Setting up the virtual classroom
Corona has already changed the world, even though it will pass, it will permanently change the way we socialise, or at least for the longer terms. More people will choose e commerce over physical experience, social media over the news papers. Live concerts will be streamed over the Youtube, Netflix over the cinemas & people will prefer to party at home instead of going out. Well, few of them are least essential things to the humans. But the things like festivals, schools, sports can not be replaced with virtual experience as it is not just about your physical presence. It is more about developing your body, mind and soul.
But in such unfortunate circumstances we will have no option but to reach out to students by all the possible means. Virtual classroom one such options, which is most reliable over others. In India, many schools, institutes are not prepared for distance teaching. So here is the guide which will cover most of the technical aspects to set-up your virtual classroom.
As you know, education is a two way process where teacher teaches and students learn. While using distance learning medium is essential, hence digital preparedness at both the ends is essential.
Choosing a right platform
As per the requirements of your syllabus, number of students, class size you can choose from few ready to use platforms like Google & Microsoft. You can develop your own platform like hiring RMTP server or developing your own website.
Selection of the Camera
The best vlogging cameras are a combination of a few important features. They need to be portable enough to carry all day, deliver reliably excellent video quality, and offer the right combination of audio connectivity and screen design that makes it easy to capture polished, YouTube-ready video. Luckily, we’ve tested all of the best models to help you find the best vlogging cam for your budget. Read more..
Canon XA40 Professional 4K Video Camera
MP4 format supported
**in Full HD resolution only
^35mm film camera equivalent
Canon XA50 Professional 4K Video Camera
MP4 YCC 4:2:0 8-bit 25P*
^35mm film camera equivalent
Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Professional Camcorder
The industry’s lightest 4K 10-bit fixed-lens camcorder also brings impressive new features, including 4K 10-bit 60p capture, HDR recording, and is equipped with the RTMP/RTSP/RTP protocol for live streaming and NDI | HX-ready IP connection.
Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K/HD Professional Camcorder
The World’s First 4/3″ Sensor & Fixed Lens Handheld Camcorder
The AG-DVX200 is the first in a new generation of large sensor, multi-format Panasonic professional camcorders capable of capturing 4K/UHD, HD and SD, including cinematic DCI 4K 4096 x 2160. Designed from the ground up as a large format camera system, the DVX200 provides the all-important aesthetic of shallow depth of field / selective focus, combined with an integrated 13x zoom for easy control over image framing as well as the ability to track your subject even in fast action.
It’s all in Here to Make a Living or a Movie
The DVX200 works “out of the box” with an integrated lens, viewfinder and included battery (just add optional SDHC/SDXC UHS-3 cards). This large format 4/3″ camcorder offers exceptional image quality in all modes, as well as unique workflow options – including a dual codec workflow borrowed from the renowned VariCam 35 cinema production camera. Whether for cinematic or television production, sports, news acquisition or event acquisition, the DVX200 offers the perfect blend of quality, convenience, and workflow.
Wide Range of Video Formats
The AG-DVX200 captures high quality video in cinematic DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 at 24p, UHD 4K 3840 x 2160 (60p / 30p / 24p), FHD (including 120 fps and 24p), as well as SD. The DVX200 has a place in cinema style and reality TV 24p production, allowing Variable Frame Rate and higher speeds for special effects, and a native 60 frames per second record mode to satisfy the recent demand of 60p UHD television production. When used in HD, its 120 fps high-speed capability is ideal for slow-motion capture of sports or dramatic action sequences.
Superb Video Quality
Image quality in all formats is exceptional. The large format 4/3″ imager features advanced color separation filter technology to provide natural, yet accurate colors, especially skin tones. Another VariCam technology incorporated in the AG-DVX200 is V-Log, a wide dynamic range, low contrast “gamma” mode that faithfully maintains all 12 stops of the imager’s scene content. The DVX200’s V-Log L tonal curve matches that of the VariCam 35 V-Log curve, permitting easy mixing and grading of VariCam and DVX200 footage in post, allowing the DVX200 to be used as a “crash cam” on a VariCam shoot.
SD Card Recording
Recordings are made to affordable high-speed SDXC cards, (UHS-II / UHS-3). Recording formats to choose from include MP4 / MOV for UHD / 4K, high bit rate I frame H.264 (MOV) for FHD, or AVCHD for HD / SD.
The AG-DVX200 offers the ability to record UHD and HD simultaneously; similar to the efficient dual codec workflow of the VariCam. Shoot UHD and HD together, use the HD as your editorial format for easy field viewing and edit selection, then conform the UHD as needed later for the final finish.
Simple by Design
The compact design, yet solid feel of the camera permits easy single-handed shooting or shooting on a tripod as needed. Equipped with a Leica Dicomar 13X optical zoom lens, with three ring manual control over the lens functions; (zoom, focus and iris), the camera offers creative control for any shooting style. Nine customizable user buttons facilitate shooting for many different applications. A built-in waveform monitor and level gauge (to ensure level horizons when shooting) are included.
Touchscreen LCD & OLED Viewfinder
In addition to its high-resolution touchscreen LCD viewfinder, the camera is also equipped with a high-resolution OLED Electronic Viewfinder, which has an eye sensor and only turns on when your eye is in close proximity to the viewfinder. Its 5 Axis Optical Stabilization ensures smooth natural camera motion, even when shooting handheld at high or low angles, or on a vehicle. A new, very accurate autofocus ensures that even in 4K, and with the associated shallow depth of field, critical focus is maintained.
Remote Operation via iPad
Enable wireless remote control & adjustment of the AG-DVX200’s picture quality, zoom, focus and REC start/stop with the free AG ROP app. With the combination of the AJ-WM50 wireless module & an iPad (sold separately), the mobility of the DVX200 increases, allowing you to control it when it is being utilized on a crane or jib.
Choosing a right Microphone
There are many different types of microphone in common use. The differences are usually described in two ways: The technology they use (e.g. dynamic, condenser, etc) and their directionality (e.g. omnidirectional, cardioid, etc). In addition, microphones have a number of other characteristics which need to be taken into account.
When choosing a microphone, the first thing you will need to know is what characteristics you need. After that, you can worry about things like size, brand, cost, etc.
Note: If you haven’t done so already, you might like to do some groundwork and read how microphones work first. Read More..
Rode smartLav+ Lavalier microphone for smartphones
Rode NT2-A Multi-Pattern Dual 1″ Condenser Microphone Package
Tripod is essential
Choosing a tripod can be an overwhelming experience, given how many different types and choices we are presented with. On one hand, a tripod is a very simple tool to keep our cameras steady when we use them in challenging light conditions. On the other hand, there are so many different variables that come into play when choosing a tripod: How tall should it be? How light should it be? How stable should it be? What kind of weight can it support? How much should I spend on a tripod? These are just some of the questions that might come up as you look into buying a new tripod.
Before getting into the intricate details about tripods, I would like to go over the advantages and disadvantages of tripods and why you might need one for your DSLR or mirrorless camera. Read More..
Manfrotto MT190 Aluminum Tripod with 3 Way Head
Manfrotto Befree GT Carbon fibre Tripod twist lock with ball head
Manfrotto 055 kit Aluminium 3-section horizontal column tripod with 3 way head
Manfrotto Padded Tripod Bag 90 cm
Kamron Flexible Multi Functional Gorilla Tripod (Size : M)
Vanguard Alta Pro 2V 263AVP Aluminium Tripod with Video Head
Background explains alot
Colorama Paper Background 9ft X 36ft
Apart from these equipment you can choose a decent streaming device (if required) & a digital slate for creative presentations.
We’ve tried to cover almost all the technical things you need to set your digital classroom up. If you need any help, or for a free consultation contact us at +91-9890-795728
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