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Equipment & Services

Audio Visual Department equipment is provided to support Calvin College activities, regardless of their location. The Audio Visual Department does not provide equipment for personal use.

Equipment Loan

  • Data & Video Projectors
  • Portable 42" Flat screen/monitors
  • iPads
  • Laptop Computers
  • Mobile laptop lab (22 wireless PC's)
  • Digital 'Still' Cameras
  • Digital Video (mini-DV) Camcorders
  • Tripods & microphones
  • Video conference codecs
  • Audio conference speaker phones
  • VCR, DVD, and TV Carts
  • Audiocassette/CD Boombox Players
  • Audio Cassette and Digital Audio Recorders & Lapel Microphones
  • Public Address Systems & Megaphones
  • Dictation Transcribers for audiocassettes
  • Software for transcribing audio files
  • Laser Pointers
  • Microphones, Mixers & Speakers

Yes, we still have...

  • VHS Camcorders
  • Overhead Projectors
  • 35mm Slide Projectors
  • 16mm Movie Projectors
  • Opaque Projectors
  • Laserdisc Players
  • Record Players
  • Reel-to-Reel Audio Recorders

Equipment Delivery & Setup

We maintain an inventory of media equipment for your instructional presentation needs. Most equipment can be delivered to your office or delivered and setup in your classroom.

Call x66334 to make arrangements.

Equipment Operation

In most instructional situations, you are expected to operate the equipment yourself. Operators can be available to help you get started or to stay with you, depending upon the complexity of your need. Letting us know in advance will increase the probability of an operator being available for you.

Copy rightOff-the-Air and Satellite Video Recording

We can record television programs from off-the-air, cable-tv, and satellite sources.

We can help you understand and observe the applicable copyright restrictions by helping you license programs, helping you locate commercial sources of programs, and explaining the ins and outs of what Fair Use allows.

Work spaceMaterials for Visual Presentations

  • construction paper
  • butcher paper
  • poster board
  • picture stencils (Ellison diecuts)
  • lettering stencils
  • cutting boards, heavy-duty staplers, 3-hole punches
  • tempra paints and markers
  • overhead transparencies
  • plastic comb binding
  • opaque "enlargement" projector
  • button & badge making equipment
  • lamination presses
  • clipart & cut-up-able magazines
  • magnets
  • Velcro™
  • and more!

$5 Passport Photos

We shoot passport and visa photos which are ready in a few minutes.
No appointment is necessary.
Two photos = $5.00

Lamination Service

We laminate your materials once or twice a day.
Yes, we do both sides.
No, we don't trim the edges for you.

Media Transfer and Duplication

We can transfer many forms of media, such as:

  • Audio reel-to-reel, standard audiocassette, minicassette, microcassette, and audio files
    to audio-CD, wav, mp3, or other audio formats.
  • VHS, S-VHS, miniDV, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, and 3/4" U-matic
    to DVD, mov, avi, wmv, or other video formats.
  • PAL (European format) VHS & DVD
    to NTSC (US format) VHS & DVD.
  • Regular-8 and Super8 to video.

We can capture audio and/or video which is available as a stream from a webpage, such as a clip from YouTube, and provide it in any format.

These files can be provided to you:

  • burned to an audio-CD, CD-ROM, DVD, or DVD-ROM;
  • as a email attachment (5 Meg WebMail limit);
  • copied onto your USB drive;
  • copied onto an external hard drive; or
  • copied to the network drive: S:\AV\<yournamefolder>

The Audio Visual Department can duplicate:

  • audio-CD & CD-ROM
  • audiocassette
  • DVD
  • VHS
  • MiniDV

These services are available to faculty, staff and students for personal projects as well as college needs. Prices vary with quantity. Call x66334 for pricing information.

CopyrightCopyrighted material will be duplicated according to the Fair Use Guidelines of the Copyright Act of 1976, and related regulations. If we may not duplicate your media, we can help you search for a license or another copy of the item. If you have questions about copyright, contact Randy Nieuwsma, x66076.

Ordering Audio-CD and DVD Copies of Programs

To order a copy of a lecture or campus event for Calvin College department or organization use, contact the Audio Visual department.

To order a copy of a lecture or campus event for personal use, contact the Campus Store, at (616) 526-6377 or x66377.


Contact us at (616) 526-6334 or x6-6334