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. In the event of loss or damage to any piece of equipment, the borrower assumes full financial responsibility for repair or replacement as necessary. The FSC strongly encourages the purchase of personal equipment insurance through a provider such as Gallagher, Athos, or Harvard’s Online Risk Management Self-Service Center.

Production Equipment

Video cameras

Sony PXW-FS5 and FS5m2
Sony PXW-X70 and PXW-Z90
Sony HDR-TD20 3D
GoPro Hero3, Hero4, and Hero11
DJI Osmo
Panasonic AU-EVA1
Canon C100
Insta360 Pro II 360° camera w/ Farsight monitor

Hybrid photo / Video cameras

Sony α7S II, & α7S III w/ Tilta camera rigs
Panasonic Lumix GH4 and GH6

Video monitors / Recorders

Video Devices PIX-E7 4K recording monitor w/ PIX-LR
Atomos Shogun 7 and Shogun Inferno 7” 4k recording monitors
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
Arriflex 16SR II
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

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

Audio field recorders

Sound Devices 788T
Sound Devices 702
Sound Devices MixPre-3
Sound Devices MixPre-6
Sound Devices MixPre-10 II
Zoom F4
Tascam DR-701D

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 mics (stereo pair)
DPA 4060 omni mics (stereo 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)
Line Audio OMNI1 omnidirectional condenser mics (stereo pair)
Micbooster Clippy EM272 omnidirectional mics (matched four)
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 CMS-50 short 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

Ambient Emesser ATE 308 and ATE 108 figure-of-eight microphones for M/S recording
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
Lite2Sound QB Stereo photodiode amplifier
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
Lectrosonics PDR lavalier recorder


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
DJI Ronin-M 3-axis gimbal stabilizer
EasyRig 2 Stabilizing Camera Support
ErgoRig CenterFit shoulder mount harness
Revo SR-1500 dual grip shoulder support rig
SmallRig modular shoulder rigs
Zacuto Marauder foldable DSLR rig


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

Post-Production Equipment

Editing facilities

Apple iMac Pros and some Mac Pros with the Adobe CC suite, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, DaVinci Resolve Studio, production monitors, mixers, and near-field audio monitors. An 8-plate Steenbeck and rewind bench are available for editing 16mm film. A station for analog-to-digital capture of analog video and audio formats is also available to fellows. Fellows have access to our in-house 5.1-channel audio post-production facility, equipped with Reaper, ProTools, Audition, and Izotope RX.

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

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Installation Equipment

Projection and installation equipment

Eiki SSL-0 slot load 16mm projectors
Optoma HD27e high-definition video projectors
Optoma ML750ST & ML1050ST+ 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

Installation space

We have an empty room available for artists wanting to install draft versions of their pieces, present work for critiques, etc. It is not a wet studio but has pinnable walls that are light enough to test video projections as well. The room can be reserved in advance through Stefan Grabowski.

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.