Q & A

What is 86 Productions?
86 Productions is an independent Media (Audio/Video) Production company. We mainly do podcasts, but we also do the following: web sites, audio/video editing, and radio shows. We also record live shows for podcasts, radio broadcasts, and bands in the area.

How many are in the crew?
Depends on the show. We have found certain shows only need a couple of people. We have done only a few shows, but the quality of each show is great.

How much does it cost?
We were just taping the shows that Paradigm played, but we will tape any band for a fee. For a simple one camera angle dvd, it will cost $75.00. For multiple angles, the dvd, it will cost $200.00. If you want something more (custom menus, picture section, etc…), it will depend on the hours spent on the dvd.

What are you using for your Equipment?
Canon EOS EFi 18.1MP T2i
I use 1 MiniDV (Canon ZR 950) and 2 Super High-8 cameras.
I also use my Canon T2i as my HD (720p (60 FPS) and 1080p (24/30 FPS)) recorder.
I also have six digital cameras (3.2M, 3.2M, 5.1M, 8M, 13M, and 18.1M)

I use six computers:

Laptop #1 Alienware m17xR2
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel® Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
8GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 4GB DDR3)
512 GB SSD Hard Drive
1 TB Hard Drive 5400 RPM
Slot Loaded Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Burner
TV Tuner (Video Upload)
2GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
1394 Firewire/eSATA/5 USB 2.0 (1 Powered) Inputs
HDMI, VGA,  Display Port Outputs
5.1 Surround Sound
10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel(R) Centrino(R) AC 7260 Wireless/Bluetooth

Laptop #2 Dell Latitude E6410 
Triple Boot Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 32-bit, Kali Linux 1.1.0a 64-bit
[[Intel® Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)]]
[[8GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 4GB DDR3)]]
320 GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM
[[DVD/CD Burner]]
[[2GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870]]
1394 Firewire/eSATA/4 USB 2.0 (1 Powered) Inputs
HDMI, VGA,  Display Port Outputs
10/100/1000 Ethernet
[[Intel(R) Centrino(R) AC 7260 Wireless/Bluetooth]]
Docking Station

Laptop #3 Dell XPS m1730 (Backup) 
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz
8 GB of Ram
(2) 320 GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM Raid 0
Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Burner
TV Tuner (Video Upload)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
Firewire Input /DVI/VGA Output
Sound Blaster Live
10/100/1000 Ethernet

Laptop #4 Dell Inspiron 6000 (Recording Podcast Audio) 
Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit
1.6 Pentium M
2 GB of Ram
160 GB Hard Drive 5400 RPM PATA
DVD/CD Burner
USB TV Tuner
128MB ATI Video Card
10/100 Ethernet

PC #1 (Backup/Encoding)
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 32-bit
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz
2 GB of Ram
500 GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM SATA
2 TB Hard Drive 7200 RPM SATA
DVD Burner/Lightscribe SATA
10/100/1000 Ethernet

PC #2 (Custom Built Server)
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz (6 Core)
8 GB of Ram DDR3 @577MHz Dual Channel (8-8-8-20)
500 GB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
3 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
2 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
1 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
2 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM (External)
DVD/CD Burner Lightscribe SATA (LH-20A1L)
8 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 2 eSATA, HDMI, DVI, VGA Inputs
850W Power Supply
Hauppauge Colossus HD Capture Card (HDMI, Composite, Component, Optical inputs and outputs)
Hauppauge 2250 TV Tuner
2 – 10/100/1000 Ethernet

Comcast Business Class Internet 50/10 Service (No Cap; Runs Server, FTP Server)
5 Port and 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Switches
16 Port Ethernet 10/100 Switch
Buffalo WZR-1750DHPD, Cisco E3200, and Linksys WRT610N routers running DD-WRT
Western Digital 2TB USB Drive attached to WRT610N

Do you take photos?
Yes. Andrew takes all pictures himself. He mainly uses the Canon T2i 18.1 MP for all the pictures, but he also use both 13.1 Meg Pixel and 8.1 Mega Pixel cameras.

When can you do shows?
Depends on the date, time, and some other factors. If you are interested, please visit the contact us page.

Why do you do this?
We have always loved editing audio and video shows. Even though our main focus are taping podcasts now, we got our start taping shows for paradigm. Video is something we love to do and we would love to tape your show!

If are there any questions that we have not been able to answer, visit the contact us page and you will receive a response.