Kit Requirements and Specification

Cameras

A camera or device capable of recording 1080p at 25fps. This includes recent models of iPhone, Samsung, Sony Experia and other smartphone devices.

This would also encompass lower end digital cameras and a number of digital stills cameras e.g. Canon PowerShot SX620 HS (RRP approx. £200) or Sony HX300 (RRP approx. £269 and entry-level DSLRs such as the canon EOS220d (RRP approx. £650).

To improve the quality of smartphone filming, there are a number of add-on lenses for common smartphone devices, which can be purchased at a reasonable cost e.g. the Mpow Clip-On 180 Degree Supreme Fisheye Lens (RRP approx. £13.99) or the Motojojo Magnetic iPhone and Android Lens (RRP £20 plus).

The improve the quality of smartphone sound recording, there are a number of add-on microphones for common smartphone devices, which can be purchased at a reasonable cost e.g. the Olympus ME 51S Stereo Microphone (RRP approx. £39.99) or the IK Multimedia iRig Mic Cast External Microphone (RRP approx. £29.99).

Adobe

Students will require an Adobe Creative Suite license.

The current student price is approx. £16.24/month, or approx., £199.68/year (annual subscription can be paid monthly). This is specified as a special officer for 1st year pricing only, subsequent year’s pricing is dictated by Adobe and is subject to increase.

Students will need to provide evidence of eligibility – for example, their ID card or confirmation of course of study, including start date and duration.

ScreenSpace will provide all students Office 365 Email account which includes the Office applications for computers/phones and tablets for the duration of their course.

Computer

The minimum specification for a PC or Mac for this course:

A Multicore 64bit processor (e.g Intel i5/i7)
Windows 7, 8.1 or 10/OSX 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 or newer
8 GB ram Minimum (16Gb recommended)
1920×1080 display
256GB or higher capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but HDD will work
8GB of free space will be required for the core applications
A discrete graphics card (NVIDIA or AMD) is advantageous for speeding up video operations
We strongly recommend students invest in an external, portable hard drive for backup and transfer of files and projects. ScreenSpace can advise on an appropriate model for your budget on enrolment.

Adobe Premier specification (none Premier Adobe applications are compatible with the specification above)

Multicore processor with 64-bit support
Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit) or Windows 8 (64 bit), or Windows 10 (64 bit)
8GB of RAM (16GB or more recommended)
8GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1280×800 display (1920×1080 or larger recommended)
Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
MacOS X  v10.10, v10.11 or v10.12
8GB of RAM (16GB or more recommended)
8GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
1280×800 display (1920×1080 or larger recommended)
Sound card compatible with Apple Core Audio
Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

ScreenSpace has options to help students obtain discounts and can advise further upon enquiry. Proof of eligibility can be used with directly with Apple, Dell and Hewlett Packard.