Videoguys' 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

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Great Gifts & Recommendations for
Videographers & Editors at Every Price
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Order online at http://www.videoguys.com/ or call us at 800-323-2325

We've broken the guide into several categories that I think will help make your holiday shopping easier:

  1. Gizmos & Gadgets
    This year we've found some really cool new gadgets for shooters, as well as productivity tools for editors

  2. Upgrades & Crossgrades!
    Find out how you can take advantage of the software you already own to save big on the latest and greatest software tools

  3. Software gifts for Students
    Take advantage of huge academic discounts for students and teachers and get them the software they need to prepare for the future.

  4. Hardware Specials
    Do you need more video storage or Hardware I/O?

  5. Audio for Video
    Improve your video by adding professional quality audio tools at an affordable price

  6. Software Plug-Ins
    Add interesting effects, filters, titles and more to your already powerful editing tools

  7. Software Training
    Beginners and professionals all enjoy handy reference materials to improve their editing skills

  8. Videoguys Gift Cards
    Great last minute gift idea! Videoguys' Virtual Gift Cards will arrive in your inbox quickly and are on sale now at 5% off!

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 this year, but we have so many great new gift items for our customers that I decided it was better late than never.

While we can't get the items to you in time for Christmas, if you place your order this weekend and use coupon SANTA12 we'll give you FREE Super Saver shipping plus 5% off your order (SANTA12 coupon expires 11PM ET on Wednesday Dec 26th). If you want to get your gift before the New Year, you can still select our flat rate 2-day shipping for just $24.95 anywhere in the USA.

Please note that we will be closing early on Dec 21st at 3PM ET for the long holiday weekend. We will be re-opening Wednesday, December 26th at 9AM ET and your orders will be processed promptly as soon as we are back.

As I said, Videoguys has some really great new holiday gift ideas for video editors, shooters, event cinematographers and post production professionals. From beginner to expert, from hobbyist to professional, we've got some great stuff for you. So check out this year's guide and pick out a gift to get for yourself with some of the gift cards or money that others have given you this holiday season. Speaking of gift cards, Videoguys is happy to accept your American Express, Visa or Mastercard gift cards. If you want to place your order using multiple gift cards or credit cards we would be happy to accommodate you. Just give us a call 800-323-2325 and talk to one of our sales people or customer service representatives and we'll take care of the rest.

We realize that many of you are shopping for yourselves, but that doesn't mean you can't "guide" your family and friends to find the perfect gift for you that meets their budget and will bring you an extra little bit of holiday cheer!
Videoguys.com is also a great place to spend those American Express or Visa/MC gift cards given to you by friends and family. We will gladly accept multiple gift cards and/or credit cards for any purchase at Videoguys.com. Just call our sales staff at 800-323-2325 to place your order and give us payment instructions.

1. GIZMOS AND GADGETS

A half dozen items that are great to own, are very affordable, and deliver a tremendous amount of bang for the buck!

Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee for Apple iPhone 4S/4Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee - $149.00

The Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee is one of our top holiday picks. Many of us are shooting video with our iPhones and it actually looks pretty good except for the excess camera bounce and shake. Lets face it, it is not easy to hold your phone steady to shoot video for more than a few seconds. The Steadicam Smoothee is the answer to this problem.

The Smoothee is based on the same technology used in professional Steadicam systems used to shoot the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Smoothee lets you shoot video with your iphone that is so smooth and steady, you'll have folks convinced that you shot it on an expensive DSLR or professional camera!

The Smoothee is also available for the GoPro Hero - one of the coolest cameras ever!

For a limited time, Videoguys' have a special bundle offer that includes the Smootheee, plus the mounting brackets for both iPhone 4S/4 and GoPro at one low price. If you have an iPhone 5 we have that bundle available separately or you can add the new mount to your existing Smoothee system!


Padcaster with Lenscaster - $249.00

Padcaster & Lenscaster Bundle with FREE Cold Shoe AdapterThe Padcaster & Lenscaster bundle allows you to turn your iPad 3 or 4 into a professional camera, complete with changeable lenses! This incredibly clever device lets you mount your iPad on a tripod/monopod, attach mics and lights and, most importantly, your favorite wide angle or telephoto lens! Once you start using Padcaster you will be amazed at the quality of the video you will be able to shoot.

Another awesome benefit of the Padcaster is that your iPad now becomes a high resolution field monitor, allowing you to frame your shots and set up depth of field just like a DSLR! To get the full benefit of the Padcaster you will need to download some camera apps that enable you to control your iPads shooting settings. We recommend FiLMic Pro, Camera Plus Pro, ProCamera and Camera Genius. Check out this review for more info about the apps.

If you want to edit your footage on your iPad you can use iMovie or Pinnacle Studio apps. If you want to edit the footage using your existing NLE, you can upload the files to Dropbox, then download them for editing.


BluStor Blu-ray Archiving Bundles - Starting at $149.00

BluStor Complete Blu-ray Disc Archiving Bundle for PC or Mac with two 50GB BD-R discsBluStor Blu-ray Disc archiving bundles give you a way to back-up all your raw footage from your memory cards to high-capacity Blu-ray discs. BluStor works on both PC and Mac, and you can archive your footage from one platform and restore it to another. The included Digistor REWIND software gives you complete control of your archives, allowing you to span multiple discs. Best of all, it installs itself on the archived media, so you can recover your data from any machine that has a Blu-ray disc drive. If you shoot with 16GB media cards, you can fit THREE of them on a dual layer 50GB disc or 6 of them on a 100GB Triple layer disc!

The BluStor is available in two bundle configurations. The BluStor at $149.00 includes the Pioneer BDR-XD04 external, portable USB2 drive, the Digistor REWIND archiving software and two BD-R 50GB discs. The BluStor XL at $199.00 includes the same drive and software with two BDXL 100GB Discs.


Hauppauge HD-PVR 2 Gaming Edition for Xbox 360 & PS3 (HAU1480) - $149.95

Hauppauge HD-PVR 2 Gaming Edition for Xbox 360 & PS3This is a fantastic gift for the gamer in your family! The Hauppauge HD PVR2 lets you records high definition video from your Sony PlayStation3 or Microsoft Xbox 360 onto your Windows laptop or desktop PC, in the industry standard H.264 format. The HD PVR2 now features an HDMI input and output to make it easier than ever to connect your Xbox 360 and still pass-through high-definition video to your HDTV. For the PS3, HD PVR 2 comes with a PS3 Component Video gaming cable, while still using the HDMI out for no-delay passthrough to your HDTV! PC Gamers can record your PC gameplay, with no delay and no slowdown of your PC!

If you want to edit your gameplay footage, adding special effects, titles and more we recommend Sony Vegas Movie Studio or Sony Vegas Pro 12 becasue of their excellent handling of H.264 footage.


Livestream Broadcaster HardwareLivestream Broadcaster - $479.00

The LiveStream Broadcaster allows you to connect any HDMI equipped camcorder or device and stream your footage for your friends, family and customers over the web. The Livestream Broadcaster is an HD live broadcasting device that works seamlessly with the New Livestream service to deliver the industry’s first affordable and unlimited ad-free HD live streaming end-to-end solution. Best off all, there is no PC required! You can also use the Broadcaster with any production switcher with HDMI output, turning your existing multicamera shoots into streaming events that you can share with the whole world!


Jog/Shuttle ControllerKeyboard and Jog/Shuttle Controllers from
LogicKeyboard, Contour Design and Bella

The best way to get more from your editing software is to get a color-coded custom keyboard that shows you many of the available shortcuts. When you learn the key strokes you will be able to edit faster and more efficiently than ever! If you're consistently working with longer videos like sporting events, weddings and documentaries you would also benefit greatly from a Jog/Shuttle Controller. These are the easiest ways to scrub along the timeline and work throughout your project quickly and easily.

We carry the many affordable keyboards from LogicKeyboard that will look great on your editing station and allow you to see the software shortcuts easily. If you decide to add a separate Jog/Shuttle controller the Contour Design ShuttleXpress ($49.95) and ShuttlePro (starting at $75) are great choices. If you prefer the color coded keyboard and Jog/Shuttle controller all in one then you want the EZ Keyboard Pro from Bella. We offer the Bella EZ Keyboard Pro for Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro and Sony Vegas.


Avid Artist Series

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0128/7847/9460/t/22/assets/description_image_artist_all.jpg?v=1584543928A few years ago Avid technology purchased Euphonix, the makers of control surfaces for DAW and NLE applications. Since then Avid has been busy making them more compatible with multiple applications and both PC and Mac. With every new version of Media Composer and Symphony, Avid increases the level of integration between their software and these powerful hardware control surfaces, especially with Artist Color. Not only can you use this as your control surface when color correcting inside Media Composer and Symphony, you can also use the jog wheels to actually control clips in multiple viewing windows!

Artist Color- Special Price! Just $1,299.00 now through 12/31/12

A color grading control surface that offers a host of trackballs, trackwheels, encoders and more to provide colorists with interactive, hands-on control of Apple Color, Autodesk Smoke, RED REDCINE-X, The Foundry STORM in addition to Media Composer 6.

Artist Control ($1,399) is a a compact control surface with unmatched integration and programmability that acts and feels like a physical extension of your software. allows you to take deep, hands-on control of your favorite audio and video applications such as Pro Tools, Media Composer, Apple Logic, Apple Final Cut Pro, Steinberg Cubase and more.

Artist Mix ($1,259) brings the unparalleled audio mixing speed, resolution and DAW integration of Euphonix's high-end professional consoles to the personal studio.

Artist Transport ($375) is a compact media controller that enables you to quickly navigate and edit projects with just one hand. Get the features and tactile feel of a high-end console transport section in a more affordable, portable solution that’s ideal for laptop use—and the perfect add-on to Artist Control, Mix and/or Artist Color.


2. UPGRADES & CROSSGRADES

Upgrading your software to the most recent version is the quickest (and often, most affordable) way to get more from your editing system. Avid, Adobe, Grass Valley & Sony all have great upgrade offers available AND if you're still editing with Apple Final Cut Pro or another older software program many of them have special "Crossgrade" offers as well.

Avid Media Composer 6.5 25th Anniversary Specials:
Upgrade or Crossgrade for just $979.00
now though 12/28/12

FinalCut Pro Owners: Crossgrade to Avid Media Composer 6.5 - $979.00
When it comes to editing, you need the right tools that enable you to work with any type of media, complete every facet of a project, and eliminate bottlenecks, so you can focus on their storytelling. With Media Composer, you have a complete, reliable solution that not only complements your existing workflow, it enables you to do more—faster.

If you’re not getting what you need to succeed, we want to help. That’s why we’re offering Final Cut Pro users (excluding FCP X) a fantastic deal when they add Media Composer to their workflow. Buy now, through 12/28/12, you can save even more off the normal $1,499 USD crossgrade price and get Media Composer 6.5 for just $979—that’s over 60% off the regular price! What’s more, you’ll get Avid Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users online training from Class on Demand included (a $100 USD value), so you can get up and running fast.

Avid Owners: Upgrade to Avid Symphony 6.5 - $979.00
You probably know Media Composer, but did you know that Avid Symphony is identical to it, with all of the same tools and features, plus advanced color correction and Boris Continuum Complete (which retails alone for double the price of this offer)? And when paired with a Nitris DX interface, Symphony offers Universal Mastering for easy multiformat delivery.

Many editors experienced the big advantages of Symphony when we offered an incredible deal months ago. For those who missed out, we’re happy to offer it once again. For a limited time, upgrade to Symphony 6.5 from any version of Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, or Xpress DV for just $979 USD now through 12/28/12.

Click here for the Videoguys' FAQ to learn more about these offers.


Adobe CS6 Production Premium Upgrade from CS5.5 Collection (LIC, ESD)Adobe CS6 Production Premium Upgrades now 5% OFF - starting at $331.55

If you're already an Adobe editor this is also a great time to upgrade with 5% off all Adobe upgrades at Videoguys.com. Upgrade to CS6 Production Premium and take advantage of this complete video toolset that includes Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6. With over 50 new enhancements, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 makes editors switching from other tools feel right at home. You'll also get industry-leading tools like Adobe After Effects® CS6, Adobe Photoshop® CS6 Extended, and more that help you master the art of post-production.

All upgrades are available from the previous versions of Adobe Production Premium, Design Standard or Premium and/or Web Premium or Standard.

Click here for more information and for the Top Reasons to Upgrade to CS6 Production Premium


Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Crossgrade SpecialGrass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Crossgrade- $299.95

Grass Valley has just released the latest version of EDIUS. EDIUS Pro 6.5 incorporates 10-bit color correction, a new Flash exporter, and several improvements to the Layouter tool, native image stabilization, a built-in loudness meter, and closed-caption pass-through support. EDIUS Pro 6.5 boasts a comprehensive 3D workflow, complete with 3D stereoscopic editing tools and new 3D support across its editing peripherals. No other NLE gives you so much versatility combined with sheer speed of editing. EDIUS Pro 6.5, by Grass Valley, supports real-time editing of all popular standard-definition (SD) and high definition (HD) formats. Edit anything.

Crossgrade from any video editing software from Apple, Avid, Adobe, Sony, or Pinnacle to Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 for less than $300 - for a limited time only! Click here to learn more


SONY Vegas Pro 12 UpgradeSONY Vegas Pro 12 Upgrade- $149.95, Crossgrade- $399.00

Combining a familiar track-based timeline with hundreds of thoughtful workflow innovations, Vegas Pro 12 simplifes the editing process while offering the high-end performance and features you’ve come to expect in an award-winning NLE. Supporting more formats, more workflows, and more creative control than ever before, Vegas Pro 12 makes it easy to deliver your message and express your artistic vision.

Upgrade from any version of SONY Vegas Professional editing software to the complete Sony Vegas Pro 12 Collection with DVD Architect & Dolby Digital Encoder for only $149.95. Or, if you currently own any Adobe, Avid, Pinnacle, Corel & Grass Valley non-linear editing software you can crossgrade to SONY Vegas Pro 12 Collection for a limited time for only $399.00.

Click here to learn more about these offers and more.


https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0128/7847/9460/t/21/assets/description_image_adobe_edu.jpg?v=15845431933. DISCOUNTED SOFTWARE FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS

Do you have a Student in your family who is looking to get started in video editing? Did you know that both Avid and Adobe offer incredible discounts on the student version of their software?

Adobe CS6 Production Premium Student & Teacher Editions - $449.00

Get best-of-breed video, motion graphics, compositing, audio, and design tools packed with innovations that accelerate production workflows, inspire creativity, and help deliver high-quality productions to any screen with Adobe CS6 Production Premium.

Who is eligible to save 80% off retail with the Adobe CS6 Student & teacher Editions?

  • University and college students—students enrolled at a higher education institution defined as an accredited public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study
  • Primary and secondary school students—students enrolled at an accredited public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction
  • Faculty and staff—teachers and staff employed by an accredited primary or secondary school or public or private university or college

Student & Teacher Edition Restrictions
You may purchase only one license of any Adobe Student and Teacher Edition product within a 12 month period. Purchases of Suite editions (such as Design Premium or Master Collection) are limited to one title per platform per year. This license may be used only on your privately owned computer. Student and Teacher Edition products may not be resold. All Academic software MUST be registered with Adobe and you will be required to submit proof of eligibility prior to obtaining a serial number from Adobe.


http://www.webvideoguys.com/images/avid-acad-students.jpgAvid Media Composer 6.5 Student Version with 4-years Free Upgrades! - $295.00

Empowering creative students to become the next generation of successful editors, Media Composer Academic is just $295 for institutions and students. Plus... students with academic versions of Media Composer software qualify for complimentary upgrades for four years from the date of software activation. You’ll stay at the very cutting edge of editing technology throughout your studies.


Up to 50% OFF select Software for Teachers & Students!

In addition to the Academic Discounts from Adobe and Avid, Videoguys.com is pleased to bring you great discounts from other leading manufacturers as well. Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5, select Red Giant software and more are discounted 50% for students, faculty and non-profit organizations. In order to qualify for these discounted academic prices you must provide one of the following with your order:

  • College students: student ID or equivalent verification
  • Faculty discounts (single copy): A letter on University letterhead, school Purchase Order, or ID verifying employment
  • High school students: student ID, an email containing your school name and your grade level, minors need parent or guardian approval.
  • Non-profits: Fax a letter on your organization's letterhead including the address and non-profit certification number

Click here for the Videoguys' Student & Teachers Specials Page


4. HARDWARE: I/O Hardware, Storage, Thunderbolt & More

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0128/7847/9460/t/20/assets/description_image_graid4_logo_96h.jpg?v=1584540265G-Tech GRAID Storage Solutions

Lets face it, if you edit video, especially HD video, then the one thing you can always use is more storage. The G-Tech G-RAIDs have been our go to external drive solution for years. With the G-RAID 4th Generation 4TB now on sale for just $279, there has never been a better time to add more storage! How much video can you store on 4TB? How about 40 hours of ProRes 422HQ or Avid DNxHD 220; 68 hours of DVCProHD; 208 hours of XDCAM EX; or 300 hours of HDV 1080i or DV. G-RAIDs are capable of handling all of the footage mentioned above and they work great with all video editing applications. Just connect the G-RAID to your PC or Mac, desktop or Laptop via eSATA, USB2 or FireWire and you’re ready to edit.

If you're looking for one of the newer faster connectivity protocols, either Thunderbolt or USB3, G-Tech has you covered. You can get an 8TB model in your choice of Thunderbolt or USB3 for just $799.95,which is less than $100 per GB! Videoguys offers fantastic bundles with G-RAID storage for even more savings!


Promise Pegasus J2 - The World's Fastest and Smallest Thunderbolt Enabled Storage starting at $484.00

If you're looking for the fastest, lightest, top performing external solution for your new Thunderbolt equipped laptop, look no further. The Promise J2 is everything you've been looking for in a sleek, sexy lightweight package. Don’t let its size fool you, the Pegasus J2 is fast! Configured in a RAID 0 striped set with 2 mSATA SSD, it reaches mind blowing read speeds of over 750MB/s when using the AC power adapter plugged into a power outlet. The Pegasus J2 also conveniently runs in bus mode, which means you do not need to use the power adapter, although you will get slightly slower performance. We know the Promise J2 isn't the lowest cost solution, but if you want the best and the fastest lightweight external storage solution for mobile video editing, the J2 gives you everything you need and more!


AJA T-TAP Thunderbolt powered SDI and HDMI outputAJA T-Tap Thunderbolt Powered SDI & HDMI Output - $295.00

If you're editing on a Thunderbolt equipped Mac Book Pro or iMac, and you need an inexpensive way to play out your HD footage via HDMI or SDI, the T-TAP is the perfect gift for you! You get AJA's world renown quality and performance in a super small, easy to use solution. T-TAP supports Apple FCP & FCPX, Avid Media Composer & Symphony and Adobe Premiere Pro.

AJA's T-TAP provides video professionals with an inexpensive, extremely compact device that utilizes the power of Thunderbolt™ to deliver high-quality 10-bit SD, HD and 2K video and embedded audio output from any compatible Mac. In fact, T-Tap is based on the same architecture a AJA's IoXT Thunderbolt I/O and their top rated Kona cards. With T-Tap you get all of the performance and quality you expect for an AJA product, at an incredibly affordable price. Now that's a winning combination and it makes T-TAP the #1 recommended gift for Mac based video editors!


Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX Desktop KitMatrox MXO2 Mini MAX - $549.00

We've been big fans of the Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX since it began shipping. Last year at this time you would have had to pay $849 for it, this holiday season we have it on sale for just $549. That is an incredible price!

The MXO2MINIMAX gives you HD capture and output via your choice of HDMI or Component video. The MAX technology gives you faster than real time encoding to H.264 for Blu-ray, YouTube, iTunes or the web. You can get the MiniMAX with either a PCIe or laptop host adapter for $549, or for $100 more ($649) with a Thunderbolt adapter for use with your iMac or MAc Book Pro. No matter which way tyou choose to attach your MXO2 Mini MAX, you always get the same great performance and compatibility with FCP, FCPX, Avid Media Composer/ Symphony or Adobe Premiere Pro.


5. AUDIO FOR VIDEO

One of the most important aspects of video that too often goes overlooked is audio. When your audio sounds weak, or isn't clear, or is too loud, it makes watching and enjoying your videos difficult. Below are the tools you need to make sure the audio quality is as good as the HD Video quality in your productions.

DSLR Mic options

Azden SMX-10 Stereo MicrophoneDSLR cameras are equipped with just the most basic microphone and the sound is just okay, at best. If your talent is more than 6 feet away from the camera your audio quality will diminish quickly. We recommend adding a stereo microphone like the Azden SMX-20 ($149.00) or for more professional applications an Azden SGM-series zoom mic; or a wireless microphone system like the Azden 105 series that includes the wireless receiver and your choice of either a bodypack transmitter with lapel mic, a handheld mic with built-in transmitter or an XLR transmitter for your favorite metal-bodied mic.

FP-Interview-DSLR-FP5.jpgThe Shure FP Wireless Systems starting at $499.00 are also an excellent choice for DSLR users. Designed for on-camera mounting, the FP5 Portable Receiver locates an open frequency at the touch of a button and instantly syncs the transmitter to the receiver frequency. The battery-powered FP5 is lightweight and durable, featuring diversity antennas and output to either XLR or 1/8" connectors. With simple and flexible components, including a portable receiver and XLR plug-on transmitter, it is the perfect wireless mic solution for wedding & event videography, DSLR shooters and field productions. Shure FP Wireless Systems include your choice of Mic & Transmitter with the FP5 Portable Receiver.


Samson H4n 4-Channel Handy Recorder - $229.95
also available with DSLR Accessory Bundle - $299.00

Many of our customers who are event videographers have also decided to add a field audio recorder like the Samson ZOOM H4n Four Channel Handy Recorder. The H4n offers DSLR cameras its incredibly sensitive onboard mics and 4-channel recording capabilities. It is the only recorder that makes it possible to use a boom mic with its Channel 1 XLR input, a wireless lavaliere on its Channel 2 XLR and get incredible stereo imaging with its onboard mics, all at once.

The Samson H2N 2-channel recorder is also perfect for videographers looking for an ultra-portable recorder with excellent sound quality and now, though the end of the year, Samsom is offer a $30 Mail-In Rebate making the Samson H2N just $149.00 after rebate!

Videoguys' Tech Tip: If you are planning a multi-camera shoot, or you plan on using a field recorder, you'll want to check out Red Giant Software's Plural Eyes plug-in. It's great for syncing up your audio and DSLR footage.


Red Giant Plural Eyes 3 (formerly by Singular)Red Giant Plural Eyes 3 - $179.00

One of the must have tools for anyone shooting with DSLRs or multiple cameras to sync all your audio together is Plural Eyes. Now a part of the Red Giant family, PluralEyes includes DualEyes functionality for one price, on all hosts, in one package. Wow! Version 3 is even more intuitive and powerful. Plutal Eyes eliminates the pain of manually syncing audio tracks. Turn what used to be hours or days of data wrangling into seconds. Plural Eyes is so fast and easy to use that ir pays for itself in minutes. It works with your favorite camera's native file formats from DSLR cameras like Canon, Nikon and GoPro. It supports a broad range of other cameras, file formats and codecs and NLEs. Thanks to integrated DualEyes features, PluralEyes exports its timeline directly to Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, and exports media files for use in every host application.


Azden WMS-PRO Wireless Microphone SystemAzden SMX-10 - $85.00 & Azden WMS Pro - $145.00

Even if you don't shoot with a DSLR, you should be using an external mic to get the best possible sound quality when you shoot. The Azden SMX-10 is a great little stereo mic that is small, lightweight, sounds great. And, at just $69.95, is very affordable. The Azden WMS-Pro is our best selling wireless mic of all time. For under $150 you will be able to mic up someone up to 100 feet away! Now that's what I call a great value!!


6. SOFTWARE PLUG-INS

Want to know the fastest and easiest way to get new features from your video editing software - GET A PLUG-IN! Over the past year we've expanded the plug-ins available for Videoguys.com and here are a few of my favortirte new ones:

NewBlueFX Titler Pro (Mac)NewBlue Titler Pro 2.0 - $299.95

NewBlue Titler Pro 2.0 takes the ground-breaking efficiency of the original Titler Pro and adds stunning visual appeal and sophistication. With the addition of custom lights, bevels and additional texture options, the perfect look can be dialed in. Through a simple and intuitive interface tap into rich styles and dynamic animations which will enliven your production, while avoiding the time and learning curve necessary in other titling solutions.


Noise Industries Photo Montage Photo Animations for Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCP & MotionNoise Industries Photo Montage - $189.00
Photo Animations for Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCP & Motion $189

The principle behind Photo Montage is simple: select an animation style and a few of your photos, and let the plugin do the rest.
Rearranging photos or changing the duration of each can be done in seconds, thanks to an intuitive configuration UI. Ease of use does not imply limited functionality. A full array of effect parameters allows expert users to create unique animations.


Tiffen Dfx Video Film Plug in for Premiere, After Effects, Avid and FinalCutTiffen Dfx Video Film Plug in for Premiere, After Effects, Avid & Final Cut - $499.95

Simulating 2,000+ popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, plus natural light and photographic effects, the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters for professional photographers, top motion picture filmmakers, video editors, and visual effects artists around the world. One Tiffen Dfx v3 video/film plug-in license will run in Adobe After Effects®, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro®, and Avid® Editing Systems*.

We offer a special bundle that includes both Dfx for video and Dfx for Photoshop at a great bundle price.


Red Giant Magic Bullet Colorista IIRed Giant Magic Bullet Colorista II - $269.00

Colorista II brings the power of high-end color systems to your desktop. For the first time, you can perform professional color grading in your favorite editing applications and move between them with consistent, quality results. Colorista's easy-to-use interface is equally good for quick adjustments on a deadline or finessing your footage without limitations. Use the 3-Way Wheels for easy adjustment of balance and luminance; a powerful new Keyer for precision editing; and Power Masks to isolate an area for perfect finishing. Whether you are a color expert or an aspiring colorist, Colorista II will redefine how filmmakers everywhere do color correction.

You can also purchase Colorista 2 as part of the Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite which adds a lot of Red Giant Magic Bullet professional tool.


Boris FX 10 - Special Effects Plug-in for Mac & PCBoris FX 10 - Special Effects, Transitions, Image Processing, Paint, and Rotoscoping Plug-Ins - $149.50

With realistic lighting, advanced keying and color correction, image restoration tools, compositing, DVE, vector paint, and support for third-party After Effects filters, Boris FX is a great value for effects creation in your video editing software. Vector paint and spline tools allow you to create animatable masks and transitions. A built-in Library Browser is packed with high quality pre-made effects, and with over 220 filters from Boris Continuum Complete and Final Effects Complete, Boris FX gives you a comprehensive image processing filter suite. Create your own unique looks or draw from a vast library of presets and styles.


Sorenson Squeeze 8.5 Lite for Web EncodingSorenson Squeeze 8.5 Lite for Web Encoding - $179.00

When it comes to video encoding solutions our go to recommendation is Sorenson Squeeze. Squeeze is the highest quality, most flexible encoder around and it is very fast, taking full advantage of your CPUs and GPUs to give you the best possible video files in the shortest amount of time. Of course, not everyone needs all of the options and settings and CODECs supported by Squeeze Standard or Squeeze Pro, many video editors simply want to get their video onto the web as quickly as possible while maintianing the best possible quality. For you we have Squeeze Lite for Web Encoding. a low cost, easy to use version of Squeeze optimized for creating video for websites.


Videoguys DigiEffects 2-Pack with Damage & DeliriumDigieffects Delirium & Damage - $99.95 Special Bundle Price

This Special 2-pack combines their 2 most popular plug-ins at an even greater value!

Delirium v2.5 offers 44 different effects spread across five categories: Phenomena, Color, Distort, Mood and Composite (see below for entire list). These effects let you inexpensively add greater control and quality to the built-in features of your host application.

Damage v2.5 lets you Deface, Defile, Dismantle & Destroy your footage. Add all the ancient evil of analog signal defects in Skew and Interference, the modern, coldly unsympathetic digital malfunction of Artifact and Blockade...and now, we've harnessed the incompetence at the source. Two new effects in the Damage toolbox, Destabilize and Overexpose, allow you to go back in time...and not only corrupt your footage, but also ruin the image of the camera operator.


7. TRAINING

Is your New Year's Resolution to become a better and more efficient editor? If so, may we suggest some great training tools to help you take full advantage of your editing system!

What's the best way to make better videos, learn how to more fully use the tools you already have! If you're a beginning editor, or if you've just stepped up from a basic video editing program into a full featured NLE, training is worth it's weight in gold. There is no better way to get up to speed and comfortable with the new interface and tools of your software. Even seasoned editors can learn a few new tricks or 'secrets' that will make editing better, faster and more enjoyable.

One of the other benefits of training is how often you find out that the tool/ effect / transition you wanted was always there, but it just wasn't easy to find.

For this holiday season we are offering some fantastic deals on training.

Class On Demand Black Card
Any ONE Title for 2 Years!

The COD Black Card has up to a $199 value and entitles you to choose any single title from the huge library of COD online courses!  Just pick the title you want and access that course at any time for up to 2 years. As a special promotion you may add this card for just $1.00 to any Videoguys purchase of $100 or more!

$1.00 with any purchase
of $100 or more


$99 value

Class On Demand Training Sapphire Card - All titles, Unlimited for 1 year

Class On Demand
Sapphire Card

A Full Year of Unlimited Training

The COD Sapphire Card gives you a full-year of unlimited access to all COD online titles. COD’s huge training library grows every day and covers today’s most popular software and hardware products. You will also have instant access ALL new titles added throughout the year. This a special offer just for Videoguys Customers. Watch as many On-Demand training courses you can and as often as you like for the next year!

SPECIAL $99.00 Special Holiday Offer!

reg $149 - expires 12/31/12

Class On Demand Training PLATINUM Card - All Titles, Unlimited for 2 years

Class On Demand
Platinum Card

2 Years of Unlimited Training

The COD Platinum Card gives you the same unlimited access as the Sapphire Card but is good for TWO years! With hundreds of hours of training (with new titles added regularly) to choose from, this is the absolute best value for the serious digital content creator who wants more from their tools from the leader in online. This special promotion is only for Videoguys customers for a very limited time!

SPECIAL $174.00 Special Holiday Offer!

reg $299 - expires 12/31/12

VASST Video Production Bundle for All Videographers - $69.95 SpecialVASST Video Production Bundle with Training for All Videographers

We're also bringing back one of last years top sellers! We put together some great titles bundled together from VASST that should be considered required viewing for anyone who wants to get into videography and learn proper lighting and audio techniques, how to work with the new AVCHD format, and even how to make money in the video business.

  • VASST Now Hear This! Superior Sound for Digital Video ($79.95 value)
  • VASST Light 'Em Up - Basic Lighting Gear and Applications ($55 value)
  • VASST Making Money Making Video - learn the keys to success in video production ($45 value)
  • VASST AVCHD Training ($39 value)


$100 Gift Card at Videoguys.com8. VIDEOGUYS' GIFT CARDS

Still not sure what to get? Or perhaps you just waited to the last minute!? You can order a Videoguys' Gift Card and have the virtual gift sent right to your inbox in just a couple of hours. Videoguys Gift Cards are the perfect gift for when you're not sure what the the video editor in your life already has or still needs.

Order any gift card now and save 5% off the purchase price!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We want to thank all of our customers, our Facebook fans, our Twitter followers and videographers throughout the world for your support and patronage. Here is a link to our "Videoguys' Tips for Shooting Family/Home/Holiday Video" guide. It's loaded with Holiday shooting tips to make your family videos more enjoyable to watch.

Here's wishing you all Peace, Love and Good Video Editing.

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