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Multimedia Collections & Services

Multimedia Creation Lab

A UB Libraries pilot project, the MCS Multimedia Creation Lab provides students with a space to create, assemble, and publish multimedia assignments.  UB students will be able to borrow cameras, voice recorders, and smart phone accessories to create videos and audio components for their projects.  Our computing lab, located in Room 105 Abbott Hall, inside the Health Sciences Library, has the software to help you edit your multimedia presentations. Below is a list of our loanable equipment and the software available in the Lab for editing audio and video files.

Please review our policies and procedures before booking equipment:

Multimedia Creation Lab: Equipment Loan Policies and Procedures

Equipment Loan Instructions

Equipment booking instructions:

  • Browse the equipment list below for the item you would like to book.
  • Consult the Equipment Schedule Spreadsheet for item availability.
  • Complete the Equipment Booking Form below (Booking requests are not completed until a library staff member sends you a confirmation email.)
  • Booking requests must be made at least one business day in advance.
  • Equipment loan is for 7 days (no pickups or returns on Sundays).
  • Equipment must be picked up in person from the Multimedia Creation Lab, Room 105 Abbott Hall, inside the Health Sciences Library, M-F, 1:00pm – 4:30pm and Saturday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm.
  • Equipment must be returned in person at the Multimedia Lab, Room 105 Abbott Hall, inside the Health Sciences Library, M-F, 9:00am – 12:00pm and Saturday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
  • Holiday and semester break hours may vary.

Audio and Visual Recording Devices

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom and 1080p Full-HD Video

Item set: Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera, Charger, SanDisk Ultra PLUS 32 GB Memory Card, Lowepro Format 120 Camera Case

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Camera
  • Capture 1080p videos at 24 frames per second and 720p videos at 30fps
  • 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Powerful 30x optical zoom and 24mm wide-angle lens
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations

Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 16MP Digital Camera

Item set: Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 Digital Camera, Charger, SanDisk Ultra PLUS 32 GB Memory Card, Case Logic DCB-302 Compact Camera Case

Canon ELPH 115 Camera
  • 16.0 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 8x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens
  • 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button

SunPak Platinum Plus 5858D 58" Tripod

This Sunpak PlatinumPlus 5858D tripod stabilizes your camera or camcorder to ensure sharp, detailed images. The 3-way pan head enables simple adjustments, so you can frame shots to your liking.

SunPak 5858D Tripod

Veho Muvi Pro Micro DV Camcorder with 4 GB Micro SD

Item set: Veho Muvi Pro, Clip, USB wire, 4GB microSD Memory Card, Carrying Pouch, Box, Manual, Installation CD

Veho Muvi Pro Micro Camcorder
  • 2 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 640x480 resolution
  • Voice activated start stop
  • Date/time stamp function
  • 4GB microSD records up to 90 minutes of footage

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording

Item set: Logitech C920 Webcam, Box, Manual

Logitech C920 Webcam
  • HD Video Chat / Recording
  • 20-step autofocus
  • 15MB Snap pro-quality pictures
  • HD-quality stereo

Olympus VN-702PC Voice Recorder & Olympus ME-52W Noise Cancelling Microphone

Item set: Olympus VN-702PC Voice Recorder, Olympus ME-52W Noise Cancelling Microphone, USB Cable, Lapel Clip, Box, Manual

Olympus Voice Recorder
  • 2GB Memory for 800+ hours of recording time
  • MP3 & WMA recording
  • Noise Cancelling Microphone for high-noise environments
  • Manual (PDF)

Sony ICD-PX820 Digital Voice Recorder

Item set: Sony ICD-PX820 Digital Voice Recorder

Olympus Voice Recorder
  • 2GB Memory for 500+ hours of recording time
  • MP3 recording
  • Noise Cut Function

Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone

Item set: Neewer 3.5mm Mini Lapel Microphone

Lapel Microphone
  • Mini microphone for voice recordings.
  • 5 Microphones are available.

Smart Phone Accessories

VicTsing Bluetooth Remote Control Camera Shutter

Place your cellphone on a tripod and sync this remote control with your iPhone or Android phone for hands free shutter control.

Bluetooth Rmote Camera Shutter

GabbaGoods #TheSelfie Camera Remote Shutter for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Connect this remote shutter control to the audio port of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for hands free and stable pictures.

GabbaGoods Remote Shutter

Breffo Spiderpodium Portable Stand / Car Mount Holder for cell phones

The flexible "legs" of the Spiderpodium grips your cell phone and lets you mount it anywhere. You can create a stable stand on any surface or wrap the legs around other objects for hands free viewing. Combine with a remote shutter control for stable recordings without having to hold your phones for long periods of time.

Spiderpodium Cellphone Mount

Joby JM3-01WW GripTight GorillaPod Stand

This mini tripod can be attached to any camera or cell phone for hands free recording or viewing. The three flexible legs can be straightened for a standard mini tri-pod or wrapped around other objects available for taking pictures and movies anywhere.

Joby GorillaPod

UFCIT Extendable Self Portrait Selfie Handheld Stick Monopod with Smartphone Holder

Extends from 9 inches to 36 inches. This handheld monopod is great for taking pictures and movies of you from far away while still having control of the camera directions. Capture more of the background or a larger group of friends without having to miss a person in the picture.

Handheld Monopod

EasyAcc 10000mAh Brilliant Ultra-Slim Dual USB (2.1A / 1.5A Output) Power Bank Portable External Battery Charger

Charge your portable devices when you cannot get to a power outlet. A fully charged EasyAcc Power Bank will let you recharge your devices multiple times.

EasyAcc Charger

Neewer 3-in-1 Lens Kit for Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5s

This camera lens attachment kit for the iPhone 5 will let you take even better picture and movies. Attachments come with fisheye, wide angle, and macro lens.

Newer Camera Lens for iPhone 5

Universal 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit for Smart phones

This camera lens kit for smart phones comes with fisheye, wide angle, and macro lens. The clip on style of the mount will let you attach the lens to almost any mobile device.

Universal Camera Lens Kit for Cell Phones

Headset Buddy PC Headset to 3.5mm Smartphone Adapter

This adapter allows you to use your computer headphones or microphone on mobile devices that are not normally compatible.

PC Headset to 3.5mm Smartphone Adapter

Motorola USB Wall Charger with Micro USB Data Cable

Micro USB Cable
  • Charge any mobile device that uses micro USB.
  • Input: 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.2A
  • Output: 5.1V- 850mA
  • *This item cannot be reserved, please check availability at the Multimedia Creation Lab. 2 hours in library use only.

USB Charging/Sync Cable for Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad

Cable for 30 pin Apple devices, use for syncing to computer or charging. This cable will not work for newer Apple devices that use Lightning cables.

Apple iPhone iPad Cable*This item cannot be reserved, please check availability at the Multimedia Creation Lab. 2 hours in library use only.

Other Equipment

Logitech Wireless Presenter R400

Wirelessly control your presentation from up to 50 feet. The built in red laser pointer is easy to see against most backgrounds and projection surfaces.

Item set: Logitech Wireless Presenter R400, USB Wireless Receiver (in handle storage slot), Carrying Case

Logitech R400 Presenter

Belkin Rockstar Multi-Headphone Splitter

Splits one 3.5mm headphone port into five. Listen to your recordings with friends and classmates.

Belkin Multi-Headphone Splitter2 Belkin Rockstar Multi-Headphone Splitters are available.

Insignia SD/MMC/MS Memory Card Reader

Memory Card Reader allowing for a wide range of memory cards to be connected to your computer.

Insignia Memory Card Reader

Transcend P8 15-in-1 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Card Reader

Memory Card Reader allowing for a wide range of memory cards to be connected to your computer.

Transcend Memory Card Reader

*This item cannot be reserved, please check availability at the Multimedia Creation Lab. 2 hours in library use only.


Multimedia Creation Lab Equipment and Software list (in-house use only)

The two PC workstations in the Multimedia Creation Lab provide students with the necessary software and hardware to assemble their multimedia projects. Please email us at for an appointment.

Multimedia Creation Lab Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 12:00PM - 5:00PM


  • Adobe Design Premium
  • Camtasia - screen recorder and video editor
  • Microsoft Office
  • Audacity - audio editing
  • Windows Movie Maker - video editing


  • Elgato Video Capture Device - transfer videos from VCR, DVR, and other analog sources
  • Canon CanoScan LiDE210 Scanner
  • Microtek ScanMaker 9800 XL Scanner
  • Nikon SuperCool Scan 5000 - scan slides and film strips