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Videoguys Webinar: Live Streaming and Production State of the Industry 10/3/17
by Gary Bettan 2 weeks ago
Videoguys News Day Tuesday Ep 1 Live Streaming and Production State of the Industry Address with President, Gary Bettan Check out our latest webinar packed with industry news and new product announce
How do I retrieve footage from a Thunderbolt Media Drive without a Thunderbolt Computer?
by David Carr 6 months ago
I have firewire 400 800 USB 2 and 3. And no access to a Mac with thunderbolt to get this media. I want to transfer the media to my firewire drive, but short of purchasing borrowing a mac with thunderb
Re: How do I retrieve footage from a Thunderbolt Media Drive without a Thunderbolt Computer?
by Gary Bettan 6 months ago
as of today, there is no Thunderbolt to USB or Firewire adapter. You need to find someone with a thunderbolt rquipped machine and copy the data over to a USB3 drive. like the G-Tech G-Drive USB 3 http
Thunderbolt3 on Z820?
by Tristan Summers 9 months ago
Hi Does anyone know if it is will be possible to get TB3 on a Z820 I have the Thunderbolt2 card, but considering future upgrades. There just aren't enough PCIe slots in here and it could be good to be
Re: Thunderbolt3 on Z820?
by Gary Bettan 9 months ago
HP only offers a Thunderbolt 2 card for their workstations. When a Thundrbolt 3 card comes out I am pretty confident it will work in your z820. BUT - and it's a big BUT - it may require the same slot
Video Editing Laptops
by Rob Sommerlad 10 months ago
Hi all, I am considering buying a new laptop to use with Adobe Premiere and After Effects, and I would greatly appreciate any second opinions or advice that you may have. I have done some research, an
Re: Video Editing Laptops
by Gary Bettan 10 months ago
Our top pick are HP zBooks. Videoguys Recommended Laptops for Video Editing and Live Production http: www.videoguys.com blog videoguys-recommended-laptops-for-video-editing We get asked all the time a
Avid NEXIS PRO now with Axle Media Management Software
by Gary Bettan 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Tricaster alternative
by John Patrick 1 year ago
Hi all, Our company is looking to configure a system that will allow us to bring in 2-3 talking heads through preferably Skype, give us the ability to resize their image, put them on a background, and
Re: Tricaster alternative
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
Are you aware that there are several "levels" of TriCaster For the project you describe you would not need the top of the line model. You definitely want TalkShow for the highest possible quality Skyp
Reliability of G-Speed Studio
by Ron Kabele 1 year ago
MacMall has a sale on G-Speed Studio 12 TB drives ($799!) and I purchased one today. When I told a friend at an editing facility what I did, he cautioned that his shop has experienced a high failure r
Re: Reliability of G-Speed Studio
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
G-Tech drives are and have always been the most reliable drives on the market. G-Tech uses HGST Enterprise call drives in their RAIDs. We have not had any quality or reliability issues with them. That
Introducing our new line up of Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstations
by Gary Bettan 2 years ago
We ve had tremendous success over the past year with our Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstations. In anticipation of re-configuring our systems this year, we waited for HP to certify the latest revs o
G-Technology Evolution Series Workflow – It’s as easy as 1-2-3
by Gary Bettan 2 years ago
G-Technology Evolution Series Workflow It s as easy as 1-2-3 Today s HD and 4K file based workflows require reliable, rugged and high performance video storage wherever you are : In the field & on loc
Avid Media Composer Editors: Upgrade your software and improve your workflow
by Gary Bettan 2 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 2 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
Split Screen Hardware recommendation?
by Tim Neighbors 2 years ago
I have a client who is looking to install a dedicated hardware to create a split screen HD video feed that will show a projector feed (Powerpoint I think it is a 4:3 display ) over the majority of the
Re: Split Screen Hardware recommendation?
by Gary Bettan 2 years ago
The Epiphan Pearl is perfect for this. Not only can you set up the split screen, you can size and position the windows plus add a graphic. For under $5K Pearl is a flexible and powerful live presentat
Does someone knows about this?
by Fred Jean 2 years ago
http: hitfilm.com (Didn't know where to post this in the forum) Fred.
Re: Does someone knows about this?
by Gary Bettan 2 years ago
Hitfilm is a great program. It is primarily a tool like after effects. for compositing and adding special effects. It is a video editor as well. You can learn more be reading these articles and wattch
Creative Cloud Q&A [Adobe guy]
by Dennis Radeke 4 years 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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Tim Dowse liked this 4 years ago
Re: Creative Cloud Q&A [Adobe guy]
by Gary Bettan 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 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 4 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
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iMac 27" processor quandery
by Mark Dobson 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Herb Sevush 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
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