Why Buy When You Can Rent?

Whether you are staging a one-off show, or require a camera package for a major, months-long project, you will need to decide whether to rent or to buy audio-visual equipment. Of course, your decision will be based on certain factors, including how frequently you will be using the equipment, how much you think the equipment may depreciate, as well as your budget.

Buying equipment is a huge investment and commitment, which only be a feasible option for business-owners or hardcore enthusiasts. If you decide to rent your equipment, Phase 3 Productions can offer a range of unique benefits:

When you rent equipment from Phase 3 Productions, you will be gaining access to the minds of creative, experienced and highly-competent staff.

We can advise you on which equipment you would need for a particular project, and present you with options to suit your budget. Additionally, international crews gain the advantage of a production house that understands Jamaica’s climate and terrain.

If you are going to use equipment to film a project that will last a few days, or require an LCD screen for an annual event, the cost of the equipment may exceed the returns you anticipate from the project. Shipping is expensive, and at times is more than the item itself. In these cases, renting equipment is more practical.

If you are a non-Jamaican film crew, bringing equipment into the country can be a hassle. Renting gear can save you the risk of something going wrong with equipment during the course of travel.

Cutting-edge technology.
When buying equipment, the latest and most cutting-edge options may be beyond your budget. When renting, this becomes less of an issue. Phase 3 Productions can offer a range of the latest technology at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy.

Fully-functional equipment.
Renting from Phase 3 Productions means that equipment will always be fully functional, with staff available to troubleshoot any problems should they arise.

No maintenance.
Renting equipment means that maintenance is not necessary, and therefore not a burden. As soon as equipment is returned to Phase 3, it is cleaned and ready to be used again.

Ultimately, the choice to buy or to rent equipment is up to you. If you are stumped as to which decision is most suited to your situation, contact us and we will gladly give some advice.