What’s new at Videoguys.com
We’ve had a very busy summer so far at Videoguys.com. We’ve added a bunch of new Guide articles, tons of Blog posts, and lots of new products from many new vendors. We've also added special Videoguys' Bonus Packs to our top-selling products from Adobe, Grass Valley and the exciting new Apple Final Cut Studio 3!
Click here to see these and all of our great new Money-Saving Bundles!
NEW VIDEOGUYS' GUIDES:
Attention Final Cut Editors: It's Time to Upgrade... Read this first!
Attention Final Cut Editors! Now is the time to upgrade your edit suite. On July 23rd Apple stunned the industry with their release of Apple Final Cut Studio 3 featuring Apple Final Cut Pro 7. The Videoguys have put together all kinds of great bundles with Final Cut Studio 3 and the upgrade to FCS3 that will save you money and deliver you extra value. These bundles address the needs of the video editors we speak to daily and will help you make the most of your system.
Top Reasons to Buy Grass Valley's HDSTORM or HDSPARK Bundle with Edius 5 Software
The Videoguys are very excited to be carrying the full line of Grass Valley Edius editing solutions. We have always been big fans of the original Canopus hardware technology and now, under the Grass Valley umbrella, they have taken the industry by storm (pun intended) with their integrated hardware NLE solutions. No other company delivers so much power and performance with such a wide choice of hardware configurations.
What is the Difference Between Consumer Video Editing Software and 'Real' NLEs (Non Linear Editing)?
Inexpensive Consumer Video Editing programs like Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements, Sony Vegas Movie Studio, Apple iMovie, Windows MovieMaker are easy and fun to use. In fact, I think they are pretty amazing. While these products can be purchased for less then one hundred dollars they deliver a level of performance and features that would have cost 10 times as much just 5 years ago! While these products allow you to edit your video, create slideshows, author DVDs and export them to the web, the actual features are limited and if you want to do some serious video editing, you will find you can outgrow them pretty quickly.
Videoguys' FAQ: Matrox MXO2
We've updated our MXO2 FAQ to include information about the new Matrox MXO2 Mini, and the Matrox MXO2 family with Matrox MAX H.264 encoding acceleration technology! The Matrox MXO2 mini family of products are revolutionary new HD I/O devices from Matrox that support both PC and Mac workstations and Laptops! MXO2 Mini connects to your workstation via an internal PCIe slot, or connects to your Laptop via the ExpressCard/34 slot.
Videoguys Guide to Understanding HD Formats
If you are reading this article, I think it’s a pretty safe bet that you have a big screen HD TV in your house. Now that you have it, you wonder how you ever watched sports or the latest action movie or a documentary or even the cooking channel without it. I know that now when I watch standard definition TV, all I can think about is how much better it would look in HD! Lets face it, everything just looks better in HD. The goal of this guide is to provide you with a general foundation of knowledge about each of the most popular HD formats, so that you can use this information as part of your decision. It is not a technical manual. I am going to do my best to avoid tech speak and keep it in simple to understand terms.
New Vendors and Products!
At last year's NAB show we worked hard to find new and exciting vendors and products. As you will see from the list below, we did a really great job!
Videoguys are very excited to be carrying the full line of Grass Valley ADVC converters and EDIUS editing solutions. Grass Valley Desktop nonlinear editing systems are engineered to make the creative process extremely fluid. A deep understanding of PC platform architecture, extensive research and experience optimizing hardware and software for the PC, and our long-standing commitment to providing excellent real-time video editing solutions form the foundation of our engineering approach. Check out our HD Spark and HD Storm bundles with Edius 5.1 and our Videoguys Bonus Pack.
AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets since 1993. The award winning Kona 3, new Kona LHi, Xena LHi and the soon to be released KiPro are all available from Videoguys.com!
TEAC is a leader in DVD Recorders, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, hard disc, floppy disk, and USB flash drives for desktop and notebook PCs. TEAC also offers a complete line of Disc Publishing Products and Disc Printers including the revolutionary P-55 dye-sublimation thermal disc printer, Autoloaders, Autopublishers, and tower duplicators.
Data Robotics Inc. (Drobo)
Data Robotics, the company that is changing the way the world stores digital content, develops automated storage products designed to ensure data is always protected, accessible and simple to manage. The award-winning Drobo storage arrays are the first to provide the protection of traditional RAID without the complexity.
M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative tools for today's computer musicians and audio professionals. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the company was founded with the goal of democratizing music production by making powerful, easy-to-use technology accessible to a broad creative community. The company’s award-winning and comprehensive product line includes PCI-, FireWire- and USB-based audio interfaces; USB/MIDI keyboard controllers and digital pianos; microphones, preamps and reference monitors; and DJ tools.
Apple Final Cut Studio 3 is here!
On Thursday, July 23rd Apple surprised the industry with the announcement and release of Final Cut Studio 3 with Final Cut Pro 7. We’ve worked with out vendors to put together some amazing bundle deals for you!
If you currently own an older version of Apple Final Cut Studio, Production Suite or Final Cut Pro, you can upgrade to the new Final Cut Studio 3 today. Click here for all our Final Cut Studio 3 upgrade bundles.
If you're looking for more information about the new Apple Final Cut Studio and all the latest online reviews and blog entries follow this link to our blog.
More exciting New products now available at Videoguys.com
Focus FS-H200 Portable Compact Flash DTE Recorder
The all new FS-H200 Portable Compact Flash DTE Recorder brings ultra-reliable solid state acquisition with Direct To Edit Technology to your DV or HDV camcorder. FS-H200 utilizes standard Type 1 removable Compact Flash media which provides fast, reliable, and low-cost recording.
Sony Vegas Pro 9
The Vegas Pro 9 collection offers the most robust and progressive video editing platform available for content creation and production. With broad format support, superior effects processing, unparalleled audio support, and a full complement of editorial tools, this powerful suite streamlines your workflow from acquisition to delivery.
Follow Videoguys on our Blog, Twitter and Facebook!
August marks the 5th anniversary of the Videoguys Blog. For the past 5 years we’ve been bringing you all the latest information on the web about digital video editing with links to magazine & web articles, product reviews, press releases, tech tips, tutorials and more, all in one place, for your convenience.
Over the last year or so in addition to RSS feeds, many new social networks have emerged. As always, Videoguys are right there with you. You can now become a fan of Videoguys on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
We’ve also added a social network "Share" button to the top of every page on the Videoguys website. Now you can easily post links to guide articles, products, blog posts and special promotions to your favorite social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, My Space and more.