Checkout Studio Gear

The Learning Studio makes pro cameras and audio gear available free to the ACU campus.

Users with a current ACU ID may check out gear for four days at a time. Higher-end cameras and audio gear may require approval or training. (Review the LS Checkout Agreement for more information.)

All You Need Is Your ID

Students, faculty and staff can check out photo, audio and video gear free from the Learning Studio with a valid ACU ID.

Late Policy

The library will assess fines of $5/day for late returns. This helps us ensure these resources are available to everyone.

Expert Help

Learning Studio Media Assistants are available in the Media Lab seven days a week to answer any questions you have about the equipment.


Canon 60D DSLR

Capture still photos (18 megapixel) and 1080p HD video to removable SD cards (included). Checkout also includes Canon 50mm/f1.8 lens, battery charger, and USB cable.

Canon 60D Tutorials

Canon M500 Camcorder

Records 1080p HD video on removable SD cards (included). Charging cable and USB cable included. Compatible with wireless lavalier microphones for speakers or events.

How to transfer videos to your computer

Sony Bloggie

Touch interface camera for HD video (1080p) and stills (8 megapixel) with built-in USB plug (USB extender cable included) for charging and transferring videos.


Blue Snowball USB Microphone

High-quality microphone for recording in an office or dorm room. Compatible with any computer.


Zoom H1 Recorder

Portable recording for individuals or small groups. Uses mini-SD card (included).

Zoom H2 Recorder

Portable recording for individuals or small groups. Uses SD card (included). Compatible with wireless lavalier microphone for speakers, events or interviews.


Audio-Technica Wireless Lapel Mic

Manfrotto Fluid Video Tripod

Manfrotto 502HD professional video head with Bridging Technology™ and adjustable drag control, and Manfrotto 190XDB tripod legs.

LED Light Kit

The Ikan LED video lighting kit includes 2 IB 500 LED lights and 1 iLED 312 light. All three lights feature a bright, wide-angle beam pattern, daylight to tungsten adjustability and an intensity dimmer.

Rode Video Mic

The Rode video mic works with the M500 camcorder and the 60D DSLR camera, and most other consumer-grade cameras.

Rode Video Mic manual

Rode Shotgun Video Mic and Boom Pole

The Rode shotgun condenser mic captures high-quality audio in the field. Pair it with the Zoom H1 and H2 audio recorders. The mic comes with a boom pole and mini-stereo cable.

Rode NTG2 manual

Casio Green Slim XGA Projector

Projectors are currently only available for use by faculty, departments or student groups with a faculty/staff sponsor.

Swivl iPhone Dock

The Swivl dock rotates to follow you as you record video from an iPhone, iPod touch (30-pin connection only), or a Sony Bloggie. The associated free app allows iOS devices to record audio from the Swivl’s wireless mic.

Watch LS Unboxed: Swivl

Don’t try to repair LS gear yourself. Tell us immediately if equipment is broken or defective.

Remember to return all camera cards,
cables and batteries, to avoid charges.

Report stolen equipment immediately to
ACU Police and file an official report.



Shooting Video on the Canon 60D


Using a Manfrotto Video Tripod


Using the LED Light Kit