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Gary Bettan

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Blog: Time is running out on this fantastic NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up program
by Gary Bettan 1 day ago
NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up Special! Attention TriCaster Owners: Trade-up to a TriCaster 410, 460 or 860 now and save up to 40% off. Special Expires 8 29 14. Your old reliable TriCaster could be worth u
Recommended laptop for Avid MC
by Michael Klebig 4 weeks ago
I am looking for a new laptop to use with Avid MC for editing both HDV and DSLR HD footage. I need the laptop to be able to capture via Firewire and also work with file-based HD media. I'm looking for
Re: Recommended laptop for Avid MC
by Gary Bettan 3 weeks ago
Checkout our HP 15" zBook. http: www.videoguys.com Item.aspx SKU=14241445551353052364 It's got everything you are looking for except Firrewire. You can add a firewire express card for under $50. Go mo
Blog: Videoguys Summer Update, June 2014
by Gary Bettan 2 months ago
It's been a very busy year for us. We've seen a ton of new products introduced and we've picked up some new product lines. HP Workstations: The creative Pro's choice http: webvideoguys.com hp-email.ht
Blog: Understanding the new Licensing Options of Avid Media Composer Software
by Gary Bettan 3 months ago
At NAB2014 Avid announced that editors would now have several choices on how they can purchase Media Composer. Avid has now released the latest version (MC8.0) in all the new licensing options. Videog
Blog: Videoguys' 2014 Update on Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt version 2
by Gary Bettan 4 months ago
We bring you up to date on all the latest Thunderbolt news, products and developments. This guide also includes our recommended configuration for a new iMac as well as our Thunderbolt Wish List for 20
Blog: Videoguys' Guide (with Video) to Avid Media Composer | Software
by Gary Bettan 4 months ago
Avid Media Composer Software is now available in 3 license types making it the perfect professional editing solution for everyone. One of the big announcements at NAB from Avid is that customers will
Videoguys' PC & Mac System Recommendations for Avid Media Composer 7 (March 2014)
by Gary Bettan 6 months ago
Avid Media Composer now has a much lower overall total cost of ownership then most editors realize. You do not require an expensive HP Dell workstation or Mac Pro to edit video with Media Composer. Th
Blog: Now is the time for Avid Media Composer 7
by Gary Bettan 6 months ago
ATTN APPLE Final Cut Pro users: NOW is the TIME to learn Avid Media Composer 7 Are you still editing on FCP7 Are you still wasting hours upon hours logging & transferring or MPEG Stream clipping your
Blog: G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt: Evolutionary High Speed Storage for the Digital World
by Gary Bettan 8 months ago
If you are like me, you have stacks of memory cards filled with video and photos from your camcorder, DSLR, GoPro and every other device you use to capture images. One of the biggest challenges facing
Videoguys BlackFriday and CyberMonday deals
by Gary Bettan 9 months ago
Free Shipping, Instant Rebates and up to $100 Off Coupons now through Cyber Monday Videoguys.com has been one of the leading sources for video editing and production equipment for more than 25 years a
Happy Thanksgiving 2013!! Videoguys' Tips for Shooting Family/Home/Holiday Video
by Gary Bettan 9 months ago
We would like to thank all of our customers and friends for your support and patronage throughout the years. We appreciate all our fans on Facebook, followers on Twitter and subscribers to our blog. W
Blog: Videoguys November 2013 Update
by Gary Bettan 9 months ago
Videoguys November 2013 Update We've been adding a bunch of new articles, products and promotions over at Videoguys.com. With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to let our customers know that I
Blog: Avid Wants You Back! Your Avid Xpress Pro or Xpress DV dongle is worth $500!!
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
Upgrade to Avid Media Composer 6.5 for just $488 and get a FREE Upgrade to Media Composer 7 when you order before 6 14 13 at Videoguys.com PLUS FREE Class On Demand Training! Did you ever edit with Av
Blog: Videoguys Insider Update May 2013
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
It's been a very busy spring for all of us at Videoguys.com We had a great NAB show, and we picked up some really exciting new products. We'll go into that in more detail in this newsletter. First, I'
Creative Cloud Q&A [Adobe guy]
by Dennis Radeke 1 year ago
The last few days has seen quite a few discussions about Adobe's new licensing model. Some have attacked it, others defended it, many presenting their concerns and many presenting questions in a reaso
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Re: Creative Cloud Q&A [Adobe guy]
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
Thanx for jumping in here Dennis. Lots of inaccurate info floating about. Your straight answers are greatly appreciated. We posted an FAQ about Creative Cloud for Teams http: www.videoguys.com Guide E
Creative Cloud - Some Peace of Mind Offered...
by Tim Vaughan 1 year ago
(I posted this in the FCPx forum as well) As many of you have seen, I've railed against the "cloud" as being the only option. I'm not against it as a whole, mind you, but am concerned with it as the o
Re: Creative Cloud - Some Peace of Mind Offered...
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
Jumping in a little late. We are selling Creative Cloud for Teams at $479 per year. We still have CS6 Vol licenses, full versions and upgrades. http: www.videoguys.com Brand Adobe.aspx We've put toget
Does anyone out there have a Proavio EB400CR?
by Jorge Hernandez 1 year ago
I am looking into buying a Proavio EB400CR since this is a raid that seems to offer everything for my purposes. I am looking into a raid drive that has JBOD capabilities and Proavio seems to be my ans
Re: Does anyone out there have a Proavio EB400CR?
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
Videoguys is a ProAvio dealer. We tested the drive and we liked the performance. For under $1,000 the 8TB model is a great value. eSATA, USB3 & FW800. http: www.videoguys.com Brand Proavio.aspx Gary C
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iMac 27" processor quandery
by Mark Dobson 2 years ago
I went to my local Applestore today and spent some quality time with the new iMac 27". Much to my surprise I really liked and would have liked to have taken one home with me. No chance! As you will kn
Re: iMac 27" processor quandery - Videoguys Updates Thunderbolt Guide
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
The COW5OFF coupon is for purchases at Videoguys.com only Gary COW members get 5% OFF with Coupon COW5OFF http: www.videoguys.com 800 323-2325 We are the video editing and production experts!
Avid Whitepaper: Digital Cinema Camera Workflows
by Gary Bettan 2 years ago
With the ability to track multiple sources and timecodes, combined with AMA and open standards such as MXF, AAF, and DNxHD, Media Composer and Symphony give you the most flexibility in the post-produc
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Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Herb Sevush 2 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net thread 346 13960#13960 Interesting thread, especially this post by Gary Bettan: ( As a note, in case you are unaware, the DIY designations are specs for do-it-yourself bui
Re: Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Gary Bettan 2 years ago
From our perspective when Apple jumped to the Intel Xeons, they caught up to HP. For both performance and value. When the XP8400 was the workstation of choice on the PC side, the 2nd gen Mac Pro w Int
Small video post production solutions
by Stephen Cooper 2 years ago
Hello I've been looking around and trying to find the best solution for an upgrade to our systems. We're a very small production company that currently has two people that both work on mac platforms u
Re: Small video post production solutions
by Gary Bettan 2 years ago
Bob is spot on. I wish we could offer a DIY shared storage solution for you. As of today, it's just not going to happen. Gary COW members get 5% OFF with Coupon COW5OFF http: www.videoguys.com 800 323
Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5 Download
by john lawlor 3 years ago
HI Guys Like many people out there, it seems like it has come time to jump ship on the tried and trusted FCP to the seemingly better Premiere Pro. Two questions: 1. Has the "SWITCH" promo for switchin
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5 Download
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
Videoguys is offering 20% off on Adobe CS5.5. upgrades. We are also offering 20% off on teh full version. We're taking the 20% off from our $1499 sale price, so while supplies last you can get teh ful
Obscenely Expensive Adobe Products outside USA
by David Hunter 3 years ago
As a longtime FinalCut user who used the whole Apple suite, I wanted to buy Premiere Pro and take advantage of the discount offered to Apple users who switched. However, if I am editing in Hamburg, Ge
Re: Obscenely Expensive Adobe Products outside USA
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
Videoguys.com can do it! Give us a call 800 323-2325 and we'll get you the software you need. We run into issues like this with many of our vendors. All it takes is a little extra effort and creativit
Avid Confirms Delay in MC FCP Crossgrade Shipments
by Peter Wiley 3 years ago
I got this email this morning, thought it might be of general interest. Hello, First, I would like to thank you for your recent FCP to Media Composer crossgrade order on the Avid Store. As you probabl
Re: Avid Confirms Delay in MC FCP Crossgrade Shipments
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
Videoguys.com has Media Composer crossgrades in stock and better yet - we still have inventory available for $995!!! http: www.webvideoguys.com mc55oct.html Gary COW members get 5% OFF with Coupon COW
Pioneer BDR 206 not meant for Macs. Please read.
by Erik Mickelson 3 years ago
I just got off the phone with Pioneer regarding the incompatibility of the BDR 206 that Videoguys.com sells as their mac compatible Blu Ray burner. Long story short. The support tech on the phone said
Re: Pioneer BDR 206 not meant for Macs. Please read.
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
Erik, Please give me call Friday. I instructed customer service to ship you both a new drive and enclosure - immediately. Then have you return whatever stuff doesn't work. Gary COW members get 5% OFF
Fastest BluRay burn speeds in OSX???
by Erik Mickelson 3 years ago
I am only getting 1x burn speeds. I am using the NexStar DX USB enclosure with Sony BD205 loaded purchased from VideoGuys.com. Using Verbatim BD-R 2x and 4x media. One thing: Since purchasing the encl
Re: Fastest BluRay burn speeds in OSX???
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
We have tons of customers getting great results on Macs with the BDR-206. OWC sells the BDR-206 for Mac users as well. I will look into potential issues with the Vantec enclosure we bundle with the BD
Premiere Pro advice
by Phil Lister 3 years ago
I need a new desktop PC and I'd like to get a list of specs that would fall between $1,200.00 and $1,850.00 + -. In other words, what are the most minimum requirements I can run Premiere Pro CS5 on Th
Re: Premiere Pro advice
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
I'm very aware of these discussion and I've participated in several debates with the guys over at ADK as well. Harm knows his stuff and while we disagree at times, we more often then not we recommend
News: Mac Conversion Utility Now Available for Roland VR-5
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
(Bellingham, Washington--May 19, 2011) Roland Systems Group (RSG) has released a Mac image converter utility for the popular VR-5 AV Mixer. This newly released software allows users to convert still i
Re: News: Mac Conversion Utility Now Available for Roland VR-5
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
The VR5 is a fantastic solution that combines video mixing and streaming. http: www.videoguys.com Item Roland+VR-5+AV+Mixer+and+Recorder 53D22565.aspx Gary COW members get 5% OFF with Coupon COW5OFF h
Has anyone tried the AVID offer ...
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
... and found they got no response I've applied for the super-duper ultra low-price Media Composer-forFCP users offer, entered my FCS serial number, etc. and although it says my application was succes
Re: Has anyone tried the AVID offer ...
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
yes we can ship outside the US, to most countries. The download is only available from Avid. Gary COW members get 5% OFF with Coupon COW5OFF http: www.videoguys.com 800 323-2325 We are the video editi
New Low Prices on Avid Media Composer 5.5 Upgrades for Avid & Apple FCP owners
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
Got Final Cut Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade for FCP Editors $995 Many pros in the industry recognize that you can get more work having both Final Cut Pro and Media Composer in your editing arsena
Re: New Low Prices on Avid Media Composer 5.5 Upgrades for Avid & Apple FCP owners
by Michael Kammes 3 years ago
Poor form. Please no spam. Videoguys already has ads all over the site. .: michael kammes mpse .: senior applications editor . post workflow consultant .: audio specialist . act fcp . acsr .: michaelk
Avid MC 5.5 upgrade info
by Gary Bettan 3 years ago
With the announcement of MC5.5, there appears to be some confusion about upgrades. Here's some more info to help clarify your options: Avid Media Composer 5 Owners: Once Media Composer 5.5 is released
Check specs to build a new PC...
by fabio mereghetti 4 years ago
I'm a video amateur on the learning path to get one step higher (amateur-- Amateur). I'm still on an Asus A8V mobo with Sata I ports for HDDs and AGP port for the graphic card. Of course Im struggling
Re: Check specs to build a new PC...
by Gary Bettan 4 years ago
i would suggest the following. Stripe the two 7200RPM drives in a RAID0 for performance and throughput. Put all projects & video on the RAID. When exporting files for blu-ray or web, set up a folder (
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac/PC - Mercury we have lift-off!!
by Gary Bettan 4 years ago
For years we have been recommending NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics boards to our professional customers who demand the highest level of performance, reliability and stability. Quadro cards cost a
Re: NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac/PC - Mercury we have lift-off!!
by Gary Bettan 4 years ago
Excellent point Todd. Check out this update I got in my inbox today from my Adobe rep: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 now offers GPU acceleration on laptops Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, version 5.0.3 is an update
Anyone here using the Matrox MXO2 Mini?
by Sebastian Alvarez 4 years ago
I bought a Blackmagic Intensity Pro and it turned out to be terrible, mostly because of frequent crashes always caused by the player plugin Blackmagic uses in Premiere. As far as I've read, there seem
Re: Anyone here using the Matrox MXO2 Mini?
by Gary Bettan 4 years ago
You will still get the great Mercury playback from your CUDA based GPU with the standard MXO2 Mini. The MAX hardware will give you faster then real-time H.264 encoding. I don't think you'll see much a
Matrox MX02 LE with Max...yay or nay
by Mike Diiorio 4 years ago
Ok, so i'm spending a lot of time compressing my h264 videos and need to speed this up. Also, looking to output to a program monitor. Seems that Matrox' product is the best bang for the buck, but just
Re: Matrox MX02 LE with Max...yay or nay
by Gary Bettan 4 years ago
What great thread. MAX is the secret ingredient that gives the Matrox MXO2 family of products a leg up on other excellent I O devices such as the Kona. As was mentioned here, if you have a Kona card,
The point being missed about DSLR video.
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
This is simple. I've been shooting professional corporate video for nearly 20 years. 12 months ago I bought a 5DMk2 as a lark - primarily because I had a gig that needed both video and quick stills a
Re: The point being missed about DSLR video.
by Gary Bettan 4 years ago
Great thread and excellent observations. We started getting links to DSLR videos from our customers late last year, bragging about what they could do with a 5D or 7D. I was blown away from the first o
Blue Ray burners
by Kip Cole 5 years ago
Anybody out there got any suggestions for an internal Blue Ray burner (brand, model # etc.) for a FCP system We're running FCP 6, but will probably be upgrading to 7 soon. Also, what program would be
Re: Blue Ray burners
by Gary Bettan 5 years ago
I don't think you'll get any faster burn speeds with firewire vs USB2. Gary http: www.videoguys.com 800 323-2325 We are the video editing and production experts!
Mojo DX Trade up offer expires 12/18
by Gary Bettan 5 years ago
Just wanted to let everyone know that Avid has brought back the Trade-up to MojoDX promotion , and it is ending this Friday Dec 18th . If you own an old Mojo or Mojo SDI you can trade up to MojoDX for
Export settings - very confused
by Nina Bjer 5 years ago
Hello! I have edited some films in After Effects and want to export them to Quicktime format, and have tried to do so in After Effects, but am a little confused about which settings to use. I film in
Re: Export settings - very confused
by Gary Bettan 5 years ago
The CompressHD card would save you hours and hours. The quality is great and your looking at faster then real-time encoding to H.264. So a 20 minute video would encode to H.264 in under 20 minutes! We
burner
by ed vandenderen 5 years ago
Can anyone recommend a blue ray burner that has worked with architect. I know some of the reg burners have had accommodation issues Not a real big deal as I have found Nero just fine to burn with pos
Re: burner
by Gary Bettan 5 years ago
The Pioneer BDR-203 works great with Vegas 9 and DVD a Arch. We made sure of that by sending a few over to them for the team to test and evaluate. Click here for all our Vegas 9 bundles http: www.vide
BetaSP to 1080i ProRes on my laptop!
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
OK, so here I am playing with my MXO2 mini (with MAX) and wanting to see how far I could push it. I was asked to upconvert some BetaSP footage to ProRes 1080i 59.94 (30fps, not 60) but my MXO2 was on
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Re: BetaSP to 1080i ProRes on my laptop!
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Looks like Andy has ya covered. Shane GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it. Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Focus D.T.E. Bundles
by Gary Bettan 5 years ago
We've put together some very exciting bundles and promotions with all the various flavors of Focus D.T.E. FS-4, FS-100, FS-5 and the new FS-H200 http: www.webvideoguys.com focusdte-09.html Gary http:


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