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Information Overdrive is the corporate and independent production industry's resource for step-by-step video tutorials on field production, gear, post production and tapeless workflow.

With over 300,000 views, Information Overdrive is rapidly becoming the industry leader in educational video production podcasts. 

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Crews Reviews Teradek Cube 155

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The Teradek Cube 155 is an H.264 HD video encoder that can stream video right from the HD-SDI output of your professional video camera to one point or multicast. Robert DePalma reviews the Teradek Cube 155 in this Crews Reviews Information Overdrive video podcast.

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GripnGaff Bags

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Are you looking for a better way to carry tripods, lighting stands, c-stands, and other grip gear in and out of video production locations easily? The GripnGaff bags work with your RockNRoller carts and are just the thing to haul those awkward and heavy stands in one trip. GripnGaff Bags is giving Information Overdrive subscribers 10% off your order, use this coupon code "CC1947" until March 6th, 2014.

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Sony’s PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Camera Comparison

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Which camera is best for your next HD, 2K, or 4K project? Does your old SxS cards work with the F5 or F55 cameras? Should you purchase the SxS Pro Plus Cards? How do you record RAW 4K and 2K? What is XAVC? Find the answer to these questions and more.

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Introduction to Panasonic’s AVC Ultra, MicroP2 cards, and AJ-PX5000

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Have you wondered how Panasonic’s new AVC Ultra format fits into their AVC codec family? How does the microP2 card compare to the full size P2 card? Is the new AJ-PX5000 camera a good fit for your next production? Find the answer to these questions and more.

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Canon EOS C500, C300, C100, 1DC

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What professional Canon camera should you purchase or use on your next digital cinema shoot? What mobile recording devices will provide the best workflow? What are the notable difference between the EOS C500 and the EOS C300? These questions and more answered my Canon representative Larry Thorpe.

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camBLOCK Motion Control System For The Field

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camBLOCK makes tools for cinematographers and Directors of Photography. The camBlock is a motion controlled dolly system for real time and time lapse video developed by the companies founder Stewart Mayer. It has been used on major IMAX, Discovery, BBC shows as well as for independent projects. The footage is just stunning!

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Sony Ci Cloud Collaborative Post Production Tool

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Sony Ci is a cloud software tool for Video Producers, Editors, and other video production professionals to store video, view, make notes, and share information about a project from anywhere in the world. This is a browser based tool so all you need is an internet connection and a username and password.

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Live Broadcasting In A Backpack

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LiveU uses cellular bonding to create one strong feed for video uplink. Basically they are able to broadcast video from a backpack instead of a satellite truck. Does the Lu70 backpack replace a sat truck in all instances no BUT it can go where a sat truck can't like from a moving car or the top of a bridge. In many instances the LU70 and LiveU other solutions are being used in conjunction with a sat truck. Who is using LiveU, major networks, owner operators, local affiliates, college sports, sports teams themselves, Corporate events, launch parties, security applications.

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Sony 4K Field Monitor

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The PVM-X300 field monitor and BKM XP1 4K SxS player is a great option to monitor and review Sony 4K footage on site. The monitor is in the field and being used currently for a range of productions. It is also available at many rental houses nation wide

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Jokerboxes the “MacGyver” of Apple Boxes

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Professional Field Producers, Directors of Photography and Camera Operators know that space saving tools, being organized and being able to load gear in and out of a variety of locations are essential. Jokerboxes are the DP's MacGyver of Apple Boxes. Store a stopwatch, pens, chewing gum, C47s and spring clamps. But wait the lid turns into a pigeon plate or clip board or slate. Check out all the possible configurations.

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Canon Professional Cameras Comparison

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Do you want that gorgeous large camera sensor image but your not sure which Canon professional camera to choose for your video project? Check out the this video written and shot by a Production Company that uses the Canon EOS 5D, EOS C100, EOS C300 and the 4K EOS C500 for a wide range of commercial, corporate and cinema projects.

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Professional Mobile Recording Devices

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What mobile recording devices are best for your video productions? Mitch Gross from AbelCine highlights three recorders for professional digital cinema and HD cameras: Ki Pro Mini by AJA, Gemini 4:4:4 by Convergent Design and Pix 240 by Sound Devices. If you would like to attend a future CCU please email education@crewscontrol.com

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ATEM TV Studio and ATEM 1M/E Software Controlled Switchers By Blackmagic Design

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Crews Control is highlighting the ATEM TV Studio and ATEM 1ME switchers from Blackmagic Design in this episode of Information Overdrive. These software controlled switchers give you full control with a computer or a hard panel. If you manage studios in multiple locations check out an available feature that will be able to increase your productivity and potentially alleviate some scheduling issues.

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Tips For Producing and Shooting Aerial Video

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Do you need to shoot aerial video or aerial digital cinema footage and are wondering what your best options are for mounts and helicopters? Here is some great tips from an experienced Aerial DP about you need to consider before scheduling an aerial film crew.

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BlackMagic Digital Cinema Camera

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a 2.5K image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range and compatibility for EF and ZE mount lenses. This camera is set to ship starting in July 2012. Find out all the camera's features and recording media here.

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The Miro 320 Is A Small But Powerful Digital Cinema Camera

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Miro 320S is a 3lbs digital cinema quality camera that allows the user to shoot 1540 fps at 1920 x 1080 12 bit uncompressed raw files. The Miro has 12GB’s of internal memory and is used in conjunction with an SSD memory device called the Cineflash. The user can also tap into the HD-SDI out and record any number of files, including Pro Res. Mitch Gross, from AbelCine, will touch on some workflow solutions and what types of productions this camera might be best suited for as well as much more.

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How Is The Cloud Going To Revolutionize Video Productions?

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If you produce a large volume of shoots you know it can be difficult to keep your call sheets, budgets, scripts and videos for client approval organized. Especially, when you need to send revisions to your crew. Did I copy the makeup artist on the call sheet with the new address? What is cloud computing or cloud based software? What applications will make it easier to produce video shoots? We will answer these questions and more.

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Faster, Bigger, Better Sony Delivers at NAB 2012

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The NEX-FS700U is a high speed camera with a 4K sensor. It does 960fps at it's lowest resolution and 240fps at full HD resolution. Sony's 4K recorder is still under development so the camera can't record at 4K just yet. The 35mm sensor PMW-F3 camera has a new recorder the SR1. Ever wondered what S-Log is and how it is used with the F3? Peter Crithary explains S-Log & LUTs. IP Live Production let's you send 3 HD-SDI, genlock and tally over live IP transmission while controlling remote pan and tilt heads.

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Teradek Cube A Video Producers Best Friend

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Teradeks' Cube is a wired or wireless video encoding device that is palm sized. It has many applications. This video is highlighting the Cube as a video producers remote monitoring tool. The Cube is connected to the cameras SDI/ HDSDI or HDMI outputs on the camera. It then works with Livestream (or any CDN) to send you an encoded stream from the camera to your desktop. You can approve shots, conduct the interview with a speaker phone and feel confident that you are getting all the right shots.

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Dolly Shots Made Simple With The tommyTRACK

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The tommyTrack camera, on tripod, dolly system allows any camera operator to get that hard dolly shot. It has a super quick set up time, available in 36 inches or customizable lengths and is USA made. For more information email tommytrack@crewscontrol.com

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