Welcome to 5Gear Studios!
5Gear Studios is a Dynamic Production and Post Production House located in North Toronto, Canada.
5gear studios offers complete production & post-production services.
Production services include: on site filming in either RED Digital, Canon HDSLR, XDCAM HD High Definition, DVCAM Digital or GoPro 3+ Black! We offer Professional Lighting, Sound, Teleprompter, Scripting and Make-Up.
5Gear has always been on the cutting edge and are also proud to offer Aerial Cinematography from one of our Drones! Looking for footage that can't be achived in any other way? Talk to us about taking to the skies!
In-studio editing by 5gear staff or with qualified instructor. We offer complete SD or HD editing on 3D Digital Non-Linear Editing suites to meet your needs.
We also offer complete Blu-ray / DVD / CD-ROM Video services from pre-planning to BD-R / DVD-R / CD-R mastering.
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We've launched a new web site for 2014
Please feel free to browse our new site where you'll be able to learn about our services and products. Make sure to check out the Demo Reel page. There you'll be able to see all our current videos.
Of course, we prefer the personal touch. Please contact our studio so we can talk directly to you or better yet, we're available for on site consultations. We're just an email or phone call away.
5Gear specializes in on site production. We offer many outstanding visual qualities to choose from. RED Digital Cinema, HDSLR, XDCAM HD High Definition, DVCAM Digital, GoPro HD and Betacam SP Broadcast. For smaller projects, we also offer 3 CCD Pro-HDV.
Aerial Cinematography is acheived by one of our Drones. Inquire for details and ask for a sample!
wide variety of services
Our services also include a variety of lighting options by Arri, Kinoflo, Lowe and Chimera. Sound options are plentiful including Sennheiser Wireles and Wired Audio, Lavablier TRAM Microphones and Booms with Operators. We provide full Teleprompting services for cameras of all sizes. For that professional look, we provide hair and makeup services.
Productions big and small
For larger productions, JIB and Pee-Wee Dolly support are available. Before production commences, pre-production begins. We offer comprehensive planning, Script Writing and location scouting services.
HIGH DEFINITION POST PRODUCTION
5Gear offers full 1080p uncompressed High Definition post production for on air distribution, Digital File or Blu-ray playback. We offer a variety of support programs in our full non linear edit suites. Plug-ins such as Apple Motion, Adobe Aftereffects, Boris FX, Boris RED, BCC, Fx Factory Pro, MotionFX and more all compliment our creative editing style.
STANDARD DEFINITION POST PRODUCTION
5Gear also offers Standard Definition post proudction for on air distribution or DVD / tape playback. We offer a variety of support programs in our Mac edit suites. Plug-ins such as Apple Motion, Adobe Aftereffects, Boris FX, RED, BCC, Fx Factory Pro, all compliment our creative editing style.
POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS
5Gear films many of the programs we edit. On occasion we are asked to edit programs already filmed.
Our in house graphics designers will ensure your final packaged product rivals those produced by the Majord Hollywood Studios.
Let 5Gear provide your next project on time, every time!
Mac and PC Platforms. You decide!
Let 5Gear Edit your next program or come to one of our many edit suites and work with a qualified instructor. We offer both Mac and PC platforms and offer a variety of post software options for you to choose from.
5Gear is proud to offer a complete line of Media Services.
We have been in the Digital Compression business since 1999. We offer such services as: Blu-ray Encoding and Authoring, DVD Encoding and Authoring and CD-ROM Mastering.
Looking for large runs of DVDs? Let 5Gear Master your DVD-5 or DVD-9 project to DLT tape for Glass Mastering.
If you have a video you need encoded for your website, YOUTUBE, email or even for CD-ROM, we offer all the varieties of codecs for your use. We encode all video formats to: Flash Video, Quicktime, Windows Media, MPEG1, MPEG2, H.264, MPEG-2 HD and more!
Confused about compression codecs and options?
Let 5Gear fulfill your digital encoding needs with our in-house experts and advice.
Click here to learn about our additional media services we provide
Today's Digital Demand requires plenty of output options
Whether you are looking to encode your video for DVD, Blu-ray, TV or the Web, let 5Gear handle all of your compressiona and decompression needs.
Meet The Crew!
CEO and Founder of 5Gear Studios, Darren Sager brings years of experience to the team. Darren first founded DMS Video Productions in 1986. An event videography company. After many successful years at DMS Video, the ever growing demand for Corporate Production, TV Commercials and Programming prompted him to found 5Gear Studios. Passionate about everything he does at 5Gear, Darren insists on quality above all. He thoroughly enjoys meeting and working with all of his clients. Darren has travelled the world for 5Gear, shooting for his many diverse clients. One particular assignment he is very passionate about was his work for Steven Spielberg from 1995 to 1999. If you ask Darren, what's his favourite part of his job, his answer is simple..."A wise person once said, 'Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life!' Nothing could be more true for me! I can't wait to get to my studio every day and I'm always amazed how a 12 hour day zips by!" Outside of work, Darren loves spending time with his wife, three kids and Dog Buster. He loves Travel, The Toronto Maple Leafs, Coaching Minor Hockey, Travel and Scuba Diving.
Studio Manager, Ryan "Kirby" (as he is called) is the glue that keeps the entire team bonded together. His creativity and passion about 5Gear knows no bounds. The longest running employee of 5Gear, Kirby brings a plethora (do YOU know what a Plethora is?) of skills to the company. Kirby is creative, funny, charming, passionate and on top of all that, an amazing Dad to this three Daughters. A loving husband, coach and ear to anyone needing advice. Kirby is truly one of a kind!
A true individual, Will Murphy brings his British charm to the 5Gear family. A brilliant editor and cinematographer, Will also brings Directorial skill to the team. On top of all this talent, Will is also a skilled After Effects Editor creating amazing 2D animation. In a world of frazzled nerves, Will is the calm soul of the studio. If something needs to get done in a hurry, you can trust Will to not only get it done, but get it done calmly and get it done right!
Ali brings a unique perspective to the "boys club" at 5Gear Studios. Ali's penchant for amazing art direction and graphic design is truly unmatched. Meticulous in everything she does, Ali stands for nothing less than the best. You'll often find Ali creating in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and is a master on the Wacom Tablet. Quite the mover and shaker (you should just see her dance!) Ali is always into something new. Our local Storyboar artist, her renderings are one of a kind. Ali is one of our newer employees at 5Gear and we honestly don't know what we'd do without her! We can't imagine 5Gear without our Ali!
Knicknamed the "work-horse" of the company, Dan is responsible for so many tasks, his typical day would make your head spin. Dan's dedication and passion to 5Gear is apparent every day. Whether it's rocking one of the Broadcast Cameras, authoring an amazing Blu-ray disc or non-linear editing our latest spot, Dan can do it all. Dan is the Strong Silent Type. Some days, you don't hear from him all day long, only to amaze the team with another exciting edit. A diehard Phish fan, Dan enjoys time with friends, socializing after work and occasionally, shooting for the Toronto Marlies!
Our most exciting up and coming employee, Kris is also one of the newest acquisitions to the 5Gear team. Also brining amazing 2D animation skills with his After Effects work to the 5Gear team, Kris's passion in his work is clearly evident in every program he creates. On top of his unique editing skills, he's a master D.O.P. A die hard movie fan, family man and friend, Kris is someone YOU'LL want to get to know!
Stephen, the Joker of the group is simply a BRILLIANT editor. Always there for you when you need cheering up (hey we NEVER need that at 5gear!) Steve is like the brother you always wanted to have. If you ever want to hear a bizarre fact, story or experience, just sit by him during the lunch hour and you'll walk away amazed every time! Watch him in his edit suite and you'll be stunned at his unwavering attention to detail. Steve enjoys non-linear editing, shooting and supporting all the 5Gear staff when they need his assistance. A dieahrd hockey fan and player, Steve can often be found around the rinks of Toronto after hours.
Our newest "Daddy" (yes, Benny's wife recently delivered a beautiful baby boy) Benny is also one of our great non-linear editors. A member of the 5Gear team for many years, Benny brings a certain calm to everyone around him. Always one to love a good joke, Benny can be trusted to help just about anyone who needs him. Our 4 A.M. guy (yes! that's when he comes to work everyday) Benny runs the shop for many hours solo while the rest of us get our beauty sleep. Benny enjoys time with his wife and son, playing basketball and watching Hollywood movies.
Often roaming the halls of 5Gear, Buster, our studio mascott is as cute as he looks. Buster has a great attitude when it comes to Post Production, although he thinks editing is "ruff". Buster is looking forward to Directing his next feature film. Buster's favourite activites outside of editing are... Going for long walks, playing ball, eating Peanut Butter and going for Drinks with the boys.
5Gear Studios6-411 Confederation Parkway
Concord, ON , L4K 0A8.
How to Contact Us:Telephone: +1 905 760 1075
Fax: Does anyone actually use that any more?
info @ 5gearstudios.com
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At 5Gear Studios/DMS Video Productions Ltd., we are committed to providing our clients & customers with exceptional service.
As providing this service involves the collection, use and disclosure of some personal information about our clients & customers protecting their personal information is one of our highest priorities.
While we have always respected our clients & customers privacy and safeguarded their personal information, we have strengthened our commitment to protecting personal information as a result of British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). PIPA, which came into effect on January 1, 2004, sets out the ground rules for how B.C. businesses and not-for-profit organizations may collect, use and disclose personal information.
We will inform our clients & customers of why and how we collect, use and disclose their personal information, obtain their consent where required, and only handle their personal information in a manner that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
This Personal Information Protection Policy, in compliance with PIPA, outlines the principles and practices we will follow in protecting clients & customers personal information. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of clients & customers personal information and allowing our clients & customers to request access to, and correction of, their personal information.
All requests for quotes will be kept in the strictest of confidence. No personal information will be shared with anyone outside our organization.
Personal Information –means information about an identifiable individual. Personal information does not include contact information (described below).
Contact information – means information that would enable an individual to be contacted at a place of business and includes name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email or business fax number. Contact information is not covered by this policy or PIPA.
Privacy Officer – means the individual designated responsibility for ensuring that 5Gear Studios/DMS Video Productions complies with this policy and PIPA.
Policy 1 – Collecting Personal Information.
1.1 Unless the purposes for collecting personal information are obvious and the clients & customers voluntarily provides his or her personal information for those purposes, we will communicate the purposes for which personal information is being collected, either orally or in writing, before or at the time of collection.
1.2 We will only collect clients & customers information that is necessary to fulfill the following purposes:• To verify identity; • To verify creditworthiness; • To identify clients & customers preferences; • To understand the [financial, banking, insurance] needs of our [clients & customers]; • To open and manage an account; • To deliver requested products and services • To guarantee a travel or hotel reservation; • To ensure a high standard of service to our clients & customers; .
Additional Media Services
Output to any format!
Once we complete YOUR video or if you already have a video for your company, 5Gear will professionally encode your program to the proper Codec, optimizing playback for you and your customers.
High Quality Video.
Videos created in our studio are typically very high quality and placing that master program on the internet would stall even the best of internet connections. 5Gear will convert that format to one of the existing popular web formats, such as H.264 or MPEG4 and reduce the file size so smooth playback is ensured, all without sacrificing image quality.
World Wide Web Formats
Many of our customers wish to have their TV Spot, Commercial or Promotional Video encoded for Youtube, Vimeo or for their website. At 5Gear, we're pleased to provide any of these services. Whether it's Quicktime MOV or H.264 MP4 video, look to 5gear to professionally encode your spot.
Don't have a Youtube or Vimeo Account?
No Problem! 5Gear will professionally host YOUR video on our Vimeo page either publically or privately for your use. You'll be able to host your program right on your website by embedding it from our account.
Still confused about encoding? Give us a call. We're always happy to explain this process!