One often overlooked aspect of good production is having your equipment routinely serviced and cleaned. A wise investment is buying a service and/or protection plan above the manufacturers' warranty. Here at F11 Rentals for instance, we send our Canon C300s out for an annual cleaning and "sprucing up"; that insures that everything is running correctly, all the nuts and bolts are tight, and everything is clean, especially deep down. The fine folks over at Canon are trained and able to clean all the intricate and difficult parts of the camera that we here would rather not mess with. We certainly take pride in taking the best care of our products while they're here in house, but definitely don't underestimate the trained professionals that help keep our machine running smoothly. Here in the desert, our production rental gear needs all the care we can give it!