Not all of our gear is available to be checked out for field use. Some equipment is limited to being used in the studio space. This page will outline the gear we have and which can be used for checkout.
Studio Production Gear
Tricaster 455When you’re creating your studio show you’ll be using our state-of-the-art tricaster. Designed for mobility and scaled for small spaces, it provides live camera switching, 3D visual effects, graphics, transitions, and stunning virtual sets. With the TriCaster 455 you can make your program really stand out from the crowd. This is also the switcher staff uses in the field for live productions such as the Boys and Girls club auction, and Concord250 Time Capsule Events.
Broadcast PixBroadcast Pix is a one-of-a-kind integrated production switcher. This unit is a Standard Definition switcher that we use for most of our live events (ie: Concord OnAir, Live Election Coverage, etc). This system has three studios cameras and allows for several XLR audio inputs. Its a bit dated, but it gets the job done.
Canon XA25The Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder is a compact “run-and-gun” camera that is suitable for event coverage, PSA creation, independent and documentary filmmaking. The camera features a 1/2.84″, 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. In a nutshell, This camera will do everything you need.
GoPro Hero and GoPro Hero3Take this mobile, user-friendly camera into the field for a unique perspective. Our kit includes a headband that allows for the GoPro to be brought virtually anywhere. In past projects it was worn by a Tough Mudder participant and by a person in a dunk tank at Market Days. Also can be used to take stunning time-lapse videos.
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Sony V1UWe have several Sony HVR-V1U cameras available for reservation. It is a 1080p-capable camera with 24 fps capability, and full manual controls for exposure, white balance, shutter speed and focus. The V1U can be record in DV or HDV mode on mini-DV tapes. Capturing footage simply takes a Firewire cable connected between the V1U and one of our Mac computers. Alternatively, if you want to avoid having to capture MiniDV tapes, We recommend one of our newer XA25 cameras.
This camera is kept available for checkout for legacy reason or for those who are more familiar with it.