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Canopus Announced as a 'Premier Sponsor' for WEVA EXPO 2005
July 21, 2005

Sarasota, FL - The Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA) has announced that Canopus Corporation has become a Premier Sponsor for this year’s special 15th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo (August 8-11, 2005) at the Las Vegas Hilton. Canopus has also enlarged their exhibit space for WEVA EXPO 2005 to accommodate more system-specific training on the WEVA show floor.

“Fast and efficient workflow is critical for videographers--and for WEVA EXPO 2005 we have increased our exhibit space over last year to demonstrate how Canopus continues to respond to those needs with the release of our new products,” said Kara Martin, director of marketing at Canopus. Martin related she especially likes the WEVA EXPO environment because, “At WEVA, we’re interacting with professional wedding & event videographers who are among the most dedicated in the industry.”

Canopus will be offering regular intervals of EDIUS Pro 3 training on the show floor at WEVA EXPO 2005 next month. “There will be 45-minute training classes in the Canopus booth running through the duration of the show. Videographers can sign up for hands-on training using EDIUS Pro 3 software running on HP workstations that feature EDIUS NX with HDV board sets. And, participants will receive a free, fully functional trial version of EDIUS Pro 3 along with a 90-minute training DVD,” said Martin.

Registration for the EDIUS Pro 3 training, offered during trade show hours on a first-come basis, will be conducted on-site and is open to all WEVA EXPO 2005 attendees. EDIUS Pro 3 is designed to provide a seamless, realtime workflow supporting all video acquisition formats, with realtime, multi-track, mixed format HD/SD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling and timeline output capabilities.

“We are pleased to welcome Canopus as a Premier Sponsor for Wedding & Event Video Expo 2005,” said WEVA International Director of Association Communications Dan Argenas. Their support for this year’s show is enhancing the ability to obtain state-of-the-art, system-specific training for wedding & event work, which WEVA members have requested.”

Many all-new products, including new NLE, DV, HD/HDV technology will be introduced to wedding & event videographers at the EXPO next month. And "show-only" discounts will be in abundance Argenas said. (A partial list of WEVA EXPO 2005 exhibitors is already posted on the WEVA EXPO 2005 website. Making sure WEVA members have access to cutting-edge technology and techniques for gaining, and maintaining, a competitive edge in today’s competitive video marketplace is a key goal in the plans for next month’s 15th annual EXPO, the biggest and longest-running convention and trade show devoted to professional wedding & event videographers.

“We know WEVA members want to stay on top. That’s a primary reason why our association holds the annual EXPO in the summer. It enables professional videographers to return to their studio and be best prepared for the biggest period of wedding announcements, which traditionally begins over the Christmas holidays and continues through Valentine’s Day,” said Argenas.

“Holding the annual EXPO in August instead of January or February, for example, allows WEVA members to be far ahead of the curve, artistically and technically, when the biggest bridal booking season begins in the winter months." For complete EXPO program and registration details visit the Wedding & Event Video Expo 2005 website today. Early-bird discount registration is available through July 25th.

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