Broadcast Media Services: Operations

Recording Equipment

BMS has recording equipment (see below) available to faculty and administration (not to students) for student learning, faculty evaluation and meeting documentation. For video production for broadcast/webcast, see: PRODUCTION SERVICES. Sound reinforcement for meetings ("PA system") is available from AUDIOVISUAL.

Instructor Review

Faculty have the option of video recording a class lecture for their evaluations. With advance notice to BMS, you may pick up a camera from Ax169, receive brief training on how to use the equipment, and then return it to us after your class.

Student Practice

Many instructors have found it helpful for their students to watch themselves giving speeches, performing, and giving presentations. Instructors often borrow cameras and playback monitors so they can playback the video on a big screen during the same class period that the recording has taken place. *** Cameras referenced on this page are NOT available for check-out to students.

Meeting Documentation

Some administrative-related meetings require or request video and/or audio to be recorded for later distribution or posting to the internet. BMS helps to facilitate this with our equipment. Quick and expert training is available. Depending on staff availability, we may be able to set up the equipment for you.

Recording Equipment Options

Canon Vixia HFR500

Our best and newest. Comes with two batteries, charger, and SD card. The display is a touch screen. Images forthcoming.


Flip Video Camera

Simple and quick for short range recordings. Saves to internal memory, and runs on 2xAAs.

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Panasonic PV-DV102

MiniDV and SD card handy camera. Comes with three batteries and a charger. User supplies tape. Images forthcoming.


Canon ZR100

MiniDV handy camera. Comes with two batteries and a charger. User supplies tape. Images forthcoming.