Camcorder Loans

Free Consumer Equipment Loans

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Although our members do many shoots in and for the community, we also focus on helping residents learn to create video themselves.

Residents and clubs wanting to record their events, interviews, or other subjects are invited to take advantage of our free Consumer Equipment Loan Program. We lend consumer-level, high definition camcorders and fluid-head video tripods to both members and non-member residents without charge. Basic operational instruction is provided for these short-term loans, and a refundable deposit covering the cost of the equipment is required.

Consumer equipment loans are made and checked in at the Video Lab ONLY on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 pm (or by special arrangement). Loans are for one week. Longer loans may be made by special arrangement. Two Lab Supervisors are responsible for all loans — Betsy Martin (Wednesdays),, 707-540-1955, and Lucy Parker (Thursdays),, 949-456-4657. Contact either of them for additional information. An April, 2018, blog post on this website explains the loan system in more detail.

Video editing services are not included, but we invite anyone borrowing equipment to take take the next step into video creation by enrolling in one of our video editing classes, offered for both PC and Macintosh computers. We also offer classes and free workshops on shooting, editing, and sharing videos using iPhone and Android smartphones.

It’s never been easier to “get into video” than it is today!

To learn more, visit or call the Video Lab during open hours, Tuesday-Friday from 1-4 p.m., 949-470-0965.

Still need help?

Residents and clubs seeking video services from our Video One production team may contact John Kelly, our External Video Coordinator, at or call him at 949-759-9468, to discuss their needs. 

If the Video Club team cannot produce the requested video — and the residents are unable to make the video themselves through our Equipment Loan Program — we can provide referrals to professional videography resources.

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