Digital Hub Suite & Equipment Available to Hire
Creative Northants has created a digital hub at the Portfolio Innovation Centre with specialist digital equipment available to hire by creative businesses in the county. Thanks to Northampton Festival and Exlpore PR, the digital hub offers access to state of the art equipment, including photographic and video recording equipment and Apple iMac computers with editing software. Bookable through the Portfolio Innovation Centre, the equipment is available at reasonable rates for half or full days to individuals experienced in using similar equipment.  

Equipment available includes:

Digital Hub Suite
4 x Apple iMac computers with Photoshop and Final Cut Pro express
A4 Printer
A4 Scanner
Large format printer (by special arrangement)

Camera Equipment
2x Canon EOS 500d Digital SLR cameras
2x camera tripods
1x Sony HD Handycam Video Recorder
2x video tripods

The below prices are per workstation or camera.
£20    Half day (10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm)
£30    Full day (10am – 4pm)

Bookings need to be made in advance through the Portfolio Innovation Centre reception and will not be confirmed until payment has been received. To book contact Helen or Sasha on 01604 779000 or

The equipment is only available to individuals who have been trained in its use or whom can demonstrate knowledge and experience in using similar equipment. If you are interested in being trained in how to use the equipment, particularly the Digital SLR’s and large format printer, please contact We will  organise some training sessions from time to time when we have sufficient numbers to warrant a short course.  

Conditions of Use
Any booking is subject to the following conditions. Please read these carefully before booking the suite/equipment.

Digital Hub Suite
•    The Digital Hub is only available between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
•    You must not download any software onto the computers.
•    The equipment must not be used for any illegal or immoral activity.
•    Printing: There is a fair usage policy on printing. If you expect to do a large amount of printing (over 10 sheets) or wish to print bigger than A4, please inform reception as there will be an additional charge for this. Printing is available up to A0.
•    The room must be left clean and tidy.
•    Please report any problems or damages to the reception immediately.

•    The cameras can only be collected and returned between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
•    The hirer is responsible for providing adequate insurance for any equipment taken out of the Portfolio Innovation Centre and is therefore liable for any damage sustained whilst the equipment is off-site.
•    You must return the camera on the agreed date, as failure to do so may result in others being unable to use the cameras. If you are unable to return the camera or need it for longer than anticipated, please contact us to see if it is possible to keep it for longer.  
•    The equipment must not be used for any illegal or immoral activity.
•    Please report any problems or damages to the reception immediately.
•    Cameras will be checked upon return to ensure that all parts are present and undamaged.
•    Before returning the camera you must delete all images from the memory card, clean the camera and fully charge the batteries.

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