FSC Equipment

The following equipment is available to Film Study Center fellows working on fellowship projects and Critical Media Practice students working on capstone projects, subject to availability.

Fellows and CMP students should make reservations at least two weeks in advance with Film and Video Technician Stefan Grabowski, and be in touch about any desired equipment not listed here.

Production Equipment

Video cameras

Sony PXW-FS5 and FS5m2
Sony PXW-X70 and PXW-Z90
Sony HDR-TD20 3D
GoPro Hero3, Hero4, and Hero6
DJI Osmo
Panasonic AU-EVA1
Canon C100
Canon XA10

Hybrid photo / Video cameras

Sony α7S, α7S II, & α7S III w/ Tilta camera rigs
Panasonic Lumix GH3, GH4, and GH5

Video monitors / Recorders

Video Devices PIX-E7 4K recording monitor w/ PIX-LR
Atomos Shogun Inferno 7” 4k recording monitor
Blackmagic Video Assist 5″ recording monitor
Blackmagic Video Assist 4k 7″ recording monitor
Zacuto Kameleon EVF
Zacuto Gratical Eye EVF

16mm film cameras

Aaton LTR 7
Arriflex 16S
Beaulieu R16 “Electric” and “Automatic”
Bolex H16 REX-4 and REX-5

16mm film camera accessories

Intval 2.0 intervalometer for Bolex H16  cameras
MST and ESM motors for Bolex H16 cameras

Super 8 film cameras

Beaulieu 4008 ZM II

Audio field recorders

Sound Devices 788T
Sound Devices 702
Sound Devices MixPre-3
Sound Devices MixPre-6
Zoom F4
Tascam DR-701D
Tascam DR-680

Handheld audio recorders

Sony PCM-M10
Sony PCM-D100
Tascam DR-40

Audio field mixers

Sound Devices MixPre and MixPre-D
Sound Devices 633

Mono microphones

AKG C451EB / CK1 cardioid mic
AKG C414 large-diaphragm condensor mic
Audio-Technica AT4022 omni mic
DPA 4060 omni mics (pair)
Rode NTG-1 shotgun mic
Sanken CS-3e shotgun mic
Sennheiser ME62, ME64, and ME66 omni, cardioid, and super-cardioid mics
Schoeps “Colette” system microphones w/ MK4 cardioid & MK41 supercardioid capsules (matched stereo pairs)
Lectrosonics M152 omni lavalier mic
Countryman EMW omni lavalier mic
Countryman B3 omni lavalier mic
TRAM TR50 omni lavalier mic
Sanken COS-11D omni lavalier mic

Stereo microphones

Audio-Technica AT-BP4025 X/Y stereo mic
Audio-Technica AT825 cardioid stereo mic
Rode Stereo VideoMic, Stereo VideoMic Pro, and StereoVideoMic X
Roland binaural in-ear microphones
Sanken CMS-10 M/S stereo shotgun mic
Sanken CSS-50 short stereo shotgun mic
Sanken CSS-5 stereo shotgun mic
Sonic Studios DSM headworn mics
Sony ECM-680S M/S stereo shotgun mic

Specialty audio equipment

Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR hydrophone
Audiotalia stereo contact mic
Holophone H4 Super Mini 5.1 surround mic
DPA 5100 5.1 surround mic
JrF coil pickup
JrF d-series hydrophone
MoleRat EMF Audio electromagnetic field explorer
Rode SC6 w/ SmartLav mic
Sennheiser Ambeo ambisonic VR microphone
Telinga Universal MK2 parabolic reflector kit

Wireless / Lavelier microphone systems

Lectrosonics MM400C / UCR100 waterproof
Lectrosonics UM400 / UCR100
Sennheiser eW100 G3
Sony UWP-C1
Lectrosonics PDR


Lowel Blender and Blender XL LED lights
Lowel Omni, Tota, and Pro-Light halogen light kit
Lowel Rifa-Lite eX55 softbox light
iKan Onyx Half x 1 bi-color LED lights
Intellytech Pocket-LiteCloth foldable bi-color LED lights
Intellytech Pocket Cannon Mini LED fresnels
Nanlite PavoTube II 6C LED lights
GVM RGB20W LED video light
Aputure MC RGBWW LED light
Anton Bauer UltraLight 2 on-camera light

Tripods and supports

Bogen, Sachtler, and Gitzo tripods and monopods
Comodo Orbit stabilization rig
Zacuto Marauder foldable DSLR rig
SmallRig shoulder rig
Revo SR-1500 dual grip shoulder support rig
DJI Ronin-M 3-axis gimbal stabilizer


A wide range of lenses in Sony E, Canon EF, Micro 4/3, C, Nikon F, Aaton Universal, and Arri Standard mounts (fellows may request a complete list).

Projection and installation equipment

Eiki SSL-0 slot load 16mm projectors
Optoma HD27e high-definition video projectors
Optoma ML750ST short throw video projectors
Da-Lite Project-o-stands and screens
Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR9 52” HDTVs
Sony Trinitron CRT monitors
Micca MPLAY-HD media players
Yamaha HS5 powered monitor speakers
JBL Control 23-1 speakers

Portable 16mm and super 8 post-production equipment

Zeiss Ikon Moviscop 16mm viewer
Hollywood 16mm film rewinds
Kaiser Slimlite Plano portable LED light table, 10.5″ x 15.5″
Carson LumiLoupe Plus focusable magnifier
CIRO (guillotine) and Rivas-style 16mm tape splicers

Post-production facilities include:

Apple iMac Pros and Mac Pros with an array of software (Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, Reaper, DaVinci Resolve Studio, iZotope RX Post-Production Suite, DragonFrame, DCP-o-matic, etc), color-calibrated video production monitors, studio headphone and near-field audio monitors. An 8-plate Steenbeck and rewind bench are available for editing 16mm film. Fellows also have access to a capture station for digitizing analog video and audio formats, and to our in-house 5.1-channel audio post-production facility.

This list is updated periodically. Fellows should inquire with our Film and Video Technician, Stefan Grabowski, about any desired equipment they do not see listed above. Miscellaneous smaller items and accessories have been omitted for the sake of brevity.