Videoguys' Professional Video Editing and Production Guide

Videoguys ProfessionalProfessional Video Editing Broadcast Production & Post-Production Products from

If you're a post-production professional editing with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Production Premium, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Vegas or even Apple Final Cut Pro or FCPX, is your source for the professional tools you need to make the most of your production environment. At, we understand that professional video editors have different needs than the average consumer. Not only do you need the best tools available in the industry, you also need the fastest and most reliable solutions because down-time may not only prevent you from making money, it may actually cost you money.

Whether you are setting up a new post facility, OB Van or home-office workstation, we have the equipment you need! We also have 25 years of experience working with professionals to help meet the purchasing needs of your organization. We'd be happy to discuss your system and provide a quote/bid for all the products you need at the best possible prices. We have discounted multi-seat software licenses available for many applications, academic prices for schools and universities and special bundle discounts.

Click here to see the products our Videoguys' Techs recommend to meet the needs of the professional digital content creator.

If you are going to be producing digital content at this level you'll want (and need) to make sure you are running an approved PC workstation (HP, Dell or Certified Integrator) or Mac Pro configuration.

  • Dual Quad-Core or Hex-Core CPUs with Hyperthreading = 24 cores!
  • 64 bit OS - Snow Leopard, Lion or Windows 7 64-bit
  • 16+GB RAM - 32GB or even 48GB is even better
  • QuadroFX 4000+ GPU
  • External RAID5 Storage (G-Speed eS or eS Pro)

Tapeless HD Workflows

Today's professional & broadcast edit suites must support both uncompressed HD footage (Component and or HD-SDI I/O) as well tapeless workflows such as Panasonic P2, Sony XD Cam, DSLRs and Red. This is why it is very important to invest in video editing solutions that support your particular workflows. Many professional video editing environments require support for multiple workflows including uncompressed SD & HD, tapeless, HDV, DV and intermediary formats such as Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD and Cineform. This can be quite overwhelming, so you want to take the time to make sure you understand the complexities and issues facing all of the formats you may work with. The Videoguys are here to help you figure out not only what workflows work best for you, but what hardware and software wil get the job done for you.

Videoguys Professional Video Products Has Expanded Our Catalog with More Products to
Service the Needs of Broadcast Post-Production Professionals

AJA T-Tap Thunderbolt Powered SDI/HDMI Output

AJA T-TAP Thunderbolt powered SDI and HDMI outputAJA Video Systems T-TAPTM is a very small new bus-powered device that takes advantage of Thunderbolt connectivity for high-quality 10-bit SD, HD and 2K output through SDI and HDMI connections. This new adapter enables a simple, unobtrusive means of getting professional video and audio out of any Thunderbolt -enabled Mac system.


AJA IoXT Professional Thunderbolt I/O for Mac

AJA IoXT Professional Thunderbolt I/O for Mac
Professional interface with two Thunderbolt ports and desktop-level power. Compact, portable and powerful, it's loaded with high-end features including 3G/Dual-link/HD/SD-SDI, Component Analog, and HDMI connectivity--plus full 10-bit, broadcast-quality up/down/cross conversion.

AJA KONA LHi - HD/SD 10-bit Digital and 12-bit Analog PCIe Card

10-bit Digital and 12-bit Analog PCIe Card
The AJA KONA LHi bridges the gap between legacy analog devices and the latest 3Gb SDI and HDMI enabled products providing editing, monitoring and mastering of professional quality video in an affordable, powerful, easy to use product.

AJA Kona 3G

AJA Kona 3G
10-bit Uncompressed video I/O, HDMI 1.4a support for 3D workflows, 16-channel SDI embedded audio I/O, and up to 16-channel AES digital audio I/O. Realtime hardware-based up/ down/ cross conversion for efficiently working with a wide variety of SD and HD, 3G, dual-link HD, even 2K formats, a hardware downstream keyer for compositing graphics without rendering & more.

AJA UDC Up / Down / Cross Mini-Converter

AJA UDC Up / Down / Cross Converter
Convert between SD, HD, and 3G video formats. The UDC provides very high quality conversions at a low price. The UDC also supports 8 channel embedded audio. I/Os include SD/HD/3G SDI Input and Output, HDMI output, and 2 channel RCA style audio output.

Click here for all AJA Mini Converteres's 25th Anniversary Sales Extednded Thru 12/28/12

We are celebrating Avid's Silver Anniversary by bringing back their most successful promotions for loyal Avid Editors and new customers looking to crossgrade from Apple Final Cut Pro

Avid Media Composer 6.5 Crossgrade
& Avid Symphony 6.5 Upgrade Now Under $1,000

with Videoguys' Bonus of FREE Class On Demand Training...
Promotions expire 12/28/12!

Media Composer is the top choice for professional film and video editing in the industry. Whether you edit movies, TV shows, commercials, or other video, this industry-standard nonlinear editor provides 64-bit performance, easy-to-use video editing tools, and streamlined HD, file-based, and stereo 3D workflows. Its open platform enables you to work with the gear you have or want and integrate into any workflow. Plus, it’s designed to eliminate bottlenecks, enabling you to work faster than ever.

ATTN Final Cut Pro Editors: Own Avid Media Composer for Under $1,000
Crossgrade to Avid Media Composer 6.5
for only $979.00

plus Free Class on Demand Training "Avid for Final Cut Users" and a bonus FREE Class On Demand Training Black Card

ATTN Avid Editors:
Upgrade to Avid Symphony for Under $1,000

Upgrade to Avid
Symphony 6.5

for only $979.00

plus FREE Class On Demand Training Black Card

Videoguys Bundle Special
Special Avid Symphony 6.5 offer for Apple Final Cut Pro Editors:
Purchase the Avid Media Composer 6.5 crossgrade together with the upgrade to Symphony 6.5

plus Free Class on Demand Training "Avid for Final Cut Users" and a bonus FREE Class On Demand Training Black Card

Avid Symphony 6.5 Upgrade with Nitris DX
Universal Mastering is only available when you use Symphony 6.5 with Nitris DX hardware. Avid Nitris DX features Avid Intelligent Architecture and onboard 10-bit Avid DNxHD encoding and decoding—with real-time performance.

Special Upgrade Bundle for Avid Editors

Special Crossgrade Bundle for Final Cut Pro Editors

Complete Training for Avid Media Composer and Symphony 6FREE! Class On Demand Black Card
with any Avid Crossgrade or Upgrade Purchase!

Complete Training for Avid Media Composer & Avid Symphony

The COD Black Card entitles you to access and watch the Complete Training for Avid Media Composer and Symphony 6 from Class On Demand's online training library at any time for up to 2 years.
reg. $99.95

Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Crossgrade SpecialGrass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Crossgrade Special
Now only $299 - Expires 12/28/12

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!

$299.00 with FREE Class on Demand Training

reg. $699.00

FREE Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5
with Any T2 iDDR

Grass Valley T2 Intelligent Digital Disk Recorders
Grass Valley's newly designed and significantly improved T2™ family of intelligent digital disk recorders (iDDRs) are ideally suited for live event production, post production, and video-on-demand applications. With increased format support and faster signal processing, the new T2 iDDRs streamline manual processes and automate key capabilities to significantly improve a wide variety of file-based workflows.
starting at $11,999.00

plus FREE Class On Demand Training Black Card

$100 OFF Year-End Instant Rebate on all Grass Valley ADVC-G Converters Valley ADVC-G1
Converts your analog, HDMI and DVI signals to HD/SD-SDI. It also upconverts SD footage to HD which makes it perfect for editors with older legacy gear trying to integrate it into an HD workflow via SDI.

reg. $1,099.00

The ADVC-G2 at $899 converts your HDMI and SDI signal to analog. Converts HDMI to SDI. Also downconverts your HD footage to SD making is a great choice for anyone looking to pull HD content into an older analog or SD workflow.

The ADVC-G3 at $899 converts SDI input into HDMI output. Combines dual SDI input into a single HDMI output. Editors working with 3D footage can use the ADVC-G3 to combine both inputs into a multiplexed 3D HDMI output.

The ADVC-G4 at $599 generates Sync for multiple devices using a single input. This is for those who need to sync multiple SD and HD signals for use in broadcast production environments.

FREE! Class On Demand Black Card
with any Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 Purchase!

Complete Training for Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5

The COD Black Card entitles you to access and watch the Complete Training for Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 6.5 (or any other single title you choose instead) from Class On Demand's online training library at any time for up to 2 years.
reg. $99.95


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