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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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How To Shoot All Day With A Hand Held Camera!

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The Camera Ribbon will allow freelance camera operators and professional camera crews to stabilize prosumer cameras and Canon DSLR cameras like a shoulder-mounted camera. Its simplistic design makes it easy to use and it will not add volume to your camera kit.

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Shopping For Digital Cinema Cameras, XDCAM HD workflow or multiformat compact switcher?

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Get info about new Sony gear right from the experts. Why the NXCAM 35mm Camcorder NEX-FS100UK is better than a Canon DSLR for your video production? Use XDCAM HD workflow and shopping for a server? Check out the XDSPD2000 professional media station. If you have a XDCAM HD PDWU1 is it worth getting the U2? MCS8M switcher is small has the right inputs and outputs. You can use it in a flight pack, production studio, house of worship and more.

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How To Get Sony XDCAM Software

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How to downloading necessary Sony drivers and plug-ins for XDCAM EX SxS cards. Also, how to view video XDCAM EX clips with Sony's fee Clip Browser software. And how to transfer XDCAM EX video and audio files to import the files into your NLE (non-linear editor).

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Slow Motion With High Speed Digital Cinema Cameras

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Have you ever wondered how you can see a bullet shoot out of a gun? Rich Robinson from Vision Research show cases the Phantom v710 ultra high speed and v640 large sensor cameras. For more information log onto www.visionresearch.com

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1 Beyond Wranglers Media Management For Digital Cinema and Video Production

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1 Beyond Wranglers for Media Management on site offers flexible and customizable solutions for on location SD, HD or 3D video shoots to CF cards, SxS cards, P2 cards , SD cards and the Phantom CineMag to eSATA drives, external hard drives, LTO tape or edit your video production on location.

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Jan Crittenden Reveals 3D Panasonic Camera at NAB 2010

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3D Production has always been accomplished with 2 cameras & a 3D Rig UNTIL now. Panasonic showcases the 3D AVCHD/ AVCCAM AG3DA1 at NAB 2010 for Fall 2010 release. Jan Crittenden explains AG3DA1's engineering, workflow and the differences of this camera compared to a 3D rig.

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Sony Booth Tour At NAB 2010

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Take the Sony Booth Tour with us at NAB 2010 as we explore 3-D, XDCam HD workflow, VTR PDW-U1, VTR PDW F1600, Mobile editors like the PDWHR1 & PDBK-MK1, AVCHD Format, the NXCAM HXR-NX5U camera and the new live logging function.

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Video Asset Management Solution

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Tony Cahill from Line 1 Media, a Media Distributors Company, introduces Constellation VCM. This is a highly customizable asset management system that allows the user to organize, share, search, retrieve and protect all of your film, tape, disc and RAID media in one storage environment. You can even search by the spoken word!

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Akela Crane

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Are you a digital cinema Director, video Producer or DP and need to get extremely wide shots to close ups of sporting events, outdoor crowd shots or sweeping camera movements without a dolly? Check out the Akela Crane demo. The 85 foot Akela Crane has a small footprint. This camera Crane carries 100 pounds at 85 foot lengths and 200 pounds at 72 feet.

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Master Control at Levy Productions

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Get a sneak peak at the wizard behind the curtain. Rebekah Toth takes you behind the scenes of Levy Productions to reveal the machine room.

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Video Interview Tips

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Tips that professional producers use to put video interviewees at ease. It is natural to be nervous in front of the camera use those nerves to get the best video interview possible.

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Recoding and copying video with Panasonic P2

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Do you have questions about moving to a tapeless workflow? We will answer the following questions. Is tapeless video more complicated to shoot or edit? How does tapeless video get recorded onto the cards? What media does a Producer take back to their editors? What is metadata and how do I add it to my footage from a P2 camera? Have more questions...comment...we'd love to start a conversation.

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Panasonic HPX300 and Sony EX3 Camera Comparison

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We visit Jan Crittenden from Panasonic and Jarrod Haarstod from AbelCineTech at NAB 2009 to compare the Panasonic AG-HPX300 and the Sony PMW-EX3 cameras. Which tapeless workflow is right for your production company or media organization SxS or P2 cards?

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Tips for Professional Video Recording with a Steadicam

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Tom Upton gives us some insights to best utilize a steadicam camera stabilizing system. What is the set up time for a steadicam operator? How long can you wear a steadicam rig? How much does a Steadicam weigh? How does a steadicam operator get the shot?

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Questions Clients Ask Video Editors

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If you are an editor you have heard one of these questions. Can you write 20 minutes of an uncompressed QuickTime video onto a data DVD? If you have 5 minutes of video can you compress it and email it? If you have an original program shot at 720p, 24fps can you master that program to D-5 tape? If you have a 4:2:2 master can you create a master that is 4:4:4? Can you put multiple frame rates on one tape? Rocky and the Accord Production Editors stage a satiric game show to answer all of your client’s questions.

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Digital Audio Recording For Transcription

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Digital Audio recording is often done during video interviews, testimonials and corporate meetings. We show you how to record audio with timecode on a separate channel and FTP the large files to a transcriptionist.

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Spider Support Systems Spider Pod

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The Spider Pod is a 2’ portable video camera tripod riser and separate operator platform. The camera operator can move freely without shaking the camera. The Spider Pod designed by one of Crews Control’s own Directors of Photography Charlie Kendall. It is the perfect camera riser for corporate meetings and live events for any location production crew or freelance video crew.

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HD Video Acquisition, Data Management, Post Production Editing and Data Archiving

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Crew Control believes sharing information with our network of high definition video and digital cinema producers, camera operators, directors and media managers is extremely important to ensure each project is of the highest quality. Crews Control has teamed up with the leading video camera manufactures and resellers like Able Cine Tech, Sony and others for Crews Control University classes nationwide.

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Red One Digital Cinema Camera

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Chat with Ted Schilowitz from RED Digital Cinema Camera Company at NAB 2008 about the Red One. The Scarlet and Epic prototypes in the video look very different from their final release in 2011. Digital Cinema Technology has eclipsed film cameras and the Red One was one of the first cameras to usher in the industry switch.

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Information Overdrive Introduction

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What is Crews Control and why are we sharing professional video production tips? Crews Control is the leading location production staffing company for HD video, film and digital cinema crews. Scheduling professional video and digital cinema productions is our business. We love bringing technical information about professional HD video cameras, corporate video productions, tapeless workflows and new video production gear to our subscribers.

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