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Cameras, Tripods and Lighting Kits for Loan + Campus Sign Out Process

This service is now active. Please email your campus contacts as per below and sign out only what you need for max of 48 hours. Details are below.

If doing screencasting or creating videos on your laptop and web cam aren’t meeting your needs, NIC has 7 GoPro 8 cameras, 7 camera tripods along with 4 lighting kits for sign out for 48 hours.

See the details about the equipment below and near the bottom of the page find the sign out process for your campus.

 

GoPro Hero 8 Black Camera Kit – Camera plus Accessories

What’s in the Kit?  List – PDF

The camera kit includes the GoPro 8 camera and all of its accessories. This is what we purchased – GoPro 8 Black product. You sign out the whole kit and keep all items in the carrying case. See “What’s in the KitPDF?” list above for what you are signing out and must return. All items will be checked upon return.

Set Up and Use: See this video (GoPro Hero 8 Black Beginners Tutorial) for learning how to use the camera.

SD card: The SD card must be left in the camera. You will need to download your video from the camera to your computer (and possibly one other spot like a USB drive to be safe). You’ll have to explore how the camera works with separate recordings so you can upload separate files to NIC MediaSpace.

Be sure to erase/delete all of your video off the card when you return the camera kit. If you pick up a kit and the SD card is full, reformat it and wipe out everything from the previous user.

The cameras come with the built-in mic and will work fairly well in close distances. If that isn’t suitable for your needs you will have to look to your department to purchase an external mic and any other accessories. We’ve just outfitted you with the basics. From here you can research, watch videos and experiment with what works best.

 

 

Mount Dog Lighting Kit – 3 Softbox Lights on Stands

What’s in the Kit? List – PDF

This is what we purchased – Amazon link. We purchased this lighting kit mainly for faculty using the ITV Rooms as recording studios. The lighting in these rooms is not optimal if you want the camera to pick up your image with good lighting. So if you are booking that room as per the process on this page – you might want to consider ALSO booking out on your own this kit for the day you are shooting.

However, lighting is critical for all video recordings and so if the kit is not signed out and you are doing a lot of video recording you want to make sure the area is well light.

There are three light stands and three bulbs to use in “soft boxes” (enclosed square umbrellas on a stand). The light bulbs come in a box and are protected. These are the most fragile and if they break – they are no longer good. We have no back up light bulbs. Please carry the bag gently and store it in a safe spot when not in use.

Shed more light on your video by positioning the lights in various directions to reduce shadows and illuminate the area.

NOTE: CR Lighting Kit has only 2 softbox lights

Set Up: This video shows you the basics of setting up one of the softboxes.

 

 

 

Neewer Portable Camera Tripod – 1 Tripod with Various Settings

If you are going to be using the camera you will want to use a tripod. The camera kit includes an adapter to put on top of the tripod to be able to use such a small camera.

TIP: Rememer to take the GoPro camera adapter off the tripod and put it back in the camera case before returning. Otherwise, someone else won’t be able to use the tripod with the GoPro camera!

About: This video shows you the parts and pieces of the tripod and how to set up.

 

Comox Valley Campus 
  • Sign Out Process: Comox Valley Campus Library via emailing library.research@nic.bc.ca
  • Max Hours for Signing Out: 48 hours
  • Cameras: 2 GoPro Hero 8 Camera Kits – see What’s in the Kit?  List – PDF
  • Lighting: 1 Mount Dog Lighting Kit with 3 softbox lights on tripods see –  What’s in the Kit? List – PDF
  • Camera Tripods: 2 Neewer Tripods
  • Cleaning Process: Up to the instructor to wipe down the items before signing out and also upon return

 

Campbell River Campus
  • Sign Out Process: Campbell River Campus via Tracy.Parker@nic.bc.ca
  • Max Hours for Signing Out: 48 hours
  • Camera: 2 GoPro Hero 8 Camera Kits – see What’s in the Kit?  List – PDF
  • Lighting: 1 Mount Dog Lighting Kit with 2 softbox lights on tripods see: What’s in the Kit? List – PDF
  • Camera Tripods: 2 Neewer Tripods
  • Cleaning Process: Up to the instructor to wipe down the items before signing out and also upon return

 

Port Alberni Campus
  • Sign Out Process: Port Alberni Campus  – email Heather or Linda in Student Registration
  • Max Hours for Signing Out: 48 hours
  • Camera: 2 GoPro Hero 8 Camera Kits – see What’s in the Kit?  List – PDF
  • Lighting: 1 Mount Dog Lighting Kit with 3 softbox lights on tripods see –  What’s in the Kit? List – PDF
  • Camera Tripods: 2 Neweer Tripods
  • Cleaning Process: Up to the instructor to wipe down the items before signing out and also upon return

 

Mixalakwila Campus
  • Sign Out Process: email Administrative Support Assistant Naida dot Brotchie at nic dot bc dot ca and arrange for pick up and drop off
  • Max Hours for Signing Out: 48 hours
  • Camera: 1 GoPro Hero 8 Black bundle Camera Kit – see What’s in the Kit?  List – PDF
  • Lighting: 1 Mount Dog Lighting Kit with 3 softbox lights on tripods see – What’s in the Kit? List – PDF
  • Camera Tripod: 1 Neewer Tripod
  • Cleaning Process: Up to the instructor to wipe down the items before signing out and also upon return
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