Available Equipment


Video

Name Description
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Delivery?
Non-Southwestern Daily rate
DVD Player

imageHandheld wireless remote controls are available for DVD players on request.

Yes
Yes
$15
TV/DVD/VHS Cart

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TV Carts include 27” CRT TV and a DVD/VCR deck. 

No
Yes
$35
Flat Screen TV Cart Similar to above, but with a 55” flat screen TV instead a CRT TV.  
This cart also includes a Mac Mini that can run Windows or the Mac OS.
 No  McCombs Campus Center only  $150

Document Camera

aka

Visualizer

A document camera is used to present hard copy imagedocuments, graphics, and small objects to a large audience with a data projector (or TV). Most campus electronic classrooms are equipped with document cameras. Portable document cameras are available by reservation from Audiovisual Services. 
Yes
Yes
$50
Camcorder with Tripod MiniDV and tapeless HD camcordersare available. They can be used to record video and audio in classrooms and elsewhere on campus. A small tripod, power supply, and one battery are included with each camcorder.
imageThe camcorder user must furnish a blank tape for use with a MiniDV camcorder
.
AV Services does not recharge the batteries so if you need to use batteries please plan for enough time to charge them. Camcorders may be powered from the wall rather than using the battery.
Camcorders must be checked out from the library Circulation Desk. Audiovisual Services does not provide operators for camcorders. Please see the Video Production page if your videotaping will require an operator.
Video tapes may be edited at Audiovisual Services. Please see the Video Production page for more information.
Yes
No

VHS only

$50

Light Kit imageThe light kit is available for significant video projects (i.e. capstone or King Creativity Fund) for up to one week. The kit includes all necessary stands and cables.
Yes
No
n/a
 

 

Audio

Name Description
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Delivery?
Non-Southwestern Daily rate
Wired Microphone imageA wired microphone can be used in rooms with a sound system or with a Public Address System (below).Only handheld wired microphones are available. A cable and stand are normally included.
Yes
Yes
$15
Wireless Microphone imageHandheld or Lapel wireless microphones are available. They can be used in rooms with a sound system or with a Public Address System (below).
No
Yes
$40
Audio Mixer imageIf 2 or more microphones are used, an audio mixer may be required in order to connect the microphones to the sound system.
No
Yes
$20
Digital Audio Recorder imageThe Digital Audio Recorder has a built-in microphone and can store over 100 hours of recorded audio. The quality is good for speech, but not good for music.
After recording, it an be plugged directly into a PC. The audio files can then be copied to the PC for listening, editing, burning to CD, etc.
Yes
No
n/a
CD Player imageWIth the exception of the Small Public Address System, a CD player is not provided with any sound system. Only audio CDS (and not MP3 CDs) can be played.
Yes
Yes
$15
Boombox imageBoomboxes are available by reservation for classroom presentation of audio CDs, audiocassettes, or AM/FM radio broadcasts. Boomboxes must be checked out from the library Circulation Desk.
Yes
No
$15
Podium w/microphone & speaker imageA lecternette is a portable podium with a builtin microphone and speaker. It may be used in places where a podium microphone is required, but there is no installed sound system.
No
Yes
$25
Small Public Address System imageA Small Public Address system has 1 speaker on a stand. It may come with a built-in CD Player.
Yes
Yes
$50
Large Public Address System imageA Large Public Address System includes 2 speakers and a mixer so that up to 6 microphones may be used. Please specify the number of microphones, stands, etc. you will need when ordering.
Yes
Yes
$100

 

 

Projection

Name Description
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Delivery?
Non-Southwestern Daily rate
LCD Projector An LCD projector can be used to project imagethe output from computer, VCR or DVD player. It comes with the cables necessary to connect to a computer and DVD player or VCR. Quantities are very limited.
Faculty & Staff Only
No
n/a
LCD Projection Cart imageCarts with a LCD projector, computer, VCR/DVD and speakers are available by reservation. They are able to display PowerPoint presentations, DVD or VHS videos, etc. Handheld wireless remotes, which feature a wireless mouse are included. Some carts have document cameras - if you need one, please let us know.
Network connections for access to the Web or Internet are available in most rooms on campus.
No
Yes
$200
Overhead Projector Virtually all Southwestern classrooms are equipped with an imageoverhead projector and projection screen for the presentation of transparencies. Most classroom overhead projectors have a spare lamp switch that enables the user to change to a secondary lamp should the primary lamp burn out. Spare lamp switches may be located on the front, side, or bottom of the projector as indicated by a label on the projector. Please call (512) 863-1666 to report burned out bulbs.
Yes
Yes
$15
Projection Screen imageAll classrooms have a screen installed. Some other places on campus do as well. 60”, 70” and 96” tripod screens are available($15-$25 for non-Southwestern). A 7.5’x10’ and a 10.5’x14’ fastfold screen, capable of front or rear projection are available as well ($50 for non-Southwestern).
Yes - Tripod Screens only
Yes
$15-$50

 

 

Other

 
Name Description
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Non-Southwestern Daily rate
Flip Chart Easel imageA Flipchart Easel includes 2 pads of paper and several different colored markers. Additional pads of paper are available at a cost of $10 each.
Yes
Yes
$15
White Board Easel imageA whiteboard easel has a 24” (w) x 36” (h) dry erase surface. Several markers and an eraser are included. If you need a larger whiteboard, please contact the Physical Plant at x1914.
Yes
Yes
$15
Cart or stand for Equipment imageFor some equipment, such as an overhead projector or slide projector, a cart may be necessary to raise the projector high enough to reach the screen.
No
Yes
$10
Laptops Audiovisual Services does not provide laptops.
Please contact the ITS Help Desk at x7333 for information about laptops.
No
No
n/a
 

Please contact Audiovisual Services (x1666) with any questions.