Pirate - Phantom & Photron Camera Hire for HD High Speed Filming / Slowmo
Pirate are unique. Established in 1985, Pirate are independent high speed specialists with slow motion cameras, equipment and related accessories such as underwater housings and Optex boroscopes. For high speed filming we currently have two Phantom HD GOLD camera rental kits integrated with HD eyepieces, CineMags & CineStations, battery kit and a hand-held kit, together with a full range of cine lenses & accessories, producing 1080p film-like images. We also have the Photron Fastcam BC2 camera, capable of shooting HD 1080p at 2,000fps. or ultra slow motion 5,400fps at 16:9 Standard Definition. Pirate have innovated custom-built software for providing rapid, reliable data delivery and on-shoot quality assurance and editing, known as ShotServer. Uniquely, Pirate’s facilities include an effects studio with motion control equipment in West London, providing unrivalled expertise in all aspects of high speed projects, including 3D.
Which slow motion camera is best to hire for your project? Please call Michael or Martin on +44 (0)208 930 5000.
See this great 3D Phantom HD shot - Kate Moss by Baillie Walsh for AnOther Magazine
LATEST NEWS - Our new toy, an Abakus 260, had been used on a Royal Bank of Scotland commercial featuring massive slow-motion zooms under motion control: out in August. Our in-depth High Speed Camera Comparison - see here for the full text and Macbeth chart downloads - has been praised by DOPs and producers alike for its clarity prompting our second article exploring and explaining post workflows for high speed footage - see here for the full text. We have designed, built and tested our Phantom HD Gold adaptation for the underwater housing developed over 40 years by the world renowned Peter Scoones, enabling underwater slow motion shots at up to 450fps. Our Optex Excellence periscope / probe / boroscope system is proving to be very popular. Our stock footage clips are now represented online by SPL Motion - see a list of our shots on their website. ShotServer now services Phantom, Photron and now the RED camera, a must for high-end shoots where time and quality are important.
Located in West London, within easy reach of Central London and Heathrow Airport, we have our own studio for motion control and high speed shoots with ample off-street parking.
For our Terms of Engagement click here.
Pirate's Conditions of Hire (printable .pdf file)
Please call Martin or Michael to discuss your next project.