Cinequipt Estimate printed on May 23, 2017
Entry Level Job Opening
Date: 5/17/17

CQ has an entry level position open in our camera department as a rental prep technician. Here's a link to the job description.

Please address all inquiries or resumes to Greg Meyers - gmeyers@cinequipt.com.

Uncoated Cooke S4 Primes
Date: 4/19/17
Just as CQ was one of the first rental companies in the US with Cooke S4 primes, we're proud to be one of the first that will be able to offer these premium lenses with the "S4 Uncoated Cooke Look".

Per Jon Fauer, "the S4 Uncoated Cooke Look is lower contrast, milkier shadows, weird aberrations, flares, and streaks. In a word: “vintage.” Cooke chairman Les Zellan prefers the word “funky.” Cooke lens designers simply call it “uncoated” and leave it up to cinematographers to describe their creative compulsions."

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2017 CQ Rental Survey
Date: Ended 5/10/17

Congrats to the winners.

Grand Prize - Kerry Shelton - American Grip C-stand or $200 Rental Credit
2nd Prize - BJ Lundquist - Manfrotto Spectra 500S LED or $100 Rental Credit
3rd Prize - Robert Oldin - Manfrotto Off Road Camera Case or $50 Rental Credit

MNDOT I-94 Project Impacts Access to CQ
Date: 4/1/17

If it's spring it's road construction season. This year MNDOT is working a major I-94 project from I-35W to I-694 that might slow down your trip to CQ.

Current Traffic Impacts

SCARLET-W now available at CQ
Date: 3/14/17

The SCARLET-W fits neatly between the RAVEN and the EPIC-W with a max of 48fps using the entire frame of the 5K sensor. SCARLET-W and RAVEN share the same processor speeds internally (140MB/s), though RAVEN is limited as it has a physically smaller sensor. Both cameras can ultimately top out at 150fps at resolutions below 5K. SCARLET-W is also twice as fast as the previous SCARLET DRAGON, and is capable of 4:1 compression at 24fps, half that of the 8:1 minimum on the SCARLET DRAGON.

There's much more versatility with the SCARLET-W over RAVEN since you can change the lens mounts and the OLPF's (optical low pass filters), something that's just not possible on the RAVEN.

Now available for rental or purchase.

Canon C300 $2000 Instant Rebate
Date: Thru 6/30/17

Just announced - a $2000 instant rebate on the original Canon C300. Now just $4999. 0% 24 month or 1.9% 36 month financing is available too.

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Canon 17-120mm CineServo $5000 Instant Rebate
Date: Thru 6/30/17

It's back - a $5000 instant rebate on the Canon 17-120mm Cine-Servo lenses. Now just $26,350. 0% 24 month or 1.9% 36 month financing is available too.

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New Super PeeWee III Plus Now in Rental
Date: 2/1/17

The PeeWee is the camera dolly that revolutionized the ability to use a Hollywood style camera dolly on location back in the 1980's. The main features of the Super PEEWEE® III Plus are:

* Improved universal level head
* Built in Rotating Offset
* Quick 4 height adjustable built in level head riser
* Universal stop valve system for setting up & down limits

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Movcam 3 Axis Wireless FIZ System
Date: 2/1/17
Now available at CQ - the Movcam MOV-501-101 3 Axis Wireless Lens Control System. The Movcam system features:

* Automatic or Manual motor calibration via the MCS-1 controller or the UM-3 digital motor
* Simple lens stop programming
* 4 different motor torque settings
* Changeable motor direction & controller readout when mounting a motor on the operator side
* Compatibility with Heden M2VE-L & H26VE motors
* Programmable lens library
* Ability to control Fujinon Cabrio or Canon CineServo Zooms (cables available soon)
* WiFi control of RED DSMC2 camera systems
* Start/Stop Record trigger control of Arri, RED, Canon, & other cameras

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Kino Flo Diva-Lite LED 20 Kits Have Arrived
Date: 11/7/16

The Diva-Lite 20 LED Kits have arrived at CQ & are available to rent. Taking the familiar form factor from the Diva 400, but enhancing it with the LED light engine from the Select series, the Diva-Lite 20 features the just released firmware that includes a large built in gel library as well as an extended Kelvin range of 2500 to 9900K. Also included are some built in Kino Flo colors like Blue Screen, Green Screen, Sodium Vapor, 20K Blue Sky & more.

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Mole 1600w Tener LED Fresnels in Rental
Date: 11/28/16

More Mole 1600w LED Tener Fresnels are now available in our rental department. Put to good use by SkySports UK at the Ryder Cup this year, the LED fixtures plug into the wall but provide the same amount of light as a 10,000 watt fixture.

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Canon C700 Now Shipping
Date: 1/6/17

Canon's new Cinema EOS C700 Digital Cinema Camera is designed to be a flexible "A" camera for various types of shooting scenarios. The EOS C700 features both internal 4K ProRes and XF-AVC recording. With the optional 4K Codex CDX-36150 recorder, the C700 is capable of recording uncompressed RAW up to 120 frames per second.

As Canon's flagship cinema camera, the C700 features the choice of one of two new Super 35mm CMOS sensors. With three models to choose from, users can choose the best tool for their shooting requirements. The C700 is available in both locking EF & PL mount versions and features a pixel resolution up to 4.5K, a dynamic range of 15 stops and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The PL mount only C700 GS PL features 14 stops of dynamic range, up to 4K resolution and a global shutter.

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CQ Tapped as a RED Digital Cinema Reseller
Date: 7/11/16

Cinequipt is pleased to announce that we are now an Authorized Reseller for RED Digital Cinema products within the US.

Cinequipt will offer the full line of RED cameras and accessories with the same concern for the customer, attention to detail and after sale support that our customers have come to appreciate. RED products such as the 5K SCARLET-W and 4.5K RAVEN will be available for demo in our showroom soon and stocked for purchase. The next evolution in RED DSMC2 camera system, the 8K WEAPON will follow at a later date.

As an Authorized Reseller, CQ can help you make sure your package is complete, assist in the unlikely need of warranty service, and provide a local resource to you for working with your RED camera. We also receive priority in obtaining products from RED.

Be sure to contact Cinequipt's sales department to learn more about RED Digital Cinema products or to place your order.

DJI Osmo Handheld 4K Camera with 3-Axis Gimbal
Date: 1/24/17

The Osmo uses the Zenmuse X3 camera/gimbal system to bring the benefits of stabilized 4K shooting to a handheld form factor.
Now available with the Z-Axis stabilizer.

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Canon C300 Mk II $4000 Instant Rebate
Date: Thru 6/30/17

Extended - a $4000 instant rebate on the Canon C300 Mark II. Now just $11,999. 0% 24 month or 1.9% 36 month financing is available too.

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Canon C100 Mk II $1500 Instant Rebate
Date: Thru 6/30/17

Extended - a $1500 instant rebate on the Canon C100 Mk II and C100 Mk II kits, now starting at $3999. 0% 24 month or 1.9% 36 month financing is available too.

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Panasonic VariCam LT Camera
Date: 4/27/16

Panasonic's VariCam LT Super 35 4K camera is now available at CQ.

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:
• Utilizes the same Super 35mm 4K native sensor and imaging capabilities as the VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price.
• 14+ stops of dynamic range in V-Log, plus the renowned VariCam image quality and color science.
• Dual native 800/5000 ISO imager. With ISO5000, you see more detail than the human eye at low light levels (without adding noise).
• Image handling in multiple formats ranging from 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and HD ProRes, all fully capable of High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture.
• New Codecs: AVC-Intra2K-LT and AVC-Intra-LT for capturing frame rates up to 240fps.
• EF mount accommodates a wide choice of lenses for smaller cameras; can be switched out to a robust standard 35mm PL mount.
• XpressP2 card slot recording for all formats including high frame rate and HD/2K/UHD and 4K recording; SD slot for high-resolution proxy recording as well as proxy files for offline edit/color grading.

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Canon XF/XA Camcorder Instant Rebates
Date: Thru 6/30/17

Extended & improved - Instant Rebates on the entire Canon Professional Camcorder line - good through 6/30/17.

* XF305 - $3999 after $1000 Instant Rebate
* XF300 - $3499 after $500 Instant Rebate
* XF205 - $2999 after $1000 Instant Rebate
* XF200 - $2499 after $1000 Instant Rebate
* XF105 - $2499 after $500 Instant Rebate
* XF100 - $1999 after $500 Instant Rebate
* XA35 - $2099 after $400 Instant Rebate
* XA30 - $1599 after $400 Instant Rebate

Canon XC10 $500 Instant Rebate
Date: Thru 6/30/17

Just Extended- a $500 instant rebate on the Canon XC10 Hybrid 4K Camcorder, just $1999.

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Canon C100 $1500 Instant Rebate
Date: Thru 6/30/17

Just Extended- a $1500 instant rebate on the original Canon C100's, now starting at $2499. 0% 24 month or 1.9% 36 month financing is available too.

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Canon 0% 24 Month Financing Extended Thru 6/30/17
Date: Thru 6/30/17

0% 24 month financing from Canon has been extended. You can even include EF lenses and batteries with your camera at 0%.

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Canon 1.9% 36 Month Financing Extended
Date: Thru 6/30/17

1.9% 36 month financing from Canon has been extended. You can even include EF lenses and batteries with your camera at 0%.

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NEW Gear in our Rental Department
Date: Right Now

Search our Rental Catalog with the word "new" & you'll find all the latest gear we've added during the last few months. Keep watching - there's always more on the way.

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Air Travel with Li-Ion Batteries - Updated 4/1/2016
Date: April 1, 2016

The rules for air travel & lithium-ion batteries changed on January 1, 2015 & shipping by cargo changed on April 1, 2016. Here are a few links that you should check on for more information before you go so that you're not caught unaware.

US Deparment of Transportation.

IDX Systems

Anton/Bauer

Great explanation from UPS about shipping batteries without equipment.

Revised Sales Tax Laws in MN
Date: 7/1/15

Effective July 1, 2015, MN is now allowing an up front Sales Tax Exemption on many capital equipment purchases. Check with your tax professional to find out if you qualify.

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Used & Closeout Gear
Date: Limited Quantities

Check out the deals we've got!

Used & Closeout Gear

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