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Equipment List

Camcorder Kits

Each kit includes a camera, tripod, batteries, and headphones.

Canon XA-10Canon XA-10

Equipped with Canon's all-pro image sensor and two balanced XLR audio inputs, the XA10 offers all the options of a pro-camcorder with none of the weight or size restraints. Shoot hours of full 1080p Final Cut ready files, all to an affordable SDHC card--and never buy another tape again. 

 2 kits


Canon Vixia HF-S20Canon Vixia HF-S20

 Dubbed the AK-47 of camcorders, Canon's Vixia line offers a great "point a & shoot" alternative to the XA10, with an intuitive auto override perfect for on-the-go productions. Record up to 12 hrs of crisp HD footage at a time. With a high quality shotgun mic and a built in subject light, the Vixia proves impressively adaptable to a variety of shooting environments.

2 kits

Sony Z5USony Z5U

The XA10's all-pro, old-school alternate, Sony's Z5U camcorder includes 3-chip image capture with two balanced XLR audio inputs while allowing you to record to mini DV tape and Compact Flash card simultaneously, in both HD and SD. Record Final Cut ready footage that can be captured in minutes!

 2 kits

Production Accessories

Flash RecorderFlash Recorder

Partner the HVR-MRC1K Compact Flash Recorder with the Z5u or mount it externally on any camera or other device with a DV output to record Final Cut Pro ready files in SD or HD right onto a Compact Flash Card. 


Perfect for filming on the move, the monopod offers the mobility of handheld and the stability of a tripod. With a full size pan bar up to 10 pounds of weight mounting, the monopod offers full control and expanded flexibility to any of BCTV’s cameras.


Lavalier MicrophoneLavalier Microphone

Also known as Lapel or Tie-Tac mics, these small condenser microphones can inconspicuously clip to your talent's upper body garments. The proximity to the subject these microphones provide offers excellent sound with minimal ambient noise. Lavalier microphones require an XLR connection and 48v of phantom power, making them best suited for interviews.


Handheld MicHandheld Mic

Often referred to as Vocal Mics, these dynamic XLR microphones provide a wide pick up range, don’t require phantom power, and are virtually unbreakable—making them the perfect all purpose mic. Place them on a table or podium for lectures and panels, hand them out to speakers and performers, or partner them with BCTV’s wireless XLR transmitter.


Wireless Microphone KitWireless Microphone Kit

Seinheiser’s G2 wireless kit allows you to mic your subject with a lavalier body pack or connect any self powered microphone to an XLR terminal transmitter. It boasts multiple audio outputs for use with any of BCTV’s cameras and a wide range of frequency settings to avoid interference.



Also known as Tabletop or Boundary Mics, PZM’s pick up sound waves reflected off a surface, allowing you to evenly mic a series of subjects seated around a table with a single microphone.


Floor Mic StandFloor Mic Stand

 These durable stands come with weighted bottoms and adjustable goose necks.


Tabletop Mic StandTabletop Mic Stand

When a full size mic stand is more than you need, BCTV's tabletop stands come in handy. Perfect for podiums and panels.


When in-camera audio won't cut it, check out one of BCTV's portable field mixers, like Behringer's XENYX compact line-up. Sporting four XLR Inputs, complete with 48v phantom power and low-noise preamps to rival the pros, plus full USB multi-track recording, built-in effects processing, and a pair of balanced XLR outputs, this mixer is a great choice for live music productions, multi-subject panels, and more.



Light KitLight Kit

Even with the extreme low-light capabilities of BCTV's field cameras, nothing helps the quality of an image like the right lighting. BCTV's CFL-driven portable field light kits are light and compact, easy to set-up and break down, and won't have your subject sweating bullets like the light kits of yore.


Blank Media


You can purchase this from BCTV when you pick up your gear at a cost of 60 minutes for $4.00, or supply your own.

Shoot up to 3 hrs of video at a time when you check out any of BCTV's Sony cameras. You can check out one of BCTV's cards at no cost, or you can purchase your own.

Shoot up to 20 hrs of video at a time when you check out either of BCTV's Canon cameras. You can check out one of BCTV's cards at no cost, or you can purchase your own.