DJI Force Pro- a game changer!

A newly added tool to our DJI Ronin 2 package is the DJI Force Pro. The name alone should inspire awe and confidence that you’ve never felt before, but once you actually turn it on, then the real magic happens. Let’s step back, what is the Force Pro, you might ask. The Force Pro is a wireless controller for the DJI Ronin 2 or Ronin-S, enabling smooth pans and tilts without having contact with the gimbal. This makes it possible to take full control of the Ronin, even if it’s on a drone, or in an operators’ hands. To truly experience the awesomeness of this device, you really need to get it into your hands and test it out. Contact us today!

 Courtesy of DJI.

Courtesy of DJI.

Quick Fix For Sound Devices 633 #sounddevices #productionaudio #sounddevices633 #lasvegasproductionaudio

Factory Reset will fix the “unfixable”!

On set, there is always the potential for mistakes, errors, problems, calamities, squirrel attacks, and mysteries. Perhaps, though, the worst kind of problem is an audio problem; not because audio is the worst (it’s the best! after craft services…), but because audio is invisible. I’m digging a pretty big hole here. Audio techs, mixers, boom ops, etc. aren’t invisible, that’s just their mossy oak shoes, shorts, shirt, command belt, tactical vest, safari hat, Oakley sunglasses, field-mixer bag, and backpack full of pudding snacks and Slim Jim’s! It’s hard, nay, impossible to see anything that’s covered in mossy oak.

Let’s get back on track. Audio problems are really difficult to fix, because it’s usually a technical issue that could be anywhere from the mixer, to the frequency, to the XLR run- it’s one of those things you have to just start checking off the boxes, go down the list, and check everything. It’s like in Christmas Vacation when Clark Griswold couldn’t figure out why the 100,000 imported Italian twinkle lights wouldn’t work, so he starts checking every single one of them… lo’ and behold, the light switch wasn’t on in the garage. That is what audio is like!

Recently, we heard of an issue where none of the lavs or XLRs going into a Sound Devices 633 were showing up, the channels wouldn’t arm, you couldn’t even turn them on! Scary! After going through the normal steps without a solution, the tech ended up doing a factory reset. FIXED! Now, you will lose your folder structure, and any presets saved, but, it’s better than failing at life. To accomplish this, do this:

  1. Power down the mixer.

  2. Press and hold down the menu knob for 15.1 seconds.

  3. Power the mixer back up, wipe the sweat off, and get back to audio glory!


The best deals on production gear this autumn.

As summer rolls along, we inevitably move closer and closer to Las Vegas' "second busy season". While the autumn months don't quite match the depth and breadth of the "marathon" of conventions, trade shows, and general production from CES in January till the end of May, autumn will no doubt see production volume increase. From the end of August when the kiddos go back to school, up until mid-November, a number of conventions, trade shows, etc, such as the always fun SEMA, will descend upon Sin City.

Make sure that you step on set with all the best production gear. Whether you need the beautiful 4K imagery of the Canon C300 Mark II, the unmatched audio clarity provided by the Schoeps CMIT 5U shotgun microphone, or the silky smooth moves that only DJI's Ronin-S and Ronin 2 can provide- we've got you. And, before you start looking in your sticky cupholder or under your couch cushions for all the cash you can scratch up, remember that we have great prices! Not only is our gear of the highest quality, but it's also priced competitively- we're not here to break the bank, or your spirits.

Make sure to send us an email, or give us a call, and schedule today!

 Courtesy of Google Images and a fine photographer!

Courtesy of Google Images and a fine photographer!

New gimbal for DSLR cameras! #dji #ronin-s #videoproduction

DJI's latest effort, the Ronin-S, is now available! The newest addition to the Ronin family is a light-weight, easy-to-use gimbal specifically designed for use with DSLRs. The Ronin-S is designed with the roll motor offset, giving the user an unobstructed view of the LCD. Multiple modes of shooting, from ultra smooth to quick response are available, and can be programmed on buttons on the handle. A focus wheel on the side of the gimbal can be used in certain situations. The camera/lens payload is nearly five pounds, and the battery runtime is approximately twelve hours. This product is designed with the professional filmmaker in mind, but is easy enough for beginners to use. This item paired with our Canon 5D Mark IV and Rokinon Prime lenses will really make an incredible addition to your next Las Vegas video production or Long Beach video production. For more amazing DJI products, and so much more, give F11 Rentals a call, we're your favorite (whether you know it or not) Las Vegas video production rental shop!

 Courtesy of Google Images.

Courtesy of Google Images.

Premiere: Las Vegas 48 Hour Film Project.

F11 Rentals has been a proud sponsor of this year's 48 Hour Film Project: Las Vegas. It has been our absolute pleasure to sponsor and be a part of this competition; giving Indie filmmakers of all sorts, the opportunity to showcase their filmmaking skills. The submissions premiered at Brenden Theaters at the Palms Resort here in fabulous Las Vegas, over two evenings this week. Beyond the premiers, we also had the opportunity to speak about F11 Rentals and our participation in this year's events with Quantum Arc Media, Joe Lujan of Carcass Studios and Corey Taylor on the internet talk show Corey Taylor Talks. We have really enjoyed being able to introduce ourselves further into the local Indie film scene, and are looking forward to meeting more great artists and build up Las Vegas' stellar arts scene.

 Sponsor credits: 48 Hour Film Project: Las Vegas

Sponsor credits: 48 Hour Film Project: Las Vegas

Edelkrone Steady Module: A Must Have!

F11 Rentals recently made an addition to our Edelkrone Slider Plus system. The recently released steady module was put through our series of real-life, on-location tests, and it passed with flying colors! Before this addition was released, executing completely smooth slides while shooting video wasn't always a guarantee. While the Slider Plus offers smooth, quality slides, there always seemed to be one specific speed you could slide at, and anything slower or faster included a few bumps or "hiccups".

With the Steady Module, tension is applied to the cable system, allowing friction to be transferred into the module, and away from the camera. Tension is also adjustable, allowing for an expanded range of speeds for your slides. This item is excellent, and we're excited to offer it along with the Motion and Action Modules with the Edelkrone Slider Plus system. 

If your Las Vegas video production calls for some sweet, steady moves, give us a call, and allow us to set you up with a great video production rental package.

 Steady Module seen in with the Slider Plus and Canon 5D Mark IV.

Steady Module seen in with the Slider Plus and Canon 5D Mark IV.

A review: Litepanels Astra 6x

We've recently procured some amazing light panels- not just light panels, but Litepanels... Litepanels Astra 6x to be more precise. If you're in the know, and we know you already know, because no one who doesn't know is worth knowing, you know that these lights are AMAZING!

The output is incredible, it's powerful, but soft. The temperature range is broad, but it's calculated and precise. The light panels come in pairs (because no one rides alone), with collapsable stands, and both AC power and V-mount plates- all in a strong, dependable case.

These lights are not only popular because they made varsity their freshman year, but also, because they're friends with everyone from the A/V Club to shop class. If you want to be cool also, try renting a pair, and see what it will do for your hallway status- I bet you start getting invited to way more parties!


48 Hour Film Festival: Las Vegas!

It's that time of year again, time for the 48 Hour Film Festival to return to Las Vegas. This amazing event gives filmmakers of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to flex their creative and speedy film-making muscles- in a compact time frame. Each team has just 48 hours to create a film, start to finish, and submit it for a judging panel. Now- this may seem super easy, or super impossible- both are correct! If you try to do to much, you'll never finish, so keep it simple; however, if you're not creative, and just submit a bunch of footage of ramen noodles heating up in the microwave, you'll probably not stand out.

We here at F11 Rentals are proud to be VIP sponsors of this years' competition, and cannot wait to be a part of all the festivities. We welcome teams to reach out for your last minute rentals. Let us know you're part of the competition, and we'll be happy to extend our 25% discount to you and your team. Best of luck to all the teams, we can't wait to see your final product.


Filthy Rotten Scoundrels! #crooks #lookoutforcameras

Keep a sharp eye out for some filthy crooks! Last night (May 7th), some cowards decided to break into our humble abode, and they took some of our gear. What did they steal? Besides our calm sense of love and happiness, the took:

RED Epic Dragon 6K camera package (with EVF, LCD, matte box, and much more)

3x Canon C300 Mark II packages (with LCD, media, batteries, etc)

Canon C300 Mark I package (with LCD media, batteries, etc)

Sony a7S package (with media, batteries, etc)

Canon 5D Mark II package (with batteries and media)

Various Canon L-Series zoom lenses

4x Mac Pro Laptops

So, if some moron shows up at one of the many pawn shops here in town, your production office, or in a creepy van with a bicycle, ice cream, and a clown painted on the side trying to sell you some "totally legit cameras"- they're probably ours. Luckily, the fine men and women of Metro, our stellar security crew, and ALL OF THE CAMERAS will be working hard to find the buttheads who robbed us. We'll see you soon, crooks!

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Teradek Bolt: A Review #teradek #bolt #lasvegasvideoproduction

Hello friends, pull up a seat, and let's have a quick review of the Teradek Bolt 500 3G-SDI wireless video transmitter. The Bolt is designed to transmit virtually lossless video up to 500', we have found this to be pretty accurate; the distance does greatly depend on physical barriers, but even still, the range is great. Multiple Bolts: like a lighting storm, you can have multiple Bolts in one area, operating and getting along well, all at the same time. There is a built in HDMI-SDI converter that allows you to connect both the on camera monitor and video source via the same device, which has worked out great when used with our Ronin 2. We also have the SmallHD 703 Bolt 7"  wireless director's monitor, which pairs perfectly with the Bolt, and provides mobility and flexibility on set.

So, overall- this is a great device that provides exceptional video in real time, and gives you the freedom and flexibility you've always craved. 


Follow Focus for Rent #lasvegasvideoproduction #followfocus #tilta #nucleus-m

Follow focus here! Get your follow focus! That's right ladies and germs, you want them, we've got them. Icy cold, or piping hot! Tilta's brand new, fresh-car smelling, Nucleus-M follow focus system is here, and it's ready for rental. It's got power steering, heated seats, AM/FM radio, four-ish wheels, and has only been driven to church on Sunday's.

Are your hands busy doing other things? Are you not an octopus or a spider? Do you not find yourself with the abilities of deities like Ganesha, Parvati, or Shiva? Well, that's okay, we've got you covered.

The Tilta Nucleus-M is a dynamite product that is versatile, rugged, dynamic, and easy to use. It comes with three motors to drive your iris, aperture, and focus. It's got a slick handheld control for your world class AC (even if they have small, Junior-Whopper hands), and two grip-controls to throw on that fly shoulder rig we're building up, in case your AC is at a sick rave, and can't make the shoot. But wait, it get's better. There's even a carrying case! I know; no more grocery bags for our gear. Hit us up, you know we've got the best Las Vegas video production rental gear.


Long lenses... #canonusa #lasvegasvideoproduction

There I was, perched five stories above Fremont Street in Las Vegas; my target: a vehicle, half robot, half wizard, moving east about half a klick away. I knew what I had to do... throw on that amazing Canon 70-200mm lens, and make sure I had the stabilizer on. Sure enough, I got that bogie in frame, sharpened my focus, and bam, I hit Record... direct hit. 

If you've got some long lens business to attend to, you give us a call, we've got the zooms and the doublers that you need to get that perfect shot, no matter where you are filming from.


Ronin 2 Available for Rental #lasvegasvideoproduction #ronin2 #ronin2rental

It's finally happened! No, I haven't been accepted into Clown College... yet. We received our DJI Ronin 2! This thing is super neat, let me tell you something, it's like, having your cake and eating it too. Delicious and fattening. This thing is a game changer, it's smarter and more efficient than the original, and it looks cool to boot. We even have the Ready Rig GS stabilizer and ProArm kit! If you can't pull some shawty's number wearing the Ready Rig, there's no helping you. The Ronin 2 combines the same precision as the Ronin 1, but adds more security and reliability with maintaining balance, a more powerful motor to allow you to push your shot further and faster than ever before. Basically, they took the Ronin, burned the original designs, and created something that is so much more exceptional. This can all be yours, and turn your Las Vegas video production to the next level. Reach out to day for your quote.

 Courtesy of Google Images and DJI. (We've already bedazzeled ours.)

Courtesy of Google Images and DJI. (We've already bedazzeled ours.)

Arri SkyPanel S60-C Now Available!!! #arri #skypanel

F11 Rentals is totally stoked to announce that we now carry the Arri SkyPanel S60-C LED. This light is absolutely amazing. The SkyPanel produces a light more powerful than a standard 2kW tungsten, but delivers it in a soft beam that looks amazing. The color temperature ranges from a warm 2,800K to a cold 10,000K, and with an RGB spectrum that allows you to play with a myriad of colors, and work effortlessly with a green or blue screen. This is one of the most popular lights on the market, and already is booked out on set, so schedule your time today!


Compact Interview Setups Made Easy #videoproduction #videoproductionrentalgear #lasvegasvideoproduction

In the world of video production, especially corporate video production, adaptability, flexibility, and last-minute changes are the de facto modus operandi. If you aren't able to keep pace with the light-speed corporate world, you'll be left high and dry, and with a subpar product. One tricky scenario is when you get relocated from a spacious and beautifully appointed hotel suite to one of the standard rooms. While the standard room at resorts such as Encore, Palazzo, and Aria are beautiful and nicely decorated, they can leave your crew a little short on space. Dread not, in such situations, because, with a little tact and creativity, you can produce a great product. We recommend our Dracast LEDs, the output is great, and they're dial-in on temperature and intensity; and, they're compact, light weight, and run on v-mount batteries. We also recommend our Roadrags diffusion kit, that comes with collapsable solid, silk, double, and single diffusion frames. If the preferred two camera setup won't fit in the room, or your budget, we recommend the Canon C300 MKII, recording at 4K, allowing you to punch in for a second framing in post.

All in all, there are a myriad of ways you can create a great looking corporate interview even in tight spaces. If you're in such a precarious position, give us a shout, and we'll get your Las Vegas video production rental gear right to you and ready to go.

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Best LED panel for your shoot! #Dracast #LED #videoproduction

Now, I'm not all facts and figures and knowledge, but what I do know is that I love a light! And I don't just love this light because I see the light, I love the light because I saw the light and now have the best light.... What the hell am I talking about? I don't know. But I do know this: our Dracast 1K bi-color LED will have you dumping your old LED for this funnier, sexier, more fit LED. It's slim, it's bright, and it'll pump out beautiful 1K tungsten, daylight, or in-between all day on a single V-Mount battery. We took it down to "The Wine Cellar" at the Rio here in Vegas, and after we got sauced, we took it elsewhere and coupled it with our Canon C300 Mark II, and made beautiful motion imagery that was as dazzling as your next project will be when you rent our Dracast 1K bi-color LED, and any one of our amazing camera-things. F11 Rentals is working hard to become the best video production rental gear company in Las Vegas- and we want you to come see why.

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Decimate Your Problems #lasvegasvideorentalgear #decimator #videoproduction

When you're getting mixed signals (we've all been there), it's confusing; you're sitting there going, "Wait. What? Who?" There's someone special out there for everyone- but sometimes, it's not the someone you thought or hoped for. What do you do in this situation? Settle for the hand you were dealt!? Absolutely not!!

Now, we have the power and technology to take that "less-than-desirable" situation, take that "mixed signal", and turn it into what you want it to be. Introducing the DECIMATOR MD-HX MINI!!! No more awkward HDMI when you wanted SDI, or vice-versa. There's a built-in scaler, and if you're thinking "I'm more of a 23.98 guy/gal, not 29.97" well, you can change that too! To top it all off, it's compact and portable; it's the best thing since sliced bread! There is so much to say and type, I'm just going to send you to the page, here! Las Vegas video rental gear has a name- well, many, and you can get a large number of them here at F11 Rentals!

 Thanks Google Images!

Thanks Google Images!

College Students and Indie Film Makers! #indiefilm #collegefilm #unlvfilm

Hey UNLV students, and all you Las Vegas Indie film makers!!! We here at F11 Rentals love aspiring film makers of all types, and we're here to lend a helping hand. If you're a current UNLV film student, or, anyone working on an Indie film project (gotta' prove it), we want to help you make your project see fruition. Reach out to us and see what kind of gear we have deals on to help your project come in on budget, and leave rice and soup in your pantry. Email us today!

 Credit: Google Images

Credit: Google Images

Our lenses stand apart #schneidercineprimes #lasvegasvideoproduction #lasvegasrentalgear

We don't want to brag.... just kidding, yes we do. There's nothing better than having better equipment, prices, and rippling hamstrings than the other guy, and letting everyone know it. We here at F11 Rentals aren't afraid of a displaying a little confidence every once and a while (not like that scaredy-cat over at FiveSix Production's blog). So, when we saw our beloved Schneider Cinema Primes out on the tennis courts in sunny Las Vegas, we couldn't help but want to shout it from the rooftops. The incomparable Clayton Moore, of CMDP was nice enough to show off this setup with the gorgeous 50mm lens. I'll let you compose yourself, as I'm sure you're just as giddy as we are, and when you've settled down enough, give us a shout, and we'll get you hooked up with one or all of the Schneider's. We can't wait to hear from you and help you see just why we're the best Las Vegas video production rental house.

 Courtesy of CMDP.

Courtesy of CMDP.