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!


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!


Wishing you Happy Holidays from sunny Las Vegas!

We here at F11 Rentals want to take a moment, put down our beers... I mean... beers, and wish you an exceptional holiday season. We don't discriminate, and so, it's a hap-hap-happy holiday, no matter how and what you celebrate! We'll see you real soon!

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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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The Best Way to Set Your Convention Apart #longbeachvideoproduction #lasvegasvideoproduction

We all know that there is so much that goes into putting on a great meeting, convention, etc. Regardless of size, there are a few things you can do to really make your event stand out. Besides the obvious of having a good venue, great content, and making sure your attendees take away as much as they can... what about remembering and capturing those priceless and usually impromptu moments/gems? Capturing a killer keynote, celebrity appearance, dynamic break-out sessions, and attendee reactions all go in to making a great video that can accomplish just that. You never know what amazing ideas will sprout from a small, hour long panel discussion or afternoon team-building exercise. Having the right gear and right team to capture those moments can be priceless; and we here at F11 Rentals are happy to provide Las Vegas, Nevada and Long Beach, California with the best gear and crews to make your convention really stand out.

F11 Rentals is a Las Vegas video production rental gear company. F11 Rentals now serves as a Long Beach video production rental gear company.

red dragon

Epic Deal on RED Epic Dragon #RED #lasvegasvideoproductionrental

Have you got a project that desperately wants to be shot in amazing 6K on a mighty RED Epic Dragon, but maybe you don't quite have the budget. Well, you're in luck, F11 Rentals is running an August special as hot as the Las Vegas weather. Our RED Epic is now available for a single-day rate of $800.00, and a multi-day rate of $700.00, with a four-day week available. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make your summer project amazing. Visit our RED Epic Dragon page for all the details, and reach out soon, this camera won't be on the shelf long!


Because Everyone Love's A One-Upper #photography #camera #worldrecord

Whatever baboon writes most of the blogs over at FiveSix Productions is a real baboon... Wait. Whoever writes the blogs over at FiveSix Productions is a real clown. Those blog posts are not nearly as eloquent, sophisticated, intelligent, and handsome with rippling muscles as the ones are over at F11 Rentals. *BURN!* So, they posted about a stupid picture of stars, or something childish. Well, I'll do ya' one better. This here photo is the current world record of distance landscape photography. This single-exposure photograph was taken from the Pyrenees Mountains along the boarders of France, Spain, and Andorra, of the French Alps near Italy and Switzerland. Yes... this photo was taken all the way across the southern part of France. The furthest discernible peak is a staggering 443 kilometers away, for us Imperialist Americans, that's 275.267 miles. That's the same as standing on top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, and taking a photograph of the Hollywood Hills! You're chilling in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking a photograph of Los Angeles, California! For our East Coast friends, it's like standing in Providence, Rhode Island (watch for mafia dudes!) and snapping a photo of ol Billy Penn atop Philadelphia City Hall! Now, I'm not one for so much math and numbers, I leave that to the smarties; so, go to the webpage that chronicles the spectacular achievement here. Go right meow! And, if you're in the mood to give it a try, all you need to do is come to your favorite Las Vegas video production rental company... not VER... us! Jeez. F11 Rentals, and get our Canon 5D Mark II, or RED Epic Dragon if you ball out, and our 100-400mm lens with two doublers, and get to work.

c300mk 2 poolside

F11 Rentals Is Melting!

We all know it's hot 'round these here parts- it's the desert southwest. Phoenix, Palm Springs, Yuma, Las Vegas... all, very hot; I mean, just an hour away is a place called Death Valley. This last week however, has been especially tremendous, as we were offered a piece of Las Vegas history when we tied a daily high of 117℉. So, what do we here at F11 Rentals do when it gets so hot- well, we keep working, preferably either in the back of our grip van (doors closed to reduce ventilation) or directly in the sun shine. Our mantra is, if you're going to do something, do it all the way, that's why we happily sent one of our awesome Canon C300 Mark II's over to the amazing pool at Caesars Palace. Now, before you get all critical and finger point-y, we were totally over dressed, and didn't even sample the refreshing beverages. We did snap a photo of the fun, just to document the occasion. So, if you'd like to get out and enjoy some video production work in this scorching heat, give F11 Rentals a shout, and we'll get you set up with the best Las Vegas video production rental gear available.

Benro move up 15

Exciting New Gear For Rent!

Cue the lights and music, draw back the curtains, and hang on to your seat... we have awesome new gear! The Benro MoveUp15 is a compact, versatile, easy-to-use jib that transports better than your favorite luggage. (And believe us, we know a thing or two about baggage... (we travel a lot).) The jib mounts easily on one of our larger tripods (Think Hercules), and holds one of our many 100mm ball heads. The MoveUp15 can handle up to 33 pounds of camera, and has a range of 75 to 109 inches. This jib will give you dope Hollywood moves, without the trouble of a full size jib and crew- how bout dat!? For your next Las Vegas video production, make sure to get the best video rental gear in Las Vegas, right here, at F11 Rentals.