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Specialist media production store

Available to photography, film, TV and media students to book and hire equipment to aid studies.

About the specialist media production store

The specialist media equipment store is where students on media-related courses can access equipment. There are over 3000 items in the stores, some of which are course-specific, and others that are shared between a variety of courses. 

Students can book equipment up to two weeks in advance on our online booking system SISO and a standard loan is 48 hours or Friday to Monday. Loan extensions are by pre-arrangement only and will need to be discussed with the stores team and your lecturer at least two weeks in advance, however the standard loan is in place to ensure equipment is returned promptly for others to use.

All loans are free but there is a charge for late returns when another student's booking is impacted. All loanable equipment is insured, although a risk assessment may be required for a particular activity.

It is very important for students to have a knowledge of equipment before they borrow it, although there are exceptions for basic equipment like GoPros and zoom recorders. Many items require a mandatory workshop with the technical team before a loan is possible. Many of the technical team are ex-industry professionals who pass on not just simple operational knowledge but tips and tricks from years of experience using this and other equipment.

Workshops ensure a high level of technical competence with our students and act as a passport system so students are free to use a particular camera or light whenever they require for the rest of their course, once they have passed the workshop.

We also support students undertaking work outside of taught sessions and units to further their skills or engage with work experience. Many of our courses are both technical and creative, and when students have the technical skills they can use the equipment required to explore their ideas.

Full equipment list

Video recording

  • Arri Alexa Mini, PL-mount (each with a Miller tripod, x4 Xeen prime lenses and matte box)
  • SonyPXW FX9, PL-mount (each with a Miller tripod and x4 Xeen prime lenses)
  • Canon C200 (supplied with 18-35mm Sigma f1.4 lens, optional mattebox)
  • Panasonic AG-AC 160EJ camera
  • Canon XC-15 + DJI Ronin-S gimbal
  • Gopro Hero10 Black action camera
  • Osmo Action POV action camera
  • Insta 360 X3 camera kit

Lenses, monitors and grip equipment

  • Samyang prime manual lens set
  • Xeen manual cine lens set
  • Atlas anamorphic lens set
  • Zeiss 21-100mm lightweight zoom lens, PL-mount (with follow-focus kit)
  • Atmos Shinobi SDI-HDMI 5-inch monitor kits
  • SmallHD 17” field monitor
  • Nucleus-N wireless follow focus
  • Hague jib
  • Proaim Swift dolly and track
  • Konova 80cm slider
  • Shape offset shoulder mount
  • DJI Ronin-2 and ready rig
  • Osmo Mobile 6 smartphone gimbal

Lighting equipment

  • 6x8ft Lastolite portable green screen
  • Hedler Profilux LED 1000x lighting kit (set of two)
  • Felloni LED panel light
  • Dedolight DLH4 tungsten lamp kit (set of three)
  • Aputure Amaran AL-MX bicolour pocket LED panel
  • Rayzr LED panels

Sound recording

  • Zoom H5 recorders
  • Zoom F4 recorders
  • Zoom F8 recorders
  • Sennheiser MKH60 boom mic
  • Directional shotgun mics, including Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser and Rode brands
  • Rodelink wireless lavalier mics
  • Wide range of studio and ribbon mics, including Roya R-121, Sontronic Sigma 2, Sontronic Delta 2, Neumann U87, AKG C414
  • Rode Wireless Go II radio mics

Digital photography and lenses

  • Canon APS-C DLSR cameras, 90D and 800D.
  • Canon 5D mkiii full-frame DSLR cameras
  • Canon 5D mkiv full-frame DSLR cameras
  • Canon 5DS full-frame DSLR cameras
  • Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless cameras
  • Phase One IQ140 medium format camera (40 megapixel) + Schneider lenses
  • Canon L-series lenses, including: 800mm f5.6, 70-200mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 16-35mm f2.8. Prime lenses: 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm Macro, 135mm, 200mm and 300mm
  • Standard Canon lens series. Prime lenses ranging from 20mm to 100mm macro. Zooms: 75-300mm, 18-135mm, 10-22mm

Flash photography

  • Profoto B2 250 location kits
  • Profoto B1 location kits + accessories
  • Profoto B10 location kit + accessories
  • Canon 580 EX ii flash guns
  • Canon 430 EXflash gun
  • Metz Mecablitz flash units (hammerhead)

Analogue photography

  • Mamiya RB 67 medium format cameras
  • Minolta 35mm (various models)
  • 5x4 large format field cameras


  • Video recording
  • Lenses, monitors and grip equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Sound recording
  • Digital photography
  • Flash photography
  • Analogue photography
  • See main description for a full list of equipment

Courses that use this facility

  • BA (Hons) Film and Television
  • BA (Hons) Post Production for Film and Television
  • BA (Hons) Television Production
  • BA (Hons) Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Photography