The Gear Guide is our monthly newsletter packed full of the latest gear news, plus Staff Picks of our favorite KitSplit listings and information on what gear we need more of. Want your gear featured next month? Email us!


Gear News

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The huraCAM is the worlds fastest camera car– a converted $200K Lamborghini able to hit top speeds in excess of 180mp/h. It can keep up with some of the fastest cars around, and keep the camera stable with a gimbal that’s only $500k more!. Here’s an article on News Shooter you can send to your producer to convince them that your next shoot definitely needs one.

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Using only 40 Watts (!!!), the BEE 50-C is Hive’s smallest and most portable light yet. It features their Perfect S.H.O.T. system and Omni-color LED technology, runs off a battery or universal wall power, and is compatible with hundreds of accessories. These bad boys, which documentary shooters are sure to love, start shipping in June for $600. Read more here.

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Phase One has announced the release of their new iXM 100MP –a next-level camera for drones capable of delivering images with an incredible 100 megapixel resolution. With an ISO range of 50-6400 and a continuous shooting speed of 3fps, Phase One is setting the bar for drone photography–and all for a cool $40k. Read more on PetaPixel.

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KitSplit Staff Picks

New York City – 

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The Red Epic Weapon 8K kit from Verrechia Films LLC comes with everything you need to make the most of this 8K behemoth. Rent it here!

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This Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera from Kitty Guerrilla Films is designed to be operated remotely and capture action anywhere! Rent it here!

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Ed H‘s Stanton Super Jimmy Jib listing builds from 6 feet to 25 feet reach and can fly a camera up to 50lbs! Rent this bad boy on KitSplit.

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Los Angeles – 

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If you need a quality compact zoom, look no further than this Zeiss 70-200mm T2.9 from Lightstone Rentals! Grab it for $300/day right here.

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Redefine Rentals has an ARRI Amira package to fit every filmmakers needs–plus tons more! Check out their basic package right here.

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Your entire shoot can be ruined by bad lighting–don’t let it happen. Rent this LiteMat Plus 4 from Levi Dertneron KitSplit for your next shoot.

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KitSplitter of the Month

Vincent Cota is a cinematographer based in New York City that specializes in freelance cinematography, photography, and equipment rentals. With over 80 listings on KitSplit–including great c100 and a7sii kitssupport/rigsaudio & much more–Vincent is likely to have exactly what you need for your next shoot!

Check out his KitSplit profile and browse through all his gear right here!

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Gear in Demand

Each month we check which pieces of gear are in high demand in New York City and Los Angeles. Do you own any of this gear? List it on KitSplit or reply to this email and we’ll list your items for you!
  • In New York City renters are looking for ARRI/Zeiss Ultra Prime lenses, the new Panasonic EVA-1, and Panasonic GH5s. If you have any of these, list here!
  • In Los Angeles renters are looking for the Red Weapon MonstroCanon Cine Prime lenses, and Shotgun Mics. If you have any of these, list here!