Equipment Check Out-Note: All equipment must be returned before 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 13. There will be no gear available over the winter break.

“The AS Media Center has helped me grow as a photographer as well as an individual. My frequent visits to pick up, return, and reserve equipment has expanded my interest in visual arts. It is great to know that this state-of-the-art equipment is available for us students free of charge because it gives us the opportunity to learn and explore different interests outside of academics.”

Pranati Shah, First Year Pre Biology

The A.S. Media Center, located in the AS Annex next to the Storke Tower bicycle circle, has video, photography, and other media equipment available to check out by UCSB students with a valid ACCESS Card.

There is also a studio space for portrait and video shoots and 5 iMac computer workspaces where you can complete your projects using graphic design, photo, video, and audio editing programs, including the full Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro 7, and Audacity a free sound editing program. See below for details.

To check out equipment you will need your ACCESS Card, which we will photocopy. Generally, the loan period is 3 working days (over the weekend, Friday-Tuesday at noon). Equipment must be checked in by noon the day it’s due. This is a hard deadline! Because of high demand, it’s strongly recommended that you reserve the equipment you need by emailing, calling 805.893.5422, or stopping in in person. Your BARC account will be charged for any lost or broken equipment.

Cameras and Lenses

Canon 80D kit with 18-135mm IS telephoto lens

Canon 70D kit with 18-135mm IS telephoto lens

Canon 60D kit with 18-135mm IS telephoto lens

Canon 650 Rebel T4i kit with 18-135mm telephoto lens

Canon 7D kit with 28-135mm telephoto lens

Canon 75-300 telephoto lens

Canon 50mm 1.8 lens

GoPro 4 Silver camera

GoPro selfie stick


PZ-E1 Power zoom adapter for Canon 80D camera (for slow zooming)

Sound Recording

Zoom H6 recorder kit with auxiliary microphones, including shotgun mic.

2 Zoom H1 recorders

2 Audio Technica wireless Lavalier microphone systems

Røde VideoMic GO microphone

Røde NTG-2 shotgun mic with windscreen

Røde boom

Røde shock mount

25 ft XLR Cable

Tripods and Stabilizers

3 Manfrotto professional video tripods

1 Lightweight Vista tripod

2 Manfrotto monopods

1 Neewer handheld video stabilizer

Additional Gear

Wescott 40″ circular reflector kit. Here’s how to get it back in the bag:


5 iMacs

2 LaCie Rugged 1 TB hard drives


Adobe Creative Cloud, including Lightroom, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Premier, After Effects, and more. For complete overview, click here. Note: Adobe offers a Lightroom/PhotoShop bundle for $9.99/mo and the entire Adobe Creative Cloud for students is $20/mo.

Final Cut Pro 7.0.3

iLife Suite 6.5, including Garage Band, iMovie, and iDVD

Microsoft Office 2016

GoPro Quick editing software

Audacity 2.04 sound editing software (this is freeware)


Sony 52” monitor, wall mounted

Portrait and Video Studio Space (training required)

Includes still and video cameras, tripods, backdrops, green screen, lights for portrait photography and video and photography tethering computer.