Most RCTV members who have gone through TV Studio Production and Digital Video Editing classes know they have RCTV’s TV Studio and editing equipment at their disposal, at no cost. But did you also know that RCTV has cameras, lighting and sound equipment available to borrow for field work?
Once you are a Member of RCTV* and have gone through a short orientation, you can borrow the equipment listed below. To borrow equipment, you must reserve it in advance, by calling (585) 325-1238. A $50 cash deposit is required at the time you borrow the equipment. The deposit will be returned once the equipment is returned in the condition in which it was borrowed.
Equipment available at this time includes:
- Cameras (all are HD)
- (2) Canon Vixia HF R500 and Battery (with SD Card)
- (1) Canon Vixia HG20 Camcorder (HD) and Battery
- (1) Canon Vixia HV30 Camcorder (Tape) and Battery
- (3) Flip Cameras and Battery
- Lighting Kits
- (2) Impact 3 Flood light kit
- (2) Manfroto Tripods
- Audio Equipment
- (1) Microphone (lavailiere or handheld)
- (1) XLR Cable
All of the above equipment, which requires a deposit, may be borrowed for up to 24 hours, unless it’s borrowed over the weekend, in which case, it may be borrowed for 48 hours.
Access to this equipment gives new producers the ability to create great-looking videos, it helps more advanced producers augment their equipment for special shoots and it helps those who produce in-studio shows add an interesting fieldwork component to their shows.