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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).

Last chance to buy Adobe Production Premium CS5.5. for under $1,000! http://tinyurl.com/79665fo
This past summer Adobe was running a Switcher Promotion to get both Mac and PC users to Switch from FCP or Avid to Adobe Premiere Pro and Production Premium. The program was a tremendous success and it was our most successful Adobe promotion in years. Like all good things, the Switcher promotion had to come to an end, and it did back in October.

While doing our year-end inventory in the warehouse we discovered that we have some excess inventory left over from promotion so we cost averaged it with our existing inventory and we are now able to offer the full Adobe Production premium CS5.5. for just $999 (for an extremely limited time and quantity)!! You do not have to provide proof of ownership of any previous version of Adobe or Avid or Apple software, all you need to do is hurry up and buy one before they run out!

Adobe is also offering a 20% discount on Production Premium CS5.5 upgrades (now through 12/31)! Videoguys is sweetening the pot by including Red Giant Magic Bullet Quicklooks ($89.95 value) Free with your upgrades!

G-Tech G-RAID4 4TB in stock $429! Check out our NLE bundles!! http://tinyurl.com/7hbsgpw
Flooding in Thailand created massive disruptions in hard drive production. As soon as we heard the news we put in a very large order with G-Tech for GRAID4- 4TBs. The G-Tech G-RAIDs have been our go to external drive solution for years and especially now, with the move to 64-bit computing, everyone you can now take full advantage of the 4TB model.

We stocked up on G-RAIDs and took in everything we could at the old price, before the price went up. We thought we had sold out of units over Black Friday weekend but learned that there was another batch in transit to us later that week - we were psyched!
That is why Videoguys is able to sell the G-RAID4 4TB model for $429! We have also built it into bundles with all our most popular NLEs!!


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Disclosure, to comply with the FTC’s rules 16 CFR Part 255 This article was either written by a Videoguys employee or for Videoguys by an outside contractor. It is intended for the Videoguys Channel on ProVideo Coalition, which Videoguys sponsors.

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