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RedGiant Software Ready for Windows 10

We just received some great news that Red Giant software is ready for Windows 10 and you may already have a Windows 10-compatible version of your Red Giant products installed. The best way to ensure that your Red Giant products will work in Windows 10 is to run Red Giant Link and to see if Read More

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By Jim, July 29, 2015
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4K, UHD and 3D, HD AVCHD DSLR, Tech Support, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing

Understanding Sony XAVC format

The folks over at Divergent Media put together this very informative overview of XAVC.  The  format is used across the board on Sony camcorders. From affordable pocket-friendly cameras, to the very popular Sony A7s and even their very expensive shoulder-mount cameras. Divergent Media For the last few years, Sony has been shipping cameras with a new Read More

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By Gary, July 27, 2015
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Computer Hardware, Tech Support, Video Editing

AMD & OpenCL vs Nvidia & CUDA: Which will perform best?

Picking the right  graphics card (GPU) is critical for video editing applications. When both PCs and Macs shipped with nVidia GPUs loaded with CUDA cores this was pretty simple. Apple has since abandoned nVidia and gone with AMD. The new Mac Pro gets most of its performance gains from having two powerful AMD Sapphire graphics cards. Read More

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By Gary, July 24, 2015
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Tech Support, Video Editing

New Drivers for MX02 Family, CompressHD, Mojito MAX and Mojito 4K

New drivers are now available for the Matrox MXO2 family, CompressHD, Mojito MAX and Mojito 4K. Release 8.0 for PC provides support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and third-party applications including the 2015 release of Adobe Creative Cloud and Avid Media Composer 8.4. See the complete list of supported applications for Windows Download Matrox release 8.0 Read More

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By Gary, July 22, 2015
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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, Featured Guides, 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
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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
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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

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