The CADARN Learning Portal has provided its partners with a wide range of production equipment, from podcast microphones to HD video cameras and editing software. On this page you will find information on each equipment, as well as tips on how to use and look after them. The kit falls into the following categories:
- Audio Equipment
- Accessories & Miscellaneous
- Advice on bundles of equipment for different tasks
You will also find information on how to bundle different bits of equipment together for different uses. In addition, you can find out what your institution has and how to book it.
The GoPro is a tough, tiny camera with a super-wide angle lens designed to capture point-of-view and action shots. It comes with a range of attachments that allow it to be fixed to anything from a cycle helmet to an egg timer.
The Canon Legria Mini is an easy-to-use HD camcorder designed for simple videos like video blogs. It has a super-wide angle lens for capturing all the action with the option to zoom in to a more medium shot.
The EOS 700D is a DSLR camera that takes both photos and video and is suited to more creative projects. It offers very high image quality and everything you’d want to manually control your picture, including the ability to change lenses.
The HM150 is a semi-professional HD video camera designed to meet a wide range of filming needs. It has all the buttons, terminals, and menu options you’d want on a camera to take full control of both picture and sound.
The H2N is a portable sound recording device that has its own built-in mics (five of them) and can also be connected up to external mics via 3.5mm mini jack.
A small directional shotgun mic, the VideoMic is designed to improve audio recording capabilities on camcorders and DSLR cameras. It picks up sound only from the direction it’s pointing, cutting out unwanted noise from the surroundings.
These Beyerdynamic headphones are designed for live broadcast situations that require sound monitoring and communication, such as commentating at sports events. They cover your ears and cut out external sounds.
The PG2 is a professional solution for mounting a shotgun microphone. The shock mount isolates the mic so that it doesn’t pick up handling noise, and the pistol grip allows you to either handhold the mic or fix it to the end of a mic stand or boompole.
This windshield is designed to significantly cut down wind noise. We recommend that it’s used at all times when recording sound outdoors, as even light breezes can ruin your audio. It fits the RØDE NTG-2, and works in tandem with the PG2 mount.
The NTG-2 is a directional shotgun mic designed to be mounted on a camera, a handheld grip, or a boompole. It picks up sound only from the direction it’s pointing, cutting out unwanted noise from the surroundings.
The Podcaster is designed for voice recording in a studio or office environment. It records directly on to your computer via USB cable, and is powered via this cable as well. Although not particularly sensitive, it’s best not to handhold the mic.
The RØDE Lavalier is a tiny, clip-on lapel mic designed for interviews and other such situations.
The GorillaPod mini tripods give flexible support to a range of smaller cameras. They have legs that bend and grip, allowing you to position and attach your camera in a wide range of places, from a tree branch to a rocky seashore.
This sound booth offers an acoustically-treated space that cuts out most noise from outside for recording high-quality audio. Inside, there’s a little desk for placing your script, mic, and recording device as well as two plugs providing mains power.
This basic Slik tripod is for adding stability to your shot, either when taking photos or shooting video. With practice it will also allow you to film some smooth camera moves, such as pans and tilts, as it simulates the effect of a professional fluid head.
This bundle is for voice-overs and audio podcasts recorded in a controlled indoor space. It’s easy to use and gives good quality audio.
This bundle is for basic videos such as a video blog. It is quick and easy to use.
This flexible bundle is designed for a fast-moving and creative shoot that gives priority to visuals over audio. Any video shot with this bundle will probably require a good amount of time in post production.
This bundle is designed for dynamic documentary shooting. It offers a great deal of flexibility, allowing you to capture high-quality sound and images in various environments and situations. Any video shot with this bundle will probably require a good amount of time in post production.