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A/V Rentals

Welcome to the Media Services Video Lab

This facility includes high-end video cameras and camcorders complete with accessories, professional lighting kits, portable green screens, audio and video booths, and a screening room to critique your final projects.

Located in Ahmanson B10

Current Hours

If you are not enrolled in the current semester, you are not eligible to rent equipment.

All Extended Rentals will need to approved by your Department Chair.  Please fill out Request form available at B10 Lab. 



AUG 26 - DEC 14

Monday - Thursday 8AM-10PM

Friday 8AM-6PM

Saturday 9AM-5PM


Election Day - Tuesday, November 5, 2019  *the lab will be open for limited hours

2019 Holidays 

September 2, 2019 - Monday - Labor Day

November 28, 2019 - Thursday - November 29, 2019 - Friday - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 19, 2019 - Thursday - January 2, 2020 - Thursday - Winter Closure 


2019 Academic Holidays

Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2019

Election Day - Tuesday, November 5, 2019 

Thanksgiving Break - Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1


The video lab is closed all major holidays.



Weekend Reservation Sign Up Sheets

Reservation Sheets are posted at the a/v check out window on Monday morning and are available on a FCFS (first-come, first-served) basis.  

One-Day Rentals

Monday - Wednesday all equipment rented is due the following day before 7pm

Equipment rented on Thursday must be returned on Friday before 12pm.

Weekend Rentals 

Weekend Reservations are available for pick up after 12pm on Friday and are due on Monday before 7pm.



Patrons must be a currently enrolled student or instructor with current Otis ID or have approval from department head.

Equipment must be checked out through the computer system using your Student ID. (Xnumber)

All items checked out must be returned to the Video Lab no later than 7PM on the next day, unless previously arranged in writing with the Video Lab staff.

All equipment must be returned in the condition that it was checked out. (clean and in working order)

All equipment must be returned to a Technician in the Video Lab (room B10.)

All equipment must be checked-in through the computer system using your Student ID. (Xnumber)


A late fee of TEN (10) dollars per day, per item will be assessed for Camera Kits, Lighting Kits & Projector Kits.

A late fee of ONE (1) dollar per day per item will be assessed for all other items.

A fee equivalent to full replacement cost will be assessed on all lost or damaged equipment.

Patron will be given an invoice once items are returned.  All fees are to be paid to the Cashier in the Business Office on the 2nd Floor of Ahmanson Hall.  The receipt must be returned to Video Lab for fees to be removed from patron’s account.

If the item(s) are not returned in a timely manner and/or fees not paid, the College will place a hold on registration for all future classes.

If the patron does not pay fees in a timely manner, the patron will be responsible for all collection costs of any kind; including but not limited to, collection agency fees, as well as legal fees and/or court costs.

If patron fails to pay late fees the institution and/or collection agency may disclose that the patron has failed to pay these fees along with other relevant information to credit reporting organization.

The Video Lab also houses a variety of mobile multimedia stations for classes/presentations.  

Computer Carts - Computer, Projector, and Speakers mounted to a rolling cart.  

Media Carts - Projector and Speakers mounted to a rolling cart, with no computer attached.  This allows the user to use their own media. ie. Laptops, iPads, etc.

TV Carts - Flat Screen Monitor, a Mac Mini and choice of VCR or BluRay Player, and Speakers, mounted to a rolling cart (with all the latest software and wireless connectivity included.) 

Multimedia stations (Mobile Computer Classrooms) must be reserved through your department on the Astra System.  

To make a reservation, call us at (310) 665-6972 or email us at

To make a reservation, call us at (310) 665-6972 or email us at

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To reserve the B09 Screening Room, please have your Department make a reservation through the Ad Astra Calendaring System.


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All Camera Kits come with batteries, battery chargers, SD/CF/SSD cards/drives/readers, and any cables needed to use equipment.


Panasonic GH5 (10-bit) - Mirrorless Micro four thirds

Blackmagic Production Camera (10-bit) - full frame sensor 

Canon 5D Mark IV (8-bit) - full frame sensor

Sony A7s ii (8-bit) - Mirrorless - full frame sensor

Panasonic 4K WXF991

GoPro Hero5 (black) 

Yi Action Cam 


Canon Rebel T4i 

Canon Rebel T3i 

Canon 7D 

Canon HF-G30

Canon HF-G20

Panasonic AF-100 

GoPro Hero3plus

GoPro Hero4

GoPro Hero Session 


Kodak PixPro Orbit 360 

Samsung Gear 360 

MiniDV Camcorders (SD/HDV) - require a MiniDV tape to operate (not supplied)

Canon GL2 

Canon Optura 50

Panasonic DVX 100

Canon HV 30

The majority of our lenses are for Canon cameras.














L-Series Lens Kits 

Kit #1: 11-16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 70-300mm

Kit #2: 11-16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm

Kit #3: 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100-400mm

Kit #4: 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 100-400mm

Kit #5: 11-16mm, 35mm, 24-70mm, 100-400mm

Lights available in kits or single

LED Panel Light Kits 

LED Spots (Fresnel) 

LED Edge Light 

Litepanels Micro LED (dslr)

LED Ring Lights (dslr) 

Large Tungsten Kit (1K) 

Small Tungsten Kit (250W) 



2X3 Flags 

4X4 Flags 



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