Great audio/visual productions need the best equipment to ensure a top quality shoot, and Bolt Productions is here to help.
In the heart of Dallas, Bolt Productions offers latest Audio Visual Equipment rentals the industry has to offer – from production monitors to gimbals, viewfinders to tripods. Our experienced staff of video equipment technicians are here to offer expert advice for all your production needs and inquiries.
Our full-service production services also offer studio rentals, set up and operation assistance, and same day rental orders.
All Audio & Video Equipment rentals require insurance to protect not only our equipment, but also the renter.
Please provide a Certificate of Insurance to have on file prior to the pick up of your rental.
Digital Cinema Cameras
Compared to traditional film stock cameras, digital cinema cameras do not rely on film. They are more commonly used domestically and on independent productions. DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras are the most common types, and thanks to advancing technology and rental houses, they are now more easily affordable than ever.
For high-end video content, try the Canon EOS C300 Mark III or the Sony PXW-FS7 Super 35.
The Canon EOS C300 MK II allows 4K image data to be recorded internally onto CFast (2.0) cards. This makes it easy for users to record high quality compressed 4K images in the camera body without the need for external recorders.
On the other hand, the Sony PXW-FS7 Super 35 boasts a wide color gamut and 14 stops of latitude. can be tailored to your shooting needs. With the included extras on our Base Kit, you will be up and running for your shoot quickly!
Audio Video Rentals
Aside from the forefront of audio visual rental cameras, accessories such as monitors and transceivers are optimal for on-set communications and color correction. See beyond the restricted color and contrast of conventional monitoring, and enhance communication at your event production.
AV equipment like the Odyssey 7Q + monitor/recorder provides all of the features and functions needed for an accurate shoot, including touchscreen display with a 3400:1 contrast ratio, true blacks, and professional monitoring features such as waveform, histogram, vectorscope, and anamorphic de-squeeze, to name a few.
Don’t leave out our go-to gimbals, stabilizers, and tripods, some of the hottest new tools in filmmaking! These must-have production equipment pieces provide stability and clarity to every shot, focusing on intuitive and synergistic designs. Paired alongside sliders, jibs, and dollies, our camera support items offer a wide variety of motions to create unique shots with minimal strain.
Our favourite stabilizer in the shop is the DJI Ronin Gimbal. Featuring three different modes and a world of creative possibilities, the Ronin is a must try production equipment piece to rent. Supporting cameras up to 16 pounds, the gimbal system has a Bluetooth Wireless interface for setup and is compatible with iOS and Windows too!
Looking for a simpler tool to meet both photography and videography needs? How about the Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head Tripod, an essential complete tripod system featuring a 100mm ball-leveling fluid head. It handles loads up to 44 lb while still operating smoothly at lower drag settings when using DSLRs and other lightweight cameras.
Raw Camera Kits like the DJI Osmo are fairly new in the world of AV equipment, but are available for rent at Bolt! Featuring a spring loaded hinge to compensate for movement and a knob that regulates spring tension, the DJI Osmo Z-Axis will adapt to your movement and stabilize cameras with precision. The mechanical components require no extra battery, so you won’t have to worry about running out of power while shooting either.
Like Cinema Cameras, Lenses are an iconic element of Audio/Visual Productions that offer a variety of perspectives and effects tailored to meet your needs. Mix and match lenses and cameras, or rent kits altogether. Check out our lens page for more details!
In order to get you on your way without delay, we need the following from you:
- Completely fill out and return the Rental Account Agreement.
- Provide a copy of your current Driver’s License and Credit Card (front & back).
- Provide a Certificate of General Liability Insurance naming Bolt Productions as Additional Insured and as
Loss Payee, with limits not less than $1,000,000.00 for General Liability Insurance, including Premises
Liability and Product/Completed Operations Liability Insurance and the full replacement cost of rented
equipment on an All Risk, Replacement Cost basis.
Rental equipment must be returned in the manner it was rented.
Bolt Productions requires customers to have a Certificate of Insurance (COI) on file. Please be aware that there are many types of insurance and as such, a general Certificate of Liability may NOT protect you against damage, loss, or theft of rental photo equipment or grip truck incidents. More often than not insurance companies require a special provision, or “rider” to be placed on your existing policy to name specific articles to be insured. All policies submitted to Bolt Productions are required to include at least the following:
- Name Bolt Productions the additionally insured or loss payee
- Specifically state that the policy is for rented photo equipment (or equivalent verbiage) or grip truck rental
- Policy value is equal to, or greater than, the replacement value of the rented equipment
Please feel free to download this sample policy to help explain the requirements. The red text on the sample form hi-lights the important information required on a policy. The sample download form below has dollar amounts filled in that are required for equipment and grip truck rental. Discuss with your insurance agency or agent, exactly what is covered and for what amount in your policy.
Q- How do I pick up or drop off equipment after business hours (8:30-5:30 M-F)
A- Our after hours pick up and drop off policy is a follow. We charge $30 per hour for every hour we need to be available beyond our normal business. Hours. Weekend drop offs and pick ups are by appointment only and based on staff availability. There is a $75 minimum fee for pick up and drop offs on Saturday and Sunday.
Q- Do you deliver equipment orders?
A- Our delivery fees are based on time of day, quantity of gear, and distance from our location. Our general policy is to only offer delivery for orders of $750 or more.
Once we know when and where you need delivery, we can provide you a quote. We also require that a member of your crew be present for drop off and pick up. Rates quoted are for curb-side or dockside delivery only.
Q- Do you provide shipping for equipment rentals?
A- Our preferred shipper is Fedex. If you can provide us with a Fedex number, we are happy to ship your order. Please keep in mind, there is some items that are not suitable for shipping such as rolling stands and megabooms.
Q-If I do not have renters insurance, can I still rent equipment?
A- We will rent equipment without a Certificate of Insurance given you can provide a credit card for the replacement value of the items you are renting. We hold that amount on your card during the duration of the rental. When your return your order, we will release the hold on your credit card minus the rental fee.