How to rent a Graphic Rig?

Written by 90 Seconds
Last updated: October 4, 2023
How to rent a Graphic Rig?

When it comes to renting a graphics rig, there are a lot of options. Unfortunately, when you rent, you will have fewer options than when you own your graphics machine. This will mean that you will probably need to purchase some additional equipment in order to backup your photos and images, or else commission a cloud service in order to store your data.

Here are a few tips to help you get the most bang out of your buck when you rent a graphics machine for either photos or video.

Engaging a rental service

Because there are so many components to a graphics rig, it is advisable to make sure the rental service you choose is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.

Also, check their online reviews to see how their previous customers have been treated by them. Renting a graphics rig is a big responsibility, and you can end up being blamed for any damage that happens to the machine- even if you are not responsible for the damage. This means you should only rent from the most reputable dealers – so do the research.

PC or Mac?

When it comes to choosing an Apple or PC, the choice these days is really a matter of preference. Modern Windows systems have overcome the stability issues that they used to have when running artistic programs.

Most photo and video editing software that runs on both systems are virtually the same on either. Also, the price differential is becoming less of a deciding factor- although, there is still a bit of what PC users call the Mac Tax. However, in the end, the deciding factor will come down to which operating system you are more familiar with.

Solid state vs magnetic drives

The modern SSDs are faster and much more stable than traditional magnetic spinning drives. However, SSDs have much less storage space than magnetic drives.

Therefore, it is best to use an SSD for short term storage and have a bank of traditional drives for backup – that is, if you do not use a cloud service to store your files and footage.

Processor power

If you are editing video, especially large amounts of it – chances are that you will need the best processor you can get.

Your budget will dictate how much processing power you have access to, but in the end – if your processor is not up to the task of running large amounts of video editing work, then your project may fail. So if that’s the case, make sure you have enough processing power.

If you are running a large video project and have a tight budget, your processor is the most important consideration, and you should scrimp in every area except for the processor.