23rd May2013

Webcams

by Chris Barber

Webcams which can be connected to computers via USB are available both for checkout and installed in the various workstations at the Media Center. These cameras are easily configurable and useful for video conferencing.

Logitech Orbit AF

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23rd May2013

Hard Drives

by Chris Barber

We have external hard drives available for check out. There are both terabyte and 500 gigabyte drives available. These can be useful when moving large files or large groups of files around campus. LaCie Hard Drive 1TB

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23rd May2013

TurningPoint Response System

by Chris Barber

Turning Point System (Response System)

 

The TurningPoint response system is a wireless system used to collect responses from your audience during a class or a presentation. Once connected to a computer via USB, the system’s included software can be used to display a question or poll. Audience members then respond on their remotes and the answers are recorded and can be displayed in real time. We have a total of around two hundred remotes and the system can be checked out in with any number of remotes.

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23rd May2013

Micro Video Cameras

by Chris Barber

The Muvi Micro Camcorder is a uniquely small digital camcorder which captures high resolution video despite only being around an inch in size. It uses a micro SD card as storage or can be connected directly to a computer. The media center’s Muvi micros come with a clip mounting that can be used to attach the camera to a variety of objects for on-the-move filming.

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01st Apr2013

Light Kit Dimmer

by duganb

If you’re trying to tinker with lighting for a photoshoot or movie scene but you’re finding yourself blinded by the lights intensity, grab a light dimmer with your light kit and easily use the toggle to dim the lights as much as you like. Simply attach it to the light kit and plug it into a power source and you’re good to go.

Light Kit Dimmer

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01st Apr2013

XLR Camera Adapter

by duganb

If you want to use XLR inputs such as vocal, instrumental or boom microphones with any of our various devices which don’t have XLR ports, just use this handy adapter. Great for equipment like SDHC cameras, Boom Mics, etc.

XLR Camera Adapter

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25th Mar2013

Wearable Amp

by duganb

The sound of lawn-mowers and chattering students making it hard for your tour group to hear you tell about the mermaid statue’s history or about how awesome Althouse is? Have no fear, the wearable amp is here! This small pouch has a portable amplifier complete with a headset and lapel microphone for anyone interested in having an effective way of adding a little more boom to their voice while they’re on the move.
Wearable Amp

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21st Mar2013

The Future of Gaming

by duganb

I thought I’d do a quick write up on this topic as anyone interested in gaming should be a little alarmed when the hear the prospect of Apple dominating the gaming market. Not necessarily alarmed in a bad way, but at the very least surprised. No matter how small Apple might have considered the “PC Gamer” market, they did historically suffer loss of sales to anyone interested in using their computer for both general (email, web-browsing, word-docs, etc.) purposes, as well as gaming purposes. Macs simply did not support high end gaming. This might not exactly be changing, but gaming itself has certainly changed with a move away from PCs and to consoles. And soon, it might not even be consoles that are dominating gaming, it might be apps. Just look on the iPhone, millions of apps are sold each year through the iPhone to promote cheap, quick, simple games that people love playing. Are these anywhere as artful or deep as certain “classics” like Starcraft? Absolutely not. But they’re dominating a market of gamers interested in playing incredibly casual games for 20-30 minutes at a time on their iPhone and then putting said game down. The hardcores might not like it, but Apple has a strategy and it’s likely to work. Read the article below for a more in depth summary and share your thoughts, do you like this sort of project? Do you think this is the future of gaming by and large, or will “hardcores” still create enough of a market to develop more expensive and more in depth games for?
 http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/14/death-b…

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18th Oct2012

Lenses

by akbarn

 

 

 

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The Media Center has several types of lenses available for use with our Digital SLR cameras. While all of our DSLRs come with a lens, we also have wide angle, macro, and telephoto lens available for more specific uses. Additionally, we now have a fish eye lens available with 180 degree angle of view. This lens has very unique and intriguing effects which give photos dramatic and exaggerated perspectives. Here is an example:

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08th Aug2012

Digital Audio Recorder

by duganb

Looking for quality audio recording that isn’t a hassle to carry around?  The digital audio recorder is the perfect device for doing interviews and getting quick easy audio clips with its small size and incredibly intuitive design. We have several models, all of which are simple to use with their built in microphones and easy-to-use USB connection.

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08th Aug2012

Popper Stopper

by duganb

Popper Stoppers are the perfect choice for someone looking to record something with vocal mics that doesn’t want a nasty “woooosshhh” sound from the air caught in with the audio. Popper stoppers prevent air noise while recording with vocal mics. Check one out with your other audio equipment to get a more professional recording.

 

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08th Aug2012

Desktop Microphone Stand

by duganb

If you’re sitting down at a desk working on a project it’s hard to fit the mic stand onto the desk and effectively use it. That’s what the desktop mic stand is for: a compact-size base to mount your mic on, especially useful for recording in the podcast nooks.

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