Equipment Checkout

The Scholars’ Collaborative has equipment available for checkout to support faculty and qualified research projects. Students looking for camera equipment should visit the commons equipment page.

Fees: All Scholars’ Collaborative equipment have a flat $20.00 late fee. There is no grace period for this fine as the equipment may be reserved for another researcher.

Renewals: Scholars’ Collaborative equipment cannot be renewed.

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Scholars’ Collaborative Equipment:

Cameras and Video Gear | Recorders and Audio Gear | Other

Cameras and Video Gear

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens Video Creator Kit
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens Video Creator Kit
  • DSLR body with versatile EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
  • Includes Rode VideoMic GO On-Camera Shotgun Microphone.
  • Includes SanDisk 32GB Class 10 UHS-I SDHC memory card.
  • Together, these items form the essentials needed to record well-rounded full HD 1080p movies with enhanced audio.
Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder 
  • The large 1″ Exmor R sensor size provides for more cinematic appearing depth of field.
  • Back-side illuminated design for improved low light performance.
  • Integrated 12x optical zoom lens with a manual lens ring for zoom/focus control.
  • Top handle incorporates two 3-pin XLR inputs for recording audio from XLR microphones.
Sony's PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder
Padcaster Kit with iPad 
  • Complete kit to turn your ipad into a mobile media recorder.
  • Includes wide angle lens.
  • Includes unidirectional microphone.
  • Includes aluminum frame.
  • Can be mounted on standard tripod.
ikan’s Bi-Color 1x IB508-v2, 2x iLED312-v2 Interview Kit
  • A great lighting option for portability.
  • Includes two iLED 312-v2 Bi-Color light fixtures.
  • Includes one IB508-v2 Bi-Color fixture.
  • Each light comes with two Sony L-type batteries, a dual charger, and AC power supply.
  • Includes 3 light stands.
ikan's Bi-Color 1x IB508-v2, 2x iLED312-v2 Interview Kit
Manfrotto 504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
Manfrotto 504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
  • Combines the innovative and stylish 504HD Fluid Video Head with the 2-stage aluminum 546B Pro Video Tripod.
  • Ideal combination of stability and smooth, precise control.
  • This compact, versatile system was designed with independent video and DSLR shooters in mind, and provides good ergonomics and support.
MeFoto GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Kit
  • A sturdy, compact tripod that extends to 64.2″ and folds down to just over 16″.
  • supports up to 26.4 pounds.
  • Can convert to full-sized monopod.
  • Legs can be spread independently with two-position leg angle stops.
  • Ball head offers separate head and pan locks, a 360° pan index, and an integral bubble level.
mefoto tripod

Recorders and Audio Gear

Marantz PMD661 MKII
Marantz pmd661mkii
  • A professional stereo field recorder that offers recording, playback, and editing in a handheld package.
  • Record stereo or mono WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.
  • 2 XLR inputs for external mics.
  • USB 2.0 port lets you easily transfer audio to a computer
  • Included PMD Mark Editor software.
Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
  • A portable handheld recorder with USB audio interface.
  • Features an interchangeable microphone system with both XY and mid-side microphone nodules.
  • Includes 4 XLR/TRS combo inputs for external sources.
  • Foam windscreens included.
  • 2GB SD card included.
  • Cubase LE software and usb cable included.
H6 Recorder
Sennheiser ME66/K6 Deluxe Shotgun Microphone Kit
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  • Includes a universal shockmount.
  • Includes light weight boompole, boompole bag.
  • Includes universal hand grip.
  • Includes short and long right angled XLR cables.
  • The ME66 capsule is a short shotgun microphone with a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern gives a focused pickup in the front good for environments with high ambient noise.
Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Combo System
  • UHF wireless microphone system
  • 21 frequency banks and 12 frequency presets per bank.
  • Includes the EK 100 G3 camera mount receiver.
  • Includes SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter with ME 2 lavalier mic.
Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Combo System
Heil Sound PR 35 vocal mic
 Heil Sound PR 35 vocal mic
  • Has an amazing amount of rear rejection but exhibits no off-axis coloration, so it is like having a supercardioid and omni mic in one!
  • It works well for commercial broadcast, recording, and live sound reinforcement applications.
  • Provides a smooth, flat response over a wide frequency range.
  • Supplied with a microphone clip that mounts to any 5/8″ 27-thread mic stand.
  • It also comes with a wind screen.
Heil PR 40 dynamic microphone
  • Designed for a wide range of professional applications such as sophisticated recording, live sound, and commercial broadcast.
  • Produces the widest frequency range available in a dynamic microphone and ideal for voice over or vocalist work.
  • Supplied with a microphone clip that mounts to any 5/8″ 27-thread mic stand.
  • It comes with a wind screen.
Heil PR 40 dynamic microphone
Auray PFN-6 Nylon Pop Filter 
Auray PFN-6 Nylon Pop Filter
  • The pop filter minimizes annoying pops, and dampens excessive sibilance in recordings.
  • Includes a 6″ nylon filter and an attached 13.5″ gooseneck for flexible positioning on microphone stands.
  • The thumb-screw fastener makes it easy to connect and disconnect the filter from a mic stand.


AltoEdge USB foot pedal
  • Designed for transcription or dictation and compatible with most common digital transcription software applications.
  • 3 pedal controls which are typically setup for Rewind (left), Play/Stop (center) and Fast-Forward (right).
  • Includes Express Scribe software.
transcription footpedal
Pioneer BDR-XD05W 6x USB 3.0 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Burner
Pioneer BDR-XD05W 6x USB 3.0 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Burner
  •  Read and write data on optical disc including CD, DVD, and Blu-ray.
  • USB 3.0 connectivity; device powered by USB connection.
  • Supports a wide range of disc formats: including large-format BDXL media.
  • Can read and write data on Blu-ray disc at a speed of 6x.

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