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Tech Support, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing

What to do if you forget to deactivate your Avid, Adobe license?

This is a great article by Scott. Our customers run into this all the time. You forget to deactivate your work machine and then when you get home you can’t edit. Here’s the quick fix for Adobe & Avid editors. ProVideo Coalition by Scott Simmons I had a frustrating scare of my own making recently Read More

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By Gary, April 2, 2015
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Computer Hardware, Tech Support

Videoguys Tech Select HPz Workstations for Professionals

  Videoguys’ Tech Select HP Workstations are custom-configured by our technicians to hit some great price points and still provide you with a machine that we strongly recommend. HP uses only the best components, and these workstations come optimized for digital content creation. They are easily expandable and upgradable which means you’ll get a longer useful life Read More

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By Lauren, March 10, 2015

Tech Support

Why testing a backup solution is just as important as having one

Recently I needed to restore three different folders on three different servers from my backup solution. While attempting to restore the first of the three folders, the files could not be found in the backups. In fact, my backup solution?s most recent information was from nearly two weeks ago!

By Gary, January 13, 2015

Computer Hardware, Tech Support, Video Editing

Media Composer Support for New HP Z840 Workstations

Avid is pleased to announce support for the new HP Z840 workstation for use with the Media Composer [ Software family of products including the Symphony and NewsCutter Options. These new machines are qualified for use with Media Composer [ Software versions 7.0.4.1 and 8.2 as well as NewsCutter 11.0.4.1.

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By Gary, December 8, 2014

Tech Support

Videoguys.com and G-Technology Strorage Announce a "TECH TALK" on Storage at Manhattan Edit Workshop December 8th

Manhattan Edit Workshop is Hosting TECH TALKS. Come join us for an evening of talking tech; learning & discussing the latest and greatest from G-Technology

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By Jim, December 4, 2014

Tech Support, Video Editing

Installing and editing with Final Cut Pro 7 on a new Macbook Pro with Yosemite

It had been well over a year since I saw my good friend and longtime business partner Final Cut Pro 7 but this week saw the opportunity request to open it back up and work on a music video. Rather than try to convince the production to move to something else (believe me, I?ve tried) I jumped in! Then I noticed I needed to install it on my laptop ? that doesn?t have a DVD drive. Nor do I have an external one. It?s still possible and you can even update to 7.0.3.

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By Gary, November 24, 2014

Tech Support, Video Editing

Avid Knowledge Base: Redeeming an Activation Code for Media Composer [ Software

How to redeem an Activation Code for Media Composer [ Software without an Activation Card

I purchased an Avid Media Composer [ Software product and received an Activation Code. What do I do with it? How do I get my products?

To redeem your Activation Code (also referred to as a Download Code or Redemption Code), simply follow the steps below.

1. Log into your My Avid Account. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one using a valid Email address

2. Select the Avid

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By Gary, November 11, 2014

Computer Hardware, Tech Support, Video Editing

Should you upgrade your old Mac Pro ?

One common question I get at least once a week, from my Mac Pro customers is whether or not to upgrade their current Mac Pro or just bite the bullet and buy a New Mac Pro or a High-end iMac to run the latest versions of our Adobe Creative Cloud video/audio/imaging apps.

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By Gary,

Computer Hardware, Tech Support

Wringing the Life Out of an Old Mac Pro Tower

There?s a whole lot of us who still have a big, old aluminum Mac Pro tower sitting around doing a lot of work. We haven?t moved to 5K iMacs, Macbook Pros (or PCs) just yet. We also haven?t spent the money on a new Mac Pro. A conversation early at NAB 2014 got me thinking about all the stuff one could add to an old Mac Pro to help extend its life.

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By Gary, November 3, 2014

Tech Support, Video Editing

Does It Work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

With the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite on October 17th, the main question a lot of people are asking is ?If I upgrade, will my post production software still work?? In this post hopefully you?ll find some clear answers as well as a few tips on how to tweak Yosemite to get it just the way you like it.

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By Gary, October 21, 2014