SOURCE: Zoom In Online

October 29, 2009 10:35 ET

Zoom In Online Announces Contest for Filmmakers to Win Free Production Gear

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - Online broadband network Zoom In Online is hosting a contest giving video editors a chance to win thousands of dollars in production gear. Grass Valley, in association with Magnet Media, presents "Cut and Win," a contest in which entrants submit a 60-second or less commercial spot promoting Grass Valley's nonlinear editing program, EDIUS.

The style and message of the commercial is open to interpretation; the only requirement is that the video is a promotion for EDIUS software, and the commercial uses HUMOR to convey its message. Submissions will be judged on the basis of CREATIVITY and AESTHETICS with humorous entries weighted more heavily for winning consideration. Contestants are otherwise encouraged to take creative license and produce a commercial that touts the software in an entertaining fashion. Entries will be accepted until DECEMBER 9, 2009.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a full production and post-production kit including:

* HP ProBook Laptop Loaded with EDIUS Nonlinear Editing Software
* Panasonic HDC-HS250K Video Camera
* LaCie d2 Quadra External Drive (1 TB)

To enter the contest, visit

For more information about EDIUS, go to

About Grass Valley: 50 Years of On-air Innovation

With a rich history serving the broadcast and professional video industries, the Grass Valley name is synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With a full range of products and services supporting many of the world's most high-profile television events, Grass Valley offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and cost-effective digital technologies and systems available. Customers deploying Grass Valley solutions include most of the world's leading broadcast and teleproduction facilities, independent video professionals, as well as emerging content creators and distributors providing broadband, telecommunications, and transmission services. When you're watching news, sports, or entertainment programming, whether on a TV, the Web, or a mobile phone, you're watching Grass Valley at work.

For information about Grass Valley products, please visit

About Magnet Media, Inc.

Magnet Media, Inc. is an award winning production company and marketing agency based in New York City. As pioneers of interactive and digital environments, Magnet Media specializes in multi-platform campaign execution, bridging the divide between traditional and new media production.

Since 2005, Magnet has focused on original episodic programs for its online broadband network, Zoom In Online, producing original online video series and interactive campaigns for the world's top brands.

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