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Check out Studio Gear

The Learning Studio makes a variety of audio and video equipment available for checkout. Users with a current ACU ID may check out gear for 4 Days at a time. Higher-end cameras and audio gear may require approval or training. Please review the LS Checkout Agreement for more information.

The library will assess fines of $5/day for late returns to ensure that equipment is available for other students.

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Video Cameras


Canon Vixia M400 video camera
Records HD video (1080p) on removable SD cards (also available). Charging cable and USB cable included. Also compatible with Wireless Lav microphone for speakers or events.

M400 Video Import Tutorial

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Sony Bloggie Touch video camera
Touch interface camera for HD video (1080p) and stills (8 megapixel) with built-in USB cable (also used as charging cable).

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Canon EOS 60D digital SLR kit
High-quality camera captures still photos (18 megapixel) and HD video (1080p) to removal SD cards (also available). Check-out kit includes 50mm/f1.8 lens, battery charger, USB cable, and SD card.

*Zoom lenses (28-135mm / f3.5-5.6,  18-200mm / f3.5-5.6, or  70-300mm / f4-5.6) available as separate check-out.

60D Video Tutorials

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout


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Audio Recorders


Blue Snowball USB microphone
High-quality microphone for recording in an office or dorm room. Compatible with any computer with a USB port.

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Blue Mikey mobile microphone
Excellent audio quality mic for recording to your iPod touch. (*The Mikey currently doesn’t work with iPhones, but stay tuned.)

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Zoom H1 digital audio recorder
Portable recording for individuals or small groups to mini-SD card (included).

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Zoom H2 digital audio recorder
Portable recording for individuals or small groups to SD card (included). Also compatible with Wireless Lav microphone for speakers or events.

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout


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Video Accessories


Audio Technica Wireless Lav microphone

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Camera Tripod or Monopod

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Collapsible Green Screen – 5′x7′

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Lowel 3-Light kit
The Lowel video lighting kit includes 2 Lowel Omni lights (500w) and 1 Lowel Pro light (250w). See the Omni instruction sheet for more information on using Lowel lights. *Halogen lights get very hot; please be careful when handling.

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Rode Directional Video microphone
The Rode video mic works with the M400 camcorder and the 60D SLR camera. Review the Rode VideoMic manual for help using the mic for the first time.

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Rode Shotgun Video microphone
The Rode shotgun condensor mic works with the Zoom H1 and H2 audio recorders to capture high-quality audio in the field. The shotgun mic comes with a boom pole and mini-stereo cable. Review the Rode NTG2 manual for help using the mic for the first time.

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Portable Equipment


Casio Green Slim XGA projector
Projectors are currently available for use by faculty, departments, or student groups with faculty/staff sponsor only.

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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Swivl iPhone Dock
The Swivl rotating dock can record video from an iPhone, iPod touch, or Sony Bloggie. The associated app also allows iOS devices to record audio from the Swivl’s wireless mic. See the Learning Studio Unboxed for a quick introduction.

  • Checkout Period:  4 Days
  • Availability:  Walk-in Checkout

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