Digital Media Commons

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Friday: 10AM – 6PM
Sat.-Sun.: 12PM – 6PM
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Phone: (813) 974-1217
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Equipment Checkout

Patrons must present a valid USF ID to checkout equipment and equipment must be returned within 72 hours. Some guidelines:

  • Equipment is checked-out on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Patrons may only check out ONE camera and ONE Audio Recorder at a time.
  • Patrons are are offered a 10-15 minute training prior to checking out any equipment for the first time.
  • No renewals are allowed; there is a 24 hr. waiting period for an additional request.
  • Overdue fines are $30 per day per item/ maximum $60 fine per item.
  • All equipment must be present at check-in.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for the equipment they check out. All equipment is inspected by library staff prior to check-out to ensure that it is in good operational condition. Patrons will be charged for any repair or replacement costs incurred for equipment that is damaged or lost.
  • To view available equipment, click on the Check Availability button beside each item.


Available Equipment

Panasonic HC-V720 HD Digital Camcorder

  • Full HD video recording
  • 21x optical zoom
  • 3″ LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC

Rental includes camcorder, 16GB SD memory card, USB cable and charging adapter.

Panasonic HD Camcorder

GoPro Hero 4 Silver Camera

  • Capable of recording 4K video at 15fps, 1080p video at 60fps, and 720p video at 120fps
  • Captures 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second
  • Waterproof housing is rated to a depth of 131 ft.

NOTE: Standard GoPro Hero camera and Hero 3+ Black camera also available for checkout.

Rental includes GoPro camera, 64GB micro SD memory card, waterproof housing, chest harness, mounting screw and USB cable.

GoPro Hero 3+

Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Full HD 1080p video with continuous AF
  • 3″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens with UV filter

Rental includes camera, 64GB SD memory card, USB cable, battery and charger.

Canon T5i

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

  • Super 16mm sized image sensor
  • Records Full HD CinemaDNG RAW
  • 13 stops of dynamic range
  • 3.5″ LCD Display
  • 3.5mm audio input and output

NOTE: This camera is solely designed for recording video. It is incapable of taking single images and therefore unsuitable for photography. For photographic needs, check out our Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera.

Rental includes camera, 64GB SD memory card, USB cable and charging adapter.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Zoom H1 Portable Audio Recorder

  • Stereo X/Y mic configuration
  • 3.5mm input and output
  • Backlit LCD display
  • Built-in speaker
  • Records WAV and MP3 up to 24-bit/96kHz

Rental includes recorder, SD memory card, lavalier mic, tabletop tripod, windscreen and USB cable.

Zoom H1

RODE VideoMic Go On-Camera Shotgun Microphone

    • Super cardioid microphone design
    • Lightweight design adds minimal weight to camera
    • Integrated shock-protection system
    • Powered by camera, so no need for external power

Rental includes microphone, windscreen, and 3.5mm audio cable

Rode VideoMic Go

Portable Wireless Microphone System

    • Earphone included to monitor sound that is being recorded.
    • Receiver plugs into camera’s external microphone jack.

Includes receiver, belt-pack transmitter, and lavaliere electret condenser microphone

	Portable Wireless Microphone System

Joby GorillaPod

  • Flexible tripod designed for digital SLRs or camcorders
  • Compact design fits easily into bags
Joby GorillaPod

Joby GorillaPod with CineSkates

  • Joby GorillaPod with ball head and CineSkates wheels
  • Fluid movements capable of producing smooth tracking or arcing shots
  • Supports SLR cameras and camcorders up to 3 lbs.
Joby GorillaPod with CineSkates

Revo SR-1000 Shoulder Support Rig

  • Stabilizes the camera for smooth hand-held video
  • Comfortable, lightweight design
  • Reversible, padded shoulder support
  • Fully adjustable
Shoulder Support Rig

GoPro Suction Cup Mount

  • Compatible with all GoPro cameras
  • Suction cup mounts easily to flat, non-porous surfaces
GoPro Suction Cup Mount

GoPro Head Mount

  • Compatible with all GoPro cameras
  • Fully adjustable to fit all sizes, the Head Strap can be worn over a helmet or directly on your head to capture footage from a headlamp-like perspective.
GoPro Head Mount

Impact Collapsible Reflector

  • 52″ reflective disc
  • Compact and portable
  • Includes zippered carrying case
Impact Collapsible Reflector

Quikpod Extreme LD “Selfie Stick”

  • Extends from 18″ to 53″
  • Patented selfie mirror
  • Quick release camera mount
  • Includes multiple camera adapters zippered carrying case
Quikpod Extreme LD



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