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Multimedia Collections & Services

Multimedia Creation Lab & Equipment Lending

The Multimedia Creation Lab is located inside the Health Sciences Library, 105 Abbott Hall, South Campus.  The two workstations in the lab provide UB students with everything they need to assemble and publish multimedia assignments. Please check the Multimedia Creation Lab Software Application List to see what hardware and software are available on the workstations.  To reserve a workstation, please use the Equipment Reservation Form.

Equipment lending is available on both the North Campus (Silverman Library) and South Campus (Health Sciences Library).  Equipment must be reserved by completing the Equipment Reservation Form to setup an appointment with a media staff member. Please check the gallery below to see what equipment each library has to offer.

Equipment Lending Appointment Hours
South Campus: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
North Campus: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am to 12:30pm
  Saturday 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Camcorders & Digital Cameras || Camera Accessories || Audio Equipment || Tablet || Smart Phone Accessories || Tech tools || Adapters and Cables || Multimedia Creation Lab Software Application List

Green highlighted items are located in the Silverman Library, North Campus.
Blue highlighted items are located in the Health Sciences Library, South Campus.
Orange highlighted items are available on both campuses.


Camcorders & Digital Cameras

Canon VIXIA HF R600 Camcorder North Campus - Silverman Library Camcorder Canon VIXIA HF R600 HD Flash Memory Camcorder
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • 57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD
  • 64 GB SDXC Memory Card

Specifications / Getting Started Guide / Manual

GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera North Campus - Silverman Library Action Camera GoPro Hero4 Black 4K Ultra HD Action Camera
  • Video: 4K30, 2.7K60, 1440p80, 1080p120, 960p120, 720p240 (super slow motion capture)
  • Photo: 12MP, 30 fps Burst, Time-Lapse
  • Standard 131' waterproof housing
  • 64 GB SDXC Memory Card

Manual / GoPro Studio software

Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera North Campus - Silverman Library Digital SLR Camera Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera
  • 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Captures high-resolution images up to 6000 x 4000 pixels.
  • 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR lenses
  • 64 GB SDXC Memory Card

Manuals / Video Tutorial

Canon T5i DSLR Camera North Campus - Silverman Library Digital SLR Camera Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera
  • 18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Captures vibrant high-resolution images up to 5184 x 3456 pixels.
  • EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 zoom lens
  • 64 GB SDXC Memory Card

Specifications / Manual

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 North Campus - Silverman Library Point and Shoot Digital Camera Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
  • 20.0 Megapixel sensor
  • 8x (28-224mm) Optical Zoom
  • Shoot 720p HD video

Specifications / Manual

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Camera South Campus - Health Sciences Library Point and Shoot Digital Camera Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera
  • 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 30x optical zoom and 24mm wide-angle len
  • Capture 1080p videos at 24 frames per second and 720p videos at 30fps

Specifications / Manual

Canon ELPH 115 Camera South Campus - Health Sciences Library Point and Shoot Digital Camera Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 16MP Digital Camera
  • 16.0 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 8x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens
  • 720p HD video

Specifications / Manual

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

Manual


Camera Accessories

Insignia AC Flash Kit North Campus - Silverman Library Camera Flash Kit Insignia - AC Master/Slave Flash Kit

This flash kit will automatically fires when it detects the flash from a camera. The black umbrella diffuses, broadens, and evenly distrubtes the light from the flash. The transparent umbrellas soften the light from the flash.

SunPak Platinum Tripod Available on Both Campuses Tripod 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.

Joby GorillaPod North Campus - Silverman Library Tripod JOBY - GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

Item set: Joby GorillaPod, adaptable screw

Bigger GorillaPod for bigger cameras. Stand it straight like a tripod or wrap it around whatever is available.

Joby GorillaPod South Campus - Health Sciences Library Tripod Joby JM3-01WW GripTight GorillaPod Stand

This mini tripod can be attached to any camera, audio recorder, 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.

Handheld Monopod North Campus - Silverman Library Smart Phone Accessories 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.


Audio Equipment

Zoom H6 Handy Audio Recorder North Campus - Silverman Library Audio Recorder Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder

Item set: Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder

  • Six tracks of simultaneous recording
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with dedicated volume control, selectable phantom power, and -20dB pad

Manual

Behringer XENYX X1222USB North Campus - Silverman Library Analog Mixer Behringer XENYX X1222USB Analog Mixer

Item set: Behringer XENYX X1222USB

  • 4 phantom-powered XENYX Mic Preamps
  • 4 studio-grade compressors with super-easy "one-knob" functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound

Manual

Olympus Voice Recorder North Campus - Silverman Library Voice Recorder 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, Pouch, Camera Case

  • 2GB Memory for 800+ hours of recording time
  • MP3 & WMA recording
  • Noise Cancelling Microphone for high-noise environments

Manual

Sony Voice Recorder South Campus - Health Sciences Library Voice Recorder Sony ICD-PX820 Digital Voice Recorder

Item set: Sony ICD-PX820 Digital Voice Recorder

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

Specifications / Manual

Yeti USB Microphone North Campus - Silverman Library Voice Recorder Yeti USB Microphone by Blue Microphones

Item set: Yeti USB Microphone

  • Tri-capsule array - 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation
  • Multiple pattern selection - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
  • Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls

Hardware Setup / Manual

Samson Pop Filter North Campus - Silverman Library Pop Filter Samson PS01 Pop Filter for Microphones

Item set: Samson Pop Filter

  • Nylon mesh screen reduces vocal popping and sibilance.
  • Universal mic stand mounting bracket.
  • Flexible metal gooseneck.
Lapel Microphone Available on Both Campuses Microphone Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone

Mini microphone for voice recordings, Skype, VOIP, gaming, video conferencing. Connects to computers, laptops, DSLR cameras, and all other equipment with standard 3.5mm audio jack.

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones North Campus - Silverman Library Headphones Sennheiser - HD280 Professional Headphone

The HD 280 PRO is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones that deliver accurate, linear sound reproduction with up to 32dB of ambient noise attenuation for critical monitoring applications. Optimum impedance ensures universal compatibility, from home listening to studio monitoring.

Sennheiser HD 202 II Headphones North Campus - Silverman Library Headphones Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones

The HD 202 MK II closed, dynamic hi-fi stereo headphones has great insulation against ambient noise while providing a vivid, crisp bass response.

Panasonic RQ2102 Cassette Recorder South Campus - Health Sciences Library Cassette Recorder Panasonic RQ2102 Cassette Recorder

Portable Cassette Recorder with build-in high-sensitivity condenser microphone.


Tablet

Microsoft Surface 3 North Campus - Silverman Library Tablet Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet
  • 10.8-Inch, 64 GB, Intel Atom
  • Quad Core Intel® Atom(TM) x7-Z8700 processor
  • Surface 3 Type Cover
  • Surface Pen
  • URBAN ARMOR GEAR Composite Case

Tips


Smart Phone Accessories

Bluetooth Rmote Camera Shutter North Campus - Silverman Library 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.

GabbaGoods Remote Shutter North Campus - Silverman Library Smart Phone Accessories 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.

Spiderpodium Cellphone Mount North Campus - Silverman Library Smart Phone Accessories 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.

Newer Camera Lens for iPhone 5 North Campus - Silverman Library Smart Phone Accessories 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.

Universal Camera Lens Kit for Cell Phones North Campus - Silverman Library Smart Phone Accessories 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.


Tech Tools

Logitech R400 Presenter North Campus - Silverman Library PowerPoint Controller 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.

Logitech C920 Webcam North Campus - Silverman Library Webcam Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording
  • HD Video Chat / Recording
  • 20-step autofocus
  • 15MB Snap pro-quality pictures
  • HD-quality stereo

Specifications / Setup Guide

TI-84 Graphing Calculator North Campus - Silverman Library Graphing Calculator Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphic Calculator

Graphing calculator for calculus, engineering, trigonometric, and financial functions.


Adapters and Cables

EasyAcc Charger North Campus - Silverman Library Portable USB Charger 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.

Insignia 10' Lightning Cable North Campus - Silverman Library Lightning Cable Insignia 10' Lightning Cable

Lightning cable to charge or sync new Apple products.

Apple USB Power Adapter North Campus - Silverman Library USB Power Adapter Apple USB Power Adapter

5W (1Amp) USB power Adapter

Apple 30-Pin iPhone iPad Cable North Campus - Silverman Library Smart Phone Accessories 30-Pin USB Charging/Sync Cable for Apple iPhone 4, iPod, and iPad 3rd Generation

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

Micro USB Cable North Campus - Silverman Library Smart Phone Accessories Motorola USB Wall Charger with Micro USB Data Cable
  • Charge any mobile device that uses micro USB.
  • Input: 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.2A
  • Output: 5.1V- 850mA
Transcend Memory Card Reader North Campus - Silverman Library Memory Card Reader Transcend P8 15-in-1 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Card Reade

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

Insignia Memory Card Reader South Campus - Health Sciences Library Memory Card Reader Insignia SD/MMC/MS Memory Card Reader

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

Belkin Multi-Headphone Splitter North Campus - Silverman Library Audio Cable Belkin Rockstar Multi-Headphone Splitter

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

PC Headset to 3.5mm Smartphone Adapter North Campus - Silverman Library Smart Phone Accessories 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.


Multimedia Creation Lab Software Application List

The Multimedia Creation Lab is located in Room 105 Abbott Hall, inside the Health Sciences Library, South Campus. The two PC workstations in the Multimedia Creation Lab provide students with the necessary software and hardware to assemble their multimedia projects. The workstations can be reserved through the Equipment Reservation Form.

Multimedia Creation Lab Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00AM - 4:45PM

Software

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

Hardware

  • 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

Please review our policies and procedures before booking equipment:

MCL Equipment Lending Policies and Procedures


Staff

  • Lori Widzinski, Head, Multimedia Collections & Services
    Phone: (716) 829-5744
  • Christopher Cheung, Educational Technology Associate, Health Sciences Library Multimedia Resources Center
    Phone: (716) 829-5745
  • Michael Kankiewicz, Manager, Silverman Library Multimedia Resources Center
    Phone: (716) 645-1329