Equipment Center

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Although primarily for use by workshop and other program participants, Scribe provides limited access to reserve and loan out video, film, audio and auxiliary production equipment, as well as post-production equipment (dubbing and editing) to independent media artists. We require proof of familiarity with equipment before it may be used by non-workshop users.

We are not a commercial rental house and we offer reduced rates for projects intended to support community users.

Production Equipment

Two new HDV cameras, three miniDV cameras; five light cases (softlight, Lowell, two Tota, Omni); five lavaliere (4 wired, 1 remote); 4 shotgun mikes; 2 field monitors; assorted cables, fishpoles, seven tri-pods, batteries, and ac auxiliary equipment; two 16mm cameras(Bolex, CP-16) and two super8 cameras.

Post-Production Equipment

One Steenbeck Film Editing Machine; one16mm rewind table; four Final Cut Pro (video) G4 edit stations (with AfterEffects, Photoshop, monitors, scanners); one Pro-Tools (audio) G5 edit station; one VHS edit station and VHS / ¾-inch dubbing station; one screening/transfer/dubbing station for mini DV, DVCAM, VHS, ¾", Hi8; one 1 ¾" SP to ¾" SP editing station; one 1 ¼" audio playback station; and one film-to-video transfer

Exhibition Equipment

One video projector; three16mm projectors; one Super 8 projector; and one audio amplifier/speakers

Policies And Procedures:

You must request equipment needs in advance of your rental. Call Scribe at (215) 222-4201 to make an inquiry and reserve equipment.

Renter Responsibility

You will be held fully responsible for any equipment that you borrow or rent from Scribe. If any losses or damages occur to borrowed or rented equipment, you agree to pay Scribe the costs for repair or the replacement cost if the equipment is lost or beyond repair.

Contact Person

Amanda Johnson, Media Center Manager
Email: amanda at scribe dot org

Hours Of Operation

Our office hours are Monday–Friday, 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Equipment Check-Out

Monday–Friday, 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Equipment Check-In

Monday–Friday, 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Download the Equipment Rental Packet here.