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Media Department Solutions

Posted in Articles on 05/3/2019 (updated on 25/6/2019)

Media Department Solutions

PB Tech stocks a massive range of essential media department equipment that can help students to express their limitless creativity.

Designing a productive media department on a budget can be a difficult task, there is such a broad range of demands and tech required to create an effective environment for learning.

It can be quite stressful but don't worry, PB has you covered. Our education specialists have provided their favourite media department options so you can find the best solution for your school. We have compiled a handy list featuring Headphones, Cameras, Drones and Workstations - exploring the key features that make them great media department solutions for academic environments.

Headphones

Whether it’s for playback, editing, making effects or recording, having a solid pair of headphones is an essential tool when creating any media content. Our PB audio specialists have picked their favourite in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones that are great for any school media department.

Gorsun GS-C3 In-Ear Headphones

The Gorsun GS-C3 In-Ear Headphones are a great piece of tech for students creating media content, that doesn’t break the bank.

The comfortable design of the soft ear tips comes in multiple sizes, so you can easily get a great fit for everyone in the class. The in-ear headphones feature stereo bass functionality that will help deliver a clear, undistorted quality of sound, perfect for students creating and editing music.

PB customer Nick has reviewed these Gorsun In-Ear Headphones and has said, “Great value for money headphones. Comfortable and good sound equal to some of the more expensive models. Great for teenagers!"

Additionally, noise isolation lets everyone in the classroom enjoy high-resolution audio with minimal excess noise. The handy in-line mic is ideal for students creating recordings and makes these headphones a sweet all-around entry-level pick that will provide great value.

Sennheiser HD 2.20s On-Ear Headphones

The Gorsun earphone option mentioned above is great for younger students, but high school students that need higher quality headphones will discover great benefits from the Sennheiser HD 2.20s On-Ear Headphones, which is the perfect option for creating and editing music/audio.

Equipped with Sennheiser HD 2 Series technology helps achieve a satisfying sound reproduction with powerful bass response, amazing for students creating media content or listening to audio. Topped off with premium leatherette ear pads will ensure students can productively work in comfort for hours throughout the day.

PB customer Shantilal P. has reviewed these Sennheiser headphones and has said, “These headphones are fantastic - they fit well over the ears and has fantastic clear speech form the callers and great sound for music. Have been using them for the last three weeks now and very happy.”

Being super lightweight and foldable allows these compact headphones to be easily stored away when not in use, so teachers can easily keep the media department or classroom looking tidy. With a durable design, tangle-free cable and handy in-line microphone, these headphones are an amazing pick for education environments and have all the features you need for media departments too!

Panasonic RP-HT161 Over-Ear Headphones

The Panasonic RP-HT161 Over-Ear Headphones are well designed for comfort with its large size, which will be a great option for students working long hours in school media departments.

These retro-styled headphones feature an all-black look that offers a super soft and extremely comfortable fit on all different ear sizes. The cushy fit also creates a snug and tight seal over your ears that help isolate audio and eliminate external sound, so students can stay focused on their content while enjoying solid audio quality.

Verified owner Nicolas C has reviewed these Panasonic Over-Ear Headphones and has said, "These headphones a great for its price. Very comfortable to wear and these headphones have good speakers when listening to music. Overall very good, highly recommend."

At a very affordable price, buying a few of these for the media department will be a stress-free and easy solution!

Cameras

When choosing an ideal camera for your school's media department, there can be an overwhelming amount of brands and models to choose from that vary drastically in price and features. PB Tech has got you covered as we break down our favourite Cameras for learning and creativity in the classroom, that even newbie students can master and enjoy.

DJI Osmo Pocket 4K Camera

 

The DJI Osmo Pocket is a very popular action camera option that can enhance students creativity and recording skills, while still being very affordable compared to a GoPro + Grip combo.

This pocket-sized powerhouse camera is able to record in 4K at 60FPS and up to 100mb/s, so students can easily film stunning videos while on the go. The camera is supported by a 3-axis gimbal to ensure students moving around and recording can still have optical image stabilisation.

PB customer Simon D. has reviewed this DJI Osmo Pocket Action Camera and has said, "Awesome little camera. Stabilisation is excellent. Great features - some of which I still am experimenting with. Great value for a 4K camera."

Being very compact will allow for easy storage and the camera has some fun recording features for students to appreciate, such as motion lapse, time-lapse, slo-mo, panorama and heaps more!

Canon EOS 1500D DSLR Camera

 

 

 

The Canon EOS 1500D DSLR is a solid entry-level camera ideal for students who are beginners with all things related to photography.

With easy to use automatic shooting modes and a large 24.1MP sensor, students can take amazing high-quality photos in and out of the classroom. Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC can be paired with the Canon Camera Connect app to have access to social networks in seconds or to easily share photos to a PC or Laptop for a full-screen view.

PB customer Layton has reviewed this Canon EOS 1500D DSLR Camera and has said, "This Camera is great for people who are beginners when it comes to using a DSLR camera. The photos I have taken have come out really great and I’m extremely happy with this product."

The built-in feature guide is very useful for newbies that can help students better understand each mode as you use it, so they can easily learn more about capturing beautiful images and videos en route to becoming photography pros.

Canon EOS 800D DSLR Camera

 

For a top performing option, PB Tech offers the Canon EOS 800D DSLR Camera, which has some great specs to guarantee a great media department photography solution.

With an amazing 24.2MP CMOS sensor and DiG!C 7 processor, students can easily take cleaner, crisper images with more detail down to every single pixel. The 45 point cross-type autofocus will allow students to pinpoint the exact subject to focus-on for outstanding results.

Verified owner Leon has reviewed this Canon EOS 800D DSLR Camera and has said, "Having previously used a similar but heavier Canon DSLR I appreciated the reduced size and weight of this camera. Picture quality is excellent and I am very pleased with this product."

Hand-held movies have never been so easy with the amazing 5-axis image stabiliser to prevent camera shake when shooting full HD movies. This camera proves to be a great pick for students who are more advanced or are learning to become photography experts!

DJI Drones

Drones have become a handy tool in the media department by helping students to learn and explore many photography techniques, such as taking amazing aerial shots and recording stunning videos from any angle. If you’re worried about students losing the drone because of low battery or lost connection, rest assured, as DJI drones have the functionality to return to a pre-set home point, while sensing obstacles in its path for a safe return.

DJI Spark Drone

The DJI Spark Drone is a super entry-level option that can help teach students the basics while keeping them interacted and engaged.

Creativity is unlimited with aerial video recording features that allow the drone to do set patterns for a cinematic composition such as Dronie, Circle, Helix and much more. For stunning overhead photos, SmartCapture allows students to simply use hand gestures to snap a shot without a remote controller or mobile device, helping them to be more interactive and involved with their media creations.

Verified owner Anthony C. has reviewed this DJI Spark Drone and has said "The tech that is in this drone is really neat. Launching it from my palm is a great time. It’s pretty good at detecting obstacles and tracking subjects which is nice. It goes fast on sport mode. It just makes pictures pretty stunning, just by getting a view from the sky. All in all, it’s a pretty awesome entry-level drone, it’s super lightweight and compact so I can easily fit it in my bag."

The Spark’s 2-axis mechanical gimbal and UltraSmooth technology will reduce shake and ensure a more stabilised and detailed video at 1080P and stills at 12MP. 

DJI Mavic Air Drone

 

For a step up in the DJI range, the Mavic Air Drone is a great pick that has some extra features to help create higher quality media content.

The 3D foldable design provides an easy storage solution while being compact and portable enough to easily carry around. The Mavic Air has an amazing flight performance and duration, so students can get more out of their flying and recording sessions.

Verified owner Yiheng Y. has reviewed this Mavic Air Drone and has said, "Great tiny drone, easy to carry, SmartCapture and QuickShots are awesome! I like it very much :)"

The 3-axis mechanical gimbal will deliver even steadier shots and housing a high-quality 32MP camera, students can snap stunning panorama shots with up to 180° viewing angles. Enjoy amazing UHD quality with the Mavic Airs incredible 4K video camera that has support for recording 1080P 120 fps slow-motion, so students can capture any high-speed epic content.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone

For a step into the high-end education DJI drone range, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone has a superior performance through its high-end features, ideal for students creating professional media content.

Equipped with an 8 km transmission range, with up to 31 minutes flight time will let students take to the skies and snap beautiful aerial shots. A high advanced 48MP camera will deliver super-resolution photos to the smallest detail, while the 4K UHD video camera has a 4x lossless zoom that will maintain clear quality during flight.

Verified owner Kirill has reviewed this DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone and has said, "What you can expect from a high-quality brand like DJI? Always the best outcome. This is my upgrade from DJI Spark and it 100% worth it. It brings you to a new level of drone’s era. I love absolutely everything - speed, range, video quality and a lot more!!! This is a serious toy! :)"

Other handy features like Hyperlapse, ActiveTrack 2.0, HyperLight and heaps of others will unlock students full potential when creating their own media content.

Workstations

After snapping and recording high-quality photos and videos, students need a powerful PC to handle the processing and editing of their media creations. Workstations are built with dedicated CPUs and graphics cards, so students can easily run intensive programmes and applications for editing and creating media content.

PB Tech offers a large range of education workstation builds that have been tested by our tech specialists to deliver some of the best performing devices on the market! Whether students are working on projects that require the Adobe Creative Suite or even something more intensive like 3D video editing or VR content, PB Tech will have the right workstation for your school's media department.

PB Workstation Series 58015

If you are after something solid that doesn’t break the bank, the PB Workstation Series 58015 is a great entry-level pick that can handle most of the essential Adobe Creative Suite programmes for creating and editing media content. Equipped with an Intel 9th Gen Core i5 CPU, NVIDIA Quadro P620 graphics card and 500GB of storage will deliver reliable performance for day-to-day use.

Verified owner Mo has reviewed this Workstation Series 58015 and has said, "I switch from Mac to Windows after nearly a decade. I don't have much knowledge about PC but this has a lot of power. 16GB RAM, Nvidia Graphics Card, good storage space and comes with windows 10 installed. I use this for professional use, running heavy graphics application and I have a ton of tabs open. It works like a charm."

For a step up in specs, the PB Workstation Series 58052 is a sweet mid-range pick that will deliver a faster operating performance through its Intel 8th Gen Core i7 CPU, so students can easily multi-task between programmes.  An NVIDIA Quadro P1000 video card powers the computer's graphics and will provide enough power for students to create stunning videos, movies, audio and more!

For a superior powerhouse, the PB Workstation Series 58126 has an incredible PC build that takes a step into the pro range and is ideal for students creating high-end innovative media content. Featuring a powerful NVIDIA Quadro P2000 graphics card will let students creativity bloom with their creation of cutting-edge video, audio and other media content! A 2TB HDD will provide heaps of storage for large video files and all other media content, so you won’t need to worry about buying extra HDDs anytime soon!

Wow, so many amazing media department solutions for education and that's just our PB team favourites. Make sure you check out our education page to stay updated with all things related to the classroom!

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