Research Guides

Creative Studio Equipment


Reserve Equipment
The Creative Studio has an array of multimedia equipment that can be checked out by current UM students and employees for both beginners and advanced users. Equipment is located at the Richter, Music, and Marine Science libraries. Most equipment is available for a 5 day check-out period unless otherwise noted.

You can reserve equipment through our reservation system by making an account.  Please contact us if you need assistance.

   RESERVE EQUIPMENT
  
If you aren't sure what equipment to use for your project or if you would like training on any of our equipment, you can ask our staff fore reccomendations or a consultation.
Lending Policies & Procedures
Reserve Equipment:
  • In order to guarantee equipment availability, reserve equipment in advance through our library catalog. Links to our equipment can be found by navigating the tabs above.
  • Reservations can be no longer than 5 business days. Reservations can be extended only on the last day of the first reservation period by contacting our staff. Patrons wishing to take equipment out for long periods must submit an email request to our studio.
  • Reservations not picked up within 24 hrs will be cancelled in order to allow other patrons to check out the equipment.
Equipment lending transactions are available
 ONLY during Lab staff working hours.

5 days a week (Monday – Friday 10am - 6pm)
Complete Policy can be read in this PDF
DSLR
Richter Library has 5 DSLR Canon Rebel cameras available for check-out. The T5 cameras come with different lens options. The DSLRs have advanced features for more advaned users. 

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Video Cameras
Straightforward video cameras are availble at Richter and Music libraries. 

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GoPro
GoPro cameras are located at Richter and RSMAS libraries. We have GoPro Hero 4, 6, and 360 Fusion. All GoPros have limited underwater filming capability. Please check instructions on the kit or read through the product specifications. 

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Point and Shoot
Richter Library has point and shoot cameras available for basic photography purposes. 

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Microphones
Richter and Music libraries have a variety of microphones available for check-out.

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Microphones for Mobile Device
Richter and Music libraries have a variety of microphones available for check-out.

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Audio Recorders
Richter and Music libraries have a variety of digital audio recorders available for check-out.

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Keyboards
The Music library has midi keyboards available for check-out.

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Tripods & More
Richter and Music libraries have tripods, monopod, and mobile stands available for checkout.

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Music Accessories
The Creative Studio at Music 2 PageFlip Firefly available for check out. 

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Mobile Accessories
Richter and Music libraries have mobileaccessories for enhanced audio recording and mini tripods for hands-free recording.

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Headphones
The Creative Studio in Richter and Music library has headphones and headsets available for 3 hour check-out. These items are on a first come first serve basis. 
Workstations Available (Richter)
To reserve a workstation, please contact us at creativestudio@miami.edu
  • Mac Pro Workstation 1 – MacPro, Avid, VHS, Cassette Tape, and Vinyl Record Digitization
  • Mac Pro Workstation 2 – Mac Pro, Final Cut Pro 7
  • Mac Pro Workstation 3 – Mac Pro, Final Cut Pro 7
  • iMac Workstaiton 13: Small format Epson 4990 scanner
  • iMac Workstation 16: Large format Epson 10000XL scanner
  • Viewing Station 17: Viewing/Gaming Monitor. Toshiba flat screen tube TV with VHS/DVD combo
  • Viewing Station 18:  Viewing/Gaming Monitors. 24″ HD TV with HDMI and AV input, and headphone jack for dual monitor work or gaming.
  • Dell Workstation: Windows – Autodesk (Maya, Backburner, Mudbox, ReCap), Adobe CC, Unity, Oculus, Steam

Workstations can be reserved for a period of 3 hours per day. We are also able to assist in digitizing MiniDV. Ask our staff for necessary equipment.
Tablets
Wacom Bamboo tablets are available for check out at the Richter location.  The Microsoft Surface is available for 3 hour check-out.

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More
The Creative Studio at Richter library has various miscellaneous AV equipment available.

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Virtual Reality
Oculus and other VR equipment are available for check out at the Richter location. 

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Video Game Consoles
Video game consoles are available for 3 hour check-out in the Richter library studio.

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Other Photography Equipment
The Creative Studio at Richter library has various miscellaneous photograhy equipment available.

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External Drives
The Richter studio has Seagate Slim 2TB hard drives avaialble for check out. 

The Richter studio has external DVD write/read drives and SD card readers available for 3 hour check out on a first come first serve basis. 

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