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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.


We search for all the newest gear, tips, and tricks to bring you the most relevant professional video production solutions.


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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.


We search for all the newest gear, tips, and tricks to bring you the most relevant professional video production solutions.


Subscribe Here:  RSS | iTunes | YouTube

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    Information Overdrive: ShotPut Pro 5 & HDVU 2.0 from Imagine Products

    Information Overdrive: ShotPut Pro 5 & HDVU 2.0 from Imagine Products

    Transferring digital video files on-site is as easy as dragging and dropping a folder from the finder to an external hard drive until something goes wrong. Eliminate human and technical errors while managing your valuable media with ShotPut Pro 5 from Imagine Products. This media management software allows video Producers, DPs, and DITs to copy files that are exact matches to one or many drives at the same time. ShotPut Pro works with HDVU 2.0 and gives the user an easy way to view any video file from all professional camera manufactures like canon, Sony, Panasonic, RED, Sony, Arri and more. These are two tools that every Producer, Camera Operator, Media Manager and DIT should have.

    • 3 min
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    Information Overdrive: Convergent Design Athena 4K Recorder Encoder Decoder

    Information Overdrive: Convergent Design Athena 4K Recorder Encoder Decoder

    Convergent Design is breaking out of the on-camera field recorder mold with the Athena to deliver a product for production and post. The Athena is a 4K recorder/ player and an encoder/ decoder. Its’ intended uses are for on-location production such as for an EFP crews, live event productions, commercials, and studio productions. As a recorder it has the ability to capture one 4K stream at 60p or two 4K streams at 30p. It can also capture four HD or 2K cameras on location or in the studio with 64 channels of audio. The Ethernet connection allows the Athena to be recording and sending the signal live to post for a quick turn-around edit or another location to view the feed. The Athena, which is the size of half a rack, is also moving into post as a player and decoder. This device can even run point of sale monitors. The Athena is a dedicated hardware device not a computer with software that needs to be maintained, updated, and may crash.

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    Tech Minute: Sony IP55

    Tech Minute: Sony IP55

    Current IP55 customers include: corporations, houses of worship, state and local governments, and broadcasters. The biggest benefits for customers using the IP55 is the latency in conjunction with high quality. The IP55 can support up to four channels of 1920x1080 HD video with one field of delay to one line of video. The IP55 is a point to point solution that is plug and play.

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    Information Overdrive: Sony Next Generation OLED Monitors

    Information Overdrive: Sony Next Generation OLED Monitors

    Based on feedback from the field Sony made lighter, smaller monitors, with more features. The PVMA170 and PVMA250 monitors take lens and camera metadata from the camera inputs and display it on the monitor. The monitors showcase HD and 2K productions with all the benefits of an OLED monitor: accuracy, stability, and a picture that remains the same overtime.

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    Tech Minute: Sony XAVC 4K Player

    Tech Minute: Sony XAVC 4K Player

    This Sony 4K player is great for Event Producers, staging companies, or any organization that need to playback XAVC 4K, HD XAVC Intra, and HD MPEG-2 Long GOP 50Mbps. The unit is DC powerable, small, and portable for on-location productions but it can also be used in the edit suite or machine room. The player can read any type of SxS card and SD cards or memory sticks can both be used with an adapter. Currently, it has a HDMI and 3G-SDI interface for playback. The player also has two USB interfaces, one for a mouse and the other can transfer footage to an external drive. Sony’s target release for this player is the end of 2014.

    • 1 min
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    Tech Minute: ShotSum for Mac from Imagine Products

    Tech Minute: ShotSum for Mac from Imagine Products

    Do you have copies of video files on external hard drives, editing suites, and archived? Are you sure that they are exact copies? ShotSum is a file utility that uses checksum technology to compare one file to another. This program helps you manage your media by letting you know if an exact copy of the file or folder exits before you delete what you think is a duplicate folder.

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