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Media Department Solutions

Posted in Articles on 05/3/2019

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.

The Gorsun GS-C3 in-ear headphones is 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.

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. 

The Sennheiser HD 2.10 headphones are a great choice for students who prefer an on-ear feel.

Being super lightweight and foldable allow these compact headphones to be easily stored away when not in use, so teachers can easily keep the media department tidy.

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

The Panasonic RP-HT161 over-ear headphones are well designed for comfort with its large size.

These retro-styled headphones feature an all-black look that offers a super soft and comfortable fit, sweet pick for students spending hours in the media department. The comfortable fit also creates a snug and tight seal over your ears that helps isolate audio and eliminate external sound, so students can stay focused while enjoying amazing audio quality.

At a very affordable price, buying a few of these for the media department will be a great investment!

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.

 

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.

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!

 

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.

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.

 
 

For a more premium investment, 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.

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.

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.

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. 

 
 

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.

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.

For a step into the premium 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 4x lossless zoom that will maintain clear quality during flight.

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.

 

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.

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.  A 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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