Equipment Loans

Note: The MCL will be closed from Dec 23, 2022 to Jan 7, 2022.

Loan Process

  1. Use the Book buttons to borrow equipment for up to 7 calendar days.
  2. Wait for email that confirms your booking (5 min).
  3. Bring your YU-card to Scott Library Room 207, past the Learning Commons, on the first day of the loan period (otherwise the loan is cancelled).
  4. Meet staff who examine the reserved equipment with you (15 min).
  5. Create with curiosity and responsibility!
  6. Bring the equipment to Room 207 by the due date.
  7. Meet staff who examine the returned equipment with you (15 min).

Users must follow our booking policy and safer space policy. For Glendon students, visit the Glendon Digital Media Lab!

Equipment Categories

Video Recording Equipment

Canon EOS M50

Mirrorless Digital Camera (9)

Canon EOS M50 Camera Image

LIMIT: 1 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

This compact camera can be used to capture still photos or video at resolutions up to 4K (3840 x 2160). See an overview of the camera on YouTube.

It can be used on its own or in combination with tripods, microphones, or lighting kits.

  1. Canon EOS M50 body
  2. Canon EF-M lens (15-45 mm)
  3. Lens cap
  4. SD memory card, already installed (SanDisk Ultra, 32 GB)
  5. Battery pack, already installed (Canon LP-E12, 7.2 V, Li-ion)
  6. Battery charger (Canon LC-E12, 8.4 V, Li-ion)
  7. USB cable for file transferring (Micro-USB to USB-A)
  8. Manufacturer’s user manual
  9. Carrying case
  1. Access to computer that has
    1. Windows or macOS operating system, and
    2. USB-A port or SD-card slot
  2. For macOS computer, Canon EOS Utility software
  • External microphone compatible with cold-shoe mount, such as
    • Rode Wireless Go
  • Tripod with 1/4 in screw, such as
    • MeFoto RoadTrip Air
  • Light panel(s) compatible with cold-shoe mount, such as
    • Vbestlife W49
  • Canon EOS Utility (Windows or macOS)
    • File transfer by cable or wireless network
    • Remote recording
    • Options setting
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Insta360 One R (360 Edition)

360-Degree Camera (8)

LIMIT: 2 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

This small, versatile camera can shoot 360-degree video at high resolution. It's waterproof to a depth of 16 feet, has built-in image stabilization, and more. See the introductory video.

  1. Insta360 One R, 360 Edition consisting of
    1. Battery base
    2. Core (touchscreen) module, connected to
    3. Dual-lens 360-degree module
  2. MicroSD card, already installed (SanDisk Extreme, 64 GB)
  3. MicroSD-to-SD adapter (SanDisk)
  4. USB cable, for charging and file transferring (Insta360, USB-C to USB-A)
  5. Dual-lens cover (Insta360)
  6. Mounting bracket with
    1. Bracket hinge
    2. Thumb screw (1/4 in)
  7. Selfie Stick (Insta360)
  8. Bullet Time Handle (Insta360 tripod)
  9. Lens wipe (Insta360)
  10. Manufacturer’s quick-start guide
  11. Carrying case
  1. Access to computer that has
    1. Windows or macOS operating system, and
    2. USB-A port or SD-card slot

Note: As of August 2022, the Insta360 website prompts you to enter a serial number when you try to download Insta360 Studio 2022.

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Insta360 One R (Twin Edition)

360-Degree & 4K Wide-Angle Camera (1)

This small, versatile camera can shoot 360-degree video at high resolution. It can also be used to shoot wide-angle video at 60 frames per second. It's waterproof to a depth of 16 feet, has built-in image stabilization, and more. See the introductory video.

  1. Insta360 One R, Twin Edition consisting of
    1. Battery base
    2. Core (touchscreen) module, connected to
    3. Dual-lens 360-degree module
    4. 4K wide-angle lens module (Twin Edition only)
  2. MicroSD card, already installed (SanDisk Extreme, 64 GB)
  3. MicroSD-to-SD adapter (SanDisk)
  4. USB cable for charging and file transferring (Insta360, USB-C to USB-A)
  5. Dual-lens cover (Insta360)
  6. Mounting bracket with
    1. Bracket hinge
    2. Thumb screw (1/4 in)
  7. Selfie Stick (Insta360)
  8. Bullet Time Handle (Insta360 tripod)
  9. Lens wipe (Insta360)
  10. Manufacturer’s quick-start guide
  11. Carrying case
  1. Access to computer that has
    1. Windows or macOS operating system, and
    2. USB-A port or SD-card slot

Note: As of August 2022, the Insta360 website prompts you to enter a serial number when you try to download Insta360 Studio 2022.

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Vbestlife W49

Mini Dimmable LED Light Panel (4)

LIMIT: 4 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

These small LED lighting panels are intended to be mounted on a camera (such as our Canon EOS M50 cameras) or a tripod. The light is battery-operated and has a dial for setting brightness.

  1. Vbestlife W49 LED video light
  2. Two (2) AA batteries (rechargeable Ni-MH)
  3. Manufacturer's user guide
  • Camera with cold-shoe mount, such as
    • Canon EOS M50 camera
  • Mount or tripod with 1/4 in screw, such as
    • MeFoto RoadTrip air
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Aputure Amaran AL-H198 

LED Light Panel (1)

This LED light panel has adjustable brightness and can be powered by six AA batteries or one Lithium-ion battery. It connects to a device that has a shoe mount (like the Canon EOS M50) or a tripod that has a 1/4 in screw (like the MeFoto RoadTrip Air). The kit includes a white-filter plate and an orange-filter plate.

  1. AL-H198 LED light panel
  2. Six (6) AA batteries, already installed (rechargeable Ni-MH)
  3. Charger for AA batteries (Duracell)
  4. Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable 7.4 V)
  5. Charger for Li-ion battery
  6. Extension attachment, already installed (1/4 in screw thread)
  7. Lamp bracket, with pivot head (1/4 in screw)
  8. Nut, for bottom of lamp bracket (3/8 in to 1/4 in screw thread)
  9. One (1) white-filter plate
  10. One (1) orange-filter plate
  11. Instruction manual
  12. Carrying case
  • Camera with cold-shoe mount, such as
    • Canon EOS M50 camera
  • Mount or tripod with 1/4 in screw, such as
    • MeFoto RoadTrip Air
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MeFoto RoadTrip Air

Tripod and Selfie Stick (4)

LIMIT: 2 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

This tripod is portable and lightweight (2.5 lbs). It includes a detachable selfie-stick and smartphone-holder. It's compatible with any camera or mount/bracket that can accept a 1/4 in screw.

  1. MeFoto RoadTrip Air tripod
  2. Mounting plate with screw (1/4 in)
  3. Smartphone holder
  4. Bluetooth remote (Micro-USB port)
  5. Holder for Bluetooth remote
  6. Allen key/wrench
  7. Manufacturer's operating instructions
  8. Carrying pouch (MeFoto)
  1. Camera or mount compatible with 1/4 in screw, such as
    • Canon EOS M50 camera
    • Insta360 One R camera with mounting bracket
  2. Or smartphone between 48 -100 mm in width
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Neewer Lighting Kit

(2 lights, 2 stands, & 2 softbox kits) (1)

These portable kits provide bright, adjustable lighting for photo and video shoots; the optional softbox attachments diffuse the light to eliminate harsh shadows. The LED lights can be operated using battery packs if power outlets are not available.

  1. Two (2) LED lights (40 W)
  2. Two (2) white filters, already installed
  3. Two (2) sets of metal shutters (four shutters per set)
  4. Eight (8) flat-head screws
  5. Two (2) AC power adapters (45 W)
  6. Two (2) power lines, for AC power adapters
  7. Four (4) DC batteries (7.2 V)
  8. Two (2) dual-USB chargers, for DC batteries
  9. Two (2) USB cables (Micro-USB to USB-A), for battery chargers
  10. Two (2) manufacturer's instructional brochures
  11. Two (2) bags for LED lights, with Styrofoam padding
  12. Two (2) softboxes
  13. Two (2) bags for softboxes
  14. Two (2) tripod stands
  15. Carrying cart
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Neewer Lighting Kit Without Softboxes

(2 lights, 2 stands)

These portable kits provide bright, adjustable lighting for photo and video shoots.

  1. Two (2) LED photography lights (40 W)
  2. Two (2) white filters, already installed
  3. Two (2) sets of metal shutters (four shutters per set)
  4. Eight (8) flat-head screws
  5. Two (2) AC power adapters (45 W)
  6. Two (2) power lines, for AC power adapters
  7. Four (4) DC batteries (7.2 V)
  8. Two (2) dual-USB chargers, for DC batteries
  9. Two (2) USB cables (Micro-USB to USB-A), for battery chargers
  10. Two (2) manufacturer's instructional brochures
  11. Two (2) bags for LED lights, with Styrofoam padding
  12. Two (2) tripod stands
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Puluz 25 cm Foldable LED Ring Light Studio

Portable Lightbox (1)

This portable lightbox measures 25 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm. It has an attached USB power supply with a control panel that lets you adjust brightness. The kit includes six backdrops that have a different colour on each side to create a collection of 12 unique colours.

  1. Studio box with attached control panel and power supply (USB-A, 2 m)
  2. Six (6) double-sided colour backdrops, consisting of
    1. Black/White
    2. Blue/Purple
    3. Red/Salmon
    4. Peach/Yellow
    5. Tan/Grey
    6. Green/Brown
  3. Carry bag
  4. Manufacturer's user manual
  1. Power adapter/source with USB-A port
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Puluz 40 cm Foldable LED Ring Light Studio

Portable Lightbox (1)

This portable lightbox measures 40 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm. It has an attached USB power supply with a control panel that lets you adjust brightness. The kit includes six backdrops that have a different colour on each side to create a collection of 12 unique colours.

  1. Studio box with attached control panel and power supply (USB-A, 2 m)
  2. Six (6) double-sided colour backdrops, consisting of
    1. Black/White
    2. Blue/Purple
    3. Red/Salmon
    4. Peach/Yellow
    5. Tan/Grey
    6. Green/Brown
  3. Soft cloth
  4. Carry bag
  5. Manufacturer's user manual
  1. Power adapter/source with USB-A port
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Audio Recording Equipment

Blue Yeti Nano

Premium USB Microphone (3)

LIMIT: 2 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

A plug-and-play USB microphone for broadcast-quality podcasting, interview/meeting recording, voiceover work, and more. See the product intro video.

  1. Blue Yeti Nano microphone
  2. Bottom thread-mount, for connecting to other stands
  3. Desk stand with two (2) side screws
  4. USB cable (Micro-USB to USB-A)
  5. Sponge windscreen
  6. Manufacturer's quick-start guide
  7. Carrying case
  1. Access to computer that has
    1. Windows or macOS operating system, and
    2. USB-A port
  • Wired headphones/earphones with 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Audio-editing software
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Rode Wireless Go

Wireless & Wearable Microphone (10)

LIMIT: 4 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

This wireless microphone system consists of a lightweight, wearable mic-transmitter and a receiver. The receiver works best when it's connected to a recording device that has a dedicated, 3.5 mm microphone port.

  1. Rode Go transmitter, with built-in mic
  2. Rode Go receiver
  3. Carrying pouch (Rode)
  4. Two (2) USB cables (Rode, USB-C to USB-A)
  5. Black/black audio cable (Rode, 3.5 mm TRS-to-TRS)
  6. Black/grey audio cable (3.5 mm TRS-to-TRRS)
  7. Apple Lightning adapter (Lightning plug to 3.5 mm port)
  8. Splitter cable (two 3.5 mm ports, one 3.5 mm plug)
  9. Fur windshield, for transmitter
  10. Manufacturer's quickstart guide
  11. Plastic container
  1. Access to recording device with 3.5 mm input port (microphone or line-in), such as
    • Canon EOS M50 camera
    • Windows or macOS computer
    • Android or iOS phone/tablet
  2. Or, iOS phone/tablet with Lightning port
  • Audio-editing software
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Saramonic UwMic9 Kit 2

UHF Wireless & Wearable Microphone System (1)

This wireless microphone system includes a portable receiver and two wearable transmitters that each have a lapel/lavalier microphone. The kit includes an audio cable and a cold-shoe mount adapter for use with video cameras (like the Canon EOS M50). The kit also includes a Y-shaped splitter cable for use with recording devices that have XLR ports (like the Zoom H4n Pro).

  1. One (1) receiver
  2. Two (2) transmitters
  3. Three (3) wire belt-clips, already installed
  4. Six (6) AA batteries, already installed (rechargeable Ni-MH)
  5. Two (2) lapel/lavalier microphones, each with
    1. Windscreen
    2. Microphone-holder clip
  6. Audio cable (3.5mm TRS-to-TRS)
  7. Alternate splitter cable (two XLR plugs, one 3.5 mm plug)
  8. Cold-shoe mount adapter
  9. Manufacturer's manual
  10. Manufacturer packaging
  1. Access to recording device with 3.5 mm input port (microphone or line-in), such as
    • Canon EOS M50 camera
    • Windows or macOS computer
  2. Or, recording device with XLR port(s), such as
    • Zoom H4n Pro
  • Wired headphones/earphones with 3.5 mm stereo plug, such as
    • Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
  • Audio-editing software
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Zoom H4n Pro

Audio Recorder (10)

LIMIT: 2 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

A professional-grade audio recorder that can record 4 separate audio tracks from multiple inputs. You can use the onboard microphone or connect up to two additional input sources. You can also use a USB connection to record directly to your computer. See the product intro video.

  1. Zoom H4n Pro recorder
  2. SD memory card, already installed (SanDisk Ultra, 32 GB)
  3. Two (2) AA batteries, already installed (rechargeable Ni-MH)
  4. Battery charger (Duracell)
  5. USB cable, for file transferring (Mini-USB to USB-A)
  6. Manufacturer's operation manual
  7. Plastic container (Zoom)
  8. Carrying case
  1. Access to computer that has
    1. Windows or macOS operating system, and
    2. USB-A port or SD-card slot 
  • Wired headphones/earphones with 3.5 mm stereo plug
  • Tripod with 1/4 in screw-thread
  • Audio-editing software
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Windscreen for Zoom H4n Pro

Fur windscreen (5)

LIMIT: 2 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

This fur windscreen is designed for the Zoom H4n Pro recorder. It has an elastic band that lets it cover the H4n Pro's top-mounted, built-in twin microphones.

  1. Fur windscreen
  2. Re-sealable plastic bag
  1. Zoom H4n Pro recorder
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Zoom LiveTrak L8

8-Channel Mixer (1)

This portable sound board can record and mix up to 8 input sources, and is ideal for mobile podcast recording. Audio can be saved directly to an SD card. See the product intro video.

  1. LiveTrak L-8 mixing board
  2. SD card, already installed (SanDisk Ultra, 32 GB)
  3. Power cable, consisting of
    1. AC adapter (5 V)
    2. USB cable (Micro-USB to USB-A)
  4. Audio cable (3.5 mm TRRS)
  5. Seven (7) stereo adapters, gold-plated (3.5 mm port to 1/4 in plug)
  6. Manufacturer's quick guide
  1. Audio-input source(s) each connected to cable with
    1. 1/4 in plug, XLR plug, or (with stereo adapter) 3.5 mm plug
  2. Audio-output source(s) each connected to cable with
    1. 1/4 in plug, XLR port, or (with stereo adapter) 3.5 mm plug
  • Access to computer with audio-editing software
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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

Dynamic Headphones (4)

LIMIT: 2 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

Monitoring headphones for use in conjunction with other audio equipment such as the Zoom H4n Pro recorder or the Livetrak-8 sound board. These headphones use 1/4 inch audio jacks, but the loan includes an adapter for 3.5 mm ports.

  1. Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones, with
    1. 1/4 in adapter, already installed
  2. 3.5 mm adapter
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Shure SM58

Vocal Microphone (1)

This microphone is intended for amplifying vocals. It has a cardioid (front-facing, one-direction) pickup pattern and a clip for attaching it to a microphone stand (not included). The kit includes a long XLR audio cable.

  1. Shure SM58 microhpone
  2. Clip, for microphone stand
  3. Audio cable (XLR plug to XLR port, 16 ft)
  4. Velcro strap (Shure)
  5. Manufacturer's user guide
  6. Carrying case
  1. Speaker or recording device with XLR port
  1. Microphone stand
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Apex176

Hypercardioid Shotgun Microphone (1)

This shotgun microphone is intended to be used with a pole or stand (not included).

  1. Apex176 microphone
  2. Sponge windscreen
  3. Two (2) AA batteries, one (1) already installed (rechargeable Ni-MH)
  4. Charger for AA batteries (Duracell)
  5. Mount, for microphone stand
  6. Microphone cable (16 ft, XLR plug to XLR port)
  7. Manufacturer's owner's manual
  8. Carrying case
  1. Pole or stand
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VR Equipment

Oculus Quest

VR Headset and Controllers (9)

Oculus Quest headset and controllers

LIMIT: 1 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

These headsets make virtual reality portable with their all-in-one solution including six degrees of freedom, motion-detecting hand controls, and integrated audio. With the Link software, they can be tethered to high-end PCs to experience a full range of PCVR applications. See this brief intro video.

  1. Oculus Quest VR headset
  2. Headset spacer for eyeglass-wearers, already installed
  3. Two (2) Quest Touch controllers
  4. Two (2) AA batteries, already installed (rechargeable Ni-MH)
  5. Quest charger, consisting of
    1. Power adapter (15 W, USB-C port)
    2. Charging cable (8 ft, USB-C to USB-C)
  6. Microfibre cleaning cloth
  7. Carrying case
  1. Meta account for setup
  2. Smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) for setup
  3. Wi-Fi connection for setup
  4. Eyeglass-wearers: Frames less than 142 mm (5.59 in) wide and less than 50 mm (1.97 in) tall
  5. Indoor space where you can freely move outstretched limbs in all directions
  • Wired headset with (right-angled) 3.5mm stereo plug
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Oculus Quest 2

VR Headset and Controllers (3)

LIMIT: 1 PER PERSON
To ask about borrowing more, email diginit@yorku.ca

These headsets make virtual reality portable with their all-in-one solution including six degrees of freedom, motion-detecting hand controls, and integrated audio. With the Link software, they can be tethered to high-end PCs to experience a full range of PCVR applications. See this brief intro video.

  1. Oculus Quest 2 VR headset
  2. One (1) pair of lens covers
  3. Headset spacer for eyeglass-wearers, already installed
  4. Two (2) Quest 2 Touch controllers
  5. Two (2) AA batteries, already installed (rechargeable Ni-MH)
  6. Quest 2 charger, consisting of
    1. Power adapter (10 W, USB-C port)
    2. Charging cable (3 ft, USB-C to USB-C)
  7. Microfibre cleaning cloth
  8. Carrying case
  1. Meta account for setup
  2. Smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) for setup
  3. Wi-Fi connection for setup
  4. Eyeglass-wearers: Frames less than 142 mm (5.59 in) wide and less than 50 mm (1.97 in) tall
  5. Indoor space where you can freely move outstretched limbs in all directions
  • Wired headphones/earphones with (right-angled) 3.5 mm stereo jack 
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