Ecto-1 Productions

We focus on home, business and custom audio-video design and installation

Did you know we also offer rentals? Your events can be top notch, even if we’re not there. Check out our selection of rentals below for projectors, screens, cameras, displays, other video equipment, speakers, microphones and other audio equipment, lighting equipment and rigging equipment. Contact us via email or call 403-861-8333 for pricing details.

Needing a projector? The Christie® DHD800 offers full HD and high-brightness in a 1-chip DLP® projector, making it ideally suited for a variety of applications including fixed installs and live events. At 8000 ANSI lumens, it’s one of the brightest 1-chip DLP dual-lamp projectors on the market. With full HD resolution, this projector is compatible with most computers and video sources.

Need a screen to go with your presentation? We have a Draper Fast fold projection screen with front and rear projection skins. At 7.5’x11’ with a 16:9 ratio it’s perfect for nearly every occasion.

Cameras

We have two cameras available for rent - a compact, Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K camera with EF lens mount, 4K Super 35 image sensor and global shutter is lightweight and perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. The URSA Mini 4K EF features professional 12G-SDI connections, 5” fold out touchscreen monitor and side grip with camera control functions as well as dual CFast card recorders, build in stereo microphones and more.

If you need a bit more camera we have the Blackmagic Design Studio 4K camera. It’s the live broadcast camera that’s ready for multi camera Ultra HD production today. Featuring a massive 10” viewfinder, MFT lens mount, talkback, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections, 12G-SDI and user upgradeable optical fibre connections that let you connect to your switcher with a single cable! The advanced 4K model is switchable to 1080 HD, that means you can work in HD today and you’re always ready for Ultra HD production.

Displays

We have two TVs available for you to rent depending on the size you need. We have a smaller Samsung, 32” LED 1080P HD TV, and a larger LG, 55” LED 1080P HD TV with Truss Mount.

Other Video Equipment

The HyperDeck Studio Pro is the ultimate in compatibility and technology, featuring a more advanced design that includes 6G-SDI so you get SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, plus HyperDeck Studio Pro includes a wide range of video and audio connections in both analog and digital so you get the widest compatibility with older and newer equipment. Get SD, HD up to 1080p60 and Ultra HD up to 2160p30 all in the one deck! Also includes 6GSDI and Quad SDI, HDMI 4K, analog component, balanced analog audio and AES/EBU audio compatibility. You even get built in Thunderbolt for computer capture and UltraScope software for live scopes!

The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K allows you to deliver Ultra HD content to consumers using the latest technology H.265 files recorded onto inexpensive SD cards. You get realtime H.265 encoding and multi rate 12G-SDI connections for recording all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60, along with 25 built in SD card recorders. That means you can shoot, record, merchandise and deliver content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions and Windows 10 computers today!

The advanced Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K model switches between SD, HD or Ultra HD video standards so you can connect a wide range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and computers. Featuring 10 inputs, chroma keys, transitions, media pool, 4 upstream keyers, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, large media pool with full motion clips and 3 auxiliary outputs!

Now it’s possible to convert from SDI to HDMI or HDMI to SDI in all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 with one of our Blackmagic Design Mini Converters! Audio is embedded into the HDMI output and output separately as balanced analog or AES/EBU audio. Mini Converter SDI to HDMI is perfect for using HDMI televisions and video projectors as SDI monitors for all SD and HD formats. Mini Converter HDMI to SDI is ideal for adding an SD or HD-SDI output to computers and cameras that have HDMI connections.

We also have the Blackmagic Design Micro Converters to either take HDMI to SDI or SDI to HDMI. Take the HDMI output from laptop computers or consumer cameras and convert it to SDI for use with broadcast switchers, routers, monitors and more! You can also convert from SDI to HDMI so you can output video from professional SDI video equipment to consumer HDMI televisions, projectors and more! The multi rate 3G-SDI automatically switches between all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. You also get 3G-SDI loop through, support for Level A and Level B equipment, and power over USB!

The Blackmagic Audio Monitor provides the finest quality audio monitoring in an incredibly small one rack unit size! Featuring a dual subwoofer design with extra wide range speakers for amazing audio, all backed by a super powerful class A/B amplifier.

The Blackmagic Design Teranex AV is specifically designed with new features for live events and professional AV installations, as well as broadcast and post production workflows. You get 1,089 up, down, cross and standards conversions for all formats up to 2160p60, along with Teranex’s patented algorithms and legendary image quality.

The Roland V-800HD MultiFormat Video Switcher is a true multi-format video mixer, meaning that it doesn't require input sources to be matched to output resolutions. Every input has it's own broadcast quality scaler that can individually scale, stretch, crop and zoom each source as needed for the output resolution chosen. And most every type of digital and analog input is available, in video or computer format. On the output side, a builtin HDMI multi-viewer output provides a convenient monitoring solution. In addition to video channels, two channels are available for still images, which upload by USB memory stick or frame grab.

The Extron SSP 7.1 five input Surround Sound Processor provides up to eight channels of surround sound for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. The SSP 7.1 automatically detects and decodes audio content in various Dolby® and DTS® formats from DVD, Bluray Disc, and HDTV broadcasts. It also offers Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx and DTS Neo:6® processing to provide surround sound from two-channel stereo. The SSP 7.1 features coaxial and optical digital inputs, plus an analog balanced/unbalanced two channel input. It is designed for integration into pro AV installations, with a compact, rack-mountable metal enclosure, RS-232 serial control, and balanced/unbalanced line level outputs. The included control software offers a user-friendly GUI for setup and operation.

The Extron HAE 100 is an audio deembedder that extracts the audio from the HDMI signal and provides outputs for analog stereo and digital S/PDIF audio. The HAE 100 supports data rates up to 6.75 Gbps for compatibility with HDMI Deep Color up to 12-bit. It is HDCP compliant and compatible with HDTV 1080p/60 or computer-video resolutions up to 1920x1200. The HAE 100 is equipped with several integrator friendly features, including a buffered HDMI video output with EDID Minder® for simplified EDID management between the input source and the display, plus input cable equalization and comprehensive LED status display.

The Extron DXP DVI Pro Series are high performance matrix switchers for single link DVI-D signals. They are HDCP compliant, and support resolutions up to 1920x1200 and HDTV 1080p/60, enabling simultaneous distribution of contentprotected signal sources to one or more compliant displays. The series features intelligent technologies that help integrators ensure reliable system operation and compatibility between digital devices, including Key Minder®, HDCP Visual Confirmation, EDID Minder®, and Automatic Input Cable Equalization and Output Reclocking. Available in I/ O sizes from 4x4 to 8x8, the DXP DVI Pro Series is ideal for applications that require reliable, high performance routing of DVI and HDMI digital signals between multiple devices.

Speakers

If you need speakers for your event we have you covered there too! The QSC K12 is a two-way powered loudspeaker with a 12” LF and a 1.75” diaphragm compression driver. Or we have the QSC K8, a two-way powered loudspeaker with an 8” LF and a 1.75” diaphragm compression driver. And then we also have the QSC KSUB, a powered subwoofer with two 12” LF drivers in a birch enclosure.

Microphones and Other Audio Equipment

The QSC Touchmix 16 is designed for musicians, production professionals and live performance venues that need the power and capability of a large “concert” mixing console in a compact, affordable and easy to use format. TouchMix 16 mixers have the functionality to satisfy demanding professionals combined with a range of features and functions that help the less experienced user achieve quality results.

The Yamaha LS9-16 has 16 mic/line input channels. While being compact and light enough for one person to move and set up easily, both models include features that have been field-proven in previous Yamaha digital consoles as well as outstanding sonic quality. In addition to an extensive range of gating, compression and equilization capabilities, there’s also a built-in USB memory recorder/player for recording or BGM playback, and other functionality to give you everything you need for small to medium scale live sound or installed applications in remarkably compact, all-in-one consoles.

The Shure SLX24/BETA58 are powerful wireless tools that can be set up quickly and used confidently by installers and working bands. Features include auto frequency scan with transmitter setup, exceptional wireless clarity and Shure patented Audio Reference Companding.

The Shure SLX14 can be set up quickly and used confidently by installers and working bands. Features include auto frequency scan with transmitter setup, exceptional wireless clarity and Shure patented Audio Reference Companding. We have the SLX1 bodypack transmitter, SLX4 receiver and Countryman E6 Headset Mic all for use together.

The Shure MX418D/C brings a whole new meaning to the word flexible with its fully adjustable gooseneck. It offers a wide frequency response and accurate sound reproduction for a wide variety of applications, such as houses of worship, courtrooms and conference centres.

The Shure SM58 is designed for for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Its tailored vocal response for sound is a world standard for singing or speech. A highly effective, built-in spherical filter minimizes wind and breath "pop" noise. A unidirectional (cardioid) pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise.

The Shure Beta 58A is a high-output supercardioid dynamic vocal microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project sudio recording. It has become a leading choice among vocalists and touring professionals worldwide.

The Shure SM57 is exceptional for music instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording.

The Shure SM31F has a moisture-repellent cartridge housing to protect the microphone from the corrosion damage that causes typical fitness instruction headsets to fail.

The Shure Beta 52A is a high output dynamic microphone with a tailored frequency response designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. It provides superb attack and “punch”, and delivers studio quality sound even at extremely high sound pressure levels.

The Audio-Technica Pro 37 has established itself as a versatile solution for studio recording and live performance. With a low-mass element for superb transient response and a low-profile design for optimal mic placement, this mic excels in high-SPL applications. It is ideal for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source.

Lighting Equipment

The ETC Congo is a full-featured console for control of conventional and moving lights, media servers and LEDs with 40 hands-on multipurpose masters, 40 direct selects, preset operation, theatrical-style crossfader playback and full netwokr capabilities.

The Martin Mac 250 Krypton is a high performance profile with a separate gobo and colour wheel, an achromatic lens system and a rotating prism. It has a motorized forcus, mechanical dimming, interchangable rotating prism, strobe effect up to 14Hz, pulse effects, instant open and blackout rapid strobe effects. As well as a pan and tilt range of 540/257 degrees.

The Martin Mac 101 is a remarkably small, super light and simple LED moving head wash light. It features a tight and very bright beam, rapid movement and calibrated colours that allow for revolutionary set, stage and decorative lighting designs.

The Martin Mac Aura is the first compact LED moving head wash light with zoom that offers never-before-seen, eye-candy aura effects, yet also functions as a highly capable single-lens wash with fully pre-mixed colour.

The Martin LightJockey 2 is a flexible, easy-to-use Windows-based controller package that includes a Martin M-DMX USB Interface Box. One of the industry’s most popular PC-based controllers for well over a decade, LightJockey 2 offers lighting designers greater flexibility, spontaneity and ease of use in a user-focused control package.

The American DJ Mega TriPar Profile Plus is a compact, low profile par designed for uplighting and stage lighting, and will bring colour and excitement to any party. This fixture features a unique “sit-flat” design so that it may sit directly on the ground or inside truss without the scissor yoke because the power and DMX ins and outs are mounted on the side of the fixture, not on the rear.

The American DJ Ultra Bar 6 can help you get the ambient lighting just right in your restaurant or dance floor. With the .5 metre long bar and 6 x 3W ultra bright TRI LEDs, you will really see the difference it will make to your space.

Rigging Equipment

The Global Truss Chain Hoist 30 is a one ton manual chain hoist. It has a max load capacity of 2204 lbs, a 30ft lift chain and weighs only 25 lbs.