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Equipment Catalog

Canon VIXIA Camcorder

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Canon VIXIA Camcorder

This consumer camcorder is a great option for people who want to record high-quality video but don’t have a lot of advanced technical knowledge in the field of videography. For more advanced shooting options and for shooting in extremely low light, you may want to try a Canon DSLR camera.

Kit Includes:
Canon VIXIA HF R300 or R400 Camcorder, Battery, Power Adapter, Camera Bag, Bag Strap

Features:
Records HD video onto an SD card (not included) 
Save recordings in AVCHD or MP4 formats
10x optical zoom
LCD touchscreen display
1/8” (3.5 mm) input and output for recording and monitoring audio

Tip: 
Use with a lavalier microphone or audio recorder for best audio capture

SD Memory Card Kit 16GB

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SD Memory Card Kit 16GB

Kit Includes:
16GB SD Card, Delkin Card Reader, and USB Cable

Features:
Record media onto memory card
16GB storage = 90-120 mins of video depending on settings
Transfer data to a computer with included card reader

Canon DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens

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Canon DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Pro-Tier items require an equipment review and waiver form which staff will provide.

This advanced camera may be a good option for people looking for full manual controls, shooting in very low light, or are planning on producing large prints. Otherwise, you may want to try a Canon PowerShot point-and-shoot camera for high-quality still photos or a Canon VIXIA camcorder for high-quality video.

Kit Includes:
Canon 60D or 70D Camera Body (APS-C), Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens, Battery, Charging Dock, Camera Bag

Features:
Capture high resolution photos and video onto an SD card (not included)
Full manual control options available for maximum customization
1/8” (3.5 mm) input for audio recording
Lens has built-in Image Stabilization technology
STM lens technology minimizes lens noise while recording video

Tips:
A class 10 or higher SD card is required for video capture
Only records video in segments up to 30 minutes
Check out our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto lens for greater zoom capacity

Canon 70-300mm Telephoto Lens

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Canon 70-300mm Telephoto Lens

Pro-Tier items require an equipment review and waiver form which staff will provide.

Kit Includes:
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Lens, Lens Bag

Features:
Greater zoom capacity than kit lens
Built-in Image Stabilization technology
USM lens technology maximizes auto-focus speed for quickly capturing moving subjects, such as wildlife or sporting events

Tips:
If recording video, use an external microphone located away from camera to eliminate lens noise

Shure Wireless Lavalier Microphone

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Shure Wireless Lavalier Microphone

Pro-Tier items require an equipment review and waiver form which staff will provide.

This wireless clip-on microphone attaches to an article of clothing and plugs directly into a camera’s microphone input for instant audio synchronization. Alternatively, it includes an XLR adapter. It offers better sound quality than the camera’s built-in microphone and helps eliminate background noise. It is suitable for recording one person speaking. To record multiple people speaking or music, you may want to try one of our field audio recorders, such as the Zoom H1. To record audio directly into a computer rather than a camera, you may want to try the Snowball USB Microphone or the Samson Go Mic. To record audio through a mixer or XLR recorder, you may want to try the Shure SM58 handheld microphone or the Rode NTG-2 shotgun microphone.

Kit Includes:
Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone, Windscreen, Clip, Transmitter, Receiver, Coiled 1/8" (3.5 mm) Cable, Coiled XLR Cable, 2 Pouches, Laptop Bag

Features:
For use in cameras; not compatible with Public Address systems
Wireless lavalier kit provides high quality audio with no wires

Tips:
AA batteries required for both transmitter and receiver (not included)
May require receiver-transmitter synchronization prior to use

Shure Wireless Handheld Microphone

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Shure Wireless Handheld Microphone

Pro-Tier items require an equipment review and waiver form which staff will provide.

This wireless handheld microphone is great for speaking in proximity to the microphone to eliminate background noise. The receiver can plug directly into a camera’s microphone input or an XLR input. For a more inconspicuous option, you may want to try a lavalier microphone. To record multiple people speaking or music, you may want to try one of our field audio recorders, such as the Zoom H1. To record audio directly into a computer rather than a camera, you may want to try the Snowball USB Microphone or the Samson Go Mic.

Kit Includes:
Shure SM58 Wireless Handheld Microphone, Receiver, Coiled 1/8" (3.5 mm) Cable, Coiled XLR Cable, 2 Pouches, Laptop Bag

Features:
For use in cameras, not compatible with Public Address systems
Wireless handheld provides high quality audio with no wires

Tips:
Handheld mic and receiver both require AA batteries (not included)
May require receiver-transmitter synchronization prior to use

Canon DSLR 18-135mm Lens

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Canon DSLR 18-135mm Lens

Lavalier Microphone

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Lavalier Microphone

This clip-on microphone attaches to an article of clothing and plugs directly into a camera’s microphone input for instant audio synchronization. It offers better sound quality than the camera’s built-in microphone and helps eliminate background noise. It is suitable for recording one person speaking. To record multiple people speaking or music, you may want to try one of our field audio recorders, such as the Zoom H1. To record audio directly into a computer rather than a camera, you may want to try the Snowball USB Microphone or the Samson Go Mic. To record audio through a mixer or XLR recorder, you may want to try the Shure SM58 handheld microphone or the Rode NTG-2 shotgun microphone.

Kit Includes:
Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone, Clip, Windscreen, 3D-Printed Cord Wrap

Features:
Battery powered clip-on microphone
Can be used in devices with 1/8" (3.5 mm) audio input

Snowball USB Microphone

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Snowball USB Microphone

This high-quality USB microphone is a great option for people who want to record audio directly onto their computer. It offers better sound quality than your computer’s built-in microphone. To record audio directly onto your computer using a more easily portable option, you may want to try the compact Samson Go Mic. To record audio directly onto a camera, you may want to try a lavalier microphone. To record multiple people speaking or music, you may want to try one of our field audio recorders, such as the Zoom H1. To record audio through a mixer or XLR recorder, you may want to try the Shure SM58 handheld microphone or the Rode NTG-2 shotgun microphone.

Kit Includes:
Microphone, Stand, and USB Cable

Features:
Plug and play USB connection to computer, no drivers to install Adjustable Mic Stand Useful for recording vocal audio

Tips:
Combine with Portable Sound Cube for reducing room tone and buzz

Portable Sound Cube

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Portable Sound Cube

Kit Includes:
Blue soundproof cube
Place a microphone in this cube to reduce room tone when recording. Recommended use with Samson GoMic or Snowball mic

RICOH Theta V 360 Camera 4K

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RICOH Theta V 360 Camera 4K

Includes:
- Waterproof case
- USB cable
- Manual
This camera allows you to expand what use to be a 180 perspeective to a 360 view. Additionally, the camera has its own wifi. This way, you can interact with the camera while it is operating.

RICOH Theta S 360 Camera HD

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RICOH Theta S 360 Camera HD

Includes:
- USB cable
- Manual
This camera allows you to expand what use to be a 180 perspective to a 360 degree view. Additionally, the camera has its own wifi. This way, you can interact with the camera while it is operating. 

 

Shure Wireless Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

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Shure Wireless Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

Pro-Tier items require an equipment review and waiver form which staff will provide.

Kit Includes:
Microphone, Clip, Windscreen, Transmitter, Receiver, 1/8” (3.5 mm) Cable, XLR Cable, and Bag

Features:
Capture crips voice recordings and reduce background noise
Receiver connects to camera via XLR or 1/8” (3.5 mm) plug

Tripod

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Tripod

Kit Includes:
Tripod, Tripod Plate, Tripod Bag

Features:
Supports up to 9 lbs
Two-stage leg design for height adjustment
Leveler bubble to ensure tripod is on level surface

 DML will take walking-in patrons start at 6/21

 

 

 

 

DML Staffed Hours - Spring Semester

VR/ Media Production

Sunday-Thursday 12-10pm
Friday & Saturday 12-6pm
3D Printing
Regular Hours 
Monday-Friday 12-5pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

 

 

Contact Us

Email:  dml@library.umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-6258

Digital Media Lab
W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level
University of Massachusetts Amherst
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003