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Rent Equipment

PAL HD provides a one-stop solution for production companies and international broadcasters seeking high quality Camera Equipment in Los Angeles and anywhere in the Western United States.

We provide the latest digital Broadcast Cameras, Sound, and Lighting. We offer a full range of state-of-the-art broadcast cameras in all established formats including Digital Betacam PAL, HDCAM, XDCAM PAL, XDCAM HD, DVCPRO HD. Our equipment is always in meticulous shape and gets serviced regularly to guarantee complete reliability.

PAL HD helps reduce your cost by providing flexible, tailored solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of productions. For your convenience, we now offer delivery and pickup of all our camera packages as well as our signature technical support. For general inquiries please click Quick Quote, or choose from the categories below to see the entire catalog.

PAL and HD - An Important Note

Despite the worldwide introduction of High Definition television, there is NO universal HD standard. The conventional frame rates based on 50 Hz in Europe, Asia and South America and 60 Hz in the United States and Japan are still the basis for the new HD formats.

Shooting in the 60 Hz (NTSC) based frame rates of 60i, 30p, 24p is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS, as this will cause incompatibilities in post-production. These issues can be addressed using expensive frame-rate converters, but unfortunately they introduce ugly artifacts such as image jitter and strobing.

Shooting on 50 Hz (PAL) based Cameras is the most elegant and logical solution, guaranteeing the highest quality HD images from acquisition to delivery. All our cameras are designed for PAL based frame rates of 50i, 25p, 50p and are equipped with extended clear scan features. This will prevent the disturbing flicker caused by 60 Hz lighting and eliminate the annoying rolling bars on monitors.