The Equipment Lab has recently added three new pieces of equipment: the Tascam DR-680, a digital multitrack audio recorder; the CL-LED600, a portable LED lighting kit; and the Manfrotto 776YB Monopod.
The Tascam DR-680 Solid-State Digital Multitrack Audio Recorder can record up to eight separate 24-bit 96 kHz audio tracks, or a stereo-paired high-definition 24-bit 192 kHz audio track.
The DR-680 will be available to all 171A Sound Workshop students on an equal basis, as an alternative to their recorder-groups’ Tascam HD-P2 unit.
More information about the DR-680 is available in our Equipment Catalog entry here.
The CL-LED600 is a portable lighting kit based on LED technology. Instead of using the standard tungsten-filament quartz-halogen or fluorescent lamp, the CL-LED600 uses a bank of light-emitting diodes to provide illumination. As a result, it is much more light-weight and portable than typical professional-grade lighting instruments, and consumes far less power — only 72 Watts! The CL-LED600 is tungsten-balanced for compatibility with conventional lighting equipment, and also features a built-in dimmer function and independently controlled light-bank switches.
The CL-LED600 will be available to 172 Studio, 196A Senior Studio, and 196C Senior Documentary students, as an ancillary lighting kit that may be checked-out in tandem with another lighting kit.
More information about the CL-LED600 is available in our Equipment Catalog entry here.
The Manfrotto 776YB Monopod is a camera support accessory designed to substitute for a conventional tripod. It is lighter-weight and more compact when collapsed, as a trade-off for the absence of a fluid-head. Monopods are good for providing the bare-minimum of camera-stabilization support, allowing camera crews to favor fast set-up over fluid pan and tilt motion.
The Monopod will be available to all production students enrolled in a video production course, and may be reserved as a Support Camera equipment item.
More information about the Manfrotto 776YB Monopod is available in our Equipment Catalog entry .