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Avid Wants You Back! Your Avid Xpress Pro or Xpress DV dongle is worth $500!!

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

By videoguys.com | May 29, 2013

Did you ever edit with Avid Xpress DV or Avid Xpress Pro? Perhaps you moved on to Final Cut or Premiere Pro or another NLE over the years and your Xpress DV or Xpress Pro Dongle is sitting around collecting dust. If you still have the dongle, Avid wants you back. Avid is offering you one last... Read More

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Videoguys Insider Update May 2013

It's been a very busy spring for all of us at Videoguys.com

By videoguys.com | May 23, 2013

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.

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Videoguys offers FREE Pre-Sales Advice & Live Technical Support on 1,000s of Items Available at Videoguys.com... Read More

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Videoguys’ Guide to Adobe Creative Cloud for teams

Videoguys’ Guide to Adobe Creative Cloud for teams

NEW LOW PRICE! Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams just $479/ year for the world's best suite of content creation tools!!

By videoguys.com | May 13, 2013

The Videoguys realize that subscribing annually to your software is a new concept for many of our customers. Our sales team is here to help you fully understand the advantages of the Creative Cloud and what extra features and benefits Creative Cloud for Teams gives you and your organization. We... Read More

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Videoguys’ NAB 2013 Wrap-Up

NAB2013: : An Industry In Transition & Videoguys Top Products from the NAB Show

By videoguys.com | April 30, 2013

Wow! I wasn't expecting this year's NAB to be so exciting.  Our industry has gotten mature and so have the products. But, from the start of our dealer meetings on Sunday, I could tell that something big was happening, not a huge tidal wave of change, but several big waves rolling... Read More

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Videoguys DIY NLE Workstation Updates

We've added two new builds for your NLE consideration

By videoguys.com | February 21, 2013

Videoguys DIY X Ivy Bridge Budget Build - First Look

We've been getting a ton of calls and emails form folks asking when we would post a DIY Ivy Bridge Guide. This blog post is not that, but it is what Videoguys would recommend as of today. Before we get into the build, let's talk... Read More

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Avid Whitepaper: Digital Cinema Camera Workflows

The workflows described in this document will focus on three popular camera formats: RED, ARRI Alexa & Black Magic Cinema Camera

By videoguys.com | February 08, 2013

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-production pipeline. Finishing and mastering can all be done directly within Avid products,... Read More

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Videoguys’ 2013 Update on Thunderbolt

We bring you up to date on all the latest Thunderbolt news, products and developments. This guide also includes our recommended

By videoguys.com | January 24, 2013

Thunderbolt was the new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed by Intel and introduced by Apple a couple of years ago that was supposed to set the world on fire. So far it hasn't. Thunderbolt adoption has been slower then anticipated and while we finally have a wide range of... Read More

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Videoguys’ 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Videoguys’ 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Great Gifts & Recommendations for Videographers & Editors at Every Price!

By videoguys.com | December 21, 2012

It's hard to believe that the holidays are here again. I want to apologize for getting this article out so late. It's been a very hectic past few months around here, and we're still making up for lost time caused by Superstorm Sandy. I thought about skipping this article... Read More

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Videoguys Mac Pro Rant

Videoguys Mac Pro Rant

There have been many posts, specualtions and discussions on the the web over the past year about the future of Mac Pro.

By videoguys.com | December 19, 2012

There have been many posts and discussions on the PVC and all over the web about the future of Mac Pro and speculation about features. Here comes my rant, and many folks aren't going to like it one bit. 

Note: This post was originally made in responce to this thread: The... Read More

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Videoguys’ Guide to the Avid 25th Anniversary Crossgrade and Upgrade offers!!

We’ve put together this little FAQ to help you better understand Avid’s professional editing software

By videoguys.com | December 03, 2012

Before we get into the promotions I wanted to take some time to congratulate Avid on 25 years and highlight this amazing accomplishment! Twenty Five years as a technology leader is an awesome accomplishment and something that should be celebrated. Before Avid, you couldn’t cut movies or... Read More

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Videoguys Insider Update November 2012

Long Island was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Videoguys is open! Call 800 323-2325

By videoguys.com | November 08, 2012

Long Island was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Most of our staff lost power in their homes. Thankfully the damages were minimal, but here we are over a week later and still many of us are without power or heat.  Just when you think things can't get worse... A Nor'Easter... Read More

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Introducing BluStor & BluStorXL Complete Blu-ray™ Disc Archiving Solutions for PC or Mac

Introducing BluStor & BluStorXL Complete Blu-ray™ Disc Archiving Solutions for PC or Mac

A collaboration of industry leaders yields affordable solution for long-term video, photo, multimedia and data archiving

By videoguys.com | October 01, 2012

Glen Cove, NY - Broadfield Distributing, Inc, a leading distributor of video editing and production equipment, announced the availability of two new products today - the BluStor and BluStorXL. These products were created to address the growing needs of videographers, editors, photographers and other digital content creators for a safe, secure and long-term archiving solution. The BluStor bundles include everything professional and home users need to back up their work, memories, and digital life to high-capacity Blu-ray discs.BluStor bundles are currently available in two affordable packages with the only difference being the included media. The BluStor (US MSRP $149) includes two 50GB BD-R discs and the BluStorXL (US MSRP $199) includes two 100GB BDXL™ discs. Both bundles also include the Pioneer BDR-XD04 burner and Digistor™ REWIND® software.The new BluStor bundles were created when Gary Bettan, President of Broadfield Distributing, Inc., used close industry ties with Pioneer and Digistor to combine efforts and fill a need in the market. Broadfield is a leading US Distributor of Pioneer Blu-ray Disc Burners and has watched how demand for the new BDR-XD04 Portable Disc Writer has grown. Steve Cohn, Director of Optical Sales at Pioneer said "As the popularity of drive-less ultrabooks and Mac computers continues to rise, the BDR-XD04 becomes the ideal accessory because of its compact size and portability. There's a growing need for a drive that's highly transportable for playing CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, as well as for storing valuable personal files on a secure, removable medium." Read More

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Videoguys NAB 2012 Reflections

The Post PC era & the Post Apple era in Post. NAB is Professional again.

By videoguys.com | May 11, 2012

 

NAB is a professional show - again. Over the past few years the NAB show started to feel more and more like CES. We were starting to become dominated by the Apple distortion field and the thousands of FCP fans that attended. While FCP had made enormous inroads into... Read More

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Avid NAB Announcment: Symphony Crossgrades $995!

Avid NAB Announcment: Symphony Crossgrades $995!

STEP-UP TO AVID SYMPHONY 6 FOR UNDER $1,000


Upgrade or Crossgrade to Avid Symphony 6 at Videoguys.com for just $995
For a limited time only, Avid Media Composer & Apple Final Cut Pro Owners can step-up to Avid's professional editing & finishing software at the lowest price ever!

By videoguys.com | April 12, 2012

At last year's NAB show Avid launched a special Media Composer Crossgrade program for Final Cut Pro editors to come back to Avid for just $995. That program was a huge success! Now Avid is upping the ante and going all in by making the same offer to Avid Symphony 6! Yes, that's right, FCP editors may now crossgrade to Avid Symphony 6 for less than $1,000! That's more than $5,000 off the regular Avid Symphony price of $5,999There's great news for Avid Editors as well. Avid slashed the price of the Symphony 6 Upgrade for owners of Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro & Avid Xpress DV to just $995 (regularly $3,499).When we first heard about this program we couldn't believe it! What was Avid thinking? Well, we had the chance to talk at length with Avid sales and product guys and they told me what they want every video editor to come back to Avid and they are willing to give you the very best tools for the job!Now many of you may be thinking that even at $995, Avid Symphony is beyond your reach. It isn't! You have no reason to be afraid. The introduction of version 6 of Avid Media Composer and Symphony unified the 64 bit code base for both programs. So, you can think of Symphony as Media Composer on Steroids, or Media Composer as Symphony "Lite". Either way, you end up with the same interface, tools, 3rd party hardware and plug-in compatibility! If you know Avid Media Composer, then you will also know how to edit in Symphony. If you plan on learning Media Composer, it's the same interface and workflow as Symphony. Read More

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Videoguys’ Top 10 Products of 2011

Videoguys’ Top 10 Products of 2011

2011: The Year of the X - That's "X" as in FCPX and XGrades (crossgrades)

By videoguys.com | January 27, 2012

2011 has been quite a year for Videoguys, and our industry. In April, at the FCPUG SuperMeet during the NAB show in Vegas, things changed dramatically when Apple gave a first look of their new FCPX editing software. I was at the event, and the room was filled with excitement, energy and anticipation - that is until after the Apple presentation. The professional editors and broadcasters in the room left feeling nervous and uneasy about Apple's commitment to them, their workflows and the needs of professional post-production. When Apple actually released FCPX later that summer web blogs and forums were lit up with frustrated FCP editors, wondering why Apple would abandon them and leave them drifting in the wind.FCPX isn't just Apple's attempt to revolutionize video editing, it also spurred a revolt amongst their loyal FCP editors. Before we get into the backlash, lets talk about what we like about FCPX. Read More

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Videoguys Year End Wrap-up

Videoguys Year End Wrap-up

2011 has been quite a year for Videoguys, and our industry. In April, things changed dramatically when Apple gave a first look of their new FCPX editing software at the FCPUG SuperMeet during the NAB show in Vegas

By videoguys.com | December 21, 2011

I was at the event, and the room was filled with excitement, energy and anticipation - that is until after the Apple presentation. The professional editors and broadcasters in the room left feeling nervous and uneasy about Apple's commitment to them, their workflows and the needs of professional post-production. When Apple actually released FCPX this summer the internets were lit up with frustrated FCP editors, wondering why Apple would abandon them and leave them drifting in the wind. Avid and Adobe seized this opportunity to aggressively go after frustrated and disgruntled FCP editors with new crossgrade campaigns. This was the first time ever that editors have been given the chance to buy Avid Media Composer or the full Adobe Production Premium at such low prices. Before long, even Sony Vegas and Grass Valley Edius had crossgrade offers of their own. As I start to right our Top 10 Products of 2011 article, it is clear that 2011 was the year of X - FCPX and "X" grades (Crossgrades). Read More

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AVID MEDIA COMPOSER 6 OPEN I/O WITH SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED BUNDLES AT VIDEOGUYS.COM

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AVID MEDIA COMPOSER 6 OPEN I/O WITH SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED BUNDLES AT VIDEOGUYS.COM

Avid Media Composer 6 is faster, better - and more open,
as illustrated by the many bundle options now available at Videoguys.com

By videoguys.com | December 05, 2011

GLEN COVE, New York - Videoguys.com, a leading Avid Authorized Reseller, has just launched their special bundle pages for Avid Media Composer 6 combined with some of the best hardware I/O devices in the industry. Upgrade bundles start at just $795 and Crossgrade bundles for Apple Final Cut Pro owners start at just $1,595.00. Avid Open I/O allows third-party manufacturers to develop their own plug-in for their hardware to function with Avid Media Composer 6. Manufacturers like Matrox, AJA, Bluefish444 and Motu can now bring Avid video editing compatibility to their hardware I/O cards and devices. Avid worked closely with each of the manufacturers to certify their hardware for use with Media Composer 6. Gary Bettan, "Videoguy" at Videoguys.com said "My wish, as well as the wish of video editors all over the world, has been granted. Avid Media Composer 6 is completely open. This is especially good news for video editors who have invested in hardware to support other editing software applications but can now Crossgrade to Avid Media Composer 6 and continue to use their AJA Kona, Decklink, Matrox MXO2 or other existing hardware." Read More

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Videoguys October Update and Industry News

Videoguys October Update and Industry News

It's been a busy fall, filled with new product introductions and fantastic promotions. I'd like to share some of them with you:

By videoguys.com | October 21, 2011

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Pro Video Coalition for your patronage and support. PVC is a thriving and growing community of industry experts, leaders and professionals. We would like to extend a special coupon offer to the PVC community:*** Use Coupon Code PVC5OFF and Save 5% on your next order. Coupon Expires 12/31/2011***• Add Class On Demand Training for just $1.00• Thunderbolt is here! Matrox MXO2 with Thunderbolt now in stock• 50% OFF Grass Valley EDIUS 6 Crossgrade Promotion• Sony Vegas Pro 11 now shipping• 20% off Adobe CS5.5 upgrades and last chance to save 50% off when you Make the Switch• Videoguys.com still has Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrades in stock for $995• New Videoguys' DIY NLE Workstation Our philosophy and thoughts on DIY9 Read More

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Fast Forward Video sideKick HD Camera Mountable DVR FAQ

Fast Forward Video sideKick HD Camera Mountable DVR FAQ

What is the Fast Forward Video sideKick HD?
The new Fast Forward Video (FFV) sideKick HD is a versatile recording solution designed to ease production workflow and satisfy the demands of both producers and postproduction editors.

By videoguys.com | October 10, 2011

The camera-mountable sideKick HD captures video directly from HD/SDI or HDMI outputs at bit rates up to 220 Mbit/s, with 4:2:2 sampling and 10-bit resolution in multiple codecs starting with ProRes on removable 2.5" SSD drives. Recording directly to high-quality NLE formats eliminates time-consuming transcoding, which can degrade image quality. The sidekick HD also provides a 4.3" on-board confidence monitor which offers playback options including scrub and jog capabilities.What is the size of your display? Will it work in bright sunlight?FFV selected a high quality 4.3 TFT Display (480 X 272 Pixel Resolution) that works well in direct sunlight.Can I preview my recorded clips?The sideKick HD display is both a confidence monitor and allows users to playback their clips. It has simple VTR control buttons and it even includes the ability to scrub and jog the video. Read More

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Videoguys End of Summer Report

Videoguys End of Summer Report

There has been so much going on over at Videoguys this summer!

By videoguys.com | August 29, 2011

We want to let you know that Hurricane Irene came through and while she brought down a bunch of tress, everyone at Videoguys is doing fine and we didn't have any damages to our main offices or warehouse. We are open for business as usual! Read More

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