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Order Online at or Call Us at 800-323-2325 Apple Final Cut Editors:
This Is Your Last Chance to "Crossgrade" to Avid Media Composer 5.5 for only $995 Expires 9/30/11

This boxed upgrade for owners of Apple Final Cut Pro includes the full version of Avid Media Composer 5.5 plus the complete Avid Production Suite with more than $3,800 worth of 3rd party software. Available at this special promotion price now through 9/30


Price goes up to $1,495.00 on October 1st! HURRY! Order now.

Not getting what you need to succeed? Are you a former Avid user who switched? We want to help. If you've got Final Cut Pro, you've only got 10 days left to get Media Composer for just $995, which includes free online training, before the crossgrade price goes up to $1,495 on October 1st.

Many editing pros tell us that they're winning more work by having both Final Cut Pro and Media Composer in their tool belts. That's because Media Composer not only complements your existing workflow, it can open doors and enable you to take on the projects you really want. And with the complete, ACE-certified professional toolset used by the most demanding editors in film and TV, you'll have everything you need to succeed and more.

Videoguys Recommend Avid - the Professional's Choice

A few years ago Avid did something unprecedented in our industry that many editors may have forgotten about. They took their show on the road. It wasn't actually a road show as much as it was a chance for their top management to visit with post-houses, professional editors, indie film makers and user groups. They asked what Avid needed to fix and when they asked for honest feedback, they sure got it! What did Avid do with this information? They used it to make their products better - dramatically better!!

Avid Media Composer with AMA & Mixed Format timelines
When Avid introduced Media Composer 5 two years ago at NAB, they took the show by storm. All the buzz was that Avid was back, and they were right! They had taken their leadership position in the market back with the industry's most powerful tapeless HD workflows. Media Composer 5's AMA unleashed the ability to edit HD formats natively including XD Cam, P2, DSLR footage, DNxHD and even ProRes. That's right - Editors could now edit Apple ProRes files natively on the Avid timeline - No transcoding, no re-wrapping, no file conversions - just bring it in and edit. Even better, you can Mix & Match various HD formats, CODECs and even frame rates on the same timeline!

Opening up to 3rd party Hardware
When Avid announced Media Composer 5 they also announced support for the Matrox MXO2 Mini for HD previews direct from the Media Composer timeline. At this year's NAB they announced additional support for the AJA Io Express and the MXO2 Mini with MAX and it looks like more hardware support is on the way. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. And with the current state of the NLE market, I expect the "WHEN" to be sooner rather than later!!

Last year Avid purchased Euphonix and integrated that technology so the Artist Series controllers and control surfaces now work perfectly with Media Composer and ProTools. Avid Media Composer 5.5 ships with a very nice suite of 3rd party plug-ins but there are many, many more that are compatible as well. The Avid universe keeps expanding.

Media Composer Crossgrade - Final Cut Editors may get the full Avid Media Composer 5.5 with Avid Production Suite for under $1,000!
With the competitive landscape shifting and changing, Avid decided that they had enough. Avid's business is video editing and content creation. They are not a consumer electronics company, they make products for every level of content creation, and they know their bread and butter business are Professional Editors - the people who make a living and feed their families creating video. It was time to get you back, and boy does Avid have an offer for you. For a limited time only, Apple Final Cut Owners can Crossgrade to Avid Media Composer 5.5 for only $995. Just complete this form and provide your FCP proof of ownership and you're back with Avid. The company that understands your workflows, values your skills, appreciates the work you do, and wants you as a customer for life. Now who can argue with that?!

PLUS Special Avid Multi-Seat Discounts Now Available

Attention Avid and Final Cut Editors: Upgrade all your editing workstations to Avid Media Composer 5.5 with these special "crossgrade" and upgrade promotions and ask your Videoguys salesperson for our special Multi-seat discounts available with quantities of 5 or more seats

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Upgrade (boxed) with Avid Production SuiteATTENTION Avid Xpress & Media Composer Editors: Upgrade to Avid Media Composer 5.5 for only
while supplies last

This boxed upgrade for owners of Avid Xpress and Media Composer 4.x or older includes the full version of Avid Media Composer 5.5 plus the complete Avid Production Suite


Promo price while supplies last. reg $895

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade and Upgrades from include the Avid Production Suite with more than $3,800 in software!!!

Avid Production Suite 3rd Party Software for Media Composer 5With updates to the Production Suite, included in all boxed versions of Media Composer, you can create stunning video effects, graphics, music, and more, and deliver content for web or disc play. This updated collection includes:

  • Avid DVD by Sonic—Author professional DVDs and Blu-ray Discs quickly and easily, with complete control over the entire process (works with Windows-based systems, including Windows-emulation apps on Macs)
  • Avid FX—Easily create dazzling 2D and 3D composites, titles, animation, and effects with Avid FX 5.8.3, a powerful collection of creative tools designed by Boris FX
  • Boris Continuum Complete—Create the look you want with nearly 200 filters at your fingertips, including 15 new filters, using Boris Continuum Complete 7
  • SmartSound Sonicfire Pro—Create music soundtracks for your films, TV shows, commercials, and other video effortlessly with SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5.5.2
  • Sorenson Squeeze—Optimize and deliver content in a create-once-publish-anywhere world; with Sorenson Squeeze 6.0.4, you can optimize content in a variety of formats for web or DVD delivery, author DVDs and Blu-ray Discs on Windows, and burn discs on Windows and Macs TRAINING BONUS & SPECIAL OFFER!

All Avid Media Composer Crossgrades and Bundles include a FREE Class On Demand "Black card" for Avid Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users

In the Avid box you will find a Class On Demand "Black Card" valid for a FREE online training course. Learn the essentials of Media Composer with a Class on Demand expert, Steve Hullfish. This series of lessons, designed for Final Cut Pro users, will guide you through the features & workflows needed to complete projects using Avid Media Composer. Your knowledge of Final Cut Pro will help you become comfortable with Media Composer’s powerful interface. This online training has a $99 value!!!

Class On Demand has made hundreds of their popular training courses for content creators available online
and ON-DEMAND and now you can get any title for just $1.00 with any Videoguys purchase of $100 or more.

Just look for the Class On Demand Black Card on the Checkout page and add it to your order.
The Class On Demand Black Card entitles you to access any COD On-Demand Course
online at Offer expires 12/31/11.

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Are you moving from Final Cut Pro to Avid? Need a way to transfer your Final Cut Pro sequences to Avid Media Composer?

Boris Transfer FCP provides a set of two Final Cut Pro plug-ins for transferring sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems. One of the plug-ins exports Avid-compatible AAF format files from Final Cut Pro to Avid. The other plug-in imports AAF format files from Avid to Final Cut Pro. Using Boris Transfer FCP, Avid and Final Cut Pro editors can exchange projects that include transitions, effects, image and time warps, 3rd-party effects, and keyframes. You can move sequences regardless of whether the media was originally acquired from videotape or tapeless cameras.

Boris Transfer FCP for Final Cut Pro Sequences to Avid Media Composer

Boris Transfer FCP
Now available at 50% Off for Avid Editors Now thru 7/31!

reg $299.00

SPECIAL VIDEOGUYS BUNDLE! Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade with Boris Transfer FCP
Combine the Avid Crossgrade Promotion with the 50% off on Boris Transfer FCP and save even more when you buy them both together before 7/31 for just...

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade for Final Cut Users with Matrox MXO2 Mini

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade with
Matrox MXO2 Mini
The Matrox MXO2 Mini is the perfect choice for file-based workflows that don't require I/O. Matrox MXO2 Mini is the ideal cost-effective monitoring solution for Mac and Windows. Pair it with Media Composer 5.5 and it becomes a dedicated, high-quality monitor-only solution for file-based or workgroup production, so you can view your video work in real time without any major expense.

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade for Final Cut Users with Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade with
Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX
Matrox MXO2 Mini with the built-in MAX H.264 encoding accelerator option lets Mac users deliver H.264 files for the web, iPad, iPhone, and other mobile devices, directly from Media Composer at speeds up to five times faster than software alone, without sacrificing quality. Matrox MAX even lets you deliver directly from Media Composer up to three times faster than other popular encoders.

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade for Final Cut Users with AJA Io Express Desktop

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade with
AJA Io Express
In Avid's own words the AJA Io Express is an excellent choice for those who don't need the power and acceleration of a Nitris DX or Mojo DX system, Io Express gives you high-quality audio and HD/SD video capture, monitoring, and output. When you pair the Io Express with Media Composer 5.5, you get a complete capture, editing, monitoring, and output system for your laptop or desktop computer in a more cost-effective solution.
with FREE Avid Agility Book

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Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade for Final Cut Users with Avid Artist TransportAvid Media Composer 5.5 Upgrades with
Avid Artist Transport

Get where you need to go—fast—with complete one-handed control over your projects. Gain one-touch access to software functions and change the functionality of the jog wheel and shuttle ring with the Soft Keys. Use the jog wheel and shuttle ring to move through projects, trim/move clips, adjust volumes or pans, and more. And with programmable transport keys and a numeric keypad to enter time code or move clips, you can significantly speed up your editing.

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Avid Media Composer 5.5 Crossgrade for Final Cut Users with Avid Artists ControlAvid Media Composer 5.5 Upgrades with
Avid Artist Control

Speed up and enhance your entire editing experience with hands-on control from Artist Control. With its touchscreen interface and preprogrammed Soft Keys, which you can also customize to perform one-touch complex functions, you can edit video faster—with more precision and fewer keyboard keystrokes. Mix audio tracks with the touch-sensitive faders and encoders. And navigate through projects with ease using the jog/shuttle/zoom wheel and dedicated transport controls.

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Avid Media Composer 5.5 Upgrade with Glyph 2TB Portable RAIDAvid Media Composer 5.5 Upgrades with
Glyph Portable RAID Storage Solutions

Avid Media Composer 5.5 is one of the best editing solutions for tapeless workflows and that means you're going to need lots of storage for your productions. We have special bundles featuring the Glyph GT062E portable RAID storage solutions for affordabe RAID-0 performance.

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Avid Media Composer 5.5 Blu-ray Disc BundleAvid Media Composer 5.5 Upgrades with
Pioneer BDR-206
Blu-ray MEGA Bundle

This complete bundle includes everything you need to create high-definition Blu-ray Discs including the Pioneer BDR-206 12x burner, an external eSATA/USB2 housing for easy installation on a PC or Mac and a 10-pack of Verbatim 25GB BD-R discs

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Get a jump on the school year with these great deals on Avid's Academic Discounted Software & Bundles for students & teachers
... creative students to become the next generation of successful editors, Media Composer Academic is just $295 USMSRP for institutions and students. Beginning September 30, 2009, students with academic versions of Media Composer software (versions 3.5 through 5.5 purchased on or after March 1, 2009) will qualify for complimentary upgrades for four years from the date of software activation.

What’s new In Media Composer

  • EUCON™ support for integration with Avid control surfaces—Avid Artist Control, Artist Transport and Artist Mix devices—delivering greater flexibility for effects, audio and transport manipulation
  • Enhanced Smart Tool functionality for direct transition manipulation within the timeline, enabling “on the fly” editing
  • Increased Hardware and Control Device Support—More Open, Expanded Workflow Options

Students: Get free upgrades for the next four years!
As a student, you can buy Media Composer 5.5 Academic for just $295 USMSRP and receive free upgrades to every new version released for four years after purchasing. You’ll stay at the very cutting edge of editing technology throughout your studies.

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Academic Version

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Academic Software

Meet the fastest, most powerful editing tool available. With Media Composer 5.5, you can work with more formats and in more ways than ever before, and speed through common media barriers to get right to what really matters — telling a great story.

reg. $2,495.00

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Academic Bundle with Avid Production Suite

The Avid Media Composer Academic version does not include of the third-party applications included in the retail version at $2,500... UNTIL NOW! has put together this special software bundle at an unbelievable price for students, teachers and school personnel.


Avid Media Composer 5.5 Academic with Avid Production Suite & Glyph RAID

Avid Media Composer 5.5 Academic Bundle with Avid Production Suite & Glyph GT062E 2TB RAID

Save even more when you buy this Videoguys' Money-Saving bundle with everything you need for your Avid Media Composer workflow.. This complete bundle includesMedia Composer 5.5 with the Avid Production Suite of 3rd party software plus 2TB of professional video storage in the GT062E eSATA/FireWire/USB2 RAID - a $269.00 value!


Avid Pro Tools 9 for Students with iLok

Nothing gives you the quality, speed, capability, ease, and inspiration to create like Pro Tools, the most widely used audio creation/production system in the industry. With Pro Tools 9, you can compose, record, edit, and mix music and sound for picture the way you want!


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