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Podcasting: Equipment

A guide for Dr. Lindsay Hutton's podcast assignment.

Equipment for Students and Faculty

The information commons is your equipment NWACC Library provides multimedia equipment for NWACC students, faculty, and staff, including laptops, tablets, cameras, and audio recording equipment.This guide lists the equipment the library has available, as well as the policies for using this equipment. Please carefully review our Equipment Check-Out Agreement Form before borrowing any library equipment.

Check out Policies

Circulating equipment is available to students, factuly, and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations or holds are permitted. NWACC faculty, staff, and students may check out any of the items below for a period of 7 days, with no renewals. Faculty, Staff and Students must review and sign the Equipment Check-Out Agreement Form before being permitted to borrow equipment from the Library.

Here's an inventory of the equipment we have available:


  • Arri Compact Fresnel Three-Light Kit - This kit is based on three of the most popular tungsten Fresnel fixtures on the market--the Arri 150W, 300W Plus and 650W. This is a full lighting kit, including bulbs, scrims, barndoors, filter frames, light stands, and a hard wheeled carrying case. This kit is equipped for use with 120VAC.
  • Azden Barrell Shotgun Microphone - The Azden Barrell Shotgun SGM-1X microphone includes a switchable low-cut filter, an XLR output jack, a windscreen, and a carrying case.  An optional boom microphone stand is available for check out as well.
  • Azden 310LT UHF On-Camera Bodypack System - This microphone is a powerful UHF wireless system for camera-mount applications. The system consists of Azden's 35BT bodypack transmitter, EX-503L lavalier microphone and 310UDR camera-mount diversity receiver.  The 310UDR receiver features main and headphone monitor outputs, and a removable shoe-mount adapter. This kit can be used for consumer and professional video applications.
  • Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone - Blue Microphones's Snowball USB microphone lets you record narration and voice-overs into any computer sound-recording program. This microphone uses a USB interface and doesn't require a software driver during installation. The Snowball microphone includes a stand and USB cable.
  • Canon Camcorders - This includes HF G20 Full HD camcorders,  The Canon Vixia HF M30, and Canon Vixia HF R70. These cameras shoots 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at 24p and 30p. All feature a built-in memory, Touch Panel LCD Screens and 24Mbps recording, which offers the highest bit rate in AVCHD. Plus, the Smart AUTO takes care of all the details so you can focus on shooting.  It has HDMI and USB connectivity as well.
  • Canon Digital Cameras - The Canon PowerShot SX130IS and Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 shoot pictures at 12.1 to  20-mega pixels, zoom, and a 3-inch LCD display. Besides still images, this cameras also offers a movie mode with sound. It includes two AA batteries or rechargable battery and dock, a 16-32 gigabyte Secure Digital memory card, a USB transfer cable, and a carrying case.
  • Dell Laptops - The Library provides Dell laptop computers for faculty and staff use. Depending on the model, they feature either Windows 7 or Windows Vista. They all include Microsoft Office 2010, wireless networking capabilities, and a carrying case. One also features video-editing and DVD mastering software.
  • Dell Projectors - The Library has several Dell digital projectors available. They display a high-definition image when connected to a computer or multimedia player. Each features VGA, S-Video, and composite video inputs and outputs. They include a carrying case, a power cable, and a VGA cable.
  • Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet, Medium -Quickly and professionally, edit photos and create digital artwork using natural pen control. Zoom, scroll, and navigate your artwork with multi-touch surface and gestures.
  • Konova Slider K3 100cm - The Slide Cam it is a system  Quickly and professionally, edit photos and create digital artwork using natural pen control. Zoom, scroll, and navigate your artwork with multi-touch surface and gestures.that enable taking film photos with moving camera. Specially designed dolly moves on rail length 10000 mm leading the cam ahead of screened theme. Sideways as it has steel roller bearings that ride on a steel track it remains smooth regardless of orientation.
  • LG Blu-ray Player - The LG BD640 Blu-ray player features component, composite, and HDMI outputs. It supports 1080p high-definition video and surround sound through its HDMI port. It includes composite audio-video cables, an HDMI cable, a USB wireless receiver, and a remote control.
  • Logitech Webcam - The Logitech C910 HD Pro webcam captures high-definition, 1080p video and still images with a resolution of 10 megapixels. Both include a USB transfer cable, installation software, and a carrying case. The Logitech C910 is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP as well as Mac OS X 10.5 and higher. 
  • Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head - This lightweight and portable tripod system for shooting stable videos with DSLRs, small camcorders, and any other cameras up to 15 lb. This Tripod has built-in pan/tilt fluid effect video head, reaches a maximum height of height 64.3" and comes with a carrying case.
  • Mifi Verizon Jetpack Wifi Hotspot - Comes with case, charging cable, power block, and jetpack. This device transmits wifi based on Verizon's data coverage for up to 3 mobile devices. 5 of these devices are available, and priority checkout is reserved for student users. 
  • Neewer 15mm C-Shape DSLR Camera Rig - This C-shape bracket with a top handle grip can easily transform your  camera and DSLR into a handheld mounted video rig, greatly boost the portability of your devices.
  • Panasonic Digital Video Camera - The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 digital video camera captures 16-megapixel still images and 1080p high-definition video. It features automatic and manual modes, a 3-inch touch screen LCD display, and a built-in flash. It includes a Lumix 20mm lens, lens mount adapter, 64 GB SDXC card, and Pelican 1450 protective case.
  • SimplicityCam 5z Document Camera -This Recordex camera allows you to view newspapers, maps, and microscopic details with the SC5z. The SC5z delivers 5 MegaPixel 2D/3D MultiView audio/video recording and powerfull 96X zoom. Features Super High Definition: 2x more pixels than 1080 HD and flip-up camera head for recording the presenter or class. Great for capturing student presentations or creating content for a flipped classroom model.
  • Sony Digital Voice Recorder - The Sony ICD-PX312 digital voice recorder lets you record audio notes, lectures, and other events. It features 2 GB of built-in flash memory, expandable through the recorder's microSD slot. It includes a USB cable for transferring recordings to a computer and 2 AAA batteries. Recordings are saved in MP3 format.
  • Zoom Handy Recorder - The Zoom H4n Handy portable digital recorder is designed for audio recording at concerts, lectures, and other types of events. It features built-in stereo microphones, XLR inputs and outputs for use with external microphones and video cameras. It includes a 1 GB SD card, USB cable, windscreen, A/C adapter, and protective case.

The Equipment agreement can be viewed below.

Multimedia Services Available at NWACC Library


The NWACC Library provides equipment (cameras, microphones, computers and software) for users to create and complete multimedia projects. Staff is on-hand to assist in getting you started and can point users to helpful tutorials along the way. While our workstations are primarily Mac based we do offer a PC for patrons who wish to work with Windows products.

Although class-related productions are given top priority, the production and post-production equipment/software are also available to students, faculty and staff for personal development and artistic vision. Whether you’d like to produce a documentary, slide show, digital art, tape a speech or record audio, – we are here to help!

We will not do your project for you or offer a production team, but we will provide training opportunities and the majority of the tools you’ll need to complete your own production. You supply the crew and we supply the tools.

Multimedia Services Request

Video Format, Conversion, and Duplication

We offer faculty the tools and service needed to turn analog media into digital format. We support the digitization and duplication of sources such as VHS among others. Requests for this service should be made at least 48 hours before the materials are needed, excluding weekends, via the Multimedia Services Request Form linked immediately above.

Important Information Concerning Copyrights

In order to perform duplication, at least one of the following conditions must be met:

1.  YOU ARE THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER (home movies/videos, personal presentations, and the like).




A copyright holder is the person(s) or organization(s) which owns the rights to the recorded material, whether expressed or implied. If the material is public domain, you must provide us with a written statement from the program originator which indicates that it is in the public domain. (i.e. – NASA provides a public domain notice on its website granting permission to record and duplicate its material without express written consent. A printed copy of this web page would serve as a written statement).

Software Available

The Library provides multimedia development applications including Adobe Premier Pro, Windows Movie Maker, IMovie, Photoshop, and compression and DVD authoring tools.

Equipment Loan

Available at the circulation desk on the first floor of Burns Hall, the NWACC library provides a variety of high-end loanable equipment to capture audio and video for projects and presentations. We also offer other devices such as headphones, tablet devices, laptops, audience response systems, projectors and screens.

Software and Equipment Training

We support and provide training for all production equipment (Video/Audio/Lighting) that is loaned by the NWACC Library. Unfortunately, we may not be able to help you with outside equipment that is not part of our collection.

We support and provide training for the following software: Adobe Premier Pro, Windows Movie Maker, IMovie, Photoshop, and compression and DVD authoring tools.

  • The library is not responsible for and does not provide storage of your electronic files.
  • Users are required to provide their own storage device (hard drive, laptop, flash drive, etc.).

Policies adapted from the Seattle University Library and American University Library, Washington D.C.

Terms of Use

The library provides 31 iPads, 32 laptops, and 29 Surface Tablets checkout up to 7 days, or 1 week. Equipment may not be renewed or reserved. First come, first serve. An equipment agreement form must also be signed before checkout. Devices are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk in the Library. Due to extremely high demand, users will be required to wait 24 hours to checkout the same, or another piece of equipment.

All Surface devices and Laptops come with the protective software Deep Freeze. In order to protect student privacy, the device will reset to its original check out state upon each restart. Please be sure to back up any work to a flash drive, cloud account, or other external storage method regularly, as all work will be deleted upon computer start up. 

Apple iPad - Apple's iPad tablet computer features a touch-screen interface, built-in WiFi, and a digital camera and camcorder. The Library's iPad includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote as well as a number of subject-specific academic programs. It also comes with a USB transfer cable and a carrying case. The iPads are wiped after each use and users must create their own profiles at each checkout.

Laptops - 15'' Dell and HP Laptops are equipped with Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and web browsers. 

Surface- Pro 3's, Pro 4's, and 3's are equipped with MS Office applications and a keyboard and stylus if requested.

Questions? Please contact Bo Darde via phone (479-619-4297) or email

The Equipment Agreement Form can be viewed below.

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