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Information Overdrive and Tech Minute  focuses on trends and technical video production solutions for video professionals in corporate in-house video departments, production companies, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profits, advertising agencies, public relations firms, and broadcasters.

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Information Overdrive: 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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Information Overdrive: 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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Information Overdrive: 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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Information Overdrive: 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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Information Overdrive: 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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive: ATEM TV Studio 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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive:  Faster, Bigger, Better Sony Delivers at NAB 2012

Watch Information Overdrive:  Faster, Bigger, Better Sony Delivers at NAB 2012

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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive: Digital Cinema Cameras, XDCAM HD Workflow, 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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Information Overdrive:  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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Information Overdrive:  Slow Motion With High Speed Digital Cinema Cameras

Watch Information Overdrive:  Slow Motion With High Speed Digital Cinema Cameras

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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Information Overdrive:  1 Beyond Wranglers Media Management For Digital Cinema and Video Production

Watch Information Overdrive:  1 Beyond Wranglers Media Management For Digital Cinema and Video Production

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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Information Overdrive:  Jan Crittenden Reveals the 3D Panasonic Camera

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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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