Skeleton Crew Productions
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HDV compression and 1080i may be a ways away from the cutting edge these days, but being able to archive to tape is invaluable, and good optics never go out of style.

We shoot using a Sony HDR-FX1. The HDR-FX1 was one of the first prosumer grade HDV video cameras and continues to provide outstanding picture quality as evidenced in "Sleepless" and "Channel Zero." We purchased the HDR-FX1 very early in its lifetime, when HD content hadn't become as commonplace, and the forward-thinking has proven invaluable.

Additionally, we have several sets of different lenses along with inexpensive but effective lapel, shotgun, and omnidirectional microphones.

We have our own photography-grade lights and gels.

We edit using a custom built PC and Adobe's CS5.5 suite.

CPU: Intel Core i7-990X ES @ 4GHz
RAM: 24GB Corsair DDR3-1333 (6x4GB, triple-channel @ 1333MHz)
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58
Video (Primary): eVGA GeForce GTX 580
Video (Secondary): ASUS GeForce GT 430
OS and Project Drive: Corsair Performance 3 Series 256GB SSD
Archival Drive: 2x Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB in RAID 1
Scratch Drive: 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB in RAID 0
Enclosure & PSU: SilverStone FT02 & 1.2kW 80+ Gold PSU
Speakers: Antec Rockus 3D 2.1
Monitor (Primary):HP ZR24w (24", 1920x1200, H-IPS)
Monitor (Secondary): HP LP2465 (24", 1920x1200, S-PVA)
Monitor (Tertiary): LG L246WP (24", 1920x1200, MVA)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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