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Digital Media & Audiovisual Equipment: Equipment Check-out

Borrowing Equipment

Audio-visual equipment is available for check-out by Millsaps College students, faculty, and staff.  Standard checkout time is 3 days.  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.  Some equipment is restricted to Faculty/Staff checkout only.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera

The Canon  EOS Rebel SL2  camera has a powerful 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that can capture high-resolution images of immense quality in a wide variety of lighting situations. Take photos and videos with fine details and dynamic, rich colors from the deepest reds to emerald greens to lush blues and purples. Simply turn the camera on and feel confident that the results will be stunning whether they are being shared with your friends on social media or blown up into poster-sized prints.

There is one camera available for checkout. 

Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

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. 

There are four Handy Recorders 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.  

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 are two condenser microphones (with XLR cable) available for checkout.

Extra long XLR cables are also available.

Shure SM58 Microphone

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.

There are five Shure SM58 microphones (with XLR cable) available for checkout. Extra long XLR cables are also available.


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.  

Westcott uLite 3-Light Lighting Kit

The kit includes three uLite constant light fixtures, bulbs (2 x 500W, 1 x 100W) two medium (20 x 20") heat-resistant softboxes, 7' light stands, a 6" diameter reflector, and backlight stand. The collapsible softboxes provide soft, natural-looking light with open shadows and manageable contrast, making them a perfect choice for portraiture and product imaging. The 6" diameter backlight light is ideal for creative effects or to separate your subjects from the background, reducing post-production work.

Faculty/Staff checkout only

Canon Vixia HF R400 and HF R800 - 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.

The Vixia HF R800 has a 57x Advanced Zoom and Super Range O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) to keep the image steady at longer focal lengths. HD videos are recorded to separately available SD cards in the Mp4 format. Introduced with the HF R800 is backlight correction within the Highlight Priority mode for brighter images. The backlight correction analyzes the incoming video signal and recognizes your subject within the frame, and will expose for the subject, rather than an overexposed backlit background. 

There are seven HF R400 cameras and two HF R800 cameras available for checkout. 

GoPro Hero7 Black Kit

GoPro Hero7 Black is built tough and totally waterproof. Record smooth 4K video and vibrant WDR photos, shoot time lapse videos, or capture photos and videos in portrait orientationGPS lets you track how fast, high and far you went, plus your photos and videos move right to the GoPro app for easy sharing. The Hero7 has an intuitive touch screen, simple, streamlined capture modes and hands free control with voice commands. Hero7 takes beautiful, vibrant 10MP photos—even in challenging shots that mix bright light and shadows. With video stabilization, Hero7 records smooth, steady video. 

There is one GoPro Hero7 Black available for checkout.

Ravelli APLT3 53" and APLT2 50" - Lightweight Aluminum Tripods

The Ravelli APLT3 is a very light tripod that extends to a stable height of 53". It features aluminum legs, a durable molded plastic head, and weighs just over 1 lb. The legs have 3 extendable segments for different heights and rubber feet for stability on a variety of surfaces. The APLT3 also has the ability to change camera orientation from portrait to landscape, and a center column that extends for easy movement and adjustment.

The Ravelli APLT2 tripod has similar features but extends to 50" in height.

These tripods are for use with lighter cameras (less than 5 lbs.) or smartphones (separate smartphone mount is available for checkout).

There are three APLT3 tripods and two APLT2 tripods available for checkout.  

If you require a tripod for heavier cameras or equipment, we have three other tripods available for checkout: Ravelli AVTP, Magnus VT-4000, and Davis & Sanford 7518B.

Self-shooting pole and Smartphone mounts

The Revo Action cam Self Shooting Pole (selfie-stick) expands from 11 inches to 37 inches and is compatible with smartphones, small camcorders and cameras. It is ready to use with GoPro style mounts.

There are also three Smartphone tripod mounts 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.  

Polsen Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

The Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is an all-in-one solution for recording hands-free audio to both channels of your camcorder or DSLR, as well as most devices with a 3.5mm mic-level input that cannot supply phantom power. It is a self-powered clip-on electret condenser mic designed for accurate voice reproduction in home and video webcasting applications such as presentations, interviews, dictation, and corporate video. The microphone's small, 21-mm long lightweight body allows for discrete placement with the included tie-clip while its 20-foot long cable gives you ample distance from your recording device.

There are two Polsen OLM-10 microphones available for checkout.


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