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Equipment

New Equipment

Litepanel Kit


The Litepanel LED Light Kit is a portable and easy-to-use light source.

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Litepanel Stand


The Litepanel Folding Light Stand provides support for the Litepanel.

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Photo Tripod


Gelardin's Photo Tripod is a Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Three-Section Tripod with a Three-Way Head designed to be used for still photography.
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Two Flash Kit


Gelardin's Two Flash Kit is comprised of two Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flashes, two Vello Light Bouncers with Reflectors, two Vello Softboxes with Gels, and one Canon Speedlite ST-E3-RT Transmitter.
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Apple USB SuperDrive


The Apple USB SuperDrive can be used with selected Apple laptops.

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One Flash Kit


Gelardin's One Flash Kit is comprised of one Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flashes, one Vello Softbox with Gels, and one Canon Speedlite ST-E3-RT Transmitter.
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PC Disc Drive


The portable Samsung PC Disc Drive can be used with PC laptops with no internal disc drive.

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Flash Transmitter


The Canon Speedlite ST-E3-RT Flash Transmitter is a wireless flash master.

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Light Stand/Umbrella Kit


Gelardin's Light Stand/Umbrella Kit is comprised of an Impact Light Stand, a Photoflex Silver-lined Umbrella, and an Impact Umbrella Bracket.
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GoPro QuickClip


The GoPro QuickClip is a compact, low-profile mount.

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Video Cameras

Canon XA10 Video Camera Kit


The Canon XA10 is a compact AVCHD video camera.

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Canon Vixia Video Camera Kit


The Canon Vixia is an easy-to-use HD video camera.

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Kodak PlaySport Camera Kit


The Kodak PLAYSPORT Zx5 is a rugged pocket camera. 

 

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GoPro HERO3 Camera Kit


The GoPro HERO3 is a small, lightweight camera in a rugged housing.

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Sanyo Video Camera Kit


The Sanyo VPC-HD2000 is an easy-to-use HD video camera

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Sony HVR-1000U Video Camera Kit


The Sony HVR-HD1000U is a shoulder-mounted HDV video camera.
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Sony HVR-Z1U Video Camera Kit


The Sony HVR-Z1U is an advanced HD video camera.

 

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Video Accessories

Table Top Tripod


The Manfrotto Table Top Tripod gives support to small cameras. 

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Basic Tripod


Gelardin's Basic Tripod stabilizes the video camera during shooting and for pan and tilt shots.
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Basic Plus Tripod


Gelardin's Basic Plus Tripod stabilizes the video camera during shooting and for pan and tilt shots.

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Advanced Tripod


Gelardin's Advanced Tripod stabilizes the video camera during shooting and for pan and tilt shots.

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Bescor On-Camera Light


The Bescor LED-70 On-Camera Light is a dimmable LED light.

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NRG On-Camera Light Kit


This NRG On-Camera Light Kit is a small, reporting-style light.

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Litepanel Kit


The Litepanel LED Light Kit is a portable and easy-to-use light source.

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Litepanel Stand


The Litepanel Folding Light Stand provides support for the Litepanel.

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Lowel Pro Light Kit


The Lowel Pro Light Kit is an advanced light best used as an accent light, back light, or fill light. 

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Three Light Kit


The Three Light Kit is a versatile lighting solution for most basic video lighting needs.  

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Lowel Blender LED Light Kit


The Lowel Blender LED Kit has twin arrays of daylight and tungsten LEDs. 

 

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Reflector Kit


The Photoflex Reflector Kit contains a collapsible reflector with multiple surfaces.
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GoPro LCD Kit


The GoPro LCD Touch BacPac enables on-camera video playback.

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GoPro Battery BacPac


The GoPro Battery BacPac increases the GoPro camera's battery life.

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GoPro QuickClip


The GoPro QuickClip is a compact, low-profile mount.

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GoPro Tripod Mount


The GoPro Tripod Mount connects the GoPro in its housing to a tripod.

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GoPro Chest Mount


The GoPro Chest Mount allows you to capture immersive video during action sports.
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Bescor A/V Bracket


The Bescor A/V Bracket allows the addition of video lights and microphones to cameras without a shoe mount.
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Sony Portable DVD Player


The Sony Portable DVD Player has a high-resolution display and a four-hour battery life.

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Rechargeable Battery Kit


The Rechargeable Battery Kit includes a battery charger and four AA rechargeable batteries.

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ANYCASE Smartphone Tripod Adapter


The ANYCASE Smartphone Tripod Adapter allows for stable filming.

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Equipment Cart


The Equipment Cart helps to transport large amounts of equipment.

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Microphones

Interview Microphone


The Electrovoice RE50B Interview Microphone is an omnidirectional, dynamic microphone that is the industry standard for interview and broadcast purposes.
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Shure SM58


The Shure SM58 is a dynamic-cardioid microphone. It is widely used for live and studio vocal applications. 

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Audio Technica AT8010 Microphone (Included in Olympus LS-11 Kit)


The Audio Technica AT8010 Microphone is ideal for group vocals, strings, acoustic instruments, and interviews.
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Stereo Microphone


Gelardin's Stereo Microphone is best used for recording a group in a concert or play (not as a vocal mic for one person).
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Boom Pole Kit (Includes Shotgun Microphone)


The boompole kit is ideal for capturing focused sound from a particular direction and performs best when close to the source.
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Sennheiser MKE600 Shotgun Microphone


The Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone is for on-camera use.
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Rode Video Mic Kit


The Rode VideoMic Kit is a mountable shotgun microphone and a windscreen. 

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Sony Wired Lavaliere Microphone


The Sony ECM77B  Wired Lavaliere Microphone is an omni-Directional, electret condenser microphone designed to be inconspicuous. 

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Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit


The Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit contains a small microphone worn by the speaker untethered to the recording device.
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Shure Dual Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit


The Shure BLX188 Dual Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit contains two cardiod lavalier microphones, two bodypack transmitters, and a wireless receiver with discrete outputs (1/4"or XLR) for each channel.
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Microphones

Interview Microphone


The Electrovoice RE50B Interview Microphone is an omnidirectional, dynamic microphone that is the industry standard for interview and broadcast purposes.
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Shure SM58


The Shure SM58 is a dynamic-cardioid microphone. It is widely used for live and studio vocal applications. 

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Audio Technica AT8010 Microphone (Included in Olympus LS-11 Kit)


The Audio Technica AT8010 Microphone is ideal for group vocals, strings, acoustic instruments, and interviews.
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Stereo Microphone


Gelardin's Stereo Microphone is best used for recording a group in a concert or play (not as a vocal mic for one person).
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Boom Pole Kit (Includes Shotgun Microphone)


The boompole kit is ideal for capturing focused sound from a particular direction and performs best when close to the source.
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Sennheiser MKE600 Shotgun Microphone


The Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone is for on-camera use.
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Rode Video Mic Kit


The Rode VideoMic Kit is a mountable shotgun microphone and a windscreen. 

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Sony Wired Lavaliere Microphone


The Sony ECM77B  Wired Lavaliere Microphone is an omni-Directional, electret condenser microphone designed to be inconspicuous. 

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Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit


The Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit contains a small microphone worn by the speaker untethered to the recording device.
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Shure Dual Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit


The Shure BLX188 Dual Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit contains two cardiod lavalier microphones, two bodypack transmitters, and a wireless receiver with discrete outputs (1/4"or XLR) for each channel.
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Audio Recorders

Sony MP3 Digital Audio Recorder (Red)


The Sony ICD-UX71 MP3 Digital Audio Recorder (Red) is a small, handheld digital aud

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Sony MP3 Digital Audio Recorder (Black)


Use the Sony MP3 Digital Audio Recorder (Black) to record music, lectures and other audio. 

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Olympus LS-100 Kit


The Olympus LS-100 Multi-Track PCM Recorder is a portable and high-quality sound recorder.

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Olympus LS-11 Audio Kit


The Olympus LS-11 Audio Kit is a Linear PCM audio recorder for studio-quality recording in the field

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Marantz Recorder PMD 660 Kit


The Marantz Recorder PMD 660 Kit is a professional, portable audio recorder for gro

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Marantz Recorder PMD 670 Kit


The Marantz Recorder PMD 670 Kit is a portable audio recorder for group recording, voice dictation,

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Zoom R16 Multitrack Recorder


The Zoom R16 Multitrack Recorder is a digital multi-track recorder, audio interface and c

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ION LP2CD Turntable and Integrated CD Recorder

The ION LP2CD Turntable and Integrated CD Recorder allows vinyl records to be transferred to CD.

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Handheld Audio Cassette Recorder


Gelardin's Handheld Audio Cassette Recorder records analog audio signal onto standard audio cassette

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Audio Accessories

Behringer Portable PA


The Behringer Eurolive B205D is a light-weight and powerful Portable PA system.
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Audio Run Bag Kit


The Audio Run Bag Kit is a multi-purpose audio recording accessory bag.

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Field Mixer


Professional portable audio mixer for use in outdoor video shoots.

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Beachtek Audio Adapter


The BeachTek Audio Adapter is designed to enhance audio quality with virtually any HDSLR camera.

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M-Audio Axiom MIDI Controller


The M-Audio Axiom is a portable MIDI Controller.
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M-BOX


The M-BOX Mini is an audio interface for Mac and PC.

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Telephone Handset Mini Recorder Control


The Telephone Handset Mini Recorder Control lets you record and play back your phone calls directly through your telephone's handset.

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Free-Standing Microphone Stand


 Use the Free-Standing Microphone Stand to support microphones for performance or recording.

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Table-Top Microphone Stands


For a hands-free solution, try our Table-Top Microphone Stand.

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Sony Pro Headphones


Sony MDR-7506 Pro Headphones are a staple within the recording, film and live performance industries.
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Headphones


Use Gelardin's Headphones to listen to audio devices. 

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XLR Cables


XLR cables are used to connect most of our microphones to the recording device, be it an audio recorder or video camera.
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Mini to XLR Cable


Use the Mini to XLR Cable to connect a camera or audio recorder with an 1/8 inch microphone input to a microphone with an XLR output.
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XLR to USB Adapter


The XLR to USB Adapter connects an XLR cable to a USB port, allowing for use of high-end microphones with a computer.
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Sanyo Microphone Connection Cable


Use the Sanyo Microphone Connection Cable alone or in conjunction with a Mini to XLR cable and XLR cable to connect our microphones with the Sanyo VPC-HD2000 camera.
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Firewire Cables


Firewire Cables are designed for ultra-fast data transfers between Macs and certain peripherals like MiniDV video cameras and some external hard drives.
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HDMI Cables


HDMI Cables are designed to connect digital av sources such as PCs, video game consoles, and Blu-ray disc players to digital TVs, computer monitors, etc.
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Apple 85W Magsafe Power Adapter


The Apple MagSafe Power Adapter recharges the battery of Apple MacBook laptops.
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SanDisk 16GB Flash Drive


The SanDisk 16GB Flash Drive is a compact and portable way to store and share data.
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SanDisk 16GB SD Card


The SanDisk 16GB SD Card can be used for digital storage in a variety of cameras and sound recorders.
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Firewire External Hard Drive


Our Firewire External Hard Drives are recommended to be used as short-term back-up storage devices for multimedia projects that require high-speed data transfer, such as video projects.
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USB External Hard Drive


Gelardin's USB External Hard Drives are recommended to be used as short-term back-up storage for data. They are NOT recommended for multimedia projects that require high-speed data transfer, such as video projects.
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Apple USB SuperDrive


The Apple USB SuperDrive can be used with selected Apple laptops.

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PC Disc Drive


The portable Samsung PC Disc Drive can be used with PC laptops with no internal disc drive.

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Presentation Remote


The Targus AMP13US Laser Presentation Remote is for wireless PowerPoint presentation control.
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Apple Wireless Keyboard


The Apple Wireless Keyboard uses Bluetooth technology.

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Logitech USB Headset with Microphone


The Logitech USB Headset with Microphone is a stereo headset with an integrated microphone designed for use with a computer.
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Logitech USB Microphone


The Logitech USB Microphone is a desktop microphone with a USB output.

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Snowflake USB Microphone


The Snowflake USB Microphone is a compact and portable microphone with a USB output. 

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Logitech HD Pro Webcam


The Logitech HD Pro Webcam is a high-quality webcam for use with computers. 

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Logitech STX Webcam


The Logitech STX Webcam is a compact web camera with a USB 2.0 output. 

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Epson PowerLite 1750 Projector Kit


The Epson PowerLite 1750 Projector projects video or stills for film screenings or presentations.

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Epson Portable Projector Screen Kit


The Epson Portable Projector Screen Kit can be used with Gelardin's Epson PowerLite 1750 Projector Kit.
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Canon Rebel Ti Kits


The Canon Rebel Ti Cameras are digital SLRs that can take photos and video. Gelardin carries the Ti3, Ti4, and Ti5 models.
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Fujifilm Cameras


The Fujifilm Camera is a DSLR with a non-removable lens. Gelardin carries the HS20 and HS25 models.
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens


The EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens from Canon is a standard length prime lens with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8.
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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens


The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens provides a telephoto focal range ideal for portraiture and magnifying distant subjects.
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Varavon DSLR Viewfinder Kit


The Varavon DSLR Viewfinder is a quick and simple solution to shooting video in sunlight, or anywhere harsh shadows and glare reflect off of the LCD screen.
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Photo Tripod


Gelardin's Photo Tripod is a Manfrotto 294 Aluminum Three-Section Tripod with a Three-Way Head designed to be used for still photography.
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Two Flash Kit


Gelardin's Two Flash Kit is comprised of two Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flashes, two Vello Light Bouncers with Reflectors, two Vello Softboxes with Gels, and one Canon Speedlite ST-E3-RT Transmitter.
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One Flash Kit


Gelardin's One Flash Kit is comprised of one Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flashes, one Vello Softbox with Gels, and one Canon Speedlite ST-E3-RT Transmitter.
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Flash Transmitter


The Canon Speedlite ST-E3-RT Flash Transmitter is a wireless flash master.

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Light Stand/Umbrella Kit


Gelardin's Light Stand/Umbrella Kit is comprised of an Impact Light Stand, a Photoflex Silver-lined Umbrella, and an Impact Umbrella Bracket.
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Dynalite Light Kit


This Dynalite Light Kit (MK8-1222 RoadMax 800W/s 2 Head) is a powerful and versatile light kit for a

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Sekonic Digital Light Meter


The Sekonic Digital Light Meter (Flashmate L-308S ) is used to help determine the proper exposure setting for your camera.
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Vello Shutterboss


The Vello ShutterBoss is a remote timer for camera shuter release.

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Film Guides for Scanners


Film Guides enable you to position film slides and camera film strips on Gelardin's Canon Scanners.

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Tablets & E-Readers

iPad Kit


Gelardin's iPad Kit: The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., pri

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Kindle Kits


Gelardin's Kindle Kit contains either a Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Fire e-book reader.

 

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Bamboo Connect Digital Tablet


Mark up, sketch, or collaborate with the Bamboo Connect Digital Tablet from Wacom.

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30-Pin Apple iPad Keyboard Dock


Apple's iPad Keyboard Dock turns your iPad into a desktop computer anywhere you go. Simply whip out the compact keyboard and connect your iPad for instant typing and viewing pleasure! Must have 30-pin version iPad.
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Adonit Stylus Pen


The Adonit Jot Mini is a compact, fine-point Stylus Pen.

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Lightning SD Card Reader


Use the Lightning SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from your camera's SD card. Connect it to your iPad, then insert your digital camera's SD card into the slot.
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30-Pin iPad SD Card Reader


Use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from your camera's SD card.

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Our equipment offerings are vast and varied. We have simple gear for simple projects, and professional gear for true (and aspiring) professionals.

Policies

  1. You must have a valid Georgetown GoCard to borrow equipment or log in to our computers.
  2. Equipment check-outs are for up to 72 hours. Please plan accordingly.
  3. Due to the high demand for equipment, we are only able to grant 72-hour checkouts on a case-by-case basis depending on availability. If you need equipment for longer than 72 hours, please arrange extended loans with the Head of the New Media Center at least one-week in advance of the intended checkout time.
  4. Reserve equipment by phone (202-687-7410) or in person. The GNMC is located on the 1st floor of Lauinger library. You can also reserve equipment yourself via our online reservation system.
  5. Please be on time to pick up your gear, or call to let us know you will be late. Due to high demand, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation if you are more than 30 minutes late.
  6. Fines for equipment kits are $5 per hour late. Bring your equipment back on time! See detailed fine information under the library's borrowing policies.

General tips:

  1. When you receive your equipment, check that your battery is charged and that your equipment works. The GNMC charges batteries and inspects equipment regularly, but as responsible producers, it behooves you to check your gear before taking it into the field.
  2. Some of our cameras record to miniDV tapes, which you need to purchase yourself. Be prepared! The GU Bookstore carries miniDV tapes.
  3. If you are picking up more than 2 pieces of bulky equipment, consider bringing a friend or also reserving an equipment cart to help out.
  4. We very highly recommend that you learn how to use your equipment before renting it. We have online tutorials and guides, or you can schedule a one-on-one consultation for hands-on guidance. Training is mandatory for some equipment. See below for details.

    Training is mandatory for some equipment.

     

    For the safety of our advanced equipment, some items require that you receive in-person training before you can reserve it or check it out. Previously, the below items did not require any training.

    Will users be able to make a reservation for equipment that they are not trained for? You will only be able to reserve restricted equipment after completing a short training. Consultations can be scheduled 3 days in advance. Please plan ahead, and contact us if you have any questions.

    What about returning users who have used the equipment before? You will need to take the training even if you have used restricted equipment in the past. However, if you wish to forego the training because you are confident in your experience with the equipment, you may speak to a supervisor about becoming an authorized user. To speak to a supervisor, please come to the front desk during normal hours or give us a call at 202-687-7410. The supervisor will ask you a couple of questions about your experience.

    Restricted equipment includes:

    1. Canon T3i and T4i dSLR cameras
    2. Sony HVR-Z1U video camera
    3. Sennheizer Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit
    4. Marantz 660 audio recorder
    5. Marantz 670 audio recorder
    6. 3-Light Kit