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AV Equipment Borrowing

Tech Services loans a wide variety of audiovisual equipment - microphones, audio recorders, video recorders, and accessories - for class use, assignments, research and teaching. The following equipment is available to current AU students, faculty and staff.

Loan periods are 3 days with fines of $4 per day. Replacement fees will be charged for items damaged, lost or stolen while checked out. Equipment must be renewed in person. There is no fee for borrowing equipment from the Library. Tech Services makes every effort to have all equipment batteries fully charged, but with high turnover this is not always possible. Plan your project to give yourself time to charge equipment if necessary.

A note for faculty:

While AU faculty are welcome to borrow Tech Services AV equipment, there are also other library services available that may be more appropriate depending on your needs. Audio/Visual Services provides classroom and event support and can set up microphones and amplification in specified areas. AV Services also provides digital audio and video recording equipment, webcams and other devices to support the use of Skype. Academic Multimedia Services provides both recording and post-production services for teaching purposes.

Audiovisual Equipment

  • Equipment - description | Ease of use | Video introduction | Manual
  • Canon Vixia HF R10 - HD camcorder | advanced | Video | Manual
  • GoPro HD Hero 2 and 4 video cameras | advanced | Manual
  • Shure RS230 - omnidirectional microphone | easy | Video | Manual
  • Tripods - small, medium and large | easy
  • Zoom H2n - digital audio recorder | medium | Video | Manual

For Faculty Use Only:

  • Olympus WS-110 - digital voice recorder - set of 15, set of 20 | medium | Video | Manual

Getting Started Guides

Video Production Primer - A comprehensive guide for planning your video project. This document gives advice and resources for all the phases of production - from storyboarding and scripting to gear and shooting tips to file types and exporting.

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Manuals, operating instructions and tutorials for more AV equipment can be found on the Multimedia_@_AU webpage.

Contact Us

(202) 885-3229
Bender Library, lower level