FINANCE FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT
As the industry’s #1 film & video equipment financing company, WB FINANCIAL offers unbeatable finance options for video production professionals looking to acquire and upgrade gear. Video production equipment is constantly evolving and WB FINANCIAL’s video equipment leasing options give businesses and freelancers across the United States the most competitive financing terms available. Industry professionals can qualify for business equipment financing, rather than depend on costly personal loans and equity lines-of-credit. With WB FINANCIAL, you can lease camera equipment and utilize the same commercial financing that the big production companies and studios use.
VIDEO PRODUCTION INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Our video equipment financing programs require no down payments (OAC) can be structured to meet seasonal changes in cash-flow. Our video production equipment leasing programs allow cameramen, churches, media companies, YouTube content creators, marketing firms, schools, municipalities, video production companies, and equipment rental houses to finance the video equipment they require. Special leasing and financing programs exist for freelancers, please contact us to learn more!
Those looking to acquire more high-end cinema cameras should check our buyers guide to get a better idea of just how much camera they can afford: 2019-2020 Cinema Camera Buyers Guide.
Finance Digital Cinema Cameras
We offer equipment leasing and finance programs for all sorts of cameras including ENG, mirrorless, DSLRs, high speed and digital cinema cameras. Financing is available for any accessories you may need, including tripods/heads, filters, microphones, mounts, lighting and more. Pre-approvals now available for the Sony VENICE 6K full frame camera! Special RED camera financing also available.
Camera Lens Financing
Industry leading financing options for both new and used cinema/still lenses. We can finance new Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses as well as vintage cinema lenses like Cooke Panchros. Get the glass you’ve always wanted from such brands as Leica, Sigma, Tokina, Canon, Nikon, Cooke, RED, Fujinon and more. We can finance lens purchases from both authorized re-sellers (B&H Photo-Video, AbelCine, Band Pro) and private parties/individuals.
Gimbals, Drones & More
We have financing options in place for ALL the gear you need to add production to your shoots and for your clients. We can finance the latest drones (DJI Phantom 3 & 4, Inspire, Matrice 600), gimbals (DJI Ronin, Movi Pro, ACR Systems “The Beast), and camera movement technology.
Video Equipment Vendor Finance Programs
WB FINANCIAL provides video equipment financing options that allow vendors and manufacturers to sell more equipment while offering industry best financing options. Partner with WB FINANCIAL and provide comprehensive equipment financing options to your clients today!
COMMON VIDEO EQUIPMENT LEASING/FINANCING QUESTIONS
In short, NO! We established the industry’s first equipment leasing and financing programs for freelancers, and have flexible programs in place to fit your needs. It doesn’t matter if you report earnings on a W-2 or 1099… if you are an production industry professional, we can finance the gear you need.
Equipment leasing & financing rates vary depending on the total financed amount, years in business, term, and credit history of the company and/or it’s owners. Rates can range from 4.9% to low double digit figures depending on credit worthiness. New businesses and businesses with credit issues can expect to pay higher rates. Generally speaking, it makes sense to lease/finance equipment a long as the estimate revenue generated by the equipment, or money saved by acquiring the equipment, is less than the monthly lease/loan payment.
YES! Both new and used video production equipment is eligible for leasing and financing. Equipment sellers and vendors may indicate that used equipment doesn’t qualify for financing, but that is because they are trying to sell you on new equipment, which may net them more profits and higher commissions. Terms for leasing and financing used equipment may be limited based on the estimated useful life of the asset in question. B-stock or out-of-box items are common in the video production industry. These could come from tradeshow displays or demo equipment. We can also finance used equipment from private parties as long as the estimated useful life of the gear doesn’t exceed the financing term.
Both equipment leasing and equipment financing options are term debt obligations used by businesses to acquire equipment. Equipment leases often contain end-options (most commonly $1, 10%, or FMV/PUT) that can be exercised at the end of the term in order to transfer ownership from the lessor to the lessee. Equipment Finance Agreements (EFA’s) contain no end-option and the equipment is owned by the customer from day 1. Both leases and EFA’s carry tax benefits which can lower tax liability at the end of the year.
Yes. Feel free to compile an equipment list that includes video production equipment from multiple vendors. Additional documentation fees many apply if there are more than 5 vendors involved, but we can accommodate equipment from multiple vendors so you can get the best pricing on the equipment you need.