Equipment Descriptions

Recording Equipment and Accessories that work well together for Classroom Use

Device Details Accessories Picture
iPad 2
  • Has built-in tripod and microphone (recommended)
  • stops recording after about 50 minutes, you will need to press record again to continue the recording
Microphones:
  • Audio Technica
  • Cyber Acoustic
  • Electric Condenser
  • Samson USB
  • Samson Wireless GoMic
Tripod Mounts:
  • Makayama (do not pair with Samson USB mic)
  • Joy Factory (best when paired with Samson USB mic)
  • Castiv
iPad 4
  • has built-in tripod and microphone (recommended)
  • recording time limit is based on how much space is on the iPad
Microphones:
  • Audio Technica
  • Cyber Acoustic
  • Electric Condenser (recommended)
  • Samson Wireless GoMic

Tripod Mounts:

  • Makayama (do not pair with Samson USB mic)
  • Joy Factory (do not pair with Samson USB mic)
  • Castiv
Canon Vixia
  • SD card required
  • tripod is necessary, unless recorded by someone else
  • cuts the video into segments when it is over 4.25 GB but there is no lapse between videos
  • recording time is based on the quality you choose for the video
Microphones:
  • Audio Technica
  • Cyber Acoustic
  • Electric Condenser
  • Wireless Azden (recommended for large classrooms)
  • Samson Wireless GoMic
Canon FS-100
  • SD card required
  • tripod is necessary, unless recorded by someone else
  • recording time is based on the quality you choose for the video 
Microphones:
  • Audio Technica
  • Cyber Acoustic
  • Electric Condenser
  • Wireless Azden (recommended for large classrooms)
  • Samson Wireless GoMic
Canon PowerShot SX260HS
  • user friendly
  • works well in large classrooms
  • SD card required
  • tripod is necessary, unless recorded by someone else
  • recording time 1 hour
 
Samsung HMX-W300
  • user friendly
  • works well in large classrooms
  • segments the footage into 20 minute clips
    (more information on p 28 of manual)
  • tripod is necessary, unless recorded by someone else
 
Cisco Flip
  • works well in large classrooms
  • tripod is necessary, unless recorded by someone else
  • recording time of 50 minutes
 

Note:

All tripods work with all devices. The iPad case has a built-in stand which works well if positioned on a flat surface in the classroom.