeing the finished film!
New firmware for the 5d mkIII

April 2013 - Canon release 5D mkIII firmware for uncompressed HDMI output

Thanks to a new update from Canon, we now have hte ability to record uncompressed high quality video from the HDMI port of the Canon EOS 5D mkIII.
By combining this camera with our Atomos Samurai recorder and optional HDMI-SDI converter you can significantly increase the quality of your recorded images!
New wifi control software for the MPW-200

April 2013 - Sony release WiFi control software for PMW-200

Sony have just released an major update for the Sony PMW-200 50mbps video camera.
You can now control major camera functions such as zoom, focus, iris, record, gain and more from an iPhone, iPad or smartphone!
Combine this with a video sender and you have an ideal remote focus solution!
Sound Devices 442 mixer now for hire

March 2013 - Sound Devices 442 mixer

We have just taken delivery of a new Sound Devices 442 audio mixer!
This professional piece of sound kit is one of the best on the market. Offering 4x XLR inputs and 2x XLR stereo outputs or 4x direct outputs
Sony PMW-200 camcorder rental

January 2013 - Sony PMW-200 50mbps camcorder

New in is a Sony PMW-200 50mbps video camera. This camera records to SXS memory cards at a BBC approved data rate.
This camera combines the optics and features of the Z7 and EX3 with 50mbps recording! what more could you need?
redrock remote follow focus from maniac films

December 2012 - Redrock remote follow focus system arriving soon!

The new redrock remote follow focus has finally been released.
This unit will allow you to pull focus using a wireless wi-fi transmitter - ideal for shooting in tight spaces or when using a camera crane.
There is also a future upgrade planned in which you can control focus using an iphone.

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November 2012 - GoPro 3 black edition coming soon

The new GoPro 3 Black edition is a 4k, wifi enabled upgrade to the popular GoPro camera series.

The camera should be with us in the 1st week of December and we can't wait so see what it can do!

As well as up to 4K recording, the camera can also transmit live video via WiFi to your iPhone.

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April 2012 - GoPro HD LCD backpack rental helps Sam capture long days on the piste

At the end of March, Sam contacted us with regards to hiring the LCD backpack accessory for his GoPro HD Hero camera.  Five weeks later and Sam has sent us this stunning image taken from the camera - this really shows what the GoPro can do!
Sam was very impressed with the LCD backpack. It is invaluable when it comes to replaying footage and ensuring that you are getting the shot that you need - a problem with the original GoPro where you had to guess and hope the shoot was good.

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