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Ipod Docks and Camcorders!!

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by jodie3108, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Has anyone got any recommendations for decent iPod Docks and Camcorders to purchase for our performing arts department?

    The cheaper Pocket Camcorders don't seem to be clear enough when it comes to dance, but don't want to spend too much on a super-duper one!

    iPod docks seem to be a huge disappointment at the moment. The CD and iPod players are very low wattage and therefore rubbish when it comes to working in a big hall, so looking for 50watts plus really - which seem really difficult to come by.

    Any suggestions? Or at least suggestions of features to look for?
     
  2. Has anyone got any recommendations for decent iPod Docks and Camcorders to purchase for our performing arts department?

    The cheaper Pocket Camcorders don't seem to be clear enough when it comes to dance, but don't want to spend too much on a super-duper one!

    iPod docks seem to be a huge disappointment at the moment. The CD and iPod players are very low wattage and therefore rubbish when it comes to working in a big hall, so looking for 50watts plus really - which seem really difficult to come by.

    Any suggestions? Or at least suggestions of features to look for?
     
  3. Hi jodie3108
    You might want to sign up for TES Buywire , this free service lets you get quotes for products from competing suppliers - so your school should be able to save a bit of money.
    Good luck
    Gail

     
  4. You should be able to get a good-quality Hard Disc camera for about £200. Advantage is they also take good photos in quick succession (5 per second) which is ideal for dance.
    Not sure what type of space you are trying to fill. You need a beatbox-type player/amp which has an audio input socket so that you can connect an extenal sound source. Most i-pad/pod/pud docks are for personal use - i.e. your bedroom.
    Try your local PC World / Currys and look for yellow labelled goods or those which end in a price of £xx.97. They are end of range and you can usually get a good deal on them. Remember - you'll get the VAT back, so a £240 piece of kit actually costs you £200.
    "School suppliers" tend to charge exorbitant prices for these pieces of kit as they are not specialists.
     

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