Camera kits


Established in 1979, VMI is one of the success stories of the new generation of Digital facilities companies and today a major supplier of HD camcorder equipment in the UK. VMI specialise in supplying HD and broadcast camera and grip equipment for drama, feature and documentary productions.

VMI is based in West London in a purpose-built 10,000 square foot building. It has a large equipment preparation area and 2 identical camera test rooms with built-in cool LED light panels lighting.

VMI also runs training facilities at the office.

VMI has a specialist HD film unit unit specifically set up to provide support for feature films. Over the last few years VMI has been involved in the production of more than 90 feature films and more than 15 drama series.

VMI was set-up in 1979 as a family business. Today it is run by Barry Bassett and Kevin Oaten.

VMI are also an environmentally aware company and has taken great strides to reduce its impact on the environment - see Environment

VMI has been recognised for excellence winning many awards including Hire Company of the year, Broadcast Camera Hire Company of the year and also the Natwest Business award for good business practice. As a recognised Investors in People Company VMI strongly believes in ongoing training and development for all staff. See what VMI clients think about VMI in our annual client survey report.

Camera Test Rooms

Lens Projection Facilities

HD Feature Film Unit


VMI are proud sponsors of:

The British Society of Cinematographers The Guild of Television Cameramen The Guild of British Camera Technicians International Federation of Cinematographers Plasa - Rental Guard Plasa member Cinematography Mailing List Xhire - Anri fraud network