Kit Hire


Half-inch SD Video:

J30 play-in video recorder. All versions of betacam, NTSC and PAL, SDI and firewire out.  £60.00 per day.

Digibeta A500, Digibeta and Beta SP player and recorder. PAL or NTSC.  £70.00 per day.

Portable DNW A25 SX machine, plays small SX and beta SP tapes. £50.00 per day.

Damage caused by poor quality tape is chargeable. The J30 is more vulnerable in this respect and also more of a hassle to repair, the cost is at least £60.00. Please do ask us if you think your tapes are in poor condition, for whatever the reason. Unfortunately it is one of those problems where hoping for the best doesn’t work.

HDV recorders:

HVR 15E. Large and small tapes. Firewire. £40.00 per day.

HVR 1500A. Large and small tapes, Firewire and SDI in and out.  Built-in Screen. £60.00 per day.

Shooting kit:

Audio mixers, microphones. Tascam solid state recorders. Competitively priced as a package. Example audio pack: recorder, mixer, two lapel mics. £60.00.

Directional mics. High end AKG or Sennheiser. £15.00 each.

Vocal mics. High end dynamic or condenser. £10.00 each.

Lapel mics, such as Sony ECM 77. £10.00 each.

Radio mics. (channel 38) Sony UTX series. £25.00 per channel.

Example: JVC 4K camera or Blackmagic 4K pocket cinema, microphone and tripod. £100.00.

Lighting kit £25.00

Vintage kit:

All in well maintained condition. U-matic, S-VHS, Hi-8, Betamax, Betacam, Beta SX, DAT. Ask for pricing. However, often it is better to make a digibeta of SX submaster and we can do that in house.

Back-up drive:

LTO backup drive – USB3 connection – use on your computer. £40.00. Excludes tape cost. Click here.

In general, for machine hire, please be aware:

Prices are per day, week x 3 day rate.

Head clogging from damaged and dirty tape is common. Our machines are well maintained but tape damage is possible and all use is at client risk. We also reserve the right to charge engineering time to clean and repair any machine damaged by client use. If you think your tape is in poor physical condition please speak to us first.

We also offer a sale and buy-back service for Digi-beta machines.