College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Media Equipment

The items listed below are available for students currently enrolled in specific ADVRT, JL MC, or P R courses incorporating audio/video projects into coursework.

Please see our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page for more information.

What we offer
  • 10 Canon Vixia HF 200 video cameras
  • 12 Canon 60D (Lenses see below)
  • 12 Canon XA10
  • 24 Zoom H2 digital audio recorders
  • A variety of accessories for each item (tripods, lav mics, shotgun mics, handheld mics, and light kits
Lenses Available
  • 3 - 24mm
  • 3 - 28mm
  • 7 - 35mm
  • 7 - 50mm
  • 6 - 70-200mm
  • 6 - 24-105mm
Need projectors, speakers, screens or laptops?    
Click here or call 515.294.8026 for more information. PA systems, projectors and laptops are available at the Communications Building, not Hamilton Hall.
Not a current ADVRT, JL MC, or P R Student?

Click here or call 515.294.8026 for more information. Iowa State University offers media equipment for all currently enrolled ISU students to borrow at no charge. These items are available at the Communications Building, not Hamilton Hall. 

How we edit

All computers listed below have the newest versions of: Final Cut Pro, Motion, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Adobe Flash, Garage Band, iDVD, Microsoft Office

  • 12 iMac machines in the Meredith Integrated Media Suite
  • 19 iMac machines in room 10A
  • 19 iMac machines in room 10B
  • 18 iMac machines in room 12
  • 18 iMac machines in room 08
  • 2 iMac machines in room 001
  • 20 iMac machines in room 171
Click an image below to download the user manual for our equipment.

XH A1 Manual HF200 Manual Zoom H2 Manual XA10 MANUAL 60D MANUAL


Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication 



Terms and Conditions

ConditionsGreenlee School equipment is available for check-out to students who are currently registered for a Greenlee School course requiring the use of the equipment and Greenlee faculty members only. A class list will be made available to the equipment office of all courses requiring equipment check-out during the semester. The requestor should make all other equipment rental requests to the Communications building or Durham.

Equipment is limited and students have project assignments due at the same time. It is important to note that these conditions are strictly in place to allow all students access to equipment to enable them to complete their projects. The equipment is not for rent or check-out to anyone for profit or external use apart from class use. The equipment is not available for use by student groups, clubs, or for internships.


Equipment checked-out on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday is due back on the following Monday at or before 11 a.m. Failure to return equipment on time will result in a warning. Each person will receive only one warning before his/her right to reserve and use equipment is waived. If the equipment is not returned in the same condition as checked-out in, the person will only get one warning before his/her right to reserve and use equipment is waived. This includes but is not limited to: dirt, dust or moisture in and around equipment, cables not wrapped properly, items not secure in case, etc. If the equipment is damaged or missing, repair or replacement fees will be applied to the person’s U-Bill.

Equipment is loaned AT THE USER’S RISK. The Greenlee School does not guarantee results and assumes no liability of any kind for video or audio tapes/memory cards. The Greenlee School will not be responsible for video/audio tapes, memory cards, or personal property left inside equipment or cases.  Extensions on equipment will not be issued during final projects or when equipment is in high demand. It is important to view the syllabus and know when projects are due.

To make a reservation, call (515) 294-5487 or email

All equipment check-outs require that a student show a student ID and be listed on the current course listings approved for equipment use.  The person who signs this form is responsible for costs of replacement or repair due to any damage to the equipment. Any missing equipment will be billed to the student’s U-Bill at the replacement cost. The student will be notified via e-mail of any charges incurred.

Last updated: 11-12-2012