Video Workshop: An Introduction to Adobe CS5.5, Part Two

An interview with Adobe vendor Gary Bettan of

In the second part of our Intro to CS5.5 workshop, I talk with one of the most widely recognized dealers in the NLE business, Gary Bettan of Videoguys, to get his perspective on Adobe Creative Suite from a vendor’s point of view. We discuss the history of his company and outline some of the buyer’s guides and other resources available at the Videoguys web site, such as their system configurator and their suggested do-it-yourself builds for a PC-based editing system. We also discuss some of the popular hardware and software peripherals for CS5.5, and a variety of other topics (run time: 16 minutes).

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Online sources referenced in this interview:

Videoguys DIY 8 Guide to building your own PC-based video editing system.

Videoguys Configurator for choosing hardware and software system components.

Videoguys NLE Video Storage FAQ hard drive and RAID video storage recommendations.

FTC 16 CFR 255 Disclaimer: This video workshop series is sponsored by Adobe. However, Adobe had no direction, control or input (creative, editorial, or otherwise) over the content found within.


About The Author

After completing my degree in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, I managed a video production studio "back in the tape days" while waiting for the digital video revolution to arrive and for the internet to become mainstream. Things started to get interesting in November of 1997 when I launched The XL1 Watchdog, my first web site dedicated to digital video technology. In January of 2001, that site morphed into DV Info Net — the Digital Video Information Network. More than fifteen years later, the longevity of DV Info Net is exceeded now only by its popularity and reputation as one of the leading technology information resources in the broadcast and professional video markets.

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