I've been to the Government Video Expo a few times and was impressed by the nice prizes that are raffled off. Sadly (for me, anyway), I never actually won any of these prizes.
Since I'm now the editor of Government Video magazine and have lots of responsibilities for the GV Expo, I will not be eligible to win any of the prizes this year. That's okay... I'm having a lot of fun collecting the items and promoting the event.
At the moment, we are planning to have raffle drawings on both days of the GV Expo (Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 4-5). We have plenty of prizes for both days, so stop by on both days to maximize your chances. Of course, you have to be present to win -- if you are not present when your name is called for a prize, we will immediately draw another name.
The latest prize to be received here at the office of Government Video is the full package for Grass Valley's EDIUS Pro 7 editing software. EDIUS Pro 7 is a major step up from the previous version, which was 6.5, and it is faster, smoother and more compatible than all prior versions. It makes for an excellent raffle prize.
More prizes are on the way and we will publicize them as they arrive. I hesitate to get all of our expectations up by naming them, but we are anticipating receiving some highly desirable gear. Stay tuned!