The equipment for loan program offers a comprehensive collection of video and audio equipment for a variety of media production needs. This is a free service available to UCSF students, staff and faculty only. Video and audio equipment can checked out for a maximum of 4 days. Laptops and hard drives can be checked out for a maximum of 7 days. More information can be found on our Policies page.

To request an equipment reservation, please contact us with the following information:

  • your name, department, status, email and phone number
  • name of the equipment
  • day and time of pick up (available Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm)
  • day and time of return (available Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm)
  • short description of your project

Video Equipment

       canon Canon Vixia Camera: Digital video camera with touch panel LCD. Records in AVCHD or MP4 format. Kit includes memory card, extra battery, shotgun microphone and tripod. More info.

     Canon Wide Angle Lens Adapter: For use with Canon Vixia camera, this adapter widens the viewing angle of the camera for shooting in tight spaces. More info.

       Sony Tripod Sony Tripod: Sturdy enough to support cameras of various sizes, including DSLRs and larger camcorders. Extends to 64 inches in height. More info.

     ManfrottoManfrotto Tripod: Heavy-duty tripod that can support up to 13lbs. Fluid head allows for smoother panning and tilting while shooting video. Extends to 68 inches in height. More info.

       Westcott LED Lights: Two “Flex” LED lights that are cool to the touch, lightweight, and durable. Dimmers allow control over brightness and color temperature. More info.

     Westcott LED Lights Battery Pack: For use with Westcott LED Lights, these batteries power the lights free from a wall outlet, making you 100% mobile. More info.

     lowel light kitLowel Lights: Legacy light kit. Two incandescent lights including a 250W Rifa and a 750W Tota light with stands, softbox, and umbrella. More info.

       back drop kit Backdrops: Two backdrops including pure white and reversible blue/gray. For best results, use a steamer to remove wrinkles after hanging. More info (white and reversible).

     back drop support kitBackdrop Support Stand: For use with Backdrops. Kit includes two stands, horizontal crossbar, and six spring clamps for holding backdrops in place. More info.


Audio Equipment

Zoom H2n Audio Recorder: Compact and easy to use field recorder that records in either MP3 or WAV formats. Offers five built-in mics and four recording modes. Mini tripod and memory card included. Powered by A/C adapter or 2 AA batteries (not included). More info.

Azden Wireless Microphones: Two wireless lavalier microphones that transmit to a single receiver. This allows you to capture audio from two subjects at once. Powered by 6 AA batteries (not included). More info.

Zoom H5 Audio Recorder: High-quality, advanced digital audio recorder. Allows four-track recording and provides individual gain controls. Multiple inputs including XLR. Can be used with DSLR cameras. Powered by A/C adapter or 2 AA batteries (not included). More info.

Marantz Audio Recorder: Legacy digital audio field recorder with internal mic, standard 1/4”, and XLR mic inputs. Powered by A/C adapter or 4 AA batteries (not included). More info.


       SureSM58 mics and stands Sure Handheld Microphones: Two Sure SM58 microphones, XLR cables, table-top stands and a pop filter. Mics can be connected to any audio broadcast or recording device that accepts XLR input. More info.

     Azden SGM-1X shotgun mic in mountAzden Shotgun Microphone: SGM-1X shotgun mic with shock mount holder, windscreens and XLR cables. Mount on a camera or connect to any audio recording device that accepts XLR inputs. More info.

     Gitzo Boom Pole: Boom pole and pistol grip mount allows you to attach and extend the reach of a shotgun mic. Can be paired with Azden shotgun mic. More info.


Other Equipment

     OWC On-The-Go Pro 500GB External Hard Drive: USB external hard drive for the temporary storage and transfer of multimedia projects.

    OWC HDOWC On-The-Go Pro 1.0TB External Hard Drive: USB external hard drive for the temporary storage and transfer of multimedia projects.

    Wacom Intuous 5 Pen Tablet: Pen tablet device with touch functionality, great for editing photos, digital illustration, and annotating screen recordings. Requires installation of drivers. More info.

    Articulate PC Laptop: Dell laptop equipped with Articulate Studio and Snowflake USB microphone. For Articulate Studio use only. More info.