: Renting mics?

Apr 28th, 2003, 09:54 AM
Sorry, I know this may not be the best place to post this but I figured I'd probably get an answer from you guys since I'm sure some of you deal with audio and video.

I'm looking for a good place to rent wireless lapel mics in downtown TO. I'm incharge of filming a short video for work which involves an interview scenario. This is why I'm looking for a place where I can rent two lapel mics for a day that will be pligged into a mini DV camcorder. I've also seen adapters that you can place below the camcorder that allows direct connection of x,r cables, I'd also like to rent one of these as well. I work right on Bay, at Commerce Court so any palces nearby would be great. I'm also not sure how mcuh it would cost. Any ideas?

Thanks, and sorry if I shouldn't have posted this here.

D k Cornelius
Apr 28th, 2003, 12:06 PM

Toronto Location
496 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 4G8
Telephone: 416-365-1777
Toll Free: 1-800-561-1777
e-mail: [email protected]

The Beachtech adaptors, made in here in T.O., allow XLR inputs and manual gain control for input to MiniDV.

Apr 28th, 2003, 12:11 PM

Nice people and good prices for rentals, Vistek has rentals but I can't stand doing business with them.


Apr 28th, 2003, 12:52 PM
rp dynamics
3505 laird road, unit 11
Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y7


Ask for John Christie.

Apr 28th, 2003, 02:01 PM
Thanks everyone, I'll check these places out.

Apr 28th, 2003, 02:25 PM
Okay, stupid question. I went to Vistek's site and checked out their rental PDF. I see that they have wireless lav mics, are these the same thing as lapel mics? As you can see, I am not an audio person!

Apr 28th, 2003, 03:31 PM
Yes they are the same animal. I'd be very careful if you are filming outdoors though.