Videoguys Top 10 New Products of 2007

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Gary Bettan, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Gary Bettan

    Gary Bettan Guest

    It's hard to believe that it's that time again. I've been doing this
    for over 10 years now, I can remember the first Videoguys' Top 10
    article that was published in 1996. Back then MotionJPEG capture cards
    were the only way we could get video into our computers, and that was
    no easy matter. The PCI bus was the new technology but IRQ problems,
    driver conflicts and storage bottlenecks were still the norm.

    Wow! How things have changed. Today we can edit HD video with an off
    the shelf computer and a FireWire port. Video editing products are
    stable, reliable and, most importantly, affordable. The level of
    sophistication and features found in today's video editing software
    and plug-ins are simply amazing.

    Videoguys' Top 10 Products of 2007:

    1. Adobe Production Premium CS3
    2. Apple Final Cut Studio 2
    3. Matrox RT.X2 with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 and Encore CS3
    4. Sony Vegas Pro 8
    5. Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks & Colorista
    6. Newtek TriCaster Studio
    7. Pinnacle Studio 11 MovieBox Ultimate
    8. Black Magic Intensity Pro
    9. Pioneer BDR-202 Blu-Ray Disc Burner
    10. Canon HV20 HDV Camcorder

    We also have several honorable mentions. At the end of the article is
    our 'crystal ball' look at what new technologies will be most
    important in 2008. http://www.videoguys.com/2007best.htm

    Gary


    Videoguys.com http://www.videoguys.com
    The Digital Video Editing & DVD Production Experts
    800 323-2325 or Free DTV tech advice (516) 759-1615

    All DTV purchases include our 30 day customer assurance program
    and FREE tech support
     
    Gary Bettan, Jan 12, 2008
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    nappy Guest

    "Video editing products are
    stable, reliable and, most importantly, affordable"

    Gary? Earth to Gary!
     
    nappy, Jan 12, 2008
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  3. "nappy" wrote ...
    Compared to what we had to put up with 10 years ago,
    I'd have to agree with him. Perhaps not everyone has
    that (pre-)historical perspective. :)
     
    Richard Crowley, Jan 12, 2008
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    Jim Guest

    Odd hodge podge of products but...
    Nice call on the Tricaster.
    Talk about an awesome shoe box!
     
    Jim, Jan 12, 2008
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  5. Gary Bettan

    Gary Bettan Guest

    Nappy,
    you have to keep things in perspective. Today you have different
    choices of software for different budgets. Those old timers here
    certailnly remember the challenges of cards like the DC30, AV Master
    or Truevision Bravado.

    Todays $100 software titles like Studio 11, Vegas Movie Studio, or
    Premiere elements are so much more feature rich and stable and
    powerful then say the original real-time hardware accelerators DV500
    and RT2000.

    Many folks even get by with free software like iMovie or MovieMaker or
    downloadable shareware titles.

    More robust titles like Premiere Pro, Vegas, Liquid, Final Cut Pro,
    Avid Xpress and Edius are reliable and stable when installed on a
    properly configured workstation (PC or Mac depending on the software.
    Today you can even edit on a laptop.

    Sure some folks still tun into issues. Most times it is graphic card
    driver related or a machine that is poorly set up and configured.

    The industry is still working out all the various HD workflows, so you
    have to do a litt e research and get the NLE solution that best fits
    with your HD cam and the type of work you want to produce. With a
    littel advanced affort you WILL end up with a solid, stable and
    reliable video editing solution.

    We still offer free tech support before and after the sale. We also
    have tons of great rtech info on our website.

    Gary


    Videoguys.com http://www.videoguys.com
    The Digital Video Editing & DVD Production Experts
    800 323-2325 or Free DTV tech advice (516) 759-1615

    All DTV purchases include our 30 day customer assurance program
    and FREE tech support
     
    Gary Bettan, Jan 12, 2008
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    nappy Guest

    Gary practicing his sales pitches here again.. So sad.
     
    nappy, Jan 12, 2008
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