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Multimedia equipment is available for UMass Amherst students to borrow for use on class projects. The equipment can be checked out from the Digital Media Lab equipment desk. It must be returned to the same equipment desk during staffed hours. Equipment returns while the lab is closed can be facilitated at the Circulation Reserves desk in the Learning Commons. The equipment listed below is available for 3-day loan periods.


Video Equipment

dml vixia

Canon Vixia HF R300 Video Camera
Record in AVCHD or MP4 format to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.

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dml tripod

Pearstone VT-2100 Tripod
Fluid head and adjustable pan handle angle.

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Canon Powershot G16

Canon Powershot G16 Camera
Take professional images with this ultra portable point and shoot camera.

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GoPro Hero4

GoPro Hero4 Camera
Take HD and 4K video and stills, live stream images wirelessly to your smartphone.

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dml Light Kit

Lowel DV Creater Light Kit 
Includes: 1950 Total Watts, Rifa E55, Omni-, Tota-, Pro-lights, 120V Bulbs, Barndoors, Umbrella, Gel Frames, Gels, Flag, Stands

Available for use in our Green Screen Rooms 


dml lav mic

Pearstone OLM-10 Lav Microphone
Omnidirectional pick up pattern. Stereo mini connector splits the mic signal for dual mono operation. When plugged into the external mic input, the signal is recorded on both the left and right sides.

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dml shure handheld mic

Shure SM58 Handheld Microphone
Built-in pop filter, unidirectional cardioid pickup pattern isolates source material while minimizing background noise.

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dml shure handheld wireless mic

Shure FP Wireless Handheld
Built-in pop filter, unidirectional cardioid pickup pattern isolates source material while minimizing background noise.

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dml samson usb go mic

Samson Go Mic USB Microphone
Due to its custom compact design, the Go Mic is able to clip directly onto your laptop or sit unobtrusively on your desk. Fully compatible with a Mac or PC, with no drivers required.

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 dml snowball mic

Snowball ICD USB Microphone
Its custom condenser capsule with cardioid pattern offers crystal clear audio. Great for use with the portable sound booth.

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Audio Recorders

dml h1 zoom access

ZOOM H1 Recorder + Accessories
Records high-quality WAV and MP3 files onto a microSD card. It has a stereo X/Y microphone and has a built-in speaker.

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zoom h2n

Zoom H2N Recorder
Record high-quality WAV and MP3 files. 5 built-in microphones and 4 recording modes.

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dml olympus ls10

Olympus LS 10 Recorder + Accessories
2 GB of internal flash memory that can be supplemented using the SD card slot for expanded capacity. Has three recording formats.

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dml tascam

Tascam DR-07 Recorder + Accessories
Variable-Speed Audition – which changes playback speed without affecting pitch – and looping are also available during playback for transcription or for learning new music.

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dml roland r05

Roland 05 Audio Recorder
The R-05 will auto-set the best recording level and split your songs automatically. You can record a premium WAV file at the same time that you record an MP3.

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dml sd card kit

SD Memory Card Kit + Cables
Contains: 16 GB SD memory card, USB card reader, Firewire cable.

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AudioTechnica ATH-M40fs Headphone
These headphones offer flat, extended frequency response for professional studio monitoring.  *Headphones are for in-lab use only.  

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dml joby gorilla pod tripod

Joby GP3 GorillaPod Tripod
Flexible tripod designed for audio recorders, cell phones, cameras or camcorders weighing less than 6.6 pounds. 

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dml tabltop mic stand

Tabletop Mic Stand 
For use with Shure SM58 Microphone.

not yet available


dml shure pop filter

Shure Pop Filter
The item reduces popping sounds such as the sounds of the letters b, p, etc. It clamps onto mic stands and is positioned in front of the microphone.

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dml portable sound cube

Portable Sound Cube
Place microphone inside the cube for quality sound recording.

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