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. Maximum loan time for devices varies from 4 days to 2 weeks. We’re available for pick up from 8am-6pm, M-F in CL-240 of the Parnassus Library.

Equipment reservation calendar

Reservations can be made using our online reservation calendar.

Equipment booking help document

Instructions and more information about our reservation policies are available in our How to Reserve Equipment help document.


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.

     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.

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

     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.

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

     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.

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


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).

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).

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).

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).


       ShureSM58 mics and stands Shure Handheld Microphones: Two Shure 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.

     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.

     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.


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.

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