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Checkout Policies:

Our highest priority is to assist you in completing a successful project.  But in order to maintain a full and active inventory, and the serve the wide needs of the KU community, the following policies have been implemented:

  • Reservations can be made up to six months in advance.  Walk-in checkouts are also fine, if inventory is available.  Our checkout/return hours are 8am-5pm on weekdays.  Reservations can also be made by phone (864-6452) and email (itmps@ku.edu).
  • Most of our items are available for 2-night checkout.  If you check equipment out on Monday, it is due back before 5pm on Wednesday.  Since we're not staffed on the weekends, Thursday or Friday checkouts are due back by 5pm on Monday.  (Check table below for 2-night exceptions)
  • Only one of each item (and its accessories) can be checked out per client.  We don't allow checkout of multiple camcorders to a single client, for instance.
  • Late Fees:  we do not charge for equipment loans.  Faculty, staff and students can use all of our equipment for no fee.  It is important to us to ensure that future reservations are secured - we need to have your checkout returned on time, so that the next user has it for their project.  With that in mind, we charge $5/day for late orders where the equipment value of the order is under $500.  And $10/day for orders valuing more than $500.  Late fees will be sent to KU's Bursar's office and enrollment holds will be placed until the fees are paid.
  • Lost, Stolen & Damaged Equipment:  we expect equipment to be returned in the same condition it was checked out.  In the event of equipment loss or damage outside of the normal use of the equipment, replacement (or repair) value will be charged to the client.


Cameras Features Accessories Available (must add to order) Checkout Duration

JVC HM150U Camcorder
(link for more info)


  • 1920x1080i resolution
  • Quicktime MOV format
  • Capture to SD Card (32GB/2 Hours provided)
  • 2 XLR audio inputs
  • Onboard shotgun microphone
  • Tripod
  • Wired Handheld Microphone
  • Wired Lapel Microphone
2 nights

Nikon D3100 DSLR
(link for more info)

  • 14.2 MP resolution
  • 1920x1080 24fps video (restricted to max 10/clip recording)
  • No external mic options
  • Capture to SD Card (32GB/2 Hours provided)
  • 18-55mm NIKKOR VM lens
  • Tripod
2 nights

Sony Bloggie Pocket Camcorder

  • 1080p HD video camera with still image capture
  • Up to 2 hours HD video with 4GB of internal memory
  • One-button recording
  • No external mic options
  • Tripod
2 nights

GoPro Hero3+ Camcorder

(link for more info)

  • Up to 1080p/60fps resolution/frame rate
  • Micro-SD card capture (32GB / 4 hours provided)
  • Wifi preview and control with mobile device (free app)
  • Tripod
  • Suction Cup
  • Chest Harness
  • 36" POV Pole
  • Helmet Mount
2 nights
Camera Support Features Checkout Duration

Manfrotto Micro-fluid Head Tripod

  • 8.8 lb capacity
  • Supports any MPS camera types
  • Minimum height: 18.9"
  • Maximum height: 70.08"
2 nights

Glidetrack Slider

  • Mounts to 1-2 tripods (remove fluid head), or has surface/floor feet
  • Can handle weight of both JVCs and Nikons from MPS
  • Manfrotto heads used on top of slider
2 nights
Other Items Features Checkout Duration

Wired Handheld Microphone

  • XLR connection - use with JVC cameras
  • Ask for cord to adapt to use with device with 1/8" input
2 nights

Wired Lapel Microphone


  • XLR connection - use with JVC cameras
  • Ask for cord to adapt to use with device with 1/8" input
2 nights

Digital Voice Recorder


  • Olympus recorders capture MP3 and WAV files
2 nights

External Hard Drives

  • Western Digital, 1 TB drives
  • Both USB 3.0 and Firewire available
  • To use to backup Final Cut Pro X projects in MPS, drives should be formatted as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"
2 weeks

iPad - 16 GB Retina Display Wi-Fi

  • Comes with USB cord, power adapter and Otterbox case
  • Comes pre-loaded with over 100 apps
  • Apps include productivity and educational resources, as well as a number of photo and video-associated ones.
  • Also comes with a number of Ebooks preinstalled, including Apple and Adobe production software handbooks.
1 week


MPS Contact Info

We're staffed 8am-5pm on weekdays.  You can make equipment reservations in person, by phone, or by email.

Budig Hall, Room 10
(785) 864-6452

MPS Workshops, Fall 2014

Final Cut Pro X: The Fundamentals
September 11, 2-4pm - Register Here
September 23, 10am-noon - Register Here
October 2, 2-4pm - Register Here
October 15, 2-4pm - Register Here
October 28, 10am-noon - Register Here
November 12, 2-4pm - Register Here

Camtasia for Mac: Screen Recording
September 16, 10-11:30am - Register Here
September 30, 2-3:30pm - Register Here
October 13, 2-3:30pm - Register Here
October 30, 10-11:30am - Register Here

Using Blackboard Collaborate
September 9, 1-2:30pm - Register Here
September 18, 2-3:30pm - Register Here
October 3, 3-4:30pm - Register Here
October 17, 3-4:30pm - Register Here

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