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You should check out the new Edius NEO2 w/ AVCHD Booster. It provices Real-Time AVCHD editing!
Grass Valley EDIUS Neo 2 with AVCHD Booster Option
The Perfect Solution for Editing AVCHD
Native AVCHD files have previously been difficult to edit with NLE software,
due to the high compression of the video, and often required dedicated
hardware solutions. The new EDIUS Neo 2 Booster allows for smooth,
full-frame editing of native AVCHD video in software only, courtesy of
a newly-developed AVCHD codec engine that can process more than 3
real-time streams simultaneously with EDIUS Neo 2 (tested with an Intel
Core i7 CPU system – just like the Videoguys’ DIY 7 system configuration).
GrassValley EDIUS Neo 2 with AVCHD Booster option is an affordable NLE
software featuring basic, entry-level range of tools and features,
EDIUS Neo 2 software is perfect for those new to video editing. Yet it
also provides powerful nonlinear editing features common to all EDIUS
solutions, such as real-time, multi-track, mixed-format HD/SD editing,
chroma keying, titling, and Blu-ray Disc and DVD authoring. Built on
the same highly-acclaimed technology as the EDIUS editing software,
EDIUS Neo 2 offers native editing of various formats including AVCHD,
HDV, DV, Windows Media, and QuickTime ?? and provides a seamless,
real-time workflow that supports the mixing of all formats within the
The EDIUS Neo 2 Booster makes real-time AVCHD editing an affordable reality and
enhances Grass Valley’s commitment to the real-time “anything in –
anything out” editing platform. The EDIUS Neo 2 Booster is compatible
with Windows XP, Vista (32-bit/64-bit) as well as 32-bit and 64-bit
versions of the new Windows 7 Operating System.
check out the newtek tricaster. it is a portable computer with liveswitching of 3 cameras plus fantastic graphics and other great stuff. http://www.videoguys.com/tricaster.html
I just checked and we still have a few copies of the old Serious Magic Ultimate Ultra training DVDs available:
Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced the May 1, 2007 availability of a Vegas software update, version 7.0e.
Free for all registered Vegas 7 users, this significant update further promotes Sony Creative Softwares support for HD tapeless workflows by allowing users to edit files recorded on Sonys AVCHD high-definition camcorders, including three new models announced separately today: the HDR-SR5, HDR-CX7 and HDR-SR7. These cameras continue to position Sony as the leader in high-definition (HD) camcorders by offering consumers the ability to record in full 1080 HD video and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound on tapeless formats such as flash media cards and hard disk drives.
With the surge in popularity for generating and editing high-definition content, Sony Creative Software continues to provide enhancements to our applications to meet the needs of our customer base by providing new technology solutions for editing HD faster and more efficiently than ever before, said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing, Sony Creative Software. The new Vegas 7.0e update arms users with the specific creation and production tools for Sonys AVCHD cameras and provides new levels of support for those working with these optical and file-based models.
Vegas 7.0e allows users of Sony AVCHD video cameras to create high-definition or standard-definition content using files recorded to their AVCHD cameras hard disk, flash memory, or DVD. Skipping the real-time capturing stage common for tape-based projects eliminates a time-consuming step prior to editing. In addition to the models listed above, the Vegas 7.0e update also currently supports Sonys other AVCHD camera models such as HDR-UX1, HDR-UX5, HDR-UX7 and HDR-SR1.
Nonlinear editing software like Sony Creative Softwares Vegas has helped transform the process of crafting a moving story, said Linda Vuolo, director of camcorders at Sony Electronics. Now, with Sony extending this same ease of use and flexibility to both its latest update of Vegas and three new AVCHD camcorders, customers have access to a suite of Sony products aligned to deliver quality content from video capture to editing in HD that is unlike any other.
In July of 2007, Sony will also issue an update to its consumer editing software, Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition 8, with support for the AVCHD format, which will allow users to edit files in the new AVCHD camcorder recording format based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for video compression and Dolby Digital audio.
The Vegas 7.0e professional video and audio editing software update is free to all registered Vegas 7 users starting on May 1, 2007.
for morte info on Sony Vegas http://www.videoguys.com/vegasvideo.html
The Axio is a broadcast level HD and uncompressed editing solution for Premeire Pro.
I think the RT.X2 is probably more for you. Matrox has just put together some really great promotions on it. They have lowered the price ont he RT.X2 w/ Premeire Pro 2 to $1695. Even cooler are the new bundles with the Adobe Production Studio Premium:
Matrox RT.X2 & Adobe Production Studio Premium Now Only$2,495.00
The more realtime performance your editing system provides, the more time you can spend creating, not rendering. If you edit with Adobe Premiere Pro software alone, applying a filter, transition or effect with more than one layer of video may require rendering. Combine the Adobe Production Studio Premium with the Matrox RT.X2 and turbo-charge your system with these features and more:
Realtime editing of HDV 1080i & 720p (including JVC ProHD at 50 and 59.94 fps)
Play back Multi-Layer DV & HDV timelines in real-time – even mixed timelines with HDV & SD!
View complex HDV timelines that do require rendering up to 10 times faster!
Preview your HD timeline via the component output of the RT.X2 Breakout Box or on an inexpensive HD monitor with the DVI output of the RT.X2 board
Export to DVD and other multimedia formats 2.5x to 4x faster than with software alone!
ATTN Adobe Premiere, After Effects & Photoshop Owners: Upgrade & Save $300 More!
For a limited time only upgrade from any version of Adobe Premiere or Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects or Adobe Photoshop to this complete bundle with Adobe Production Studio Premium and Matrox RT.X2 Hardware plus FREE Training DVD from Class On Demand
RT.X2 Hardware & Production Studio Upgrade $2,195.00
Click here for more info http://www.videoguys.com/rtx2.html
Thanks for your input, I have been to your site but missed that page. Lotsa good stuff. Any thoughts on using a card or an external analog digital firewire converter box.
external converters such as the Canopus ADVC110 are a great way to get analog video in and out of your computer. You will need a firewire port. Any software that supports DV editing via firewire will work with the advc110. Note: You will not get device control. IOt’s just straight capturing.
Here is Videoguys recommendation with regard to Vista:
Windows Vista Not yet wait for 64 bit drivers.
Microsoft has finally shipped their much awaited and hyped next OS Vista. For Digital Videographers we have one piece of advice: Do Not Upgrade (Yet)
Here are our top reasons why we feel you MUST WAIT before upgrading or migrating to Vista
1. Wait for certified Vista 64 bit drivers for your software and hardware. We see no reason or advantage at all for upgrading to the 32 bit version of Vista. It eats up resources and at best you will get the same performance you already have under WinXP. Once we have 64bit software and drivers to offer you, we will begin recommending Vista
2. Vista has too many flavors, and we have no idea which one will offer the best value and performance for video editing. You dont want to have to upgrade to a more expensive version in a few months, and you dont want to overpay for the more expensive flavors if you dont need it.
3. Vista, video cards and graphics drivers. One of the coolest new features about Vista is the Aero display technology that allow you to see and work with multiple windows in 3D space. Very cool! But what will that do for video editing? Im concerned it will steal resources and slow us down. We recommend waiting until we can recommend the right optimized graphics drivers and settings for you.
There is no doubt that some time this year, probably early summer after the first Service Packs have been released we will change our tune. At first well tell you to proceed with caution, but give it a try especially once we get Vista certified version of our software. But I dont think youll see us giving it our top recommendation until it can deliver on the full promise of 64 bit computing. Then there will be no turning back.
Down the road Vista will allow us to take full advantage of multiple CPU cores, utilization of 4,6,8 or more GBs of RAM and even multiple graphic cards running multiple HD displays. Eventually well see new NLE software GUIs and interfaces that tap into the Aero technology to make editing even easier and more productive. Were just not there yet. Give it time. By this time next year I think well have it all and more!!
The benefits of the graphic card depend on the NLE you are using. Some like Liquid will tap right into your GOPU for additional performance, others like Vegas do not utilize GPU at all.
Please see our DIY-GPU article for an in depth look at what graphic card is best for what NLEs. http://www.videoguys.com/DIY-GPU.html
GarySeptember 16, 2006 at 3:19 PM in reply to: Videoguys’ Insider Vol 6 Issue 8: breaking news from IBC #170136
It’s mainly a collection of the latest press releases and announcements from our vendors. A nice overview of what’s going on.
A ton of info.we had to break it into 2 emails becuase it ws so long.
We used to tewll our customers to stick with Intel. Witht he latest round of dual-core processors this is no longer the case.
Back in the end of 2005 we realized that our first two DIY projects had gotten pretty long in the tooth. While they were pretty cutting edge at the time, we were seeing some very new and exciting technologies breaking out. The most exciting was dual core processors.
The advantages of Dual Core processors for video editing are significant. The biggest is price / performance. Most video editing applications are written to take advantage of dual processors and hyperthreading, now with a single affordable chip, you can maximize this capability.
With a Dual-Core processor the installation and set up of our DIY4 machines was very easy. As you will see from this article, you can build a killer dual core workstation for under $2,000 that will give you outstanding performance for all your editing and encoding needs.
Check out Videoguys DIY4 Dual-Core face off article http://www.videoguys.com/DIY4.html
the new Adobe Production Studio is an awesome collection of tools. For HDV I strongly suggest yuou get teh Cineform Aspect HD plug-in.
we sell the keyboards and our customers like them. The biggest advantage is that they help you learn the NLE. How? By making you aware of the shortcuts and then having you use them. After a couple of months, you’ll have them all memeorized, but if you didn’t have the keyboard, you may never have used the shortcuts.
We also have customers who like the keyboards because they say “Hey – I’m doding something cool with my computer!” I know this may sound silly, but it is kinda cool when someone asks about it and you get to tell them allt he cool stuff you’re doing.
first – the new bus called PCI Express is abbreviated PCIe. PCI-X is the old technology. PCIe 16x is for graphics card. The other PCIe slots can be 1x to 8x. This really doesn’t make a difference with the black magix card.
Avid is the industry standard for movie making. From indy films to hollywood blockbusters. Yes, FCP has gained some traction, but the bottom line is this:
NOTHING comes close to Avid as far as Movie making goes. NOTHING! It’s not even a contest. The film making tools in Xpress Pro are far superior to anything found in any other NLE. Now add in the fact that you can seemlessly bring your project and media to any Avid Post facility for finishing and it’s a no brainer.
If your goal is to make movies, then Avid is the best tool for the job. check out this article for more infohttp://www.videoguys.com/avidsummer2005.html