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what would you buy

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by deltanu, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. deltanu

    deltanu New commenter

    I have got an extra 250quid in my budget and would love to buy something more exciting than headphones. I would like to get something that the kids would like to use and is different, but I'm not that up to date with gadgets. My best idea upto yet is a green screen. What would you buy?
  2. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Site Licences for Scratch, GreenFoot, Animoto, Prezi, inkScape, SketchUp and Blender.

    I'd then spend the change on getting the department some beer.
  3. tonyuk

    tonyuk Occasional commenter

    Excellent idea that leaves errrr all the money for beer!
    Otherwise I would try a couple of flip cameras or a usb microphone!
  4. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    @tonyuk You don't say [​IMG]
    Actually the microphones is a very good idea - We have some of the Easi-Speaks and these are really useful. (link here)

  5. djphillips1408

    djphillips1408 New commenter

    You can buy really good quality webcams for peanuts nowadays off ebuyer. Around £10 each for HD ones. Then get yourself Monkeyjam and letr the kids do some stop frame....
  6. For £250 you could easily get a greenscreen and maybe a cheap pair of studio lights.

    6x9 Chroma screen @ £160 (http://www.jigsaw24.com/product-details/g281aka/lastolite-chromakey-6'-x-9'-collapsible-background-(green))

    We opted for C5600 studio lights (x2) @ £199 (http://www.jigsaw24.com/product-details/g475awa/lastolite-rayd8-c5600-two-head-fluorescent-kit). A little more than your budget once you've bought a green screen, but you could get this in a month when your new budget arrives.
  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    If you're into video production I'd suggest a decent shotgun mike, or a dolly track, or a low-budget steadicam/stabiliser such as those found at http://www.cameragrip.co.uk/acatalog/Stabibilizers___Steadycams.html

    I still maintain that the most useful single ICT purchase I ever made was a multi-disc copier, but that was pre-VLE days.

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