At the BVE 2018 media and entertainment technology tradeshow, staff and students in higher education were sharing their opinion on what media equipment provided by their institutions was most highly valued and important. They also disclosed what they hoped would be invested in next. Here’s an overview of our findings from the show.
Most valued equipment already provided
As you would expect, high quality, industry standard equipment is highly valued, and many are proud of providing or benefiting from access to such high-end kit as: Arri Alexa cameras, Blackmagic cameras and ATEM mixing systems, Avid post-production, Red Dragon 6K cameras, and Sound Devices mixers. Several students from one institution were also very enthusiastic about their impressive TV studio for which they enjoyed trying out multi-camera work and gaining experience with vision mixers.
What's needed next
Ideas on where institutions’ money should be spent next resulted in a very long wish list indeed. But here are the main insights into what both students and staff want next...