Monday, August 30, 2010

September Casablanca Conference - Texas!

I just found this gem of an email awaiting me... and thought I should share it with the world.

MacroSystem friends - CAM Audio and the Casablanca Expert - are putting on what looks to be one heck-of-a shindig. I'd suggesting registering right away since Seth at CAM tells me they are limiting the number of folks who can attend, and that limit seems to be close to full.

Here's the email in Full


Greetings from CAM Audio, Inc.!

We are once again pleased to be hosting another Casablanca Workshop here in Dallas! This is going to be the largest Workshop that has been held in the south just for Casablanca users. Chet Davis (The Casablanca Expert) is back again for a full five (5) days of training and instruction!! We are splitting up the 5 days into two segments.

“Hands On” Workshop
The first 2 days are dedicated to the "Hands On" approach. This means the users will bring their own Editor and monitor so they can follow right along with the presentations/instructions. Chet Davis and CAM Audio hosted the very first "Hands On" workshop right here in Dallas a couple of years ago and since then they have caught on like wild fire. This is a most excellent time to meet with other peers and colleagues and to get more familiar with your Casablanca Editor. The dates for the first 2 days are September 26th and 27th (Sun. and Mon.). The cost for this invaluable training is only $199.00! Lunch is also provided in the registration price.

Included with your registration for the "Hands On" workshop you will be provided with all of the video footage, audio samples and still images so that you are able to match exactly what the instructor is teaching. You will also receive a PDF handout with step-by-step instructions to take home as well.

3 Day Seminar
The second segment of the workshop (the last 3 days) will showcase several speakers and will cover a wide gambit of topics all related to your use of the Casablanca. The dates are September 28th, 29th and 30th (Tues. - Thurs.).

In this workshop we will cover things like:
Green Screen/Chroma Key - How to shoot it and how to edit the footage once shot
New camera technology – What’s new and how to interface the cameras with your Editor
Backing up and storing your footage
How to get your videos online
Creating Fabulous Photo Montages
What’s new in software and what’s coming next.
We are also hosting a small vendor Fair the morning of the last day (Thursday the 30th).

These are just a few of the many items covered. We are also VERY pleased to have in attendance Philip Bice the VP of Sales and Marketing for Macrosystem US!! He will be speaking and answering questions from the floor.

Bobbie Evoy of “Memories On Tape” will be demonstrating How to shoot Green Screen and also how to get the most out of the software BB BlueBox World.
Ken Smithers of "Picture This Video" will also be presenting. He will show us how to create Wonderful Photo Montages using Pro Show Gold/Producer. This a very exciting software application that can dramatically increase your speed when creating Montages and Slide-shows.

The cost for the last 3 days is only $129.00! This also includes a buffet lunch each day as well.

Discounts / Door Prizes
If you are able to stay with us for the full 5 days, there is a great discount of $50.00, making the total for all 5 days of training and instruction ONLY $278.00!! That's an incredible deal for so much information!

There will, as always, be some great door prizes and special discounts on Software, Hardware and Media. We look forward to seeing you there!

Below you will find the links to the online registration forms. PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to attend all 5 days make sure and click the correct link with the discounted price of $149.00 for the "Hands On" segment. You will also find the contact information to the Hotel where the event is being held. PLEASE NOTE: When you call the hotel reference the CAM Audio Event for a discounted room rate of $79.00 a night. You are also welcome to register now but pay at the door ( Cash, Check or Credit Card).

Thanks for your valuable time
Best regards

Seth Hampton
CAM Audio, Inc.

Seats are limited so register today!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MacroSystem US Releases NEW "Title Studio"

MacroSystem US
is PROUD to announce the launch of a completely new Titler Software Package. This software is not an upgrade of it's current Deluxe Titler 3D Software - but an entirely new development effort. This new offering will continue to be developed against, and enhanced over time. Based 100% on user feedback and a user "wishlist", this new software has been developed to address the needs of the most progressive editors - while still remaining easy enough to use for beginners and basic home users.

This new Titler will run on the Bogart OS only (3.2c and above), and will continue to be developed on and expanded for many years to come. The new Titler also contains a new workflow - but one that is proven to be superior to the previous title studio software.

You can find a video overview of the new titler here

Find MacroSystem US's Product Page here - with lots of great info!

Here's the Highlights -
-About 100 pre-defined styles included, and nearly endless possibilities to create your own styles
-About 300 different materials and patterns for designing your own styles
-All tracks now in perfect full HD quality
-WYSIWYG editor
-Each letter can have its own font and style.
-Character Spacing, character width, and font size are adjustable for each letter
-The line spacing is set separately for each lin
-Justified text is supported
-Text alignment (left, center, right, block) is individually adjustable for each row
-Two different users layouts, depending on monitor mode


Q - Is the Deluxe Titler 3D being replaced?
A - Nope, it will still exist and be sold - We may be releasing an update in the next month or two - depending on our testing

Q - Can I have both titling software packages running on Bogart?
A - YES! See the manual's section 2.1 for more details.

Q - Can I try before I buy?
A - YES! Title Studio can be used in "Demo" mode.

Q - What are the OS restrictions?
A - You must install on Bogart 3.2C or higher

Q - Isn't this just the same thing with a new name?
A - NO! it's been developed from the ground up, 100% brand new. It's a 100% different workflow as well!

Q - Is it worth upgrading?
A - We think so! This was MSUS's #1 Customer Request to us... but we still advocate a demo and a view of the movie (above) before a customer buys