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Inspiration Lab - Video Recording

Guide on Video Recording equipment, setup, files and resources to get started.

Getting Started with Video Recording Equipment

The Inspiration Lab is a free place dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration and storytelling. It features high-performance computers, analog-to-digital conversion, audio and video recording studios, video editing, and self-publishing software.  

For video recording, we have the following equipment available for booking in the Terry McBride Studio. The camera can only be used in the studio; therefore, you must have a booking in the studio if you would like to use the camera and/or the portable green screen.

  • Tripod
  • Four LED light stands
  • HD Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
  • Portable green screen

Booking Inspiration Lab Equipment

The Inspiration Lab is a self-directed, Do-It-Yourself space in the library to help you create and experiment with digital media.

Recording studios, equipment, and computers are available for booking if you have a library card with the Vancouver Public Library. To use the studios, you will need to have a library card with proof of address and no more than $10 in library fees. The Creation Stations and Digitization Stations can be used by anyone with a valid card, including an Internet Access card.

The Inspiration Lab is open during regular Central library hours. However, the recording studios close half an hour before the rest of the library.

  • The recording studios can be booked for a maximum of three hours per day.
  • Creation Stations and Digitization Stations can be booked up to three hours per day, but a Creation Station or Digitzation Station session may be extended at staff discretion if time is available and other library patrons are not waiting to use it.
  • Bookings of studios, Creation Stations, and Digitization Stations can be made up to two weeks in advance. For more information on booking, please see the booking instructions for recording studios, Creation Stations, or Digitization Stations.