Category: Products

Festoons for weddings

Festoon lighting has been very popular this year and with the many jobs we have provided some require unique methods of mounting when attachment points aren’t readily available. The below images feature our new free standing festoon stands complete with white penne covers. You may have to look hard to notice but one side of these festoons is supported by freestanding hardware. We can take this concept outdoors to and festoon large areas without any existing mounting locations. Would you like to add festoons to your next event get in contact with RTR on 03 9381 0530.

New Product – Edirol VR-50HD Multiformat HD Switcher/Scaler

Added to our rental inventory and available for hire is our newest vision mixer the Edirol VR-50HD a multiformat scaling vision switcher. Providing HDMI, SDI and analog (VGA, Component or Composite) inputs on every channel, make this 12 input, 4 channel switcher a very flexible bit of production kit. Each of the 4 channels has an individual scaler, making it easy to take a range of inputs and seamless mix them to either of the two outputs. Including highly flexible keying and PIP functions really make this unit one of the most flexible vision mixers for live events. Contact our team to book the Edirol VR-50HD for your next event.

New Product Announcement – Electronic Whiteboard Hire

RTR Productions have recently added the latest technology in Panasonic Whiteboards to our hire inventory. Our inventory includes the latest UB-5338C model which includes color scanning, dual screen for extended writing. on board data storage (USB and SD) and enhanced scanning to pick up faded text on the board. Teamed up with a HP inkjet printer the text, images and any other data on the board can be simply printed in full color to plain white paper.

Conveniently supplied on a wheeled stand the unit can be set up quickly and easily.

Contact our team on 03 9381 0530 for a price.


New Product Announcement – Perspex Lecterns

RTR Productions understand that our industry standard Lectrum black lecterns don’t suit every event, sometimes you need something a little special to set your event apart from the others. Therefore RTR have invested in a range of unique new items including our latest addition the clear perspex lectern. Ideal for weddings and sleek corporate events this premium option is in stock and avaliable for hire.



Product Update – PC Laptop Rental

RTR Productions have just upgraded our hire fleet of ASUS i7 Laptops using the latest solid state drive technology. Using solid state hard drives in our hire laptops makes them perform much more reliable and faster which is ideal for show laptops and other mission critical applications.

Our ASUS i7 Laptops start from just $77.00 per day, with discounted rates for longer periods.

Featured Production – bioCSL National Sales Conference

Looking for a way to keep your delegates attention at your next conference, why not follow bioCSL’s lead and change things up a bit. Utilizing one of Melbourne’s newest event spaces at Melbourne Star, not only did this client book an exciting event space but along with some help from RTR Productions the team created a stage set with a difference to your average venue AV solution.

Utilizing a massive rear projection screen for the main presentation content, dual large screen LCD’s were rotated in a portrait orientation which synced with the main presentation to provide supporting images and text.

RTR Productions provided full AV support for the event including a Nexo Sound System, Shure UHF-R Wireless Microphones, DPA Headsets, Barco Projection, Sharp Professional LED panels with our new lower height 3.5mt black drapes along with our portable stage system.


Ramps and Handrails – Now In Stock

Following the addition of greater capacity in our rental staging early in the year we have now added more staging accessories to our inventory. RTR Productions can now provide stage hire including disabled access ramps, stairs, handrails and custom sized sections.

If you have an event where you need to rent a stage, no matter the size or shape contact RTR for a free quote.


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Venue Based Inhouse Audio Visual Update

Our venue based audio visual team have been working overtime in the past few weeks providing staging, lighting and audio visual for a range of events including Meeting and Events Australia’s annual trivia night, school holidays kids programs over at The Substation and corporate conference AV services for clients such as Caltex and Simplot at Encore.

Our venues have the highest quality AV equipment installed including Nexo speaker systems, Allen and Heath Mixing Consoles, Shure Digital Wireless systems all supported by quality infrastructure.

Looking for some inspiration for your next event contact Evan Bywater our Venue Manger on 9381 0530.

A piece of RTR history available for sale

Rent the Rig (now operating as RTR Productions) are selling the “RIG” that started it all. This monster rig was built by Noise Control UK and bought out to Australia about 15 years ago. The system comprises of 4 x Double 15″ W-bins and 6 x MH cabinets 10″ with 3″ HF. The boxes come unloaded but the sales includes 6 x B&C DE 82-8 drivers with horn flares, 4 x 10″ RCF L10-750YK Drivers & 2 x 10″ JBL 2123H drivers. The bottoms include no drivers.

Available for inspection by appointment at RTR Productions, Brunswick East this system was used for years as a warehouse/outdoor rig and is looking for a new home.

Serious offers only. Contact RTR on 9381 0530.

Resolution Cheat Sheet – RTR Tech Tip

Are you struggling to connect your HD output from your laptop into the XGA input on your projector and wonder why your images are stretched or skewed? Well the below reference chart may come in handy, remember its always best to try and keep your output resolution as close to the native resolution of your display (projector/LCD/etc).

For example in basic terms this means if you have a widescreen (16:9 or 16:10) output from a laptop but your projector or screen runs at a native resolution in 4:3 format the projector is going to have to process your image to fit the screen reducing the image quality.

A very common situation that is worth mentioning is if you have a projector running native WXGA (1280×800 16:10) rather than feeding it the highest output possible (most likely Full HD 1920×1080 16:9) the closest resolution could be HD 1280×720 resulting in less adjustments/processing inside the projector.

Remember the aim of the game is to keep the source resolution as close as possible to the output resolution.



The below list of standard resolutions may also come in handy to identify your nearest resolution.


640 x 480 (VGA)

800 x 600 (SVGA)

1024 x 768 (XGA)

1280 x 960 (SXGA)


1280 x 720 (HD TV)

1920 x 1080 (FULL HD TV)

3840 X 2160 (Ultra HD TV)


1280×800 (WXGA)

1680×1050 (WUXGA)


Still struggling, RTR Productions have a range of adapters, converters, scalers, cables and more to help call us on 03 9381 0530 to discuss your specific set up.