Become A Member

Members are at the centre of VIVO’s structure. For over four decades, VIVO has enabled media-driven conversations and transformations by providing access to production equipment and facilities, production support, technical training and community knowledge sharing. Today, our members access equipment and facilities for production and presentation, our post-production suite, and our workshops, at subsidized rates. Membership fees also go directly toward the cost of running VIVO, and help ensure that our rates stay low and our services and programming are widely accessible. 

What’s are the different types of membership? See Member Benefits below.

Purchase your VIVO Membership by filling out this form, or drop by Tues-Fri 11AM-6PM.

Member Benefits

Supporting Member: $15 + GST

  • Receive VIVO mail-outs
  • Opportunity to participate on VIVO Committees and at General Meetings with voting privileges

 Basic Producer Member: $50 + GST

  • Supporting Member privileges
  • Opportunity to access gear at Basic Producer Member rates
  • Opportunity to access studio, microcinema, editing facilities, and co-working space for production rentals at Basic Producer Member rates
  • Opportunity to access studio and microcinema for event rentals at Basic Producer Member rates
  • 20% discount on Workshops

 Extended Producer Member: $100 + GST

  • Basic Producer Member privileges
  • Opportunity to access gear at Extended Producer Member rates
  • Opportunity to access studio, microcinema, editing facilities, and co-working space for production rentals at Extended Producer Member rates

Organizational Member: $100 + GST

  • Extended Producer Member privileges
  • Rates and privileges reserved for organizations whose activities align with VIVO’s mandate, mission and values
  • Organizations may confer voting privileges to one representative for all General Meetings

Please note: Members are required to show ID when using VIVO’s facilities and equipment.  If you registered as a member prior to 2017, your yearly subscriptions will automatically renew; you can stop your subscription at any time in your Paypal settings. New subscriptions do not automatically renew. If you need to temporarily change your membership, send us an email. We’d be glad to help you out.

Important: Members’ use of VIVO equipment and facilities is a form of production assistance to the artist/producer and as such, VIVO requires acknowledgement on all promotional materials and in the credit and/or title sequence of any works made with VIVO equipment or assistance. VIVO encourages all members to donate work produced through VIVO to our Archive and/or to Video Out for distribution (copyright remains with the producer). The Archive ensures preservation of its collection, and makes it accessible to researchers and curators; Video Out distribution works to promote and distribute works to galleries, festivals, educational institutions and broadcasters, and earns revenue for producers.

Become A Member

Price
CA$15.00

The light, compact Panasonic AG UX-180 4K professional camcorder supports 4K 24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p multi-format recording and HD super slow-motion. Plus it includes a wide 24mm angle LEICA DICOMAR 4K Lens 20x zoom. Records to SDXC cards.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$50.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$100.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$150.00

Shoot Ultra HD TV or 4K feature films with the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. You get a large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter combined with precision EF mount optics, high quality visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)™ file recording for a complete self contained solution. The built in touchscreen lets you monitor, change settings and enter metadata directly on the camera.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$50.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$100.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$150.00

Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF or Passive Micro Four Thirds lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$40.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$80.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$120.00

2 UNITS AVAILABLE

18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100-12800. High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture all the action.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$25.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$50.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$75.00

Recording Frame Rate: HDV 1440 x 1080/60i/30p/24p, DVCAM & DV SP: 720 x 480/60i. 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor System.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$30.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$75.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$100.00

A large aperture L-Series standard zoom lens that combines high image quality and enhanced durability. A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for effective imaging in low light and shallow depth of field and  a new optical design utilizes one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration in the outer area at wide-angle, as well as eliminate color blurring around the edges of the subject, for images with high resolution and contrast.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$20.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$30.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$40.00

This lens from Canon is a high performance, water-resistant, ultra wide-angle L-series zoom lens. An f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and offers shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$18.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$35.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$45.00

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 3.9′ (1.2 m) at all zoom settings so you can shoot close to your subject even in smaller spaces. Like all Canon L-series lenses, this telephoto zoom is dust and moisture resistant and designed to keep on going even in the most challenging of environments.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$20.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$40.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$50.00

The Cineroid EVF4RVW with Retina Display features a 3.5″ Retina LCD display with 960×640 resolution and a metal housing. The optical loupe has an adjustable diopter and can be detached completely or flipped open to view the display as a monitor.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$0.00

IN THE BOX: (1) MATTEBOX 4X5.6, (2) SIDE FLAGS, (1) FRENCH FLAG, (1) 15MM ROD TO MATTEBOX MOUNT BRACKET, (2) ADAPTER RINGS (84 AND 114 MM), (2) FILTERS HOLDER, (1) 82MM FILTER RING, (6) STEP-UP RINGS ( 52-82MM, 58-82MM, 62-82MM, 67-82MM, 72-82MM, 77-82MM)

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$0.00

A full featured digital video tripod. Features a 2-way Mini-Pro fluid head with a quick release platform, a geared centre column with pre-set friction control, and a levelling bubble. A maximum height of 64in., the tripod weighs 4.4 lbs and has a max load weight of 8.8lbs.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$10.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$15.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$30.00

Highly adjustable and lightweight, this shoulder brace eliminates fatigue while shooting.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$7.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$9.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$12.00

This lightweight aluminum monopod has a maximum height of 6.6′, weighs just 4.6 lbs, supports up to 11 lbs, and has 3 mini legs at the base for added stability. Included is a fluid head for tilting and an innovative fluid pan cartridge incorporated into the base for panning.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$7.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$10.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$15.00

An all aluminum geared tripod that rises to over 6ft tall, maintaining stability at all heights. Features innovative leg braces for infinite leg spread and quick setup, as well as a spirit level and convertible rubber/spik

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$16.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$20.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$28.00

The Miller Solo DV Alloy Tripod with DS-20 Fluid Head is a capable, comprehensive kit for the Mini-DV/DVCAM shooter on the run. Whether you are shooting ENG, EFP, or an independent feature, you’ll appreciate the simplicity and ease of setup of the Solo alloy legs, and the adaptability of the DS-20 fluid head.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$20.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$30.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$60.00
Overview
  • High Resolution 1024 x 600 LED backlit IPS panel
  • High Brightness 800-nit with adjustable backlight
  • DSLR Ratio Adjustment with 4 DSLR ratio presets
  • On screen Waveform / stereo audio bar display
  • Manual Gamma adjustment
  • Adjustable IRE Clip Guide (Zebra filter)
  • Stereo headphone output (select a L+R pair from the available channels)
  • 6 monitor configuration user presets
  • Custom screen markers (choice of four colors and variable lines widths)
  • HDMI Auto Co
Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$10.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$25.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$40.00

Shape Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$10.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$20.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$40.00

A lightweight shoulder-mounted rig designed for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that’s ideal for using the Blackmagic touchable screen, and for any EVF or external monitor users.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$10.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$20.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$60.00

The Rotolight Interview Kit is a compact and versatile, two light LED lighting system, perfect for Portraiture, Macro or Interview / ENG lighting.

Easy to use and fast to set up, great on location or in a studio. It delivers ‘Flicker Free’ continuous light with excellent colour rendering (CRI>91). Each ringlight includes the ‘Lee Filters’ Lighting Gel set for calibrating colour temperature plus dimming / diffusion and minus green filters

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$8.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$15.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$25.00

• Award winning design

• Quality construction with professional features

• Full line of accessories available

• Choice of connectors

• Accepts both LED and tungsten lamps

• Advanced circuitry conserves power when dimming withominimal color shifting

• Field proven & built to last

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$10.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$18.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$30.00

Manfrotto’s Fig Rig is versatile, easy to use camera stabilizer for either Video cameras or HDSLRs. Using a two-handed grip, the shooter’s arms act as shock mounts, shake and vibrations are reduced compared to normal handheld.

Bebob Zoe-DVXL Lanc controller can be amounted on Fig Rig.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$8.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$12.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$25.00

Designed for the Fig Rig. With this clamp you can convert the Fig Rig frame into a fully-loaded roving cine rig precisely positioning your mic or monitor anywhere around your camera.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$0.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$0.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$0.00

The Bebob ZOE-DVXL is a zoom controller designed for the Panasonic, Sony, and Canon LANC camcorders. The ZOE-DVXL provides all the features that have been found in previous models, including a quick release clamp and click functions for switching quickly between manual and auto-focus.

Some added improvements include a toggle switch that allows operation of both camera protocols as well as a new elbow-plug. The elbow design provides additional durability by eliminating any bending that can occur when straight plugs are yanked at an acute angle.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$5.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$8.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$15.00

The Powerbase 70 is a 70wh 14.8v lithium-ion battery pack for the Black Magic Cinema camera. It quadruples the BMCC’s advertised internal battery run time.

Rental Rate
Daily - Extended Rate: CA$12.00
Daily - Member Rate: CA$17.00
Daily - Commercial Rate: CA$23.00