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Recapping The IVA Expo With Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor Computers was a proud sponsor of the Illinois Videographer Association Midwest Expo on May 18, 2010 in Chicago. Over 100 professional videographers from around the Midwest were in attendance at the all-day event to view seminars from several of the leading wedding and event videographers in the country.

A large industry trade show sponsored by Adobe featured many vendors of hardware, software and services, allowing attendees to get hands-on time with the latest tools to improve their craft. The Safe Harbor Computers display featured the new Adobe Creative Suite CS5 running on the Mac Pro as well as the Safe Harbor Tsunami CS5 PC workstation, equipped with a Quadro FX 3800 display card by PNY graphics.

The CS5 software utilizes the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine, with GPU-acceleration enabled by select NVIDIA display cards, to provide a fluid HD editing experience with many layers and effects. The Tsunami system with CS5 also featured the Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX I/O hardware, which provides HDMI and analog capture and playback options.

Matrox provides RT functionality for color correction and keying filters, motion and many transitions to offer additional realtime playback capabilities to enhance editing and playback performance. The Matrox MAX option also provides faster-than-realtime encoding of finished productions to H.264 for Blu-ray, web and mobile devices.

The Tsunami CS5 workstation with Matrox MXO2 Mini demonstration was popular with attendees wanting to get better performance for editing HD footage, especially from their DSLR cameras. Safe Harbor is an Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium Optimized System builder, and can customize a system built to suit your particular needs. Please visit our website to spec your own system with an instant price quote, or call one of our knowledgeable representatives for a free quote today.

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Recapping The IVA Expo With Safe Harbor