Grass Valley™ has announced the winner of its highly successful “Cut And Win” contest, in which editors using EDIUS® real-time editing software were tasked with producing a commercial on the features and capabilities of EDIUS to compete for a chance to win thousands of dollars’ worth of production gear.
The online competition attracted over 400,000 page impressions and over 200 registrations from 52 different countries
The Grand Prize winner, Frank Aldana, receives a full post-production package comprising a HP ProBook laptop computer, a Panasonic video camcorder and an external hard drive.
Frank is a freelance cutter based in the Philippines. He’s been editing for 18 years and his career has spanned the transition from analog/linear to digital/nonlinear, taking in hybrid editing along the way.
“In 2005, I hand-built my own editing rig around a DVStorm XA and EDIUS (3.0) – It’s been my weapon of choice ever since,” said Aldana. “It’s fast and fluid, and its responsiveness reminds me of old-school linear edit controllers. It works-plain and simple”.
Two ‘Highly Commended’ runners-up – Miroslav Matanovic (Croatia) and David Yoshpe (Israel) – both receive a copy of EDIUS Neo 2 Booster and an external USB hard drive.
The competition was held in collaboration with viral marketing agency Magnet Media and its online magazine Zoom In Online.
Contest winners and other entries can be viewed at: http://www.grassvalley.com/news/press/edius_cut_and_win