Equipment Rentals

Equipment Rentals

Video equipment rentals are the heart of our business. Over the last 30+ years, Magnetic Image Video has established ourselves as an international provider of production equipment, with the San Francisco Bay Area being our home base.

Providing the latest equipment, Magnetic Image Video has the resources and expertise to meet any production need. From a simple green screen rental to a multi-camera flypack, no rental is too big or too small.

Please take a moment to browse through our different rental categories. Our wide inventory of gear is always expanding, so give us a call if there is something you do not see listed.

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Magnetic Image Video’s choices of cameras, recording formats, etc. have all been based on performance and ease of operation. We carry all types of cameras ranging from HD Broadcast to DSLRs with a full line of camera accessories.

Our staff can custom tailor any camera package, designed to meet your individual production needs. Our cameras can also be rented a la carte. Feel free to give us a call if there is something you do not see listed below.

2/3" HD Broadcast / HD Studio Cameras

  • Sony HSC-100R HD TRIAX Camera

    2/3" Power HAD FX CCD, 16-Bit A/D Conversion and DSP LSI, Switchable 16:9/4:3 HD/SD
    * The HSC-100R has greatly been improved from its predecessor, the Sony HXC-100K, and will match perfectly. *

  • Panasonic HDX900 DVCProHD Camcorder

    2/3" 3-CCD 16:9 1080i/720p DVCPRO HD®Camcorder with CineGammaTM Software & IEEE 1394 Interface

Super 35mm Digital Cinema Cameras

  • Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System (E-Mount)

    Super 35mm Exmor CMOS Sensor

  • Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder (EF Mount)

    Super 35mm CMOS Sensor, XF Codec - 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2,1920 x 1080i 60 & True 24p Recording, EF Lens Mount

Compact HD Cameras

  • Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder

    (3) 1/2" Exmor CMOS Sensors, 1080p, Interchangeable Lens, HD-SDI Output, Records onto SxS Cards

  • Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCHD Camcorder

    1/3" 2.2-megapixel 3-MOS imager, AVCCAM Hand-held Camcorder w/ HD-SDI output

DSLR Cameras

  • Canon EOS 7D

    18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, Full HD 1080/30p, 24P, 25P and 720/60p, 50P Formats, ISO Range (100-6400), 8fps Burst Mode

POV Cameras

  • GoPro HD HERO 4 Black Edition

Lenses & Accessories

Magnetic Image Video has invested years developing our inventory, knowledge, and expertise providing Fujinon, Canon, Nikon & Zeiss lenses. From big telephoto lenses to PL mount lenses, we have a wide selection.

With a full line of accessories including Chroisziel matte boxes, Tiffen filters, remote focus/zooms, and more, Magnetic Image Video offers the right equipment to get the best looking picture possible.

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2/3" B4 ENG - Wide Angle Lenses

  • Fujinon HA 13x4.5mm Super Wide Angle Zoom w/ 2x Extender

  • Fujinon 5.5x8.5mm Wide Angle Zoom w/ 2x Extender

2/3" B4 ENG - Standard Lenses

  • Fujinon HA 18x7.6mm BERM w/ 2x Extender

  • Fujinon 15x8mm w/ 2x Extender

2/3" B4 ENG - Telephoto Lenses

  • Fujinon HA 42x9.7mm BERD w/ 2x Extender & H&V Stabilizer

  • Canon 33x11mm w/ 2x Extender

  • Fujinon 24x11.5mm w/ 2x Extender

2/3" B4 Box - Telephoto Lenses

  • Canon 70x9.5mm w/ 2x Extender

  • Fujinon 66x9.5mm w/ 2x Extender

  • Fujinon 55x9.5mm w/ 2x Extender

1/2" B4 ENG - Standard Lenses

  • Fujinon S 19x6.5mm BRM-38 Zoom Lens

EOS Mount Lenses

  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM Zoom Lens

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM Zoom Lens

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Digital Recording

HD recording, format choices, file management, and editorial workflow are some of the most important aspects of a production. With that in mind, we offer many different solutions to keep projects and budgets under control.

Looking to playback an old tape format? Over the years, Magnetic Image Video has gained access to many different types of VTRs, from 3/4” to BetaSP.


  • Panasonic AJ-HD1400 DVCProHD VTR

  • Sony DSR-45 DVCam VTR

DVD Recorders

  • Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

Hard Drive Recorders

  • Sound Devices PIX 240 Video Recorder

  • AJA Ki-Pro ProRes File Recorder

Monitors & Processing

Magnetic Image Video carries a wide variety of monitors, from 5” HD LCD monitors to 50” Plasmas along with a long list of processing units.

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HD Monitors

  • Sony LMD2450WHD 24" HD LCD

    (Inputs: DVI / SDI / Component / Composite / Y/C)

  • Panasonic BT-LH1700W 17" HD LCD

    (Inputs: (2x) SDI w/ Switched Out / YPbPr / RGB / Y/C / Composite)

  • Panasonic BT-LH900 8.3" HD LCD

    (Inputs: (2x) SDI w/ Switched Out / YPbPr / RGB / Composite)

  • Panasonic BT-LH80WP 7.9" HD LCD

    (Inputs: SDI / YPbPr / Composite)

  • SmallHD AC7-SDI 6.95" HD LCD

    (Inputs: HDMI / SDI w/ Loop-through / Component / Composite)

  • SmallHD DP7-PRO OLED 7.7" HD LCD

    (Inputs: HDMI / SDI / Component / Composite)

Studio Viewfinders

  • Sony HDVFC730W 6.3" HD Color LCD Viewfinder

  • Panasonic BT-LH8-WP 7.9" HD LCD

  • Sony DXF-51 5" SD Studio Viewfinder

Multi-Scan Monitors

  • Dell 2407WFPb 24" LCD Widescreen Monitor

Large Displays

  • Panasonic 50" HD Plasma Monitor

    (Inputs: (2x) HDMI / Component / Composite / RF)


  • Epson EX7235 PRO HD WXGA 3 LCD Projector (3,000 Lumens)

    (Inputs: HDMI / VGA / S-Video / Composite)

  • NEC VT-440 LCD Projector (1,100 Lumens)

    (Inputs: VGA / S-Video / Composite)


  • Folsom Image Pro HD Scan Converter

  • AJA FS-1 HD Frame Sync

  • Leitch DPS-475 Digital Processing Sync TBC

  • AJA HD10A Analog HD to HD/SDI Converter

  • AJA HD10MD3 HS/SDI Down Converter

  • AJA HD/SDI to DVI-D Converter


  • Blackmagic HDMI-SDI Mini converter

  • Blackmagic HDLink HD/SDI to DVI-D Converter

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Just because audio is not in our name doesn’t mean we don’t know what to do with it. With a wide inventory of top named brands and products, we have the right gear needed to add superior quality audio to your video project. If you don’t see a piece of gear you are looking for listed, give us a call.

Field Audio Kits

Audio Mixers

  • Sound Devices 302 Stereo Field Mixer

  • Shure FP-33 Stereo Field Mixer

  • Mackie 1604 VLZ 16 Channel Mixer

  • Mackie 1402 VLZ 14 Channel Mixer

Microphones - Hard Wired

  • Schoeps MK-41 Shotgun Mic w/ Power Supply

  • Neumann KMR-81 Shotgun Mic w/ Power Supply

  • TRAM Lavalier/Lapel Mic

  • Shure Beta 58A Hand Mic

  • Electro-Voice RE-50 Hand Mic

Microphones - Wireless

  • Lectrosonics UDR200B Wireless Stick Mic

  • Lectrosonics 200 Diversity Wireless Mic System

  • Lectrosonics 100 Series Wireless Mic System


  • Clear-Com UPX-10 Wireless Cue/IFB System

  • Telex Hard-Wired IFB Kit

  • Telex Hard-Wired IFB

Wireless Accessories

  • Shure UA845 UHF Antenna Distribution Kit

PL / Intercom

  • Telex BTR-800 Wireless PL System

  • Clear-Com TW-12B System Interface

  • RTS PS-31 PL Power Supply

  • Telex PS-15 PL Power Supply

  • RTS PS-8 PL Power Supply

  • David Clark Noise Canceling Headsets

  • RTS BP-325 Belt Pack

Misc. Audio

  • 2-Way Powered PA Speakers

  • Marantz PMD660 Solid State Audio Recorder

  • Motorola Walkie-Talkie Kit

Lighting & Grip

Lighting and shadows are many times the visual influences that set apart the professionals and others. We take pride in understanding these differences. Thus, we do everything possible to support those efforts and help supply our clients with the right knowledge and equipment necessary. We carry many different brands of lighting and grip gear. If you don’t see a piece of gear you are looking for listed, give us a call.

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Light Kits

  • ARRI "Softbank One" Tungsten Kit

    - Kit Includes: (1x) 1K w/ Chimera (2x) 650w (1x) 300w (4x) Stands
    (1x) Jelly Roll (1x) Set of Scrims (1x) Bag of C-47s (1x) Egg Crate

  • ARRI "DV Custom 5 Light" Tungsten Kit

    - Kit Includes: (1x) 650 w/ Chimera (2x) 300w (2x) 150w (5x) Stands
    (1x) Jelly Roll (1x) Set of Scrims (1x) Bag of C-47s (1x) Egg Crate
    *Custom ARRI Light Kits Can Be Assembled Upon Request*

  • Lowel Rifa Kit

    - Kit Includes: (1x) L55 Softbox (1x) Stand

ARRI Lights

  • ARRI 1K Open Face Light

  • ARRI 650w Fresnel Tungsten Light

  • ARRI 300w Fresnel Tungsten Light

  • ARRI 150w Fresnel Tungsten Light

KinoFlo Lights

  • KinoFlo Lights

    - 4ft - 4 Bank
    - Diva Lite 400


  • Mottled Gray 9' x 12'

  • Green/Blue 8' x8'

  • Green 12' x 12'

  • Black 15' x 21'

Misc. Grip & Lighting

  • Matthews 18"x24" Flag Kit

  • Matthews 24"x36" Flag Kit

  • Sound Blanket

  • Frezzi Sun Gun
    w/ 50w Bulb or LED Bulb

  • Matthews C-Stand w/ Knuckle & Gobo Arm

  • Matthews 15lbs Sandbag