rentals: mobile gear


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Great Gear

Charles Street Video offers for rent to members a select inventory of production gear that may be taken from the facility for professional shoots. Single pieces of equipment may be rented or multiple items can be bundled into a package.

Our flagship package is the RED Dragon camera kit. It can be rented alongside the new Zeiss Compact Prime lens kit.  We also have a Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for Red Rocket that greatly accelerates the transcoding of R3D media and allows for real time play back of 5k material on any Thunderbolt-capable computer.

We also have a full range of fluid head tripods, camera batteries, HD monitors, lights and grip gear.

Other recent acquisitions include the Red Dragon, Sony FS700, Canon C100, Go Pro Hero 3Panasonic's AG-AF100 and GH5 cameras.

We also rent the Panasonic HVX200 and HPX170 ("P2") cameras, which capture high-definition images to media cards. For members wishing to shoot in standard definition, CSV has retained a Sony PD-150 digital camcorder. And for those interested in truly low-end image capture, there is a rare, Fisher-Price Pixelvision 2000 camera. Manfrotto fluid head, mini-DV tripods are available for use with the smaller cameras. All cameras (save for the Fisher-Price) have XLR audio inputs for professional microphone adaptation.

Our inventory of location audio recording equipment includes several field recorders and excellent field microphones, both wired and wireless. We rent lightweight boompoles, a boom roller, headphones and XLR cable.

Bookings, Pick-up & Drop-off

Bookings for mobile equipment may be made on-line or through the office on a first-come-first-served basis. Members may not help themselves to equipment or tapes in the technical area. When picking up gear, please allow sufficient time to set up, test and pay for the equipment before leaving CSV premises.

Production equipment may be picked up on the first day of your booking between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Mondays excepted: please alert the office if your shoot day is a Monday).

Note that if it does not conflict with another booking, you must book your pick-up date on the on-line system, in addition to your shoot dates (again, Mondays excepted). You will not be charged for the pick-up day. Please contact the office if you are unable to book your pick-up day due to a prior booking, so that we may ensure suitable transition arrangements are made between the two bookings.

Please contact the office if you expect to check-out your gear after 4 p.m.

Mobile equipment must be returned the day after your booking between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.


Rental Policy

All mobile equipment is rented C.O.D. Rates stated below are daily. Discounts may apply.

If you do not cancel your booking of mobile equipment in sufficient time or with sufficient notice, we are obliged to charge a cancellation fee.

Weeks are charged as 4 days (1st day p/u after 2 p.m.; last day return before noon). Weekends are charged as 1.5 days.

For insurance and security, CSV rents mobile gear to members only. We regret that we are unable to make exceptions.

Payment / Insurance

Without exception, mobile equipment is rented on a C.O.D. basis. All bookings must be paid before the equipment leaves Charles Street Video premises. Rates are determined by the office according to the type of production being shot. See the Rate Structure page for details. Discounts are available for multiple-day rentals. Please see the Mobile Equipment Rates page.

Members renting mobile equipment are responsible for the entire replacement cost of gear, or in the event of our making a related, successful insurance claim, the insurance deductible amount (currently $2,500) in instances of loss, damage, theft or other eventuality. Note that we may or may not be able to make an insurance claim, depending on the circumstances, the replacement cost of the gear, etc. Our equipment insurance coverage is valid for shoots undertaken in North America. Members planning to utilize the equipment outside of this area must provide proof of insurance, naming Charles Street Video as the equipment owner, with an insured amount equal to the replacement value of the equipment rented. Please contact the office for details.

3rd-Party Gear Insurance
CSV rents a portion of its equipment inventory on a consignment basis. Renting certain of these items may require you to acquire an insurance certificate that names the gear-owner and specifies the replacement value of the item(s) rented.

Late Return Penalty
Members who return equipment late on the drop-off day, as outlined above, are subject to a penalty fine of 60% of an additional day's booking. The member will be charged full rates plus 25% if the equipment is returned more than one day late; the member furthermore may be ineligible to rent mobile equipment for a penalty period of three months. Fines must be paid prior to future rentals.

Repeated violations will result in revocation of the member's right to rent mobile equipment.

CSV must receive one week's notice for camera cancellations
, or a one-day cancellation fee will be levied. Cancellation notice for all other mobile equipment is 2 business days. It is your responsibility to cancel with sufficient notice in the event of a weekend or holiday. For example, a Tuesday booking must be cancelled by the previous Thursday to avoid a charge.

Lights are rented with working bulbs. To avoid incurring a replacement charge, burned out bulbs must be returned to CSV.

Office Hours: Weekdays 10:00 - 17:00
416.603.6564      Fax: 416.603.6566
The Toronto Media Arts Centre (2nd floor)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 0C9 Canada
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