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Loanable equipment

Cameras, tripods, microphones, hard drives, DSLRs, and other media equipment are available for checkout for UMN students, staff and faculty. No reservation is needed; equipment is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Available equipment

Video

Canon Vixia HD camcorder

  • HD video camcorder (1920x1080 video resolution)
  • Image stabilization
  • Great for digital stories, interviews
  • Check out a tripod with this camera.
Available at: Walter Library and Magrath Library

Video

Kodak Play Sport

  • Digital zoom
  • Multiple recording modes
Available at Magrath Library

Video

rectangular shaped camera with three-pronged stand

Insta360 One X2

  • 360 video camera
  • 64GB micro SD card (about 60 minutes of recording)
  • Monopod is included (Bushman V2)
  • Great for storytelling in 3D
Available at: Walter Library

Photo

Canon Rebel DSLR camera

  • Ideal for photography
  • 18-55mm EFS lens
  • High resolution (18-21MP)
Available at Walter Library

Audio

Blue Snowball microphone

  • USB-based microphone (laptop needed for recording)
  • Use Audacity software with this microphone to record
  • Great for voiceovers, interviews, small group recordings
Available at: Walter Library

Audio

Blue Yeti microphone

  • USB-based microphone (laptop needed for recording)
  • Use Audacity software with this microphone to record
  • Great for voiceovers, interviews, small group recordings
Available at: Walter library

Audio

Tascam DR-05 digital audio recorder

  • Portable field recorder
  • No laptop needed
  • Great for voiceovers, interviews, small group recordings
  • We recommend the Zoom H2n instead, unless you are familiar with this device.
Available at: Walter Library

Audio

Zoom H2n digital audio recorder

  • Portable field recorder
  • No laptop needed
  • Great for voiceovers, interviews, small group recordings
Available at: Magrath Library, Walter Library

Audio

small microphone laying on a square stand with a large open circle in the middle

Blue Snowflake microphone

  • USB-based microphone (laptop needed for recording)
  • Use Audacity software with this microphone to record
  • Great for voiceovers
  • Mono recording

Equipment

Tripod

  • Full height
  • Works with most cameras
  • Some models come with panning arm
Available at: Walter Library and Magrath Library

Equipment

External hard drive

  • Large capacity for video projects
  • Essential equipment if you plan to edit using library computers
Available at: Magrath Library, Walter Library

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