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Industry Resources

Because Crews Control is always here to help make your job easier, we’ve compiled the following links for video production professionals and freelance video production crews.


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Art of the Guillotine

Their goal is to build a unique online community that connects film editors and film academics worldwide. They endeavor to provide a resource for techniques, tricks and tips available to everyone. Everyone can add to the site and everyone can experience the shared knowledge of its visitors.


Information Resources

A&E’s show about people and their lives is online. The site includes the ability to search a database of 15,000 famous people, plus much more.

Send faxes and voicemail via e-mail.

Electronic Library
Find answers and articles electronically.

Library of Congress
Search the Library's extensive global collection of items, view exhibits, and much more, right from your computer.

Listen to the news, sports, industry updates, entertainment news, etc., right on your computer.

Visit the leading provider of white pages, yellow pages, free homepages, free e-mail, and other personalization services on the web.


Instructional Videos

Instructional Videos
Vortex Media: VIDEO & PHOTO Tools and Training

Creative COW
Tutorials and Articles at Creative COW's Library of articles, tutorials, and video tutorials related to digital video products like Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and more. Get tips tricks and training from creative professionals world wide working in the graphic arts.


Media Players

QuickTime Download
Download Free Quicktime Media Player

Adobe Flash Player
Flash Player is a cross-platform browser plug–in that delivers breakthrough Web experiences to over 99% of Internet users

Windows Media Player
Microsoft Windows Media – Your Digital Entertainment Resource

VideoLAN Media Player
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.


Mail & Package Services

Get the information you need about overnight packages.

United States Postal Service
Visit the Post Office online.

United Parcel Service (UPS)
Track your UPS packages.


Tapeless Media Transfer Tools & Software

Imagine Products
Tools to streamline workflow from acquisition to edit

Xytech Systems Corp
Workflow and media asset management software for movie studios, television & radio networks, television & radio stations, postproduction facilities and corporate media facilities.

For software downloads, plus….videos, manuals and other stuff is under the “Resources” tab on this page

For software downloads, plus….videos, manuals and other stuff is under the “Resources” tab on this page

Panasonic P2 downloads
Panasonic Professional Video Software Downloads


Tech Blogs

CineTechnica Abel CineTech’s Blog
Abel’s Technical Blog


Test Internet Speed

Speed Test
Speedtest.net is a broadband speed analysis tool that allows anyone to test their Internet connection


Time Zones

World Clock
The World Clock (long version)


Travel Resources

Where, When, How Much - All inclusive travel site: This site searches Hotwire, Hotel.com, Expedia, Priceline and Travelocity in one search

ATM Locator
Find the nearest ATM (Automated Teller Machine) anywhere in the world!

Get information, maps, etc., about U.S. and foreign airports.

Foreign Languages for Travelers
Visit this site for dictionaries, pronunciation guides, and audio lessons for more than 70 languages.

Microsoft Expedia Travel
Book flights, accommodations, cruises, packages and more.

Name your own prices for air fare, hotels and more.

Road Map
Type in the address, and get a free street map of the location instantly!

Subway Navigator
Here's a guide to subways in the U.S. and 28 other countries.

This is the world's most powerful travel reservation system that gives you instant access to hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels around the world.

On your Internet frequent flyer site, you can earn and use miles and points. Webflyer also provides a new list of bargains each week. When you visit the page, click on "Deal Watch."

World Travel Guide
Just click on a country and find out about its history, language, communications, electricity, climate, currency and much more. This site also provides valuable visa/passport information.



Word Wizard
Word Wizards Inc. – Transcription, Graphic Design, Section 508 Accessibility, Slice and Dice


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