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Equipment Loans and Edit Suite

Equipment Loans and Edit Suite

Equipment Loan Service - Information Desk on Level 1


Booking
We recommend you reserve equipment in advance to ensure availability. You can book:
  • at the Information Desk,

  • by phone on 01752 588588 (select Option 3 – Student IT Support)

  • By logging on to Primo and making the reservation yourself
Loan Period
Equipment can be borrowed for seven days maximum and reserved up to 12 weeks in advance.
Borrowed equipment can be renewed, subject to availability, in person at the Information Desk on Level 1.
 
Charges
Borrowing is free of charge.
If you return equipment late and another user has booked it, you may incur an overdue fee.
 
Insurance
The University’s
insurance does not cover any item on loan to you. Please consider taking out insurance cover for the equipment you borrow.
If you damage or lose equipment, you will be liable for the full replacement cost.
 

Equipment available

Sony CX280 Camcorders

Perfect for beginners. Lightweight, easy to use and with full HD quality. Just open the screen and lens, and press record. The attached USB lead makes it easy to move footage onto your PC or laptop.
 
The same USB is used for charging the batteries. The Sony CX280 can shoot around 7 hours of footage and comes with two batteries.
 
Instruction manual below.
Sony CX410 Camcorders
A higher spec version of the CX280. Comes with GPS, WIFI and external sound monitoring.

If professional sound is important for your project, the external microphone and headphones enables you to check the sound quality of your recordings.
 
Instruction manual below.

 

 

Go Pro Hero 3 Cameras
Fitted inside a waterproof cage, the Go Pro is resistant to most types of weather, as well as being protected from jolts and knocks.

The camera can film at full HD and comes with a wide angled lens.
 
An extendable pole with a tripod adapter allows you to film from above or at a distance. A body harness with extender arm allows you to film hands free.
 
Instruction manual below.
Digital Stills Cameras
These cameras will take pictures directly onto a CF card issued with the camera, along with a card reader.

Instruction manual provided on CD.
ManfrottoTripods
These are available for use with video camcorders and digital stills cameras.
Hama Mini Traveller Pro Tripods

The Hama Mini Traveller Pro is a lightweight yet sturdy tripod, perfect for shooting on the move. Comes with a small carry bag.

RODE Videomic

For use with our Sony CX410 camcorders, these provide professional audio recording.

Useful for recording sound on the move, the RODE Videomic is compact and lightweight, and comes with high pass switch which stops sounds like traffic or air conditioning from being picked up.

Sennheiser Headphones

For use with our Sony CX410 camcorders, these provide professional audio feedback so you can ensure that what you’re recording is also what you are hearing.

Sony ICD-PX333 Audio Recorders
The Sony ICD-PX333 is a perfect audio recorder to capturing lectures or interviews. Simply press record and then plug into your PC or laptop where it works the same way as a USB stick.
 
You also have the option to plug in headphones and an external microphone if you want more control over the audio you are recording.
 
 
Digital Video Camera Recorder Manuals

Edit Suite


To book the Edit Suite ask at the Information Desk on Level 1.  Booking in advance is not essential but recommended to ensure availability of machines.

Only one person is required to make a booking on behalf of a group, but the edit suite has limited space so please be aware of other users and be courteous if there are a group of you working together.
It is available during core hours and is free to use.

Facilities include linked recorders for:

  • Basic editing, duplicating tapes
  • Transferring to DVD
  • Digital video editing system for more ambitious projects
  • Incorporating special effects, audio editing
  • Mastering to various formats
  • The editing software installed is Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 
Modified 10/08/2017
Author: Kimani, Jacqueline