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Time is running out on this fantastic NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up program

NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up Special!

Attention TriCaster Owners: Trade-up to a TriCaster 410, 460 or 860 now and save up to 40% off. Special Expires 8/29/14.

Your old reliable TriCaster could be worth up to $10,000! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to upgrade your school, house of worship or production studio to the very latest new TriCaster versions with all the newest and most powerful features!

  • Trade in any SD TriCaster and get $3,000 Off the TriCaster 410 ...
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  • Trade in any older HD TriCaster and get $8,000 Off the TriCaster 460 ...
  • Trade in any older HD TriCaster and get $10,000 Off the TriCaster 860

How can I trade in my TriCaster?

Are you still working on an older TriCaster system? If so, we have a “hot” deal for you this summer. From July 1-August 29, 2014, the TriCaster Trade-Up Promo will allow anyone who is not using a current TriCaster system to trade up to the newest models and receive a significant trade-in value for their older system. This is especially appealing if you have a TriCaster SD or TriCaster 300 – but is also a great deal if you are not using a TriCaster 410, 460 or 860.

As we’ve always maintained, purchasing a TriCaster is a great investment – and now TriCaster owners will get a chance to cash in on your investment with some of the hottest trade-up deals ever – you can receive up to 40% off with your trade-in!

Why should you trade up?

Producers can get more views of their content instantly:

  • Media Publishing that allows them to instantly upload to social media networks while they stream, broadcast, or project their show.
  • Second output for additional program (and sponsorship) opportunities from the same production

Producers can reach new visual heights:

  • 360-degree Holographic LiveSets that bring realistic sets, lighting, reflections, and camera moves to any small production space.

  • Producers can significantly reduce production time, cost, and errors:

    • Multi-format ISO recording that captures every camera and makes post-production 10x faster.
    • PTZ camera control that adds more coverage without spending on more crew.
    • Macros and automation triggered by hand gestures, button pushes or simple apps and devices to make sequences simpler and reduce on-air errors.

    What products qualify for the trade-up?

    SD TriCaster Products

    • TriCaster DUO
    • TriCaster 100
    • TriCaster PRO
    • TriCaster PRO FX
    • TriCaster STUDIO
    • TriCaster BROADCAST

    HD TriCaster Products

    • TriCaster 300
    • TriCaster 450
    • TriCaster 450 EXTREME
    • TriCaster 850
    • TriCaster 850 EXTREME
    • TriCaster 455
    • TriCaster 855

    Follow this link or call 800-323-2325 for the complete NewTek SuperPowers Trade-in offer and pricing!

    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Aug 19, 2014 at 8:02:37 pm NewTek, TriCaster
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    Videoguys Summer Update, June 2014

    It's been a very busy year for us. We've seen a ton of new products introduced and we've picked up some new product lines.

    HP Workstations: The creative Pro's choice

    Videoguys now offers HP z workstations! We've worked hard with the folks over at HP to put together some fantastic configurations at super price points. PLUS you can give us a call 800-323-2325 and we can custom configure the perfect Z workstation to meet your video editing and production needs and workflows!

    The creative pro’s choice for performance
    • Industry-leading performance: The HP Z820 offers the latest dual-processors, high-end graphics, and Intel® Thunderbolt™ 2.1
    • Highly configurable: The HP Z Workstation’s tool-less chassis makes it easy to add or replace components when new technologies become available.
    • Reliability that won’t quit: HP Z Workstations come standard with a 3-year onsite limited warranty. If anything goes wrong, we come to you and fix it.
    • Software applications perfected for you: Software optimized specifically for HP Z Workstations including Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, Edius & Vegas Pro.

    We are your Avid Media Composer | Software Experts!

    At NAB2014 Avid announced that editors would now have several choices on how they can purchase Media Composer. Since then it has created some levels of confusion. Videoguys has put together a detailed FAQ with explainer videos to help you better understand your options. This guide is intended as an overview to quickly help you understand the differences.

    If you still have any questions, give us call 800-323-2325 and we'll be happy to review your options and make sure you get the best flavor of Media Composer to fit your budget and needs. Speaking of budgets, if you are an educational facility, you have to look into Avid's 20 & 50 seat floating license packs. This is an incredible way to deploy Avid in several classrooms or labs as needed, while maximizing your investment / budget dollars.

    Videoguys is your source for affordable Streaming Media and Live Production Gear

    Just as we were able to guide and lead the industry when DV, DVD authoring, HDV, Blu-ray, & HD workflows were first introduced, we are here to help you understand the latest advancements and solutions for live event streaming. We have a wide range of affordable solutions available to you, some that require computers & some that don't. For r advanced users, organizations and professionals we offer the Newtk Tricaster line of multi-camera live production and streaming solutions with advanced feature like virtual sets, broadcast quality graphics, and so much more!

    We have also partnered with StreamVu to offer you affordable streaming on a fixed monthly budget. StreamVu is the most dynamic Value Added CDN on the market today. With ease of use technology designed to meet the needs of beginners and broadcast professionals alike the StreamVu service delivers high quality video at scalable, cost effective pricing.

    Sony Vegas 13 is here!

    Vegas Pro 13 is a contemporary NLE designed for complete creative control. The new edition brings major enhancements to the table, including advanced archival tools, sophisticated audio metering, and Vegas Pro Connect – the iPad app that provides an efficient and powerful collaborative review process for clients and team members. Superior performance and intuitive workflows mean spending less time thinking about editing and time more efficiently spent actually doing it.
    • Vegas Pro Edit $299 (does not include DVD Architect, Dolby or other 3rd party software)
    • Vegas Pro 13 $499 (includes DVD Architect Pro 6, Dolby® Digital Professional Encoder, and plug-in collections from FXHOME, NewBlueFX, and iZotope)
    • Vegas Pro 13 crossgrade $299 (for existing NLE owners and for bundling with storage, plug-ins and I/O devices)

    Effortlessly produce and webcast with a Roland VR Series Mixer with Live Streaming Capability

    Whether you are producing worship services, youth events, weddings or concerts, the Roland VR Series allows you to mix video and computer sources together with multi-channel audio sources to create a production that is ready for live event, webcasting or recording via simple USB connection to your Mac or PC. The VR Series AV Mixers are feature rich allowing you to use them as the main mixer or simply use as a webcasting or recording mixer taking feeds from your existing AV production equipment. We offer a range of VR models depending on your church needs and budget.

    Attention Schools, Organizations, Government Agencies, and House of Worship:
    Call us to see if you qualify for a 5% discount on all Roland products!

    Videoguys is your source for Award Winning G-Technology Storage

    G-Technology's roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology's high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. Because G-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its products can be found in premiere post-production facilities worldwide.

    Videoguys not only offers you great prices on the best selling and highest performing G-Tech drives, we've also put together a bunch of bundles with NLE software and plug-ins that give you even greater savings!

    Check out the Videos on our YouTube Channel!

    We've been producing a series of Video Tutorials with Streaming Media Producer that have now been posted on our YouTube Channel. These videos offer you comprehensive introduction to some of the hottest new products. Sponsored by Videoguys each video features an industry expert, giving you an overview of the product and walking you through getting started.

    We've also creating some videos here at the Videoguys home offices. Learn more about our system recommendations for you NLE workstation, picking the best storage for video editing and the various flavors of the new Avid Media Composer.

    Have a great summer.
    Don't forget to use coupon COW5OFF to get 5% off on your next order!


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:23:34 amComments (1) videoguys, avid
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    Understanding the new Licensing Options of Avid Media Composer Software

    At NAB2014 Avid announced that editors would now have several choices on how they can purchase Media Composer. Avid has now released the latest version (MC8.0) in all the new licensing options. Videoguys has put together a detailed FAQ with explainer videos to help you better understand your options. This blog post is intended as an overview to quickly help you understand the differences.

    The key differentiators between the various flavors of licensing is the included 3rd party and Avid software. All prices in this post are MSRP.

    Let's start with existing Avid Editors.

    If you already own a version of Media Composer or Symphony you will be able to upgrade for $299.

    What you will purchase for $299 is NOT an upgrade, it is an annual support package that includes free upgrades, updates and patches for a year. There are two flavors of this annual support contract, one for Media Composer owners and one for Symphony owners. The annual support package does not include any 3rd party software, but you can keep using the 3rd party software you already own, although you may require an upgrade from the 3rd party software vendor.

    Avid is giving existing MC & Symphony owners until Dec 31st, 2014 to purchase an annual support plan. If you do not purchase a support plan by then, you will not be able to upgrade your software without buying a new perpetual license. If at any time you decide to stop buying support, you will still own your perpetual license along with any and all upgrades you downloaded and installed while under your support contract.

    You can use activation or your existing dongle when you upgrade under your annual support contract. Avid will allow you to run MC 6.5, 7 or 8 with an updated dongle. Activation will support MC 8 and the previous version MC7.

    If you wish to upgrade from Media Composer to Symphony you can purchase the Symphony option for $749. The Symphony option now includes Boris Continuum Lite, not the full Continuum Complete.

    Note: Avid ScriptSync and PhraseFind will initially will not be supported in the new MC8. Avid is still negotiating with the software vendors and hopefully something will be worked out in the near future. For now we still have both ScriptSync & PhraseFind available to purchase for use with your existing MC 7 or earlier software.

    Avid Subscription vs Perpetual Licensing

    New Avid editors have two choices on how they can purchase Media Composer. You can still own the software by purchasing it for $1,299. This higher price includes you first year annual support contract as well. So if you purchase today, you would be eligible for any and all upgrades released for the next 12 months. Unfortunately Avid has significantly reduced the 3rd party software now shipping with Media Composer. The perpetual license only includes NewBlue Titler Pro v1, along with trial versions to Sorenson Squeeze Lite and iZotope Insight. Avid FX, Avid DVD and the full version of Sorenson Squeeze Standard are no longer included.

    You can purchase the Avid Production Pack for $599 which gives you New Blue Titler v2, Sorenson Squeeze Standard and iZotope Insight. Not a bad value, but still no Avid FX. If you want that you'll have to purchase it as Boris Red directly from Boris FX.

    The new $599 Avid Subscription plan is a fantastic value.

    For $599 per year you can subscibe to Avid Media Composer, and you also get the Symphony option! That's right, for less then $50 per month your Media Composer subscription includes the Avid Symphony option plus a much better suite of 3rd party software. You get New Blue Titler v2, Sorenson Squeeze Lite, Boris Continuum Lite and a 30 day trail to iZotope Insight. You also get a year of Avid support which entitles you to all upgrades and updates. Avid also offers a more expensive monthly subscription for $74.99 per month, which is only available directly from Avid.

    Note: You can't subscribe to an older version of Media Composer, all subscriptions are Media Composer 8. Updates are not automatic, you decide which future updates/upgrades you wish to download and when to install them.

    Student and academic Options

    Students can subscribe to Media Composer for just $119 per year.

    Academic Institutions can subscribe for $479 per year. If you already own an Avid Student version and you are beyond your 4 years of free upgrades you can purchase an annual student support package for just $99. Students and educational facilities can still purchase Media Composer for $295 which now includes just the first year's annual support contract - you will have to purchase a student support contract for any upgrades beyond the first year. Avid also has some fantastic floating license deals for Academic Institutions that makes deploying Avid easier and more cost effective than ever.

    Floating Licenses

    Avid has also introduced a new option for facilities called floating licenses. You can purchase these as a pack of 20 or 50 licenses. Each pack also includes floating license server software which allows you to manage and deploy your seats as you wish. With a floating license server you can install Avid on as many machines as you like throughout your organization. The server then controls how many people can be using the software concurrently. With a 20 seat floating license you can have up to 20 users at a time. If you need to have more than 20 you would need to purchase another 20 pack or upgrade to a 50 pack. 20 & 50 packs are all that Avid initially will offer, but they may offer smaller add-on packs in the future.

    Note: Floating Licenses are for MC8 only. Just as with subscriptions, you can't have a floating license for previous versions.

    We have special pricing for converting your current facility to floating licensing and for academic institutions. For more information on Floating licenses and pricing please give us a call and a member of our Avid expert sales team will help advise you on the right configuration to fit your needs.

    As I mentioned earlier, please check out the Videoguys' Guide to Avid Media Composer | Software and watch our YouTube videos for more in depth information about all of the new ways to purchase Avid Media Composer 8!

    Posted by: Gary Bettan on May 22, 2014 at 11:17:24 am Avid, Media Composer
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    Videoguys' 2014 Update on Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt version 2

    We bring you up to date on all the latest Thunderbolt news, products and developments. This guide also includes our recommended configuration for a new iMac as well as our Thunderbolt Wish List for 2014.

    Thunderbolt was the new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed by Intel and introduced by Apple a couple of years ago that was supposed to set the world on fire. So far it hasn't, but with the launch of the new Mac Pros, that may soon change. Thunderbolt delivers amazing performance, with ease & simplicity. Attaching blazing fast Thunderbolt enabled storage is a breeze. Thunderbolt gives you high speed expandability to add video capture and output devices, high speed networking, LTO archiving as well as professional RAID storage solutions.

    All of the current Apple Macs have Thunderbolt. Soon so will all HP workstations. You can find Laptops from HP, Asus and others that have one or two Thunderbolt ports. Thunderbolt is finally taking off! We now carry a much broader range of Thunderbolt storage and devices.

    The sexy, sleek, round new Mac Pro includes 6, count 'em 6, Thunderbolt 2 ports!

    With the introduction in late 2013 of the long anticipated new Mac Pro Apple also launched the new Thunderbolt 2 spec. Twice as fast as the existing Thunderbolt 1 spec, it will allow you to attach RAIDs with 6 or more drives and give you performance and sustained throughput that approaches existing Fibre Channel storage arrays. This is amazing, considering that a good Fibre Channel RAID controller will set you back a grand or more! Now you can get the same level of performance with plug & play ease and no need to install any special hardware. That is amazing!!

    While we're on the subject of the new Mac Pro, it is quite an amazing computer. We don't have one here yet, but we have played around with the $3,999 step-up base model. It was running FCPX and we were blown away be the performance. The Mac Pro is optimized for FCPX and FCPX is optimized for the new Mac Pro. It takes full advantage of the dual ATI GPUs. If you're a Mac editor, there is no reason not to get one of these puppies. I don't even think most of our customers will need a build to order, fully loaded model. The $3,999 model we played with slices through HD footage like butter. Like BUTTER!

    HP announces Thunderbolt 2 across all HP z workstations and z books

    We've been waiting forever to see Thunderbolt on the PC. Late last year Asus released a full line of Thunderbolt equipped motherboards and we posted our long awaited DIY10 article featuring them. Shortly after that HP released their new line of z Books with Thunderbolt ports. We have one of the 15 inch z Books here at Videoguys and we love it! We are running Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley Edius and Sony Vegas Pro on it and we're editing HD DSLR & GoPro footage with it. Our zBook only has a single Thunderbolt 1 port for now, but a new update with Thunderbolt 2 is expected before NAB.

    HP will also be bringing Thunderbolt 2 to their full line of z workstations. They are doing it via a proprietary daughter card which will as a single Thunderbolt 2 port. What's really cool is that owners of existing zX20 series workstations will be able to purchase the Thunderbolt 2 daughter card for under $200 and install it themselves. SWEET!

    Read the full guide here

    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Apr 25, 2014 at 1:01:09 pm thunderbolt, G-Tech
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    Videoguys' Guide (with Video) to Avid Media Composer | Software

    Avid Media Composer | Software is now available in 3 license types making it the perfect professional editing solution for everyone.

    One of the big announcements at NAB from Avid is that customers will have the choice to have Media Composer their way. You can still own a perpetual license that together with an annual support contract will entitle you to all upgrades, for free, during the support contract. With new monthly and annual Media Composer subscription options, customers can now gain access to the latest Media Composer toolset, support, and upgrades. They also announced a new Software floating licensing for large-scale media enterprises, post-production houses, and educational institutions, making it possible to purchase a “pack” of shared licenses to deploy facility-wide using a single system ID.

    As you can imagine, it all can get quite confusing, which is why Videoguys put together this FAQ & YouTube videos to boil it all down for you and help you better understand your options for the next release of Media Composer, version 8, expected later this spring.

    This guide & videos are for the next version of Avid Media Composer | Software was compiled on April 15th based on the information announced at the NAB Show 2014 and available from Avid after the show. We expect that some of this information may change before the new software is introduced. The next version of Avid Media Composer | Software is expected to be released in mid May 2014. Stay tuned for updates...

    Click here for the Full Videoguys' Guide to Avid Media Composer | Software


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Apr 23, 2014 at 6:57:07 am Avid, Media Composer
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    Now is the time for Avid Media Composer 7

    ATTN APPLE Final Cut Pro users:
    NOW is the TIME to learn Avid Media Composer 7

    Are you still editing on FCP7? Are you still wasting hours upon hours logging & transferring or MPEG Stream clipping your file based HD footage into HD before you can even start editing? Still making due with clunky work-arounds that allow you to struggle through your projects, without any of the benefits of today's more efficient tapeless workflows?

    While FCP7 is a dear old friend, it's time to realize that while it may have been a great choice a few years ago, it's time has come and gone. The unfortunate reality is that FCP7 can't tap into the power and performance of today's iMacs (or Mac Mini), let alone the brand new Mac Pro's. How much longer can you keep holding your business and your creativity back by sticking with FCP7? Now is the Time to learn Avid Media Composer and become an Avid editor.

    Whether you’ve used Avid before or if you’ve just always been a Final Cut editor making the move to Media Composer 7 is not as hard as you think. You are not “starting over” by purchasing Media Composer 7. Your skills, workflows, media, and even sequences are directly translatable to the MC7 environment, making the move the fast and easy. This is the whole underpinning of the Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors tutorial series mentioned in this guide.

    Avid invented non linear editing

    Not only did Avid invent non linear editing over 25 years ago, they remain the only company that is 100% focused on the needs of video and audio editors. When you watch a Hollywood movie; or a television drama, sitcom or reality show; or a documentary or news report - the odds are it was edited by an editor using Avid Media Composer. Over 85% of what you watch at home or in the movie theater was cut on Avid. As a result, Avid sets a standard for workflow efficiency and stability that must meet the rigors of broadcasters and Hollywood studios. Did you know that all of movies nominated for an Oscar last year used Avid products as an integral part of their post- production workflows? They did and I'm sure it will be the same this year as well. This means that when you edit with Avid Media Composer you too get that same level of professional performance and rock solid stability. No other NLE comes close to providing the tools and workgroup collaboration that Media Composer does.

    read the full article


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Feb 25, 2014 at 3:53:07 pm Avid, fcp
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    G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt: Evolutionary High Speed Storage for the Digital World

    If you are like me, you have stacks of memory cards filled with video and photos from your camcorder, DSLR, GoPro and every other device you use to capture images. One of the biggest challenges facing content creators today is how do you quickly and efficiently get all this digital data, all these bits and bytes into your computer so you can begin working on them.

    Over the years not only have I accumulated drawers filled with media cards, I've got closet shelves filled with G-Technology external drives; mainly G-RAIDs, but a few G-DRIVES, G-DRIVE Mobiles and a pair of G-SPEEDs. It's amazing how much digital data I've accumulated, and I'm just an amateur videographer and editing enthusiast. You're probably more serious than me, perhaps you shoot wedding & events, post your own skateboard or surfing videos to YouTube, or your passion is creating travel or nature videos, or maybe you produce training videos or how-to programs. No matter what kind of videos you produce, one thing you can never seem to get enough of is storage.

    The folks at G-Technology realize this. Heck they've built a fantastic brand and leadership position in our industry by working with and listening to their customers storage needs and problems. What G-Technology realized was that storage as we know it had to change, it had to evolve into something more efficient, portable and scalable. This is what the The Evolution Series is all about! I’m going to show you how they did it and why you want it. Click here for the full FAQ Guide...

    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:37:40 am G-Tech, Thunderbolt
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    Videoguys November 2013 Update

    Videoguys November 2013 Update

    We've been adding a bunch of new articles, products and promotions over at With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to let our customers know that I have re-activated our INSIDER5 coupon which gives you 5% off on any order you place between now and Nov 22nd.


    Videoguys DIY 10 - Our wait for Thunderbolt is over!

    I know it has been a LONG time since we first introduced our DIY 9 build and even our DIY 9.5 updates are over a year old. Every day we get calls and emails from our customers asking about our DIY recommendations and when we're going to build our DIY 10 machine. I’m happy to report that we’ve finally found an enthusiast level motherboard with Thunderbolt - the Asus Z87-Deluxe/Quad - which we can use for DIY10!

    Videoguys is your source for Newtek TriCasters!

    This fall NewTek introduced the Next-Generation of Professional NewTek TriCaster Systems. Videoguys streaming video experts are here to help you pick the right TriCaster solution for your organization's needs. Whether you're a school or small house of worship looking to get started with the TriCaster 40; or a larger church or school district looking into the new TriCaster 410; or your organization/company needs the more professional capabilities of the TriCaster 460 or 860; we are here to help you learn more and configure the solution that best meets your budget.

    If you're not that familiar with the TriCaster, check out this series of videos we co-produced with Streaming Media. Jan Ozer does a great job walking you through the basic set up and operation of the TriCaster 40.

    G-Tech G-Dock ev : Capture. Store. More than ever before. BUY 1. GET 4.

    Designed with the flexibility to accommodate unique workflows, the Evolution Series is a robust, expandable dual-bay storage solution. The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is the hub of the system, which ships with two removable G-DRIVE® ev hard drives.

    The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt storage system comes fully loaded with 2 stand-alone USB 3.0 G-DRIVE ev portable drives. And for a limited time you can get 2 additional G-DRIVE ev drives FREE. That’s right. Double your G-DRIVE ev investment at NO EXTRA COST - at your time of your purchase.

    Videoguys Adobe & Avid Bundles

    Are you looking to upgrade, crossgrade or switch to a new NLE? We've got great deals on Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams and Avid Media Composer 7. Not just on the software itself, but with some really great bundles that will get you up to speed editing faster and easier!
    • The Class On Demand Sapphire Card gives you a full-year of unlimited access to more than $2,500 worth of online training
    • Bella’s Shortcut Keyboard employs a new design language providing crisp colored icons along with shortcut names for easy identification.
    • G-Tech G-RAIDs and G-Dock ev give you super fast USB3 or Thunderbolt storage for your projects, video files and media.
    • Videoguys preconfigured and optimized HP workstations for Adobe & Avid


    Sony Vegas Pro Bonus Packs

    Just in time for Black Friday and upcoming holiday promotions, Sony Creative Software has announced 4 new innovative “Bonus Pack” skus. For a limited time, they are offering their best-selling Vegas Pro 12 video editing software applications and their Audio Master Suite, reducing the SRP of each by $50.00 and adding in boat loads of extra value added features and product offerings – over $350 in retail value!


    Videoguys Affordable live streaming solutions

    Putting together a digital video streaming and editing solution for your live video production can seem like a difficult task. There are so many questions: What kind of a equipment do you need? Who do you call for support? We have the answers to all of these questions and some you didn’t even know to ask! We even have solutions for undr $1,000 that deliver outstanding quality and performance such as:

    • Hauppauge StreamEez-Pro Video Encoder for Live Event Broadcasting $269
    • Matrox Monarch HD Professional video streaming and recording appliance $995
    • Cerevo LiveShell Easy, High-Quality Broadcasting without a PC SD $289 / HD $699
    • Teradek VidiU HD Live Streaming Broadcaster without a PC $679
    • Telestream Wirecast 5 Live Streaming Like You've Never Seen It Before! Starting at $475


    We've added some new vendors and products that you are going to want to check out:

    • intensiKey Pro 2.0 Virtual Set and Chroma Key Application $299
    • Listec PromptWare turns your smartphone or tablet into a professional prompter
    • Highpoint RocketRAID controllers & Rocketstor 5212 External Drive Ports
    • Pioneer BDR-XD05 slim & BDR-XS05 Slot Loading external, portable Blu-ray burners
    • Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket is portable high definition (HD) video recorder
    • mLogic mBack Zero-Footprint Hard Drives ( 1 or 2 TB) for iMac

    As we do every year, we've updated and posted our
    Videoguys' Tips for Shooting Family/Home/Holiday Video

    Don't forget to use coupon code INSIDER5 to get 5% off any order you place now or before November 22nd.


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on Nov 17, 2013 at 4:08:36 pm workstation, streaming
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    Avid Wants You Back! Your Avid Xpress Pro or Xpress DV dongle is worth $500!!

    Upgrade to Avid Media Composer 6.5 for just $488 and get a FREE Upgrade to Media Composer 7 when you order before 6/14/13 at
    PLUS FREE Class On Demand Training!

    Did you ever edit with Avid Xpress DV or Avid Xpress Pro? Perhaps you moved on to Final Cut or Premiere Pro or another NLE over the years and your Xpress DV or Xpress Pro Dongle is sitting around collecting dust. If you still have the dongle, Avid wants you back. Avid is offering you one last chance to upgrade to Media Composer for under $500!

    Not only do you get Avid Media Composer 6.5 Upgrade for just $488, which is the editing application used by the pro’s, Avid will also give you a free upgrade to the new Media Composer 7 when it ships later this June.

    Videoguys realizes that a lot has changed over the years, so we're going to give you free Avid on-line training from Class on Demand worth another $129!

    Let's talk a bit about how much Avid has changed over the years. First and foremost, Avid Media Composer is very affordable. At NAB this past April 2013, Avid not only announced the new version, they also announced the new MSRP for Media Composer 7 at $999, and that existing Media Composer owners would be able to upgrade for as little as $299 to Media Composer 7. That is a dramatic pricing change and it makes Media Composer affordable for video editors of every level, including event cinematographers, independent filmmakers, worship videographers, corporate video shops and online media producers.

    Avid is still offering college students the chance to purchase the Student version of Media Composer for just $295 with 4 years of free upgrades. Institutions and faculty can also take advantage of the $295 price point.

    In addition to its new low price, Avid Media Composer now has a much lower overall total cost of ownership. You do not require an expensive HP/Dell workstation or Mac Pro to edit video with Media Composer. Thousands of video editors all over the world are editing video using our DIY builds as a guideline for putting together a powerful, yet affordable Windows PC. You can edit on a laptop or Mac Book Pro, as well as an iMac. Media Composer does not require any special hardware to run just as long as you stick to the basic requirements outlined on the Media Composer Product Pages or on the Videoguys' PC & Mac System Recommendations for Avid Media Composer 7

    The major determining factor on how much computer you will actually need is the format of your source footage (SD or HD). Editing DSLR, GoPro or AVCHD footage takes a lot of horsepower because these formats are very compressed. The video quality is spectacular but you need a powerful computer to work with the media. Fortunately, you can find these powerful computers everywhere today.

    Read the full blog post at


    Posted by: Gary Bettan on May 23, 2013 at 6:43:54 am Avid
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    Videoguys Insider Update May 2013

    It's been a very busy spring for all of us at

    We had a great NAB show, and we picked up some really exciting new products. We'll go into that in more detail in this newsletter.

    First, I'd like to thank you all for your patronage and support over the years. We know we would not be where we are today without you, our loyal customers. In the past, I've run a special coupon INSIDER5 that extended a 5% instant rebate on your next order. Not only have I reactivated this coupon, I've made it even stronger. I've added FREE Super Saver Shipping to it. So know you can save 5% and get FREE shipping with coupon INSIDER5 on all orders placed on or before May 31st!

    5% OFF and get FREE shipping with coupon INSIDER5 on all orders placed on or before May 31st

    Videoguys NAB 2013 report

    Wow! I wasn't expecting this year's NAB to be so exciting. Our industry has gotten mature and so have the products. But, from the start of our dealer meetings on Sunday, I could tell that something big was happening, not a huge tidal wave of change, but several big waves rolling in one after another that would have a dramatic impact on the future of our industry. Each of these waves on their own is interesting. When you look at the convergence that is going on it adds up to very important and powerful changes that will shape the future of content creation Click here for both Part 1: An Industry In Transition & Part 2: Top Products from the Show

    We've added some new FAQs to the website:

    Videoguys' FAQ: Avid Media Composer 7 and Symphony - Buy Today and Upgrade FREE

    AT NAB Avid announced a new version of Media Composer is coming in June and they lowered the MSRP for Media Composer to $995! They also lowered the cost of upgrades and even better, they are giving you a FREE upgrade to version 7 if you purchase Media Composer or Symphony today!
    In this FAQ we tell you all about the new features, as well as some reasons you want to become or go back to being an Avid Editor.

    Videoguys' Guide to Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams

    Imagine if 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 Adobe creative 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 subscription price.

    In this FAQ we explain what the advantages are of Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams and we try to dispel some of the myths and distortions about the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription model.

    We've added a bunch of new Live Steaming Products:

    Newtek TriCaster 40 & 455 in stock!

    All-in-one, integrated live production system that offers the power of a live network studio. When paired with live streaming over the Web, anyone can create and share a professional TV show. Students, premiere broadcast networks, major league sports networks and teams, along with some of the world’s biggest corporations—all use TriCaster to produce and stream live events, and expand their audiences, faster than ever before.

    The NewTek family of TriCaster products integrates everything you need into a single, elegant, cost-effective and easy-to-use system so you’ll never have to buy and install separate components. With TriCaster in your studio, school, business or mobile van, you’ll spend more time bringing your creative ideas to life, and less time worrying if things will actually work.

    Teradek VidiU and Bolt in Stock!

    Teradek offers a wide range of state-of-the-art wireless video products for filmmaking, live video production, and broadcast contribution.'>

    As a pioneer of IP video devices, Teradek creates highly versatile encoders and accompanying transmission systems for live HD video broadcasting over WiFi, Ethernet, and 3G/4G networks. Since 2008, Teradek products have been utilized by video professionals in cinema, broadcast news, professional sports, government, and higher education. All Teradek products are designed and manufactured in Orange County, California and are distributed worldwide.

    The Teradek Bolt is a latency-free wireless transmission system that sends 4:2:2, 1080p60 video at up to 300ft. Bolt comes in two varieties; the unicast Bolt and the multicast Bolt Pro. Bolt pricing starts at $1,490

    The Teradek VidiU gives you the freedom to broadcast live high definition video directly to the Web without a PC. Whether you’re streaming out of a video switcher or wirelessly from your camera, VidiU allows you to go live when you want, where you want. VidiU is in stock and on sale for $679

    Matrox Monarch HD coming in June!

    The Monarch was one of the biggest hits at the NAB show. The Monarch HD streaming and recording appliance was chosen for Best of NAB Award by, Black Diamond Award by Digital Video magazine, STAR Award by TV Technology magazine and Video Innovation Award (VIA) by

    From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol.
    While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive. Matrox Monarch HD is remotely controlled using any computer or mobile device with a web browser.

    Videoguys is taking pre-orders for Monarch HD $995

    We've been running some really great specials since NAB. Here are the links to learn more and check them out:

    • Videoguys' Post-NAB Specials New Products, Great Deals plus FREE

    • G-Technology Post-NAB Update: Super-Speed USB 3, Thunderbolt and the new Evolution - G-DOCK ev

    • Sony Vegas Pro 12 Collection, Suite and Bundles at

    We've also updated some of our product category landing pages:

    • NLE Software, Crossgrades & Upgrades

    • NLE Plug-Ins

    • Streaming Media & Live Production Gear

    • Spotlight on Storage

    Once again, we want to thank you for your patronage and support. If you should run into any issues with our website, please let us know about it.
    Call 800 323-2325 and ask for Jim. We hope you'll be ordering soon! Don't forget to use coupon INSIDER5 and get:

    5% OFF and get FREE shipping with coupon INSIDER5 on all orders placed on or before May 31st

    Thank You,

    800 323-2325

    Posted by: Gary Bettan on May 21, 2013 at 6:03:34 am avid, adobe
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