equipment hire


Visual Artists Ireland is pleased to be able to offer highly competitive equipment hire rates through our partner organisation Digital Artists Studios.

VAI members receive concession rates on hire of DAS equipment (same as DAS members rate); members rates on hire of workstations/facilities and Members rates on workshop/training cost.

The Digital Art Studios has a wide range of digital imaging, sound recording and video equipment that is available for hire. Prices start from £5 per hour with discount for members. Please make sure to bring your up to date VAI Membership card to avail of these offers.

Equipment collection/return during office hours Daily (10am – 10am next
day – 24hr period)
Weekend
(Fri 10am – Mon 10am)
Weekly (Full Week)
Equipment Item Members Standard Members Standard Members Standard
Pro Video
Canon 5D kit
Canon 5D Mark II DSLR Camera Body NEW* 60 75 120 150 240 300
Canon EF 44-105/4L IS USM Lens NEW*
Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L USM Lens NEW*
Tripod
Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB Compact Flash Memory Card
Canon 5D Mark II DSLR Camera body only 50 60 100 125 200 250
Canon 24-105 lens or 50mm lens only 15 20 30 40 60 80
Canon XF305 Kit NEW*
CANON XF305 professional HD Camcorder* 80 100 160 200 320 400
High Capacity Battery for Canon XF305 camcorder
Tripod
Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB Compact Flash Memory Card
Sony HVR-A1E HDV Digital Camcorder with tripod 25 30 50 65 70 90
Steadicam Pilot Camera Stabilisation System with v-lock system
including battery NEW*
70 90 140 175 280 350
Ianaro Redhead Lighting Kit 16 20 32 40 64 80
5′ x 6′ Chromakey Greenscreen 8 10 16 20 30 35
Audio
Marantz PDM661 Field Recorder 10 15 20 25 40 50
Lightwave Audio G5 Boom Pole 5 6 10 13 20 25
Wireless Lavalier Mic – Sennheiser – Freeport Presentation Set 10 15 20 25 40 50
RØDE NTG2 Kit: Mic, boom, grip, cable, shield 10 15 20 25 40 50
Microphones
Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Mic 5 6 10 13 20 25
Shure SM58 Mic
Rode NT3 Condensor Mic
Behringer B-5 Diaphragm Mic
Sennheiser MKE 2-P Lavalier Mic
Binaural In-Ear Microphones – OKM – Soundman Microphone
Photography
Canon 5D Mark II DSLR Camera body NEW* 50 60 100 125 200 250
Canon EF 24-105/4L IS USM lens NEW* 15 20 30 40 60 80
Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L USM lens NEW* 20 25 40 50 80 100
Canon EOS 300D Digital SLR Camera body 10 15 20 25 40 50
75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens 5 6 10 13 20 25
80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 lens 5 6 10 13 20 25
18-55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 lens 5 6 10 13 20 25
Ianaro Redhead Lighting Kit 16 20 32 40 64 80
Tripods
Video Tripods – Libec – LS-38M 10 15 20 25 40 50
Giottos Tripod – MTL 93 51B 10 15 20 25 40 50
Video Tripod – Velbon – DV-7000 7 9 14 18 28 35
Manfrotto 055CL Tripod 115 Head 7 9 14 18 28 35
Slik Pro 340DX Tripod 7 9 14 18 28 35
Monopod – Vanguard – MP-2 5 6 10 13 20 25
Miscellaneous
Sony VPL-CS5 Video Projector 20 25 40 50 80 100
Sony VPL-EW5 Video Projector 20 25 40 50 80 100
LG Blu Ray/DVD Player – BD550 NEW* 8 8 10 20 25 32 40
Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Cameras 8 10 20 25 32 40
Intuous 3 Graphics Tablet – PTZ 930 10 15 20 25 40 50
Behringer Audio Mixing Desk – XENYX 1622FX 5 6 10 12.50 20 25

* only available for hire with DAS or VAI Membership

Digital Services

DAS is equipped with a wide range of new media equipment for video editing, sound production and digital imaging. Resources include access to the latest iMac’s, a scanner, inkjet printer and CD/DVD burner. All are available to book on a weekly or daily basis.

Image Scanning, DVD Burning and printing, video editing, duplication & transfer services from VHS/DVD/miniDV/CD
DAS Services Prices
Services Member Standard
Workstation Hire per day (10am – 5pm) 15 25
Workstation Hire per hour 5 10
Video Editing per hour (with technician) 15 25
DVD Authoring per hour (with technician) 15 25
DVD Authoring per disc (send in your file and we author & burn it for you 8 4
DVD Printing Service – per disc 2 4

For information on the above contact catherine@digitalartsstudios.com or telephone (028) 90312900

Visual Artists Ireland members may also book equipment that is based in the Dublin office.  The competitive rates offered for hire means that even with transportation costs, it can work out much cheaper than hiring equipment from commercial rental companies.