CLAi the film and video production company in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Specializing in videography, video editing and color correction for corporate videos and documentary films

Our Arri Alexa Camera Systems & More

So much of the quality of a film or video project comes from the choices made in the production equipment used on location...

It can never be cutting edge or timeless enough, it can never be too high a quality, and you can never have too much of it.

Our philosophy is simple, gear up to do smaller budget production shoots and your passion projects 100% in-house, have the right equipment to integrate seamlessly with the additional rental items needed on larger budget projects to ensure the greatest flexibility, and then bring in the specialist equipment and specialist crew required on the most demanding projects.  Have the right horses for every course…

Needless to say, but I will anyway, technology changes constantly and so by the time you read this list we may have many other toys to play with… so please don’t assume that we don’t have the equipment that you want to specify on a project.

Camera Systems

Arri Alexa Plus #1

When I first touched a RED camera nearly a decade ago I was thrilled at the quality and depth of the images it made, even more than I was horrified about how little worked! I bought two of them.  When I first shot on an Arri Alexa I was just as thrilled about the even better, and infinitely more filmic images it made were.

It’s taken a while, but now I have two of these fabulous, no-compromise cameras in place of my REDs.

I think that I’ve managed to find ways to make them more useful and adaptable, particularly with the use of C7 lens mounts to allow both cameras to use PL, Leica and Nikon lenses – letting us use the most effective glass for every shooting situation – and the ability to shoot in 3k ArriRaw (4k after using Arri’s software interface) and 2k ProRes at the same time.

  • Arri Alexa Plus 16:9 Camera Body #1 (Matched To #2)
  • Arri PL Lens Mount with LensData System
  • C7 PL Lens Mount
  • C7 Leica R Lens Mount
  • C7 Nikon Lens Mount
  • Arri EVF-1 Viewfinder
  • Arri EVF-1 Viewfinder Mount
  • Arri Dual SxS Module
  • 4# SxS 64Gb Media Sticks
  • Arri Bridge Plates & Adapters
  • Arri Center Handle
  • Arri EVF Cables
  • Arri Power Cables
  • Arri Shoulder Pad
  • Arri 19mm Bridge Mount with Quick Release Plate
  • Arri 15mm Mount with Quick Release Plate
  • 3k ArriRaw via BNC T Connectors
  • HD and 2k ProRes 4:4:4:4 and HQ Recording On Board
  • V Battery Mount & Anton Bauer Battery Plate
  • Custom Arri Shipping Case
  • Wireless Lens and Camera Control
  • eRGOCine Hand/Control Grips
  • Zacuto Follow Focus and Swivel Grip
  • On-Camera Shotgun Mic
  • On-Camera Sound Devices PreD Mixer
  • 4# Switronix V-Mount Batteries & Charger
  • 10″ 3k ArriRAW Odyssey 7Q+ Recorder and Monitor
  • Convergent-Design RAW Codec Pack (Records F5, FS7 & A7Sii Sony RAW, 3k Arri RAW, Canon RAW)
  • Convergent Design 1# 1Tb & 4# 128Gb SSD Fast Media
  • Panasonic BLTH17 LCD Broadcast HD-SDI Monitor With Waveform

Arri Alexa Plus #2

  • Arri Alexa Plus 16:9 Camera Body #1 (Matched To #2)
  • Arri PL Lens Mount with LensData System
  • C7 PL Lens Mount
  • C7 Leica R Lens Mount
  • C7 Nikon Lens Mount
  • Arri EVF-1 Viewfinder
  • Arri EVF-1 Viewfinder Mount
  • Arri Dual SxS Module
  • 4# SxS 64Gb Media Sticks
  • Arri Bridge Plates & Adapters
  • Arri Center Handle
  • Arri EVF Cables
  • Arri Power Cables
  • Arri Shoulder Pad
  • Arri 19mm Bridge Mount with Quick Release Plate
  • Arri 15mm Mount with Quick Release Plate
  • 3k ArriRaw via BNC T Connectors
  • HD and 2k ProRes 4:4:4:4 and HQ Recording On Board
  • V Battery Mount & Anton Bauer Battery Plate
  • Custom Arri Shipping Case
  • Wireless Lens and Camera Control
  • On-Camera Shotgun Mic
  • 4# Switronix V-Mount Batteries & Charger
  • 7″ and 10″ LCD Broadcast HD-SDI/HDMI OnCamera Monitors With Waveform and HDMI/SDI Output

Sony A7Sii

  • Sony A7Sii Body
  • Battery Power Grip
  • 16×9 PL Mount Lens Adapter
  • 8# Batteries
  • 6# 64Gb SDXH Media Cards
  • 2# 128Gb SDXH Media Cards
  • Camera Cage
  • On-Camera Mic
  • Zacuto Top Plate
  • Metabones Leica R to Sony e-Mount Adapter
  • Metabones Leica R to Sony e-Mount Speed Booster
  • Metabones Nikon to Sony e-Mount Adapter
  • Metabones Canon to Sony e-Mount Adapter
  • 5″ LCD Broadcast HD-SDI/HDMI OnCamera Monitor With Waveform

Sony A7R

  • Sony A7R Body
  • Battery Power Grip
  • 16×9 PL Mount Lens Adapter
  • 8# Batteries
  • 6# 64Gb SDXH Media Cards
  • 2# 128Gb SDXH Media Cards
  • Camera Cage
  • On-Camera Mic
  • Metabones Leica R to Sony e-Mount Adapter
  • Metabones Leica R to Sony e-Mount Speed Booster
  • Metabones Nikon to Sony e-Mount Adapter
  • Metabones Canon to Sony e-Mount Adapter

Leica M (type 240)

  • Leica M 1080P Video/24Mb Still Camera
  • Leica Visoflex EVF2 Viewfinder
  • Leica M Elmarit 28mm f2.8 Aspherical Lens
  • Leica M Summicron 40mm f2 Lens
  • Leica M Tele-Elmarit 90mm f2.8 Lens
  • Leica R Lens Adapter
  • Shoulder Mount Rig

Other Cameras Available

  • RED Helium Weapon 8k System
  • RED Dragon 6k System
  • Arri Amira 4k System

Camera Lenses

PL Mount Lenses

  • 2 16×9 PL to Sony E Adapters
  • RED Pro Prime 18mm f1.8
  • RED Pro Prime 25mm f1.8
  • RED Pro Prime 35mm f1.8
  • RED Pro Prime 50mm f1.8
  • RED Pro Prime 85mm f1.8
  • RED Pro Prime 100mm f1.8
  • RED Pro 18-85mm f3.5 Zoom
  • Lensbaby Composer Tilt/Shift

Leica Mount Lenses

  • Leica 21mm f4
  • Leica 24mm f2.8
  • Leica 35mm f2.8
  • Leica 60mm Macro f2.8
  • Leica 90mm f2
  • Leica 135mm f2.8
  • Leica 28-70mm f3.5 Zoom
  • Metabones T Leica R to Sony e Mount Adapter
  • Metabones Speed Booster Leica R to Sony e Mount Adapter

Nikon Mount Lenses

  • Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
  • Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens
  • Sigma USB Focus Control Dock
  • Vello Fusion Smart Nikon to Sony E Adapter

Aerial & Motion Gimbal

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Drone/X5 Camera

  • Inspire 1 Pro Quadcopter
  • DJI X5 4k Gimbal Stabilized Camera (GH4)
  • 22 Minutes Of Batteries
  • Single Or Dual Remote Control
  • Fully Programmable Flight Paths
  • DJI 17mm f1,7 Lens
  • Olympus 14-42mm f3.6-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • Olympus 12mm f2 Lens

Movi M5 Gimbal Stabilizer

  • Movi M5 Gimbal Stabilizer with Quick Release Plate
  • 180 Minute Batteries

DJI Osmo+ 4k Stabilized Action Camera

  • DJI Osmo+ Motorized Gimbal Grip
  • DJI 4k Zoom Camera
  • DJI Extension Arm
  • 50 Minutes Of Batteries

Support

Tripods & Fluid Heads

  • O’Connor 1030 100mm Fluid Head
  • Sachtler CF-100ENG HD 2CF 100mm Bowl Carbon Fibre Legs #1
  • Miller 55 Arrow 100mm Fluid Head
  • Sachtler CF-100ENG HD 2CF 100mm Bowl Carbon Fibre Legs #2
  • Libec 100mm Bowl Carbon Fibre Legs
  • MYT Works Velvet Nodal NonFluid 100mm Head
  • Manfrotto 100mm Bowl Long Legs
  • Manfrotto 100mm Bowl Short Legs
  • AbelCine 100mm Bowl HiHat
  • Libec 75mm Bowl Carbon Fibre Legs
  • Miller 75mm Bowl Carbon Fibre Legs
  • Sachtler Video 20 Head
  • O’Connor 50 100mm Fluid Head
  • Manfrotto 504HD 100mm Fluid Head
  • Libec 75mm Fluid Head
  • Miller 75mm Fluid Head
  • Manfrotto Monopod

Camera Motion

  • Edelkrone LargeX Integral Slider
  • Edelkrone Programmable Motion Unit
  • Edelkrone Programmable Tracker Unit
  • Dana Dolly 100mm 16 Wheel Rolling Dolly
  • 10ft, 8ft, 6ft & 4ft Dolly Speed Rail Pairs
  • Various Shoulder Mounts

Audio

Location Audio Recording

  • Zoom H8 8 Track Recorder/Mixer
  • Zoom H8 Control External Control Unit
  • Sound Devices PreD 3 Channel Location Mixer
  • Fostex DCR-302 3 Channel OnCamera Digital Mixer/Recorder
  • Sony PCM-D50 Portable Stereo Hard Disk Audio Recorder
  • PSC Power Barrels
  • Tram 10/97 Power Barrel
  • TAI Audio Power Barrels
  • 4# Tram Lavalier Mics
  • 2# PSC Lavalier Mics
  • 2# Lectrosonic Wireless Receivers
  • 2# Lectrosonic Wireless Body Packs
  • Audio Technica Hand Mic C87 MkII
  • Sony Headphones
  • Breakaway 3 Way XLR Snake
  • AudioTechnica Pro4H Hand Mic
  • Sony ECM-55B Lavalier Kit
  • Sennheiser M216 Shotgun Mic with Zeppelin/Coat
  • 10ft Carbon Fibre Boom Pole
  • ElectroVoice RE20 Studio Mic
  • Neumann TLM 103 Studio Mic
  • 2x Sony Wireless Microphone Body Packs
  • 2x Sony Wireless Microphone Receivers
  • 2x Sony Wireless Lavalier Microphones

Grip Gear

Grip Gear

  • 1# Short C-Stand
  • 6# C-Stands
  • Avenger Double Knuckles
  • 42” Avenger Arms
  • 36” Avenger Arms
  • 8# Low Boy Junior Stands
  • Junior Knuckles
  • 36″ Junior Extensions
  • 6ft 6in Fast Collapse Butterfly/Overhead Frame and Rags
  • Pop Up Chroma Green Screen
  • Pop Up Chroma Blue Screen
  • Pop Up Chroma Reversible Blue/Green Screen
  • White Illuminator Background
  • Goalpost 10ft Tripod Stand Combo
  • Goalpost 18ft Overhead Post
  • Grey Base Splotchy Studio Backgrounds
  • Blue Base Splotchy Studio Backgrounds
  • Brown Base Splotchy Studio Backgrounds
  • 2# 4ft x 3ft White/Silver Reflectors
  • 2# 4ft Circle Multi Surface Reflector/Diffusers
  • 8ft x 8ft Scrim Frame and Rags
  • 12ft x 5ft Overhead China Ball Frame
  • 8# 18in × 24in Diffusion Open Frames
  • 4# 9ft Wind Up Stands
  • 8# 4ft Triangular Trussing Sections
  • 6# Norman Lightweight Stands
  • 6# Lowell Lightweight Stands
  • 2# Lowell Middleweight Stands
  • 4# Motorola Walkie Talkie Comms System

Lighting

Lighting

  • 1# Source 4 Gobo Spot 750w
  • 1# Chimera 1000W Mogul Head
  • 1# Chimera Large Soft Box
  • 3# Chimera Medium Soft Boxes
  • 3# 1K Equivalent Soft Box LED Heads
  • 2# 500W Equivalent Bladelight LED Fixtures
  • 1# Lowell ProLight Fresnels 500w
  • 1# Lowell Pro Light With Snoot
  • 2# Lowell Soft 2000w Lights
  • 10# 1200W Florescent 30″ Globes
  • 6# 800W Florescent 24″ Globes
  • 10ft x 6ft Globe Hanging Frame
  • 4# 500W Equivalent Bulb LED 12×9 Dimmable Spotlights – Battery And Mains Power
  • 2# 500W Equivalent LED 12×9 Dimmable Floodlights – Battery And Mains Power
  • 1# LED Round Lens Fill/Eye Light
  • 2# 1500W Equivalent LED Spotlight
  • 3# 1200W Equivalent LED Floodlights – Battery And Mains Power
  • 2# 750W Equivalent Soft Mat Lights – Battery And Mains
  • 2# 1000W Equivalent Soft Mat Lights – Battery And Mains