Certification to Reserve Equipment

We now use the online software: as our equipment-reserve provider.

With Reftab, students can learn how to reserve and sign out the latest state-of-the-art equipment for a truly hands-on experience. Equipment can be reserved for 108 hours, weekends included.

In order to check out equipment,
both online and in-person,
students must get certified.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Students are required to preview the Camera Certification videos below in advance to familiarize themselves with the certification procedures.
  2. Students will have to pass the written certification test in order to perform the hands-on camera certification in-front of one of our CNM Staff.
  3. Once students are certified to use the equipment, they need to register for a new account by using their school commnet e-mail (eg: and cellphone # and going to the following link:
Using the Reftab Portal

Here is the direct link to  Reftab Equipment Reservations

For more information, please contact our media associate Todd Levesque, or Monique Simon, or Elena Sanchez, our part-time educational assistants.

Panasonic AG-HMC80 Camera Tutorial

To download and preview in booklet format:

Panasonic AG-HMC80 Tutorial Booklet

Panasonic AG-HMC80 Tutorial – In Its Entirety
Camera Equipment Tutorial - In its Entirety


Panasonic AG-HMC80 Tutorial – Chapter 01 Tripod
Chapter 01 Tripod - Camera Equipment Tutorial

Panasonic AG-HMC80 Tutorial – Chapter 02 Setup the Camera
Chapter 02 Setup - Camera Equipment Tutorial


Panasonic AG-HMC80 Tutorial – Chapter 03 Manual Mode
Chapter 03 Manual Mode - Camera Equipment Tutorial


Panasonic AG-HMC80 Tutorial – Chapter 04 Audio
Chapter 04 Audio - Camera Equipment Tutorial


Panasonic AG-HMC80 Tutorial – Chapter 05 Breakdown
Chapter 05 Breakdown - Camera Equipment Tutorial


AG-AC Camera Tutorial

To download and preview in booklet format:

Panasonic AG-AC30 Tutorial Booklet






AG-AC30 Camera Tutorial – In Its Entirety


AG-AC30 Camera Tutorial – Chapter 01 Setup
AG AC30 Setup - Chapter 1


AG-AC30 Camera Tutorial – Chapter 02 Manual Mode
AG AC30 Manual - Chapter 2


AG-AC30 Camera Tutorial – Chapter 03 Audio
AG AC30 Audio - Chapter 3


AG-AC30 Camera Tutorial – Chapter 04 Shoulder Rig
AG AC30 shoulder Rig - Chapter 4


AG-AC30 Camera Tutorial – Chapter 05 Packup
AG AC30 Packup - Chapter 5

For the most recent Equipment and Facilities Policies & Procedures: Click Here.


Reftab Equipment Reservations

List of Equipment

greenpixel Panasonic AG-HMC80PJ 3MOS HD Camcorder
greenpixel Panasonic AG-HMC70 HD Camcorder
greenpixel Panasonic AG-AC30 HD Camcorder
greenpixel Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX Full HD Handheld Camcorder
greenpixel DSLR Canon Rebel T5i 700D Camera
greenpixel Cinema CION 4K Camera
greenpixel Blackmagic Design Cinema 6k Camera
greenpixel RICOH Theta 360° VR Camera & Carrying Case

greenpixel Google 360° VR Glasses
greenpixel Camera lights
greenpixel Digital voice recorders
greenpixel Dollies
greenpixel Extension cords
greenpixel Field audio mixers
greenpixel Field lighting kits
greenpixel Gaffers tape
greenpixel Gitzo boom poles
greenpixel Headphones
greenpixel Microphones (hand held, shotgun, lavalier, conference table, and wireless)
greenpixel Power strips
greenpixel Pro Tools M-Box
greenpixel Rifa soft lights
greenpixel SD card readers
greenpixel Tripods
greenpixel USB keyboards
greenpixel XLR cables

Students can also reserve time to work in the two editing suites, located in Chapman Hall, 628 A & B.

Equipment Loan Pool Hours
Location: Chapman Hall, Room 604

9:30am – 4:00pm
5:00pm – 7:00pm

9:30am – 4:00pm
5:00pm – 7:00pm

9:30am – 3:30pm
4:30pm – 6:00pm

11:00am – 2:00pm
3:30pm – 5:30pm

9:30pm – 3:00pm

Spring 2023 – Jan. 20 – May 15

Open Mac Lab Hours are:

Room 610
2:45pm – 5:10pm
Room 612

12:15pm – 9:00pm
Room 629
9:00am – 9:00pm

Rooms 610 & 629
9:00am – 11:00am
Room 610
12:15pm – 5:10pm
Room 612
12:15pm – 9:00pm

Room 610
9:00am – 11:00am,
2:45pm – 5:10pm
Room 612  

12:15pm – 9:00pm
Room 629  
9:00am – 9:00pm

Room 610
9:00am – 11:00am,
12:15pm – 2:00pm
Room 629
9:00am – 12:30pm,
1:45pm – 5:10pm
Room 612
12:15pm – 6:00pm

Rooms 610 & 612
9:00am – 3:00pm
Room 629
12:00pm – 3:00pm


Closed Saturdays & Sundays

 Call or e-mail: our media associate Todd Levesque, or Monique Simon, and Elena Sanchez, our part-time media associates, for more information: 860-343-5794