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Gary Bettan
Videoguys' Insider NAB2004 report (part II)
on May 19, 2004 at 2:49:02 pm

Videoguys' Insider NAB2004 report (part II) - Big news from Adobe, Matrox & ADS

Adobe NAB2004 News

Adobe introduced Dot5 revisions to all of the products in the Video Collection. The most significant features in each title are their improved inter-operability and linking with each other. With each new release Adobe is merging the workflow and the performance of these titles together.

Anyone buying any of the Adobe Video Collection products, either individually, as a collection or bundled with a capture card after March 20th, 2004 will be eligible for a FREE upgrade ( directly from Adobe) to the new releases for each Adobe title purchased. The upgrade price for existing Video Collection 1.0 Std. owners who purchased prior to March 20th, 2004 will be $249.95. Owners of capture cards bundled with Adobe products can purchase this same upgrade. Video Collection Pro owners will be able to upgrade for $249.95 as well. Premiere Pro owners who wish to upgrade to Premeire Pro 1.5 will be able to for $99.95. Videoguys' will be selling the full range of Adobe Dot5 upgrades when they become available.

For a listing of the new features in Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, Encore DVD 1.5, After Effects 6.5 and Audition 1.5 follow the link below to our Adobe pages.

Videoguys' Adobe products page http://www.videoguys.com/adobe.htm


Matrox NAB2004 News

One thing that was crystal clear at the NAB2004 show was how tightly Matrox & Adobe engineering are working together. Both companies were very excited about the new X-Tools 6 that will be released by Matrox for RT.X100 & RT.X10 owners when Premiere Pro 1.5 & Encore DVD 1.5 become available.

Here are just a few of our favorite new features coming in X-Tools 6:

1) Real-time color matching. Very cool! In the example Matrox used during the demo, a kid is playing in a playground. Shot 1 has great lighting. Shot 2 has poor lighting because clouds rolled in. With a few clicks you could correct the bad image to match the first. I can't believe how simple and easy it is to do, with such extremely powerful results.

2) Real-Time color pass & color replace - take any color from a picture manipulate or replace it, and turn everything else monochrome.

3) Matrox single pass scan and capture utility from within Premiere Pro.

4) Hot new filters - lens warp and time code overlay

5) Adobe Encore DVD WYSIWYG support - video output on a PAL or NTSC monitor when using Adobe Encore DVD

X-tools 6 is scheduled to release in conjunction with Adobe's Dot5 release for the Video Collection. All registered owners of Matrox RT.X100 and Matrox RT.X10 Series products will be able to download the Matrox drivers for the new versions of the Adobe software free of charge from the Matrox website. Customers who purchase Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro Suite, Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro Collection, or Matrox RT.X10 Suite on or after March 20, 2004 are also eligible for free upgrade copies of the Adobe software that was included in their Matrox product. Purchasers of RT.X100 trade-up bundles are also eligible for free upgrades.

New Matrox RT.X100 Upgrades

Matrox announced at the NAB show the availability of an RT.X100 hardware only for $699.95! This special version is only available to owners of an Adobe Video Collection. You will be required to provide proof of ownership before your order can be processed. Adobe & Matrox also announced the new “Go Pro” promotion. For $2,195 you can get the Adobe Video Collection Pro and the RT.X100 hardware. Now serious DVD and video graphic producers can take advantage of the RT.X100 with PhotoShop CS and After Effects Pro.

We are happy to report that the Videoguys have purchased the remaining Matrox RT.X100 trade-up inventory. As a result the trade-up program is now extended until supplies run out. You can download the upgrade form here for more details on all of these programs.

Click here for more info or to order an RT.X100 http://www.videoguys.com/rtx100.html


ADS NAB2004 News

ADS was showing a couple of cool new bundles and products. The first one that got our attention is the RedRover for Adobe Audition. RedRover is an inexpensive USB device that provides both foot pedal control as well as pushbutton control of the Adobe Audition audio software at up to 10 feet away from the computer. Now musicians don't have to worry about picking up interference from the computer monitor or noisy keyboard clicks while they record with Audition. RedRover will be available in June. We'll have it in two flavors; RedRover hardware only for $199.95 or RedRover bundled with Audition for $399.95.

ADS will also have a new Pyro Professional bundle that will support HDV editing. They will be utilizing MainConcepts HDV CODEC. This new bundle is scheduled for summer release. Pricing and complete details are not yet available.


Click here to order RedRover http://www.videoguys.com/pyro.htm

More NAB2004 news coming soon!

We'll be sending out additional NAB2004 reports next week. If you missed any of our previous reports, or if you want to jump ahead and read more, just follow the link below.

Videoguys' Complete NAB2004 Report http://www.videoguys.com/NAB2004.html


Videoguys' NAB2004 $20 Instant Rebate is BACK!

Since this is an NAB2004 report newsletter, we decided that our NAB2004 $20 INSTANT REBATE should be brought back!

Just place your order on line and put coupon code NAB2004 in the coupon space and you will receive an instant $20 rebate on any order over $400!!

Coupon Code: NAB2004
$20 Instant Rebate on orders over $400
(before shipping & tax, coupon expires 5/24/04)


You can also use this coupon when you call in your order 800 323-2325 Just give your salesman the coupon code when you order. For even more savings, check out these other NAB specials

Videoguys' NAB Specials http://www.videoguys.com/specials.html

Subscribe to the Videoguys' Insider and get all the latest industry news and Videoguys Special Offers http://www.videoguys.com/insider.html

Gary

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