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Scholars’ Collaborative

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.) Read below for equipment descriptions or skip to the reservation request form.

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.


Audio Gear

Auray PFN-6 Nylon Pop FilterThe Auray PFN-6 Nylon Pop Filter features 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. The pop filter minimizes annoying pops, and dampens excessive sibilance in recordings.


Heil PR 40 dynamic microphone

The Heil PR 40 dynamic microphone is designed for a wide range of professional applications such as sophisticated recording, live sound, and commercial broadcast. Producing the widest frequency range available in a dynamic microphone, the PR 40 outperforms most condenser microphones, and can withstand huge amounts of SPL. Ideal for voice over or vocalist work. Supplied with a microphone clip that mounts to any 5/8″ 27-thread mic stand. It also comes with a leatherette carrying case and wind screen.


The Heil Sound PR 35 vocal mic has an amazing amount of rear rejection but  Heil Sound PR 35 vocal micexhibits 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. When you need a smooth, flat response over a wide frequency range the Heil PR 35 is your mic. Supplied with a microphone clip that mounts to any 5/8″ 27-thread mic stand. It also comes with a leatherette carrying case and wind screen.


Marantz pmd661mkii

The Marantz PMD661 MKII is a professional stereo field recorder that offers recording, playback, editing and security features in a handheld package. Record stereo or mono WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and use 2 XLR inputs for external mics. The USB 2.0 port lets you easily transfer audio to a computer, while the included PMD Mark Editor software lets you edit your files.


Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Combo System The Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Combo System is the latest addition to Sennheiser’s Evolution family of wireless microphones. The UHF wireless microphone system features 1,680 tunable frequencies, 21 frequency banks and 12 frequency presets per bank. This package conveniently includes the EK 100 G3 camera mount receiver, SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter with ME 2 lavalier and SKP 100 G3 plug-on transmitter in one package.

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 9.11.05 AMThe Sennheiser ME66/K6 Deluxe Shotgun Microphone Kit includes a universal shockmount, light weight boompole, boompole bag, universal hand grip, and short and long right angled XLR cables are all included to provide the user with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film and field production applications. The Sennheiser ME66 capsule is a popular short shotgun microphone that features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pick up at the front. The result is a focused pick-up in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. Its short size allows camera mounting while remaining free of the frame.


H6 RecorderThe Zoom H6 Handy Recorder  is a portable handheld recorder and USB audio interface that features an interchangeable microphone system. The recorder ships with both XY and mid-side microphone modules, foam windscreen, 2GB SD card, four AA batteries, USB cable, Cubase LE and a hard carrying case.

The H6 Handy allows for versatile recording techniques, giving you several options right out of the box: the included XYH-6 XY microphone module with two matched unidirectional condenser microphones and is intended for capturing accurate, phase-correct stereo audio; the MSH-6 mid-side stereo microphone module with a unidirectional mic which faces forward (mid), and a bi-directional mic set perpendicular to it (side); and the H6 is equipped with four XLR/TRS combo inputs for connecting external mic/line sources such as microphones or mixers. The recorder allows you to record up to six channels at once and stores them to SDXC memory cards up to 128GB in size


Video Gear

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens Video Creator KitConfigured for the aspiring filmmaker, the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens Video Creator Kit bundles the DSLR body with the versatile EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, a Rode VideoMic GO On-Camera Shotgun Microphone, and a 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.


Manfrotto 504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System The 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–creating an ideal combo of affordability, stability, and smooth, precise control. This compact, versatile system was designed with independent video and DSLR shooters in mind, and provides the level of ergonomics and support required by today’s small crews and one-man bands.


Sony's PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder Sony’s PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder is about the same size as a conventional 1/3″ professional compact camcorder, but it features a 1″ type sensor, which is larger than a super-16 sized sensor and more than eight times the size of a 1/3″ sensor. The larger Exmor R sensor size provides for more cinematic appearing depth of field than a 1/3″ sensor is capable of and features a back-side illuminated design for improved low light performance. It features an integrated 12x optical zoom lens with a manual lens ring for zoom/focus control, and a three level switchable ND filter. The top handle incorporates two 3-pin XLR inputs for recording audio from XLR microphones.

mefoto tripodThe titanium colored MeFoto GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Kit offers a sturdy, compact tripod that extends to 64.2″, supports up to 26.4 lb, and folds down to just over 16″. The GlobeTrotter is actually two camera supports in one: a foam-cushioned, removable leg attaches to the center column to convert to full size monopod. The tripod’s legs can be spread independently with two-position leg angle stops. The ball head offers separate head and pan locks, a 360° pan index, and an integral bubble level. An Arca-Swiss style quick release plate with a 1/4″-20 camera screw is included in the kit, along with a durable carry case with a shoulder strap for storage and transport.


ikan's Bi-Color 1x IB508-v2, 2x iLED312-v2 Interview Kitikan’s Bi-Color 1x IB508-v2, 2x iLED312-v2 Interview Kit is a good choice for the videographer who needs studio-quality lighting on the road. The kit includes two iLED 312-v2 Bi-Color light fixtures and one IB508-v2 Bi-Color fixture. Each light comes with two Sony L-type batteries, a dual charger, AC power supply, stand adaptor, and a light stand. A Trekker bag is also included in the kit.



transcription footpedalThe AltoEdge USB foot pedal is designed for transcription or dictation; it is compatible with most common digital transcription software applications. There are three pedal controls which are typically setup for Rewind (left), Play/Stop (center) and Fast-Forward (right). We also have CD-roms of transcription software as well as transcription headsets available with each footpedal.

Pioneer BDR-XD05W 6x USB 3.0 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD BurnerThe Pioneer BDR-XD05W 6x USB 3.0 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Burner can read and write data on optical media. This external drive features USB 3.0 connectivity and supports a wide range of disc formats, including large-format BDXL media. This drive is powered by its USB connection and can read and write data on Blu-ray disc at a speed of 6x. With a weight of approximately 8.5 oz, this drive was designed with portability in-mind.


Complete the reservation form below AT LEAST one week prior to your requested checkout date. We will check availability and confirm or negotiate a reservation for you. If you are checking out equipment for the first time, we will schedule a brief training session with you.

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