Shooting Star Video has been providing high-end video equipment to the Bay Area and beyond for 30 years. Time and again SSV has been the first, or one of the first, to introduce cutting edge gear. They are one of the few rental houses in town that offers single-cam HD, multi-cam/switched HD and Digital Cine equipment.
Owner, and long time respected video professional, Jeff Regan, has a passion for video equipment. SSV has built its’ reputation on providing the best gear available to fit each client’s vision and budget, while offering knowledgeable, highly personalized service. With his extensive experience as a working DP, Jeff is able to assemble affordable camera packages designed to work efficiently and reliably. All SSV packages include a no charge Standard Support Package and 24/7 access to gear. SSV is located in the middle of the SF Peninsula, just minutes from Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
The SSV website features an extensive list of HD Cameras and Support Equipment. Some recent acquisitions include:
- Canon EOS C300 PL Super 35mm Digital Cine Camera
- HD Fly Pack with Panasonic HS410 Production Switcher
- Panasonic HPX255 P2 HD Camcorder with EC4 Remote Paint Box
- Arri Alura 18-80mm T2.6 PL-Mount Cine Zoom Lens
- Sony HXC-100K HD Triax Camera System
Jeff believes that providing several HD camera and recording format options is important, because no one camera can be best suited for every shoot. It’s a tough and ever changing technological landscape out there. We can all be thankful we have guys like Jeff and Shooting Star Video to help us navigate through this complex maze. Be sure to visit the SSV site, as Jeff has an interesting blog on related issues, and his FAQ section is like an instant education on HD video. We’re happy to include SSV in our family of go to companies, and you should check them out when you get a chance.
FYI, since 2007 the SSV rental facility has been solar powered. Hats off to SSV for its commitment to clean power and energy independence.