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Digital Media & Audiovisual Equipment: Equipment Check-out

Borrowing Equipment

The equipment listed below is available for check-out by Millsaps College students, faculty, and staff.  Checkout times vary.  Library staff cannot provide technical support for equipment.  

Please note: The Library does not provide SD cards for equipment.  The Library does not guarantee that equipment batteries will be charged at the time of check-out.  

Zoom H4n Handy Recorder & Shure SM58

The Zoom H4n Handy Recorder is ideal for recording interviews, lectures, rehearsals, meetings and more, this palm-sized unit packs the ability to record up to 4 channels of audio at greater than CD quality.The H4n features onboard true x/Y stereo microphones to pick up clear, natural sound without phase shifting. The mics can be rotated to select a 90° or 120° recording pattern for terrific versatility. The digitally-controlled preamp, combined with the high-quality microphones, allows you to capture Linear PCM audio at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. The recorder captures audio to SD or SDHC cards with capacities up to 32GB. A USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly transfer files to a Mac or PC, or use the H4n as a live audio interface.For connecting your own microphones or instruments, the H4n features XLR/TRS combo input jacks with phantom capability. A 3.5mm line output is provided and a reference speaker is built-in for quickly reviewing your recordings. 

The Shure SM58 vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Its tailored vocal response for sound is a world standard for singing or speech. A highly effective, built-in spherical filter minimizes wind and breath "pop" noise. A unidirectional (cardioid) pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise.

The microphone & recorder are checked out as a set.  There are three sets available for checkout. 

                                  

RĂ˜DE Videomic Pro

The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio. At the heart of the VideoMic Pro is an all-new 1/2" condenser capsule that provides broadcast-quality audio via a 3.5mm minijack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels) with an incredibly low self-noise of just 14db. A super-cardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimised, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.

There are three RØDE microphones available for checkout.  

Beachtek DXA-2T Camcorder XLR Adapters

The Beacktek DXA-2T allows you to connect professional microphones with balanced XLR connectors to any camcorder with a mic jack. No power or battery is required. 

There are two Beachteks available for checkout.  

Canon Vixia HF R400 - HD Digital Camcorders

The VIXIA HF R400 is equipped with a Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom. Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card that is widely available and easy to use. 1080/60p recording in easy-to-share MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps). The VIXIA HF R400 has a 3.0-inch capacitive Touch Panel LCD that makes operation feel familiar right away.  Smart AUTO automatically recognizes and sets the camcorder to capture the best possible quality effortlessly.

There are seven cameras available for checkout. 

Ravelli APLT2 50" - Lightweight Aluminum Tripod

The Ravelli APLT2 is a very light tripod but it still extends to a height of 50 inches. With a weight of just over 1 LB (1.15LBS) you will not be weighed down, this tripod is constructed of aluminum legs and a hard plastic head. It has the ability to change the cameras orientation from portrait to landscape. The legs have rubber feet for stability on different surfaces. The legs have 3 extendable segments for varying height. This tripod also has a extendable gearless center post for easy movement and adjustment.

There are six tripods available for checkout.  

Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

The Audio Technica AT875 is a short shotgun condenser microphone that measures only seven inches in length and exhibits the sound quality and performance of larger, higher-priced shotgun microphones. The AT875 addresses the needs of videographers who prefer a short microphone that stays out of the frame, and efficiently rejects off-axis noise. The smooth, natural audio reproduction captures every detail while a tailored low frequency response controls unwanted low frequency noise. The rugged AT875 operates on 11 to 52V phantom power, and a standard XLR output integrates seamlessly with some of the smaller professional cameras.

 

There is one microphone available for checkout.  

Plantronics Audio 478 Folding USB Headset with Microphone

Use this headset to record audio directly into your computer.  

There are two headsets available for checkout.  

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