Media Blackout - AKS made to order
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About us

AKS made to order

Media Blackout specializes in building completely custom cables when you order them. Our team of trained professionals will start processing your order as soon as it is received, and we will back up our sales with excellent customer service, a limited one-year warranty on pro-level cables, and the ability to troubleshoot any problem; just visit our office, or call/email us. Our sales aren't limited to what is featured in our online store; we can custom make just about any custom cable or accessory you need to get the shot.

Media Blackout uses GENUINE parts - when we say Lemo, Fischer, Hirose, Anton/Bauer or any other brand name, we mean it! Much of our bulk cable is custom-made to our specs in the USA, or it is from a trusted name-brand like Mogami or Belden.

Media Blackout is not a reseller, and we DO NOT stock pre-made cables from overseas. 

Our expertise, in-house production, and local Los Angeles office means that we can solve any problem and provide the level of customer service Film and TV professionals are used to. Don't be fooled by imitators that advertise "Lemo Cables" that are just cheap generic cables from overseas that have been marked-up.

History

Founded in 2014 by Steadicam operator, Alan Rencher, Media Blackout is a company that strives to solve problems faced by camera departments around the world with unique solutions. As a Steadicam operator and technical enthusiast, Alan Rencher would build his own cables and accessories to support his operating. When he first created the Run-DSMC to fill an unmet need to remotely trigger Red Epic cameras via the digital Bartech system with a small, simple cable, he inadvertently created a new business of creating unique cable designs for specialty equipment.

In the years since, Media Blackout has built a completely new business model by offering completely custom cables through an easy to navigate website. We specialize in unique designs using high-quality, genuine components. All of our products are designed and assembled in our facility in Culver City, CA, and most of our products are completely custom-made and assembled after an order is placed.

Our office is located conveniently in Culver City, which is home to Sony Pictures and sits between studio hubs in Playa Vista, Santa Monica and Hollywood.

Media Blackout is still a small, but fast-growing company. We regularly build cables for well-known equipment manufacturers, camera rental houses, and owner-operators around the world. We can design and build just about anything you may need to accessorize your camera department. 

AKS

\ˈā-ˈkā-ˈəs\
abbreviation
Used to refer to a miscellaneous collection of tools or equipment. Stands for “all kinds of stuff” or “all kinds of shit”