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Art and Design Research Institute Facilities

Our equipment plays a vital role within the research centre, listed below is the equipment the Research Institute makes use of.

In this section


Video cameras and lighting kit

Make/ModelDescriptionAccessories

Sony HV-Z1E HD Camera

Sony professional HVR‐Z1E HDV 1/3" 3CCD 1080i
Hd camera.

Comes with Sony Shotgun Mic, 10m
XLR Cable, Headphones, Long life Battery
pack and charging Unit. This unit is packed
in padded carry bag. For Research staff only.

Sony Small HD Camera HDD based HDR‐SR8E

Tape-less camera records in HD format on built in Hard
disk drive.

Comes with USB cable and docking station.

Sony mini DV SD camera DCR‐PC1000E

3 CCD camera records SD quality video on Mini‐DV
tapes.

Comes with USB cable and docking station.

Sony SD Camera HDD based DCR‐SR32

Tape-less camera records in mpeg 2 format on built in
Hard disk drive.

Comes with USB cable and Docking station.

Canon 5D Mk II digital SLR Camera

Canon 5D is the new generation digital SLR camera which
has 21.1MP full frame CMOS sensor and can record 1K HD (in 2010 its
called as Full HD) Video.

Comes with EF 24-105MM F/4 L IS
USM Lens, RODE NTG Shotgun Mic, spare
battery pack, all leads and chargers and
BEACHTEK DXA-5DA Dual XLR DSLR Adapter
(passive no phantom), 32 GB Memory card. For Research staff only.

Arri Junior 300w Plus spot light kit

The ARRI Fresnel series is ideal for use where compact,
light weight tungsten Fresnel spotlights are required. Arri Fresnels are
the perfect solution in small studios where grid height is a problem.

Comes with stand, lamp and flight case.

Sony VCT- 1170RM Video Tripod

The Sony VCT-1170RM high grade remote control tripod is
designed for use with Sony video cameras. It connects to the LANC
terminal of the camera and enables the panhandling remote control.

The tripod comes in a carry bag. For Research staff only.

Waterproof housing for Sony SR8E camera

  

Digital cameras

Make/ModelDescriptionAccessories
Canon EOS 400D Digital SLR Camera10M Pixel Digital SLR camera comes with Sigma 24‐70mm Lens10M Pix. SLR camera Comes with Sigma 24- 70mm F2.8 Ex-DG Lens, USB Cable and 2Gb Memory Card.
Canon Digital camera A64010Mpix compact Digital camera. Requires 4 X AA batteriesComes with 512Mb Memory card and usb cable in a bag.
Nikon Digital Camera S1 Nikon Coolpix S1 digital camera Comes with battery charger.
Sony Digital camera w350Sony 14.1 mpix Compact Digital camera with 4x carl zeiss lensComes with memory card, battery charger and usb cable.
Canon 5D Mk II digital SLR camera21.1 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensorComes with 32Gb memory card, Rode NTG mike, XLR-DSLR adapter, Rode shockwavemount extra battery and battery charger andall bits and pieces. For Research staff only.
Hasselblad H3D Digital camera Comes with HS50mm Lens, 80mm lens,battery charger and all bits and pieces. For Research staff only.

Audio, sound recorder, microphone

Make/ModelDescriptionAccessories
Marantz PMD670 Solid State Sound RecorderPMD 670 Is state of the art Field Recorder which comes with the boundary mic. Best for Recording Conference and Lectures.Boundary Mic, XLR cable, Mini XLR cable, Power supply unit.
Olympus DS30 Voice Recorder/ DictaphoneVery good for Recording one to one Interviews and Lectures Comes with USB cable. Record in WAV format.
Olympus DS50 Voice Recorder/ DictaphoneVery good for Recording one to one Interviews and Lectures Comes with USB cable. Record in WAV format.
Olympus Ds- 2400 Voice RecorderVery good for Recording one to one Interviews and Lectures Comes with USB cable. Record in WAV format.
Olympus ME30W microphone kitOlympus ME30W microphone kit to record lecture or a conference. This can be easily plugged in to other Olympus Voice recorders/ pc/mac Comes with 3.5mm jack.
Sennheiser Wireless free port microphone  
Senheiser EW100ENG G2 Wireless Mic.The best Wireless coller mic available for the filming and documenting. Requires batteriesComes with transmitter, receiver, and collar mic.
Sony Mini Disk Player/ Recorder Sony Mini Disk Player Sony Mini Disk Player.
Rode NT1-A Condenser MicThe RODE NT1-A Studio Condenser Microphone. Winner of the Electronic Musician 2004 Editors Choice Award and the worlds quietest studio condenser microphone. Rode NT1-A mic.
Snowball Professional USB Desk MicrophoneA very good professional desk microphone for podcasting and recording live music. Requires PC/Mac with USB connector. Snowball Professional mic, USB cable.
Yoga Vocal mic kit  
Conference Mic stand  

Computing accessories

Make/ModelDescriptionAccessories
Apple Macbook Apple Macbook with MS office.  For Research staff only .
Apple Ipad   Apple ipad.  For Research staff only.

Miscellaneous

Make/ModelDescriptionAccessories
Apple Isight cameraApple Isight camera Comes with all the accessories.
headphones   
keyboards   
Pictorea Digital Photoframes 10.4"Pictorea digital photo frames to show a slide show of your digital images in gallery 
Projector screen Projector screen  

Video editing

We have 3 non-linear digital video edit suites installed in the 82E06 in recognition of the fact that digital media have been developing a need for high-quality, digital editing facilities to be accessible on-demand by researchers, working on Video Production Projects or on Multimedia Production and moving-image digitisation assignments of various kinds. These High end digital editing computer can also be used to edit AVCHD formats.

Suite number 1 and 2 consists of:

  • Apple Mac Pro and G5
  • Twin 22" cinema Screen
  • Sony HDV25E miniDV Tape-Deck
  • Samsung 22" Video monitor
  • Final cut Pro Keyboard
  • Sony upscaling DVD player
  • Final Cut Studio 6
  • Roxio Toast
  • Sound Track Pro
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Apple iMovie
  • Headphones.

You will need to book the studio in advance and bring your own External hard disk drive to store the raw and final video contents.

Suite 3 is located in the open space at 82E06 and also required booking.

  • Apple Mac Pro and G5
  • Twin 22" cinema Screen
  • Final Cut Studio 6
  • Roxio Toast
  • Sound Track Pro
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Apple iMovie
  • Headphones can be borrowed from the studio Technician.

The edit suites are available for use during the Belfast campus normal working hours, Monday to Friday in term-time and may exceptionally be available at other times - especially those of particular pressure - by special arrangement, provided that all building security precautions are observed.

All enquiries regarding the edit suites should be made to the FADBE Technician based in Room 82E06 at Belfast campus.

Digital Imaging

The studio has an Apple iMac and Epson A3 GT‐20000 Flatbed Scanner along with Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium software.