Videoguys Top 10 New Products of 2008

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    Videoguys Top 10 of 2008

    2008 was a tough year for the US economy and our industry has been
    affected. Back in April two industry stalwarts, Avid & Apple,
    announced that they would not be attending the 2008 NAB show. While
    both companies had a presence with dealer meetings and customer
    events, it definitely sent a shock wave through the industry.
    Companies were watching every dollar and that would soon affect new
    products as well.

    While 2008 had its share of stellar new products, we did not see
    anywhere near the level of new product introductions or new versions
    compared to prior years. Some may view this as a negative, but I think
    it is our industry catching its breath and preparing for the next
    great change in technology: 64-bit computing. True 64-bit computing
    with massive banks of memory and multi-threaded applications that can
    tap into multiple CPU cores is the type of power video editors have
    been waiting for. In 2008 we just touched the surface of this; in 2009
    I expect the 64-bit revolution to hit full speed. Then we will finally
    start utilizing all of the computer horsepower at our disposal to
    provide efficient, superior HD workflows.

    Before we get into what's ahead for 2009, let's give credit where
    credit is due - to our top new products of 2008. The top four products
    stood out above all others this year and I want to give them special
    honors: Avid Media Composer 3, Adobe Production Premium CS4, Matrox
    MXO2 and Focus FS-5 all showed a level of innovation, new features,
    performance and superior workflow enhancement that make them my top
    picks of 2008!!

    1. Avid Media Composer 3
    A rock-solid application redesigned to tap into both the CPU and
    GPU preformance of your computer.
    2. Adobe CS4 Production Premium
    We give Adobe for being the first vendor to go beyond just
    bundling a suite of products together and actually integrating their
    workflows and features into each other.
    3. Matrox MX02
    When I want the best I/O solution for FCP, with incomparable
    flexibility, versatility, performance and value the choice is clear -
    give me a Matrox MXO2.
    4. Focus FS-5
    The Focus FS-5 takes D.T.E to the next level - I like to call it
    "DTE2″. Metadata allows you to manage and log your footage while you
    shoot by adding tags.
    5. Boris Continuum Units
    Boris Continuum Units have given video editors the flexibility
    to purchase just the key features they need. In today's tough economy
    that is just what the doctor ordered.
    6. G-Tech G-RAID3
    Now you can get a Quad-interface G-RAID with eSata in the same
    great G-RAID design. They're sleek and sexy, taking their design cues
    from Apple, and they are engineered for the video editing environment.
    7. Sony Vegas Pro 8 w/ DVD Architect 5
    The only solution for under $500 that gives you robust
    professional video editing and authoring for SD & HD.
    8. Matrox RT.X2 LE
    When you add the Matrox RT.X2 LE to your workflow you can edit
    your HDV footage just like you used to with DV. You don't have to wait
    for renders!
    9. Pioneer BDR-202 Mega X Bundle
    An external USB bundle that allows you to add Blu-ray Disc
    burning to your PC & Mac, desktop or laptop.
    10. iKan V8000HD Monitors
    An affordable way to monitor in HD while you are shooting.

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    videoguys, Jan 11, 2009
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