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Digital Media Lab

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DML equipment may only be used in the Digital Media Lab.

Audio Recording Equipment

Picture of Zoom Handy RecorderZoom H4n Recorder features true X/Y stereo mics with selectable recording patterns. It can record up to 4 channels of audio, with rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. XLR/TRS combo inputs let you connect a variety of gear. The recorder also features a built-in speaker and a 3.5mm output for connecting external speakers. A USB 2.0 port makes it easy to transfer files to a Mac or PC, or use the H4n as a live audio interface. It has a backlit LCD for easy control, and can operate on AA batteries, USB power, or wall power for versatility.

The included wired remote allows you to control all major functions of the recorder, including recording start, play, stop, fast forward/reverse, volume level adjustment, recording level adjustment, and input source switching. It can also prevent handling noise from entering your recording, since it eliminates the need to touch the recorder itself.

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Picture of Sony Lavalier MicrophoneSony ECM-44B Lavalier Microphone makes the exceptional quality of Sony's electric condenser microphones available for budget conscious productions, and a variety of sound reinforcement requirements, such as lectures and demonstrations. Measuring only 8.5 x 14.5mm, the ECM-44B reduces the visual distraction to the audience. The ECM-44B can be depended upon for clean, bright, yet natural reproduction. To maintain its low cost, this microphone operates on a single AA (does not accept phantom power) battery for over 5000 hours of service.

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Rode NPicture of Rode MicrophoneT1-A Condenser Microphone & Stand is a large-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone intended for general instrument and vocal recording. The mic features a 1" diaphragm with a gold-plated membrane, which provides a wide frequency response and exceptional signal-to-noise ratio. The cardioid polar pattern provides excellent off-axis rejection, minimizing noise caused by room ambiance, instruments, monitors, headphones, etc. The balanced, transformerless output circuitry results in quiet, low-noise signal reproduction at high output levels. The NT1-A is powered via 48V phantom power and has a standard XLR connector.

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Video Recording Equipment

Picture of Panasonic HD CamcorderPanasonic AG-HMC40 AVCCAM HD Camcorder & AG-MYA30G XLR Mic Adapter / Holder This kit includes an AG-HMC40 Camcorder and a dual input XLR Microphone Adapter and Holder that mounts right under the tip of the camcorder's detachable handle. The HMC40 is designed to record in high definition on standard SD and SDHC memory cards. The camera is extremely portable and lightweight, weighing in at just over 2 lbs. While SD-based camcorders have been gaining ground in the consumer market, the HMC40 has the ability to record AVCHD images at significantly higher bitrates. This enhancement makes the camera's codec more efficient than comparable HD interframe codecs, such as HDV and XDCAM EX. Using H.264 as its compression algorithm, the camera can record incredibly detailed images at a fraction of the file size.

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Picture of Lowel Tota KitLowel Tota/Omni Core 44 Kit:  Compact, rugged and versatile, the broad-throw Tota-light can be used with its umbrella or gel frame and diffusion as a soft key light, fill light, or backlight. With its adjustable reflectors, it can be a smooth and even background light, or point it at the ceiling to raise the ambient (base) light level of a room. Tota-lights are also widely used for photographic copy work. The wide focusing range of the Omni-light makes it a flexible key light or backlight. Add diffusion or an umbrella, and it's a soft fill source. Available with a host of accessories and built for heavy-duty long life, the popular Omni is the perfect companion to the Tota. The Rifa eX 44 softbox light has a 16 x 16" (41 x 41 cm) front diffuser. It has an umbrella-like design allowing set-up in 60 seconds or less. Its quick-change power cord easily converts for use with professional battery belts, allowing it to work at 12V, 14V and 30V DC in addition to 120V and 230V AC. The Rifa eX has a changeable socket, to make use of cooler-running fluorescent bulbs.

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Picture of Magnus TripodThe Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is a stable, sturdy video tripod made from anodized aluminum that can support loads up to 8.8 lb. Overall, this tripod offers many features usually only found on more expensive models. The two-way fluid head provides smooth operation, and features a half-ball mount with a diameter of 65mm, with left and right pan bar mounts. In addition, unlike most other heads in its class, all the head controls are positioned on the left side of the head, which leaves your right hand free for the panning handle. The VT-4000 tripod system weighs 7.9 lb.

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Other Available Equipment

Picture of Backdrop Alley StandBackdrop Alley Studio Stand: Adjustable backdrop stand. Maximum size is 12 x 10.5". Chroma green, white and black muslin backdrops are available.

 

 

 

 

 

Picture of Expression Graphic Arts Scanner

Expression 11000XL Graphic Arts Scanner: Features a 2400 x 4800 dpi optical resolution and a 48-bit color depth. The scanner can handle standard originals as large as 12.0 x 17.0". The transparency adapter allows scans of 35 mm negatives and mounted slides, 120 and 220 medium format, and 4.0 x 5.0" film.

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