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Tech boost for studies
- College buys latest editing software, device

Filmmakers in Jamshedpur are often forced to hire technicians and bring in devices from Calcutta for editing, but students of Karim City College can now do the same at ease at their own cradle.

For, the mass communication and video production department of Karim City College is going all hi-tech.

The department is spending Rs 15 lakh to purchase the latest editing software and other devices.

The department has already purchased Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 — the two latest editing software — and three iMAC desktops for the students. These arrived last week.

The college has also ordered for a Sony PMWEX3 camera along with changeable lens. According to faculty members, this is one of the latest digital cinematic cameras and the college will get it in a couple of days.

This camera has been used in shooting films like Gangs of Wasseypur and some portions of Dabangg, too.

“The Sony PMWEX3 is a fully automatic camcorder. Many films are nowadays shot with this camera. One can change the lens of the camera according to the desired shot. Earlier, we used cameras like PD170, which was a much lower version and had only fixed lens,” said Rajesh Raj, a guest faculty of the college.

Besides, the department is also upgrading the library. Over 1,000 books on communication will be added to the list.

The cradle is working on a virtual offline library. A scanner will scan all the books and store it in pdf format. Smartboards is also in the pipeline.

Faculty members are happy that the students can now learn the latest technology without going out of town.