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ARRI ALEXA CINEMA CAMERAARRI ALEXA CINEMA CAMERA
(3 ALEXA KITS AVAILABLE)

DIT SERVICES AVAILABLE (FOR ALEXA) please enquire.
NICHE CAMERAS CAN OFFER THREE, BRAND NEW ARRI ALEXA CAMERA PACKAGES, COMPLEMENTED BY A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF ARRI ALEXA ACCESSORIES. OUR ALEXA KITS CAN BE FULLY CONFIGURED FOR ANY SHOOTING APPLICATION - Feature, Drama, Commercial, Documentary.

- Shoot 2K with (SUP v9.0); we always have the latest firmware loaded.
- Shoot 120fps. Our 3 Alexa's are loaded with High-Speed licenses.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALEXA, ARRI ALSO DESIGNED A NEW ZOOM LENS RANGE, CONFIGURED FOR ALEXA. NICHE CAN SUPPLY FOUR OF THEM.

ARRI ALURA 15.5 - 45mm PL T2.8 ZOOM (feet)
ARRI ALURA 18 - 80mm PL T2.6 ZOOM (feet)
ARRI ALURA 45-250mm PL T2.6 ZOOM (feet) x 2

SHOT ON ALEXA:
GRAVITY, IRON MAN 3, LIFE OF PI, SKYFALL, BROKEN CITY, ZERO DARK THIRTY, GAME OF THRONES, HOMELAND, DOWNTON ABBEY, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, THE SLAP, HAWAII FIVE-O.
PLEASE CALL FOR QUOTE
Includes: ARRI Alexa 16x9 Camera (with 120fps License)
ARRI SXS Recording Module
ALEXA EVF-1 Electronic Viewfinder
ARRI EVF Power Cables x 2
ARRI EVF Extension Bracket
ARRI BP-12 Bridge Plate
ARRI Levelling Block
ARRI Handle Extension Block
Wooden Camera 12" Slider-Plate
ARRI Shoulder Pad
SONY SXS Pro 64GB Cards x 5 (aok for 120fps recording)
SWIT S8160s (190wh) Batteries x 8, Swit 4-Bay Charger
24v Block Batteries available
RED EPIC-X RED EPIC-X
(4 EPIC KITS AVAILABLE)

DIT SERVICES AVAILABLE (FOR RED) please enquire.

OUR REDS CAN BE DESIGNED, CONFIGURED & BUILT TO SHOOT ANYTHING, FROM MULTI-CAMERA LONG-FORM DRAMA PRODUCTION, TO SIMPLE SINGLE CAMERA SHOOTS. WE HAVE DESIGNED & BUILT OUR OWN SHOULDER MOUNTS THAT ALLOW THE VERY BEST HAND-HELD EXPERIENCE. ALL OF OUR REDS RUN THE LATEST FIRMWARE, AND v2.0 BOTTOM & TOP FANS.

INDIVIDUAL RED ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE (PLEASE VIEW RED GEAR IN THE RED TAB)

SHOT ON RED:
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, ELYSIUM, THE HOBBIT, THE GREAT GATSBY, WINTERS BONE, THE BLING RING,
CRIMINAL MINDS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, HOUSE OF CARDS, JUSTIFIED, THE BLUE ROSE
PLEASE CALL FOR QUOTE
Includes: RED EPIC's x 4
PL & EF MOUNTS
TOUCH-SCREENS
PLUS +1 MODULES
OLED & STD EVF's, ADJUSTABLE EVF BRACKET's
RED-MOTES
RED SIDE-HANDLES
THE BEST SHOULDER PADS & HANDLEBARS FOR THE BEST HANDHELD EXPERIENCE
SSD MEDIA & RED-STATIONS

ALL & ANY RED ACCESSORY OR REQUIREMENT; WE HAVE IT
SONY PMW-F55SONY PMW-F55
CineAlta HD-4K PRODUCTION CAMERA

DIT SERVICES AVAILABLE (for SONY F55) please enquire
S35mm 4K CMOS SENSOR
FRAME IMAGE SCAN to eliminate rolling shutter skew
Wide colour gamut and true-colour reproduction
14 Stops of exposure latitude
In-camera SXS recording
On-board RAW recording on AXSM card via the AXS-R5 (RAW Recorder)
High frame-rate recording
S-LOG 2 Gamma
PL Mount (Please view PL Lenses in Lens Tab)

Multiple Recording Formats:
MPEG-2 HD 4:2:2 (8-bit, 50Mbps)
XAVC HD (2K) 4:2:2 (10-bit, 100Mbps)
HDCam SR (4K) 4:2:2, 4:4:4 (220, 440Mbps)
PLEASE CALL FOR QUOTE
Includes: SONY PMW-F55 Camera
Sony Colour LCD EVF
Sony SXS PRO 64GB Cards x 5
Global Media Li160 (v-lock) Batts x 6, Charger
Arri Shoulder Pad, Bridge Plate rig - 15mm
Sachlter or O'Connor Head, Ronford Legs
Raincover
PANASONIC  HPX3000PANASONIC  HPX3000
(NICHE CAN SUPPLY 5 x HPX3000 CAMCORDER KITS - THE ULTIMATE FOR MULTI-CAMERA TELEVISION)

DIT SERVICES AVAILABLE (FOR P2) please enquire.

Native 10-bit 1920x1080 4:2:2 progressive scan HD camcorder
2.2 million pixel, 3-CCD Block
24p, 25p, 30p, 50i, 60i frame rates
Film-Rec Cine Gamma Mode (provides 11-stop dynamic range)
CAC Function (Chromatic Aberration Control Lens Function)
Built in Downconvertor
Adjustable Shutter Angles
The favorite for many DOP's, the Panasonic HPX3000 is the industry's first NATIVE-1080P (2K) one-piece camcorder that captures 'master quality' 10-bit video, providing substantially increased information for flexible and controlled grading. Record to solid-state P2 cards, via the new AVC-Intra codec to capture true-native 1920x1080, 4:2:2 colour sampled images. The HPX3000 also offers the Panasonic exclusive, cine-gamma setting 'Film Rec' that realises 11-stops of dynamic range. Projects destined for overseas sales that are shot via the HPX3000 comfortably exceed the international HD recording standards as the HPX3000 records native at 100mbps. Combined cinema features, 10-bit processing power and 100mb native recording make this camcorder the leading EPF choice for New Zealand television drama production, including two of the largest series produced by South Pacific Pictures, Nothing Trivial series 1-2 and Go Girls series 1-4.

(Niche can offer the following HD lenses to compliment the HPX3000)
CANON 21x7.5B KLL Cine Lens MK3 (feet scale)
CANON 11x4.7B KLL Cine Lens MK3 (feet scale)
FUJINON 22x7.8BERM-M58 (CAC)
FUJINON 18x7.6BERM-M58 (CAC)
FUJINON 13x4.5BERM-M58 (CAC)

P2 downloads & HPX3000 manual, via LINKS page
Basic package starts at NZ $650.00 per day,
exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: (Basic Package)
Panasonic HPX3000 Camcorder
Panasonic HVF21G Veiwfinder
Panasonic MC900G Stereo Camera Mic / Fluffy
Panasonic 32gig P2 Cards x 4
Canon Cine Style 21x & 4.7x lenses / Fujinon 22x, 18x, 4.5x CAC lenses
Sachlter Video 20 Tripod / Base-Plate
Sony BPL-95 Batteries x 6 / Charger / AC
Rain Cover / Manual / Roadcase
SONY PMW-F3
(NICHE CAN SUPPLY 3 x SONY PMW-F3 KITS)

S-LOG IS AVAILABLE INSTALLED, OR AS A DRY-HIRE OPTION...
(for dry-hire of S-Log firmware V1.1 or above is required)

Niche F3's currently run V1.31 firmware

The PMW-F3 camcorder offers a 'CineAlta Super-35 CMOS sensor' and is designed for a range of digital production applications seeking the creative flexibility offered by a large frame sensor.

.. NICHE OFFERS NZ'S LARGEST SELECTION OF PMW-F3 ACCESSORIES ..

LENSES: Optimo Zooms, Ziess Primes, Illumina Primes, RPP Primes
MTF: Lens adaptors
ELEMENT TECHNICA: Baseplate & shoulder mount rigs
ZACUTO: Baseplate & shoulder rigs
O'CONNOR, VOCAS: Handle bars 15mm & 19mm
BERKEY: Accessory plates
ARRI, ZACUTO: Bridge supports & lens supports
SMALL HD: DP6 monitors
CONVERGENT DESIGN: Nanoflash kits with Extreme Pro CF cards
ARRI: Matte Boxes & Follow Focus
Super 35mm CMOS image sensor / 4:2:2
PL Mount
50i, 25P, 50P, 60i, 30P, 24P (CineAlta)
Slow shutter
Overcrank & undercrank (1-60fps 720P / 1-30fps 1080P)
10-bit 4:2:2 HD-SDI output (record uncompressed to Nanoflash)
Audio XLR's x 2 input (16 bit, 48kHz uncompressed)
Timecode, Genlock
Built-in ND's
LCD screen consisting of 1920x480 pixels (thumbnail clip display)
NZ$ 400.00 per day, exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: (Basic Package)
Sony PMW-F3 body
Sony SxS 32GB cards x 3
Stereo camera Mic
Batteries x 3 / Charger
Camera manual
Zacuto Universal Base-Plate with 15mm Rods
Berkey Accessory Plate
Sachlter Video 18/20 Tripod

SONY PDW700
NATIVE 8-BIT 1920 x 1080 4:2:2 progressive scan HD camcorder
25p, 30p, 50i, 60i frame rates
6 x TV and Cine Gamma options
Standard Definition Firmware installed. (Shoot SD or HD on Niche PDW700's)
ALAC Function (Chromatic Aberration Control)
The Sony PDW700 is a popular choice for NZ and international television production, offering the convenience of instantly archived material recorded in camera to XDCam disc. Downloading and backing up is not required when shooting XD. XDCam has become the NZ television format of choice, shooting major reality TV series such as The Apprentice and Top Model. The Niche PDW700's can shoot a number of different formats such as HD422 / SD IMX50 & SD DVCam (SD firmware installed). The PDW700 is generally considered to be the TV work-horse camcorder, producing stunning 50Mb/s HD images.

XDCam 422 Downloads & PDW700 Manual via LINKS page
Basic package starts at NZ $525.00 per day,
exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: Basic Package Includes:
Sony PDW700 Camcorder
Sony HDVF-20A Viewfinder
Panasonic MC900G Stereo Camera Mic
Fujinon HA22x7.8BERM or Fujinon HA18x7.6BERM Std Lens
Sachlter Video 20 Tripod / Base Plate
Sony BPL-95 Batteries x 6 / Charger / AC
Rain Cover / Manual / Roadcase
Panasonic AF102Panasonic AF102
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR AF102 LENS SELECTION VIA THE 'LENSES' TAB
The new Panasonic AF102 offers the Micro 4/3" size sensor. This sensor size results in a shallow depth of field, rendering pictures that isolate the foreground subject from the out-of-focus background, hence the 'Film Look'.
If shooting off-the shoulder or hand held, this camera offers more 'in focus' area than the F3 due to the smaller sensor size - therefore the AF102 can be a more practical and safer option for certain projects.


PLEASE NOTE; The AF102 native record mode of 24Mbs may not meet the required international HD standard of 50Mbs. Off-board recording via the NanoFlash may be required.
Basic package starts at NZ$ 250.00 per day,
exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: Basic Package includes;
Panasonic AF102 body
Panasonic 32GB SD Cards x 2
IDX VBG50 Batteries x 4 / Charger / AC
Sennheiser ME64 Camera Mic / Fluffy
Remote Control
Cables
Camera Manual
Sachlter Video 15/18 Tripod

(NANOFLASH KITS AVAILABLE)
Panasonic HDX900Panasonic HDX900
NATIVE 8-BIT 720P 4:2:2 / IN-CAM 1080 UP-RES
24p 25p 30p - 50i 60i Frame Rates
HALF '180 degree shutter angle'
CINE-GAMMA Film-Like 1, Film-Like 2, Film-Like 3
Built in Down Convertor
The HDX-900 is a 2/3" CCD camcorder that records 100Mb/s HD images in any of 11 international video formats, encompassing 60Hz and 50Hz (NTSC and PAL). The HDX900 has become an extremely popular choice for NZ and international documantary production. Offering (23.98) 24fps, this camcorder has broad appeal being able to shoot projects that are to be transferred to film.
Other features include three Cine-Gamma modes to replicate the look and feel of film. Record to tape for convenience and instant archive. Niche is the only rental company in New Zealand that can supply the HDX900.

Download HDX900 Manual via LINKS page
Basic package starts at NZ $650.00 per day,
exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: Basic Package includes:
Panasonic HDX-900E Camcorder
Panasonic HVF21G Viewfinder
Panasonic MC900G Stereo Camera Mic
Fujinon HA22x7.8BERM or Fujinon HA18x7.6BERM Std Lens
Sachlter Video 20 Tripod / Base Plate
Sony BPL-95 Batteries / AC / Charger
Raincover / Manual / Roadcase
Sony PMWEX3
HQ Mode 1920x1080 50i / 25p
HQ Mode 100 minute record time using 1 x 32gig card
1/2 inch - EXMOR CMOS SENSORS (x3)
3.5 inch 1920x480 pixel LCD Viewfinder/Monitor (700 horizontal TV lines)
SDI out, Genlock in/out
The EX3 is a mid-size, lightweight, versitle 'quasi-broadcast' quality camera that records on solid state SXS cards at 35Mbs. Niche can offer two 'hard to come by' lenses for the EX3 - the Fujinon Standard S20x6.4BERM (2x extender) and the Canon YH12x4.8KRS wide-angle. Take the standard Sony 14x lens instead if you prefer, we have that too. The EX3 delivers a very good native HD picture, for the price. We do not recommend the EX3 for SD deliverable projects (the picture quality deteriorates during SD down-conversion). If you require something more upmarket, want to shoot HD, but deliver in SD, we recommend the Sony PDW700 as more cabable and suitable.

PLEASE NOTE; The EX3 native record mode of 35Mbs, does not meet the international HD minimum recording standard of 50Mbs. Off-board recording via the NanoFlash may be required.
Basic package starts at NZ$ 270.00 per day,
exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: Sony EX3 Camcorder / Sony 14x Lens / Camera Mic & Fluffy
2 x 32gig SxS cards
1 x 8gig SxS card
3 x BP-U60 Batteries
Sachlter Video 15 Tripod

SHARPER, LONGER, BETTER (Fujinon S20x6.4BERM Std Lens)
add $75.00 per day
SHARPER, WIDER, BETTER (Canon YH12x4.8KRS Wide-angle Lens)
add $75.00 per day

(NANOFLASH KITS AVAILABLE)
Panasonic 27H VariCam
Native 8-bit 720x1280 progressive scan camcorder
Variable frame rates 4-60 fps (including 24p, 25p)
Film-Rec Cine Gamma Mode (offers 11-stop dynamic range)
Adjustable Shutter Angles
(THIS CAMERA IS CURRENTLY FOR SALE, PLEASE ENQUIRE)

The Panasonic VariCam is the first EFP camera to offer 4-60fps (undercrank and overcrank) for slow motion, or fast motion shooting. Also incorporating, for the first time, Film-Rec Cine Gamma mode (offering 11-stops of dynamic range) the VariCam became wildly popular through-out the world. Shooting big-budget productions such as the acclaimed BBC series Animal Planet, the VariCam offers shooting options on video that have never before been available. Therefore the must-have choice for any off-speed shooting requirements, combined with the incredible Film-Rec Cine Gamma - you will have guaranteed production value with stunning looking pictures. The VariCam is still a very popular choice for documentary and low budget TV drama.

Basic package starts at NZ $500.00 per day,
exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: Basic Package Includes:
Panasonic 27H VariCam Camcorder
Panasonic HVF27BP Viewfinder
Sennheiser ME64 Camera Mic
Fujinon HA22x7.8BERM or Fujinon HA18x7.6BERM Std Lens
Sachlter Video 20 Tripod / Base Plate
Anton Bauer Dionic 90 Batteries x 6 / Quad Charger / AC
Goodman's Guide to the VariCam (written by DOP, Robert M. Goodman)
Rain cover / Manual / Roadcase

Sony DSR450WSP
3CCD Digital Camcorder - 2/3 inch type Power HAD EX CCD's
Progressive or Interlace shooting options
Flip-out Colour LCD Monitor
16:9 / 4:3 Aspect Ratio
Slow Shutter Function
3 hour Continuous Recording (using a 3hr tape)
The updated version of the massively popular DSR570, the DSR450 suffered due to the confusing nature of Sony's numbering system. For years Production managers have been incorrect in thinking the 570 was the later model than the 450.
Despite the DSR450's numbering disadvantage, several refinements and improvments did indeed make the DSR450 a superior camcorder to the DSR570. Improvements and additions, such as the, new & improved EX CCD's, Flip-out monitor, 25p Progressive option, expanded menu options and the redesign of the body and ergonomics, makes this, the DVCam camera of choice for those in the know.
Basic Package starts at NZ $325 per day,
exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst

(THIS CAMERA IS CURRENTLY FOR SALE - PLEASE ENQUIRE)
Includes: Basic Package Includes:
Sony DSR450WSP SD Camcorder
Sony DXF-801 Viewfinder
Sony Camera Mic / Fluffy
Fujinon A17x7.8BERM Std Lens
Sachlter Video 18 Tripod
Sony BPL-60 Batteries x 4 / Sony Charger / AC
Raincover / Manual / Roadcase
Sony PD170
The updated & refined version of the PD150, the PD170 continues to be as popular as ever. Offering three 1/3 inch CCD's, the PD170 delivers professional SD video.

Flip-out LCD screen
2 x XLR audio inputs
DV in/out
Slow shutter
Record 40mins in DVCam mode
Record 60mins in DV mode
NZ$ 170.00 per day, exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: Sony DSRPD170 Digital Camera
3 x Sony NP-F750 Batteries
Mic Fluffy
Wide-angle Adaptor
S-Video Cable
RCA - RCA Cable
DV Cable
Charger
Raincover
Manual
Sachlter tripod
The PD170 travels in a aluminum roadcase
The Sachlter tripod travels in a Sachlter tube
Sony PC330
The PC330 is a single 1/3 inch 3.3-Megapixel CCD camcorder that produces 3,048K effective pixels for stills, and 2,077K effective pixels for video. The lens is a 'Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. The T lens reduces flare and lens glare. It's small and compact size make this the perfect SD choice for 'video diary' & 'incognito' shooting.

Nightshot Function
Progressive Function
4:3 / 16:9 switchable
3D touchscreen menu system
Flip out hybrid LCD screen
Firewire out, USB, RCA x 3 out, S-Video in/out, DC
NZ$ 85.00 per day, exclusive of 10% insurance & 15% gst
Includes: Sony PC330 Camcorder
4 x Sony Batteries
Wide-angle Adaptor
Camera Light 10w
DV cable, RCA cable, S-Video cable, Power lead
Charger / AC
Raincover
Manual
- PC330 travels in a Pelican case -

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Niche Cameras

Welcome to Niche Cameras online.

We are a PROFESSIONAL HD CAMERA HIRE COMPANY, located in central Auckland, New Zealand.

Niche can offer a large selection of HD broadcast and S35 cinema camera options, complemented by an extensive catalogue of ancillary equipment. We can supply multiple cameras of the same model or format. Full drama production packages or individual items are available at extremely competitive rates. We offer rates on 1/2 day, day, week and long term hire periods.

With our extensive NZ contacts and industry knowledge, we can source crew and assist in the planning and facilitation of your domestic or international shooting requirements.

Niche has supplied television and digital cinema camera equipment to the New Zealand & international, film & television industry for over 16 years.

Please call, email or book equipment online. Open seven days.

Enquiry / Contact

CONTACT DETAILS

+64 9 378 1449

+64 274 961 925

julian@nichecameras.co.nz

Click here to find us57P LIVINGSTONE STREET,
GREY LYNN
PO BOX 46 309,
HERNE BAY,
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
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