We’ve got a few great new items available to faculty and staff to checkout for free to meet your instructional needs: cameras, tripods, audio equipment and more. Everything can be reserved by faculty and staff from our equipment checkout page (25 second loading time).
New Video Cameras
The pocket-style Flip Cameras have been very popular. Unfortunately, the company was purchased, and then stopped making cameras – but other devices have stepped up to the plate and we’ve added two GE DVX pocket-style camcorders to the mix. Each of these has 16 GB of flash storage and they’re waterproof (to 15meters) so take ’em out in the field and check out what they can do. They create MP4 files you can easily drag/drop onto your computer to upload to YouTube or Kaltura.
New Tripods Great and Small
With our great high-definition flash and still cameras, we’re seeing new uses both in and out of the classroom.
Great: To help you out with your pro-quality shoots, check out our new Large Tripod. It’s 42″ tall in the bag, but can extend out to a full 72″ in height and features a professional leveling bubble and smooth pan/tilt handle.
Small: A great complement to our Canon S100 still or pocket flash camcorders for your next field trip is our new Flexible Tabletop Tripod from Magnus. This thing looks like a robot octopus (with fewer arms) and comes with a carabiner to conveniently clip it to your backpack when you hit the back country.
Wireless Microphone kits for every occasion
We’ve got not one but two new wireless microphone kits to help you get great sound for your next instructional project. If you’re out shooting with one of our newer Sony CX380 camcorders, you’ll want to check out the new Bluetooth Wireless Mic for Camcorder which gives you a 50 foot range to record audio directly from a discreet lavalier microphone into the video camera via its audio-in jack. It even comes with two earbuds which gives you two-way communication to the ear of your shooting subject so you can feed them their lines.
For classroom lecture capture, a great new item is our RevoLabs XTAG-USB wireless microphone. This is another lavalier microphone, but this time the receiver connects directly to any Mac or PC camera through a USB cable. Once connected, this gives you the ability to have the wireless mic feed audio directly to Blackboard Collaborate, Skype, Camtasia or any computer application. We’ve used this microphone for years in our distance education rooms, and now we’ve got one you can use anywhere.
For these items and all the rest of our gear, make your own reservation from our self-service equipment checkout page!