Grass Valley Names Cut and Win Contest Winner

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Mon, 03/08/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Grass Valley has announced the winner of its highly 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. 
 Aldana is a freelance editor 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 ” says Aldana. “It’s fast and fluid and its responsiveness reminds me of old-school linear edit controllers. It works—plain and simple”. 
  Two runners-up – Miroslav Matanovic  of Croatia and David Yoshpe of 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 
 Magnet Media Zoom In Online