Digital Scholarship Lab: Equipment

Your go-to place for digital projects.

Laptops

 

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10 HP Elitebook 8570p laptops are available for 4 hour checkout. Laptops may be renewed when at least three units are available.

A number of office and productivity applications have been pre-installed.

for a full list of programs see here

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16 MacBook Pro laptops are available for 4 hour checkout. Laptops may be renewed when at least three units are available.

A number of office and productivity applications have been pre-installed, including Audacity, Handbrake and iLife.  The Macbooks with the yellow case also have Adobe CC.

For a full list of programs see here

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Video Cameras

  • Microphone input. An optional handheld or lavaliere microphone may also be checked out, please ask for it when checking out the camera.
  • 3.0" Touch Panel LCD
  • Can record up to 12 hours of high definition video to the 32 GB internal flash drive
  • 24p & 30p Frame Modes
  • Captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution

 

User manual for the Cannon Vixia R42

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  • 1920 x 1080 HD Recording
  • 32GB Internal Flash Drive
  • 2 x SD Memory Card Slots
  • Canon 1/2.6" 8.59MP Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • 3.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen
  • Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Stabilization
  • 0.27" Electronic Viewfinder
  • Headphone and Microphone Connections
  • Built-In 8.0MP Digital Camera

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• 1920x1080 Full HD Recording w/5.3MP still image capture
• 8GB1 embedded Flash Memory for up to 3 hours of recording
• Back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor for low-light video
• SteadyShot® image stabilization w/ Active Mode
• 25x Optical/30x Extended Zoom
• 2.7” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD™ display (230K)
• Built-in USB cable
• Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
• Direct Copy to external HDD without PC13
• Large caliber speakers

  • Storage Media: SD / SDHC / SDX
  • Image Sensor  Sensor Size: 1/3.2"
  • No. of Pixels: 5MP (Effective Pixel: 0.921MP)
  • Lens F No.1.8 ~ 4.9
  • Optical Zoom  52x
  • Focal Length: 2.1 - 109.2mm (35mm Conversion 35.3 - 1836mm)
  • Device Type: LCD

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  • Built in touch display
  • Can record in 1080p60 and 720p120 video
  • built in WiFi for support with the GoPro app
  • comes with a head strap and a GoPro stick is available for check out as well

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Tripods

 

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  • Tripod With 3-Way Pan and Tilt Head
  • Telescoping Legs with Flip-Locks
  • Rapid Center Column
  • Quick-Release Plate with Bubble Level
  • Sure-Grip Rubber Feet
  • Maximum Height of 52" (132.08 cm)
  • Load Capacity of 4.4 lb (2.0 kg)

 

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 A ultra-versatile mini-tripod or grip that can be used with large SLR cameras with zoom lens attached or with camcorders (max. load capacity of 6.6 lb/3 kg). Its three multi-segmented flexible legs can be formed to grip almost any protrusion, be it a branch, doorknob, rock, or uneven surface

Each of the joints can bend and rotate 360°, to wrap around objects. The bottom rubber segment on the legs is larger to allow it to be used in the traditional way.

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  • Flexible Legs Grip Trees, Pipes, etc.
  • Supports Up to 2.2 lb
  • Tripod Weighs Just 6 oz
  • Maximum Height is 9.7"
  • Mini Ball Head, with Quick Release
  • Legs Covered with Protective Foam Shell
  • Legs Bend 360 Degrees
  • Sure-Grip Rubber Feet for Stability
  • Ideal for Point-and-Shoot Cameras
  • Compatible with Pocket Video Cameras
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Digital Cameras

  • 12.1 megapixels CMOS sensor
  • 20x optical zoom 20mm wide angle lens
  • 3.0 in LCD monitor
  • Wi-Fi certified

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  • 15x optical zoom
  • 3.0 in LCD monitor
  •  SD memory slots

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iPads

  • iPads are available for 1-day checkout or weeklong check out. iPads may be renewed when at least three units are available.
  • When renewing iPad a different one must be checked out.
  • A host of office and productivity applications have been pre-installed.
  • An optional keyboard can be checked out with the iPad too. If interested, please ask for the keyboard upon checkout.

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  • Maps
  • iTunes U
  • Google Maps
  • Photo Booth
  • Camera
  • Photos
  • iMovie
  • Garadeband
  • Trailers
  • Smithsonian
  • IMDb
  • Flixster
  • NY Times Crosswords
  • Netflix
  • Hulu Plus
  • Pandora
  • Game Center
  • Music
  • Videos
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Find Friends
  • IM+
  • AMRC
  • Twitter
  • Skype
  • Wordpress
  • FaceTime
  • Snapseed
  • TWC
  • AccuWeather
  • iBooks
  • eTextBooks
  • Nook
  • Kindle
  • BlueFire Reader
  • Inkling
  • Google Play Books
  • Box
  • SkyDrive for Business
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Google Hangouts
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Dictation
  • Calendar
  • Notes (PaperPort)
  • Prezi
  • UPAD Lite
  • Notes
  • WexEx
  • AnyConnect
  • GoToMeeting
  • Mail
  • Reminders
  • Messages
  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Adobe Voice
  • Find iPhone
  • App Store
  • Clock
  • Contacts
  • Settings
  • iTunes
  • Keynote
  • Google Quickoffice
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • EMD PTE
  • Dictionary
  • Google Earth
  • Google Translate
  • Wikipanion
  • Science360
  • World's Fair (Biblion)
  • Library (mango)
  • iTranslate
  • Google
  • iSource (APA) 
  • iSource (MLA) 
  • WolframAlpha
  • neu.Annotate (neu.Annotate+ PDF)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
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Audio Recorders

 

 

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  • HOW-TO Guide for Zoom H4n
  • Recording Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz), MP3 (Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps/VBR, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)
  • Records to a SD/SDHC card
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed transfer
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • See the Zoom Website for more details.
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Microphones

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Handheld Microphone
 
  • CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE CANON VIXIA
  • HOW-TO Guide for Using with Canon Vixia
  • Ideal for capturing audio from someone with minimal background noise
  • Four-stage pop and dust filter Internal shock absorber

 

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Lavaliere Microphone


 

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  • CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE CANON VIXIA
  • HOW-TO Guide for Using with Canon Vixia
  • Ideal for capturing audio from someone with minimal background noise
  • Small and lightweight for unobtrusive, virtually unseen operation
  • Smooth exterior and recessed grille screen minimize clothing noise
  • Two mounting options -- tie clasp or tie tack
  • Convenient, secure belt clip attaches connector to belt or clothing
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Microphone Headset


 

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  • Ideal for recording voice overs for PowerPoints or videos
  • Plug and play USB connectivity with Mac and PC
  • Self-loading driver software provides full access to accessing and configuring headset parameters
  • Self-adjusting headband fits virtually any head size
  • Thick around-ear cushions for comfort and noise isolation
  • Flexible gooseneck mic with noise compensation
  • Volume control and mic muting built-in

 

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Other equipment

Image of external hard driveExternal hard drives are incredibly helpful to any media project. Our external HDs are dual formatted for Mac and PC, and available for check-out on the 3-day media loan.

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Image of media card reader6 SD card readers circulate on a 3-day media loan.

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Image of a converter cableWe offer a variety of cables and the adaptors to connect laptops to the study rooms. We have several display port to HDMI, VGA adaptors

We also have Ethernet cables

All cables and adaptors are 4 hour checkouts

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  • 6 Mini USB chargers
  • 3 Apple 30pin chargers
  • 6 Apple Thunder port chargers

          All chargers provide 2.1 AMPs to charge both phones and tablets. 

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Koss Headphones are available for 1-day loan. Please check at the Information Desk or Digital Media Reserves.

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