Equipment

DMAP is no longer administering an equipment lending program. Instructors can borrow the following digital production equipment through the English department:

1 Canon PowerShot A430 digital camera: This point-and-shoot 4.0-megapixel digital camera has a 4x optical zoom and numerous preset shooting modes, including a Movie Mode with sound. This entry-level camera is equipped to handle diverse lighting situations with an ISO range of 64 to 400, and features a wide range of automatic and manual options. Consult the user manual [pdf].

1 Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder: This portable professional camcorder features a 10x HD video lens with 8-blade iris and manual focus ring for high-quality video projects. It comes equipped with a wide range of features including an infrared mode for shooting in the dark. The camcorder boasts an 64GB internal flash drive and two SDXC-compatible memory card slots to allow for simultaneous recording and back-up. There are XLR inputs and an external microphone holder, and a detachable handle for convenience, among other features. Consult the user manual [pdf].

To use this equipment, go to 526 CL and complete a simple form. The office staff will tell you how long you can keep the equipment. If you want your students to pick up any of this equipment, be sure to speak with the office staff in 526 CL first. You can then tell your students to pick up the equipment between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. They will have to show their Pitt i.d. to sign out the equipment.