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 [Magic Lantern custom firmware]
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S4 [Custom OS]
I use 1 MiniDV (Canon ZR 950) and 2 Super High-8 cameras.
I also use my Canon T2i and Galaxy S4 [Custom] as my HD 1080p recorders.
I also have six digital cameras (3.2M, 3.2M, 5.1M, 8M, 13M, and 18.1M)

Equipment for Podcasts and Radio Shows
Behringer UMC404HD U-Phoria USB Audio/MIDI Interface with MIDAS Microphone Preamplifiers
Behringer B-2 PRO
Behringer HPX6000
NEEWER White Broadcasting Studio Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm stand
Nady MPF-6 6-Inch Clamp On Microphone Pop Filter
Behringer PodcaSTudio Firewire [unused]
6x Nady Condenser Microphones with Bag

I use six computers:

Laptop #1 Alienware m17xR2
Windows 10 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 Crucial MX100
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 
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Intel® Dual Core vPro i7-620M, 2.66GHz, 1066MHz 4M L2 Cache
8GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 4GB DDR3)
240 GB Crucial BX1000 SSD Hard Drive
320GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM
DVD/CD Burner (8x/6x/24x)
1394 Firewire/eSATA/4 USB 2.0 (1 Powered) Inputs
HDMI, VGA,  Display Port Outputs
10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Centrino(R) AC 7260 Wireless/Bluetooth
Docking Station with dual Dell 1909W monitors

Laptop #3 Acer
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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
2x 2 TB Hard Drive 7200 RPM SATA
DVD Burner/Lightscribe SATA
10/100/1000 Ethernet

PC #2 (Custom Built Server)
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz (6 Core)
8 GB of Ram DDR3 @577MHz Dual Channel (8-8-8-20)
240 GB SATA Hard Drive SSD
4 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
3x 3 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
11x 2 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
7x 1 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
2x 2 TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM (External)
DVD/CD Burner Lightscribe SATA (LH-20A1L)
8 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 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, FreePBX)
Raspberry Pi 3 (Retro Pi Emulator)
Raspberry Pi 2 (Runs FreePBX)
24, 8, and 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Switches
16 Port Ethernet 10/100 Switch [currently unused]
Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 [R8000], Buffalo WZR-1750DHPD, Cisco E3200, and Linksys WRT610N routers running DD-WRT
2TB and 320GB USB Drives attached to Nighthawk X6

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.