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Equipment Rental

A variety of professional equipment for video and sound recording is available.
It is available free of charge for classes and assignments for the digital atelier classes. (A fee will be charged for research use.)
We do not offer equipment rentals for assignments for classes other than digital atelier classes, for club activities, or for individual use.

Usage fee

There is no charge for the use of the equipment for the digital atelier classes.
In the case of research use, the fee will be charged by internal transfer.
Please check the “Price List” page (Accessible only from on-campus) for equipment rental prices.

Equipment Rental Procedure (Research Use)

Reservations can be made at the Media Design Laboratory office desk or by calling 73-7080 ext.
Please download the application form for “equipment rental (for research use)” .
Please fill in the required information such as your name and billing address, and the number of units of equipment to be used in the quantity field of the equipment list, and submit them to the Media Design Laboratory office desk on the day of the rental.
The authorizer section of the application form must be signed and stamped with the approval of the faculty member of the laboratory you are requesting. For other invoices, the seal of a faculty member who can approve the use of the budget is required.
The invoice will be sent to you by internal transfer at the beginning of the month following the date of use.

Procedures for using equipment (Digital atelier classes and assignments)

Reservations can be made at the Media Design Laboratory office.
Please download the equipment rental application form (for classes).
Please fill in the required information such as your name and course name, and the number of units of equipment you will be using in the quantity box on the equipment list, and submit them to the Media Design Laboratory desk on the day of the rental.

Notes on equipment rental

  • Some equipment, such as digital SLRs and interchangeable lenses, are for class use only and cannot be rented out for research purposes.
  • The maximum period of use is one week, including the rental date and return date.
  • If you wish to use the equipment on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, please rent it before the last opening day.
  • The rental period may be limited or you may be asked to return the book before the scheduled date (may be asked during the rental period) depending on the planned use in class.
  • Only the person listed in the user column will be allowed to return the item on behalf of the person.
  • Please be sure to check if any of the rental equipment is missing before returning it.
  • Please keep your equipment under strict control and take the utmost care not to damage or lose it.
  • You may be charged for repairs if there is any failure or damage that was caused by willful or gross negligence.
  • Any inappropriate use may result in the suspension of further rentals.
  • If you have any trouble with your equipment or if it is damaged or lost, please contact the media design Laboratory.