Cinema Department Resources

Cinema Department Equipment Information

Black Magic 4k Cameras

Introducing URSA Mini Pro, a professional digital film camera that combines the incredible image quality of URSA Mini 4.6K with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera! You get a massive number of ergonomically designed controls on the side of the camera so you can adjust most settings by feel, and without ever having to take your eyes off the action. URSA Mini Pro also features built in ND filters, a status display and a revolutionary new interchangeable lens mount that lets you change between EF photographic lenses or PL and B4 lenses. URSA Mini Pro records up to 60fps and features dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders as well as dual UHS-II SD Card recorders. URSA Mini Pro is lightweight and comfortable enough to use all day, has controls that are extremely fast to use, and image quality that’s far superior to broadcast cameras costing ten times more!

Panasonic AG-HMC150P

The Panasonic AG-HMC40 is a camcorder designed to record in high definition on standard SecureDigital (SD) and SDHC memory cards. The camera is extremely portable and lightweight, weighing in at just over 2 lbs. While SD-based camcorders have been gaining ground in the consumer market, the AG-HMC40 has the ability to record AVCHD images at significantly higher bitrates. This enhancement makes the camera more efficient than comparable HD interframe codecs, such as HDV and XDCAM EX. Using H.264 as its compression algorithm the camera can record incredibly detailed images at a fraction of the file size. The handle is detachable and can hold an optional XLR audio system.


The Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder is the successor to Sony's well respected PMW-EX1/R camcorder. It supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. The PMW-200 is equipped with three 1/2" Full HD 1920 x 1080 Exmor CMOS sensors, which support 1000 TV1 high resolution, F11 (2000 lx) high sensitivity, low 56dB noise and a wide dynamic range. It works for SD/HD recording and features a 14x zoom lens with a unique focus ring mechanism.

The camera is equipped with dual ExpressCard SxS memory card slots and supports up to four hours of 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 recording. It supports both UDF and FAT file format modes as well. Other functions include Slow/Quick motion playback, focus magnification, slow shutter, shutter angle settings and picture cache recording. The PMW-200 features four-channel audio recording, as well as HD/SDI and composite/HD-Y outputs. There's six Gamma settings, four HyperGamma settings and a USB port for using the camcorder as a card reader.

16mm Cameras: Bolex, Arri, Eclair NPR, Canon Scoopic

Super 8 Cameras

Sound: Zoom H5, Sennheiser K6, Lav Mics, Nagar, Sound Library

Lighting & Grip: Arri open face kits, arri Fresnel, Mole kits, Light Meters ,Flag kits, Manfrotto & MA-3 tripod, Steadycam

Computer Labs: Avid and Adobe labs



Samy's Camera

Adolph Gasser, Inc.




Equipment availability is subject to change at any time. All equipment is not available for all students to check out. Some equipment is for classroom use and training only. Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis. In order to ensure all students have access to equipment, some limits are placed on how many of a single item one student may reserve/check out.

Students are approved to check out equipment based on:

  • Current enrollment in production class
  • Instructor sign off on all equipment
  • Equipment availabilty
  • No Cinema Department “holds”