Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

In the Field: Focus Enhancements FS-5 DTE Recorder

December 29, 2008

EventDV by Ben Balser Focus Enhancements has been making hard drive-based digital video recorders for many years now, calling its products DTE, or Direct-To-Edit recorders. The company’s FS-4 line debuted in 2005, providing popular and reliable recording for DV and HDV cameras. The FS-100 has made an impact on Panasonic’s widely used P2/DVCPRO-HD cameras. And Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Videoguys Holiday Hours

December 24, 2008

Videoguys Holiday HoursWe will be closing at 1PM ET on Dec 24th and will be closed for Christmas through the weekend. We will be re-open at 9AM on Monday 12/29

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Test Bench: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium

Videomaker by Mark Montgomery The Premiere Editing SuiteThe Adobe CS4 Production Premium video-editing suite is a perfect combination of creative tools for the video-editing guru or post-production business. Enhancements to the CS4 Production Premium bundle include both the impressive “wow” features and the more practical updates that make video editing much more enjoyable. As with Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

CS4 and 64-bit Systems, Part 2

December 23, 2008

DCP by Jan Ozer In this month’s first installment, I discussed the technical aspects of 64-bit computing as it related to Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) performance. In this installment, I’ll detail the head to head tests between a 2.83GHz HP xw6600 workstation running Windows XP (32-bit version) with 3GB of RAM and a 3.33GHz Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium and the Windows Vista 64-bit Operating System on Matrox Axio LE and RT.X2

December 18, 2008

Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that software release 4.0 for the Matrox Axio™ LE and RT.X2™ family of HD and SD editing platforms will support the recently released version 4.0.1 of Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 Production Premium and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4 software. In addition, the Matrox 4.0 release will make use of the Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

New thinking -> New offer -> MojoDX under $5K

December 12, 2008

New thinking -> New offer -> MojoDX under $5K Well it looks like some of the folks at Avid are listening and reading what is going on in these threads. We’ve been given a channel wide program that allows us to offer existing Avid Editors an upgrade to MojoDX. You don’t have to trade in Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

CS4 and 64-bit Systems, Part 1

December 10, 2008

DCP by Jan Ozer So there I was, testing Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4)’s AVCHD compatibility. I created a simple project, about 4 minutes long, two picture-in-picture overlays with simple rotation and color correction. I had two eight-core systems: the Windows workstation a 2.83GHz HP xw6600 running Windows XP (32-bit version) with 3GB of RAM, Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

In the Studio: Smartsound Sonicfire Pro 5

EventDV by Jan Ozer I first used SmartSound music in 2003 in the consumer editor Pinnacle Studio 8. I immediately fell in love with the vast selection of professionally scored tunes, the ability to drag and drop them to a customizable length, and the fact that I could use them royalty-free. Since I’m not a Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Premiere Pro CS4 Review

December 8, 2008

This video review of Premiere CS4 attempts to inform the newbies along with the initiated. Unless, of course, you’re interested in trying Premiere Pro yourself. So what did we think of the new Adobe Premiere Pro CS4? It certainly is an improvement over CS3, but not in all the ways you might think; and that Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

10 questions about Blu-ray you’ll want the answers for

By Mike Snider, USA TODAY This was to be the season Blu-ray won our hearts — and it still may. But the economic downturn has thrown a tough new hurdle at the high-def disc. Blu-ray faces strapped consumers worried about investing in a new format, a new library and still-pricey players. But it’s the best Read More

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