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Depends on what is required. Minimum to leave the house with a single camera is $600. That would be the most basic of options (camera, wired/wireless mics, one light).
If it’s a shoot that requires more elaborate setup (advanced lighting, multiple audio sources, mixer, etc) then minimum rate goes up to $800. This covers the pre-production consultation, setup, first 2 hours of shoot, and breakdown.
Might not be the cheapest rate, but I’ve got over $45K worth of equipment, 25 years of experience (including broadcast television).