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Avid NEXIS PRO now with Axle Media Management Software
by Gary Bettan 4 years ago
Avid NEXIS is the world s first software-defined storage platform for media. Offering unrivaled media storage flexibility, scalability, and control for Avid, Adobe, Apple and other third-party workflo
New Live Streaming Systems! Telestream Wirecast Gear
by Gary Bettan 4 years ago
Wirecast Gear is an extremely portable computer workstation designed to run Wirecast Pro, for live event production and streaming. With four HD-SDI or HDMI professional camera inputs and all the live
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Craig Seeman liked this 4 years ago
Avid Media Composer Editors: Upgrade your software and improve your workflow
by Gary Bettan 5 years ago
If you re an Avid Media Composer editor we have everything you need to update and upgrade your workflow. Obviously the first priority is to make sure we get you the best price on an Avid Support Plan
Adobe Editors: Improve your workflow with these hardware and software suggestions
by Gary Bettan 5 years ago
There is no doubt that a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud gives you access to a lot of great tools. Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Audition all have their place in t
Does anyone out there have a Proavio EB400CR?
by Jorge Hernandez 7 years 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 7 years 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
iMac 27" processor quandery
by Mark Dobson 8 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 7 years 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 8 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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Bill Stephan liked this 8 years ago
Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Herb Sevush 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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Gary Bettan liked this 11 years ago
Re: BetaSP to 1080i ProRes on my laptop!
by Shane Ross 11 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
Vegas 9 Blu-ray solutions
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
We've put together some incredible Vegas 9 bundles with the Pioneer BDR-203 Blu-ray burner. Author movies on high-definition Blu-ray Disc as easily as authoring DVDs with Vegas 9 and DVD Architect Pro
Kona LHi and Matrox Compress HD?
by dave matti 11 years ago
Do these two work together Are there any issues I should consider Please consider I have already the LHi installed and working in my 2009 model 8-core system. The compress HD seems a nice companion fo
Re: Kona LHi and Matrox Compress HD?
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
The Matrox CompressHD works with your exisitng Kona (or Black Magic) I O hardware. I've been told by Matrox that because the CompressHD card does all the lifting, you can actually use it while you are
Maxtros MX02 Mini vs Intensity Pro
by Alan Bezet 11 years ago
Which is better Pros and Con's of each The main issue is- Which is the better bang for the buck - What is the price difference - Do you own either or have you used both-pros and cons -And finally- Doe
Re: Maxtros MX02 Mini vs Intensity Pro
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
http: www.matrox.com video media pdf products mxo2_mini en_mini_vs_intensity.pdf Gary http: www.videoguys.com 800 323-2325 We are the video editing and production experts!
CS4 support?
by Pat McGowan 11 years ago
Just installed CS4 on a new MACPRO with a KONA LHi. Seems that Premiere Pro is not supported by the LHi and vice versa. Or is it me
Re: CS4 support?
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
Just got this form my guy at Adobe: The new CS4 video updates will be available late tonight Friday morning . These updates contain several new updates and several critical fixes for After Effects. So
3 monitor setup, 2 for me one for client...problems
by Jim Eckes 11 years ago
I have two monitors and 2 video cards. I'd like to run the minidisplay port out to a client monitor. When I do this, I lose one of the monitors. The only work around seems to be to pull one of the dvi
Re: 3 monitor setup, 2 for me one for client...problems
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
MXO2 Mini will be shipping end later this month for PC, with Mac drivers due end of the month. You also have the MXO2 Mini Max which includes the Matrox CompressHD Max technology for faster then realt
KONA 3 vs. KONA LHi
by Pat McGowan 11 years ago
I am about to place an order for 3 cards. Anyone care to chime in with Pros and Cons of going with LHi cards instead of KONA 3s We are working in the compressed HD world for now (Panasonic DVCPROHD wi
Re: KONA 3 vs. KONA LHi
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
Gary, Got it. no more links back to the website. Gary
MPEG 2 vs. H264
by Keith Rivers 11 years ago
Just want to know the technical encode advantages of both Anyone want to teach me keith youtube.com krfilms
Re: MPEG 2 vs. H264
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
Matrox has just announced a new product CompressHD that provides massive H.264 acceleration with excellent quality for just $495. It's a PCIe card that works along with any exisitng I O hardware. So n
New Products from AJA -- Record to ProRes in the Field!
by Russell Lasson 11 years ago
So go check out AJA's new website. http: www.aja.com They've come out with some great new products. While I'll be picking up a couple of the new Kona LHi cards, I'm really excited to see how the new K
Re: New Products from AJA -- Kona LHi
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
Kona LHi is shipping now. We have units on the way to us. Gary Videoguys.com 800 323-2325 We are the desk top video editing and DVD production experts!
Avid NAB Stimulus Program: Upgrade to MojoDX for under $5K
by Gary Bettan 11 years ago
Avid Technology, Inc. is announcing further promotions and trade-in options designed to offer Avid customers a dose of budget relief in tough economic times. Existing Avid Mojo and Mojo SDI owners can
Re: Avid NAB Stimulus Program: Upgrade to MojoDX for under $5K
by Dino Sanacory 11 years ago
Isn't the real question, why is there the Mojo DX Like the first two Mojos, this really feels like a product Avid really didn't want to offer: overpriced, under-featured, awkwardly implemented, and od
recommendation for stand alone Blu-ray recorder
by John Knapich 12 years ago
Hi I need a recommendation for a stand alone (as in not built in) blu ray burner. I have come across only one, LaCie for about $400. Anybody have working experience with one thanks
Re: recommendation for stand alone Blu-ray recorder
by Gary Bettan 12 years ago
We've had tremendous success with our external blu-ray burner bundles http: www.videoguys.com VideoguysSpecials Specials.aspx sb=5 For blu-ray authoring onMac the only choice now is Premiere Pro CS3 o
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