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. Most items are due the following day by closing, though we may be willing to extend the loan during non-peak days. External hard drives can be borrowed for one week.

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

Zoom Q8n-4K camcorder

Zoom Q8n-4K camcorder

New in 2022!

  • HD video camcorder (4K video resolution)
  • Image stabilization
  • Great for digital stories, interviews
  • Check out a tripod with this camera.
Available at: Walter Library

Video

Rode Universal Vlogging Kit

Rode Universal Vlogging Kit

New in 2022!

  • Convert your phone into a vlogging camera
  • External microphone
  • Tripod to stabilize your video
  • LED light with color diffusers
  • Great for digital stories, interviews
Available at: Walter Library

Audio

Rode Wireless Go II lavalier microphone system

Rode Wireless Go II

New in 2022!

  • Wireless lavalier microphone system
  • Plugs into any device that accepts 3.5mm stereo input (including the Canon Vixia, Canon Rebel, and Zoom Q8n-4K cameras)
  • Two transmitters and two lavalier microphones allows two people to be captured in the recording
  • Use lavalier microphones when your recording environment will be noisy
Available at: Walter 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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