Video Equipment Loans
Video cameras can be loaned from Instructional Media Services. A valid BU Photo ID is required to borrow equipment and must be picked up in MCHS 1233.
IMS provides a wide variety of audio/video equipment, facilities, and services to students for media projects or productions related to their approved class assignments. Any student or faculty member who needs to use video in a presentation or class project should visit the IMS office 24-48 hours before they intend to record the content. This should also be at least 1 week before the project is due.
The staff is available to provide basic tutorials relating to the operation of equipment or facilities that students need to complete class projects. We will NOT do your project for you.
College of Business - Students interview a person working in their desired field to learn what it takes to do the job. Video recordings are then shared with the class.
College of Education - Student teachers record a lesson for self critique.
Options for Conversion, Submission and Review
Most of our cameras record onto flash memory chips. Some older cameras record on MiniDV cassettes. These may be purchased in the university bookstore.
After content is recorded, it must be captured into a computer. Video on flash memory cameras may transfer to any computer via the provided USB cable. Video recorded on MiniDV tape must be transferred via FireWire (a.k.a. iLink or IEEE1394). There are 4 computers available in the IMS office for students to use for either of these formats (and others).
Once imported to the computer, there are several options for submission to faculty members, sharing with group members, integration with powerpoint presentations, and archiving for future use.
For advice on the best method for your project, please contact Asa Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-389-4234) or stop by MCHS 1233.