4K, UHD and 3D, Computer Hardware, Tech Support, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing, Video Storage

Optimize your Mac ProThunderbolt throughput

This is a great article. The Mac Pro “Garbage Can” comes with multiple thunderbolt ports. How you use them, and which ports you plug in your storage, I/O or display can have an impact on the overall thoughput of your system. In this article on fcpworks you can learn which ports share resources and how to Read More

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By Gary, May 28, 2015
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Computer Hardware, DIY Systems, Tech Support, Tech Tips, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing, Videoguys FAQs

Videoguys’ System Recommendations for Video Editing (April 2015 update)

For almost 20 years we’ve been posting and updating our recommended computer specs for Video editing. Combined with our DIY articles, Videoguys has become the go to resource on the web for this vital information. Of course we also have live people here who are available to answer all your video editing questions and recommend the right Read More

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By Gary, May 22, 2015
Videoguys DIY 11

Computer Hardware, Tech Support, Video Editing

Videoguys Tech Update: DIY 11 & System Recommendations for Video Editing

We’ve published two new articles on our website that video editors and digital content creators will want to read and bookmark. Our latest DIY build is DIY 11 and it is a creaming fast machine capable of 4K work. Our recommended systems page has been updated to include all the latest guidance for buying and Read More

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By Gary, May 20, 2015

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

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 and 8.2 as well as NewsCutter

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By Gary, December 8, 2014

Tech Support 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
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