Videoguys Insider Newsletter: January 2013 Update

By Gary Bettan

The new year gets off to a big start at!

We've been very busy this month updating several articles on our website and launching new products. Before we get into all the new stuff, I want to let you know that I have re-activated our INSIDER5 coupon for the rest of this month. This coupon gives you 5% off on any purchase you make on or before January 31st.

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New Articles and Guides on

Videoguys' 2013 Update on Thunderbolt

Our latest guide has all of the latest Thunderbolt news, products and developments. This article will help explain the differences and advantages of Thunderbolt over USB 3.0 , FireWire or HDMI. This guide also includes our recommended configuration for a new iMac as well as our Thunderbolt Wish List for 2013.


Videoguys' DIY 9.5 Update

We went over our $2,000 budget, but this baby is so fast it's worth every penny. Thanks to the SSD boot drive, hex core i7 and a whopping 32GB of RAM it is flying! Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas and Grass Valley Edius are all running great and this machine can handle even the most demanding HD workflows and complex multi-camera timelines.


Videoguys Mac Pro Rant

We originally posted this rant on 12/19/2012 in the Tech Talk forum on Creative COW in response to a thread asking about the future of the Mac Pro. Since then there have been numerous discussions on the COW, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Personally, I don't see why Apple would waste any time or money investing in developing a new Mac Pro. The top of the line fully loaded 27" iMac is a killer machine and more than adequate for 90% of editors. If you haven't already read it, check it out and feel free to add your thoughts and comments.


Wedding & Event Videography Guide from the Videoguys

If you really want to be successful in the Wedding & Event Videography business, you have to differentiate yourself by offering brides something more than just a recap of the wedding. You need to add production value that really creates strong emotions and reactions from the audience. Many of the most successful Event Videographers are actually Event Filmmakers, specializing in highly stylized Wedding Cinematography.

We've updated the second page of our guide with our list of recommended products & resources for Event Videographers.


New Products at

Videoguys' welcome 2013 with lots of new products and extensions on some of our best deals!

· mLogic mLink Thunderbolt to PCIe Expansion Chassis

· New Videographer Tools for the Field: Padcaster with Lenscaster Bundle Multifunctional iPad Case & Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee Professional Support System for iPhone, GoPro & more

· G-Technology G-RAIDs & G-Drives with Super-Speed USB3.0 Now Shipping!

· Matrox VS4 with Telestream Wirecast Pro: Turn your PC workstation into a state-of-the-art HD video streaming production studio.

· New Version! Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug for Apple Final Cut Pro & FCP X


Avid Promotions Extended with New Bundles!
Upgrades, Crossgrades & Up to 50% Off Nitris DX Bundles All Available Now!

Great news for Videoguys' customers! Avid's 25th Anniversary Promotions expired on 12/28/12 but we were able to get one last shipment in!!! So, we will be able to continue to offer Avid Media Composer and Symphony at the special promotional Crossgrade & Upgrade prices these two great deals for as long as supplies last. But HURRY!

· Avid Media Composer 6.5 Crossgrade for Apple Final Cut Pro owners $979.00

· Avid Symphony 6.5 Upgrade for Avid Media Composer, Xpress Pro or Xpress DV owners $979.00

Save up to 50% OFF Avid Symphony Bundles with Nitris DX Hardware

· Avid Symphony 6.5 with Avid Nitris DX $7,999.00

· Avid Symphony 6.5 Upgrade with Nitris DX $4,999.00

· Avid Symphony 6.5 Crossgrade with Nitris DX $5799.00


Adobe CS6 Creative Cloud for Teams

Imagine if you and your team always had the best tools. Imagine if they could save time by seamlessly sharing files from any device. That’s Adobe Creative Cloud for teams. You get the entire collection of CS6 tools and exclusive updates, along with lots of team-specific features that make working together — and managing licenses — easier than ever. All for one affordable annual price.

At a special 30% off introductory price of just $599 per year you can download and install any or all of the Adobe applications — always updated with the latest features. With Creative Cloud you get more than just Production Premium with Adobe Premiere, After Effects & Photoshop. You get the complete Master Collection, as well as many new tools only available to Creative Cloud customers. What's more, your Creative Cloud for Teams membership includes 100GB of cloud-based storage per subscription as well as a free library of training videos, so it's easy to get up and running fast.

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 will also gladly create custom bundle solutions at discounted prices that feature hardware I/O, storage, plug-ins and whatever else you need to maximize your investment in Creative Cloud for Teams.


Videoguys Top Resources for Video Editing Info

This is one of the hidden gems on our website and we've just updated it to include several new sites. Find links to the websites we visit all the time to post articles and news to our blog. Resources include magazines & blogs, online communities, user groups that we sponsor, manufacturer support forums and computer tech sites.

Videoguys’ Blog

Of course the number one place to come for all the latest info about digital video editing is In addition to all our own informative guides, we scour the web looking for all the latest reviews, articles and new product releases to post on our blog. You can sign up for our RSS feed and have each blog post delivered to you automatically.

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