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July 29, 2017
Macrosystem will be closed from Aug 7 to 11 for vacation!

If you can not wait until we return, maybe your dealer can help.


July 29, 2017
Bogart 9 and Arabesk 7 Sale ends Monday!

No Exceptions!


June 18, 2017
Spring Sale ends this week, and Bogart 9 is released!

Before we get into the Bogart 9 for Windows and Linux operating system releases and sale, a reminder that the Spring Casablanca 4 System Sale ends on Tuesday. We can extend it until the end of next week, but quantities are limited, so please contact your dealer and get your order in early. If you do not have a dealer, you can pick one here. The Spring Sale savings are substantial, and there will not be a Summer Sale.

Without further delay we are ecstatic to release Bogart 9 for Windows and the Standalones (Gen 3) (Linux).  Bogart 9 and Arabesk 7 are on sale until July 31, 2017, and everything you need to know is here.

You all have a great summer!!

Team Casablanca


April 26, 2017
Spring Sale and New Products

Hello Cassienauts,

Sorry for the delay in writing, but we have been busy at MacroSystem getting some great products ready for market. We now have a very powerful laptop called the Casablanca 4 Travel Pro. It boasts the very fast Intel i-7 6700HQ Skylake processor, and the Nvidia 965M GPU, which will speed up edits too. When on the road, you can plug the HDMI output into the hotels HDTV and edit on a large screen if the 17.3-inch Travel Pro display is not large enough.

The laptops used to have to go to Germany for service, but now we service everything in the US. Only 1 of over 200 Casablanca 4’s we sold ever required service, so it was never an issue anyway.

It has almost been 2 years since we first introduced our PC based Casablanca 4 line, and it has been a tremendous success. Not only are they the most reliable systems ever produced by MacroSystem, they are way faster! The final Generation 3 Karat model used to be the fastest, but now we are seeing up to a 50% improvement in edit time on Gen 4.

Weddings edits that took most people 16 hours on the Karat, are now doable in an 8-hour day. So, you can either double your earnings, or double your time off; with our $2999 or higher models. The lower priced models would be faster than the Karat by about 25%.

Most computers do not have video cards to capture the old formats like composite video, and S-video. We now have a plug and play USB capture device with software, that adds this convenience for $149. It also is included free with purchase of our Travel Pro during our Spring Sale, which ends June 19:

www.macrosystem.us

All of our systems are on sale at the link above. Some models have nearly $2000 in savings when you count the $500 discount, the trade-in value discount (if applicable), and the pick any 2 pieces of free add-on software. For instance, selecting Quad Cam 2 ($399) and Elastic Dreams ($249) would be a savings of $648. We even have a pick any 10 add-on software titles bundle for $999.

We have also been busy making many sales and training videos. In fact, there are 5 videos on how to do a quick wedding edit!  You can watch them all here:  http://www.macrosystem.us/Product_Videos.php

All our Casablanca 4 Systems include 8 hours of the Casablanca Expert’s online classes for free. We also throw this in on a Bogart 8 Gold software only purchase too. It is a great resource, which insures your success. Bogart on Windows does so much more than it did on the Linux Operating System. Many people ASSUME if they can operate a generation 3 machine, they can operate a Gen 4, but they are really missing out on all the new features, advantages, and benefits of the greatest editing system on the planet. Chet did a fantastic job of organizing the 45 classes by each button in the Bogart and Arabesk software menus. That way you can quickly get your how-to info, and get back to work.

All of our products are available exclusively from our Value Added Resellers. Many have been VARs for nearly 20 years, and use our products daily to make their own productions. Their accumulated knowledge about our software and video production is vast, and if they do not know an answer, they can quickly get it from us.   http://www.macrosystem.us/Value_Added_Resellers.php

One of our great value added resellers has a very good deal for you. But there is only one, so first come first served. One of their customers just bought a brand-new Casablanca 4 Studio with a lot of extra SW and HW. They only had it for the weekend, and then something came up and they needed their money back. We set it up ourselves and thoroughly tested it, so it will have a full 1-year factory warranty from us, and you will save over $700. For all the details call or email: Interactive Learning Systems, Nancy Anderson, nancy@ilsvideo.com, or 800-221-6322.


February 10, 2017
Bogart 8 Gold for Windows and Linux (20% OFF until March 31, 2017)

 

We are having a short Introductory Sale on Bogart 8 for Windows and the Linux Operating Systems (standalones). The Bogart 8 Windows and Linux Sale is on now through March 31, 2017. Upgrades to Bogart Gold and Silver from Silver and Bronze, are also part of the Sale.  All Sales are through our dealers: 

http://www.macrosystem.us/Value_Added_Resellers.php

Before April 1, 2017  you can take 20% off of regular pricing:

Bogart 8 Gold for Windows & Linux full version $299 ($239 SALE)!

Bogart 8 Gold for Windows & Linux upg from  Bog7 Gold $149 ($119 SALE)!

Current Price List: http://www.macrosystem.info/pricelists/CurrentRetail.pdf

 

 


February 3, 2017
Happy New Year!

 

Hello Cassie Cultists,

Happy New Year to you all! We wish you all the best in 2107 and beyond!!

What a year it promises to be for MacroSystem. Not only do we have many new software offerings, but many new hardware offerings as well.

Joining our four existing Casablanca 4 Models are four new Casablanca 4 Models: The Casablanca 4 Saphir, Meteor Pro, Meteor, and Travel Pro. Here is the new Price List! We now hit 6 key price points, with a $3300 difference from top to bottom: $2199, 2499, 2999 (2), 3499, 4499, and $5499.

If you are a hobbyist, and only work in Standard Def, the entry level models are all that you need. If you are a professional working primarily in HD with many clients, you would want one of our top 4 models. They render HD so much faster, you can at least cut your project times in half, and make twice as much, or have more time off.

Another option would be getting two entry level units with the Disk Juggler add-on software. As the name implies, this software allows swapping unlimited external USB hard drives between your Casablanca 4 PC’s. It is very similar to Store n Share on the Bogart Linux system.

So, you would want 2 systems with the same software set. Our workflow is to edit the project on one unit, and then move the external drive to the Studio render unit for Disc authoring or File Exports. While it renders we can go back to the edit machine and do another job on another hard drive, and repeat the process.

Our software will run on any robust PC or Mac from this decade, but our software was specifically written for our turnkey Casablanca 4’s, and is ready to edit right out of the box. If you are a computer expert, you can spend days setting your own computer up with our software, and come pretty close to our performance, but anyone else should not attempt it. Too many have failed since the beginning of Bogart for Windows in the Fall of 2014.

For the next 2 months, we are having the best sale we have ever had. Both hardware and software is on sale. If you missed the Bogart 8 for Windows and Standalone Sale at the end of last year, you can save 20% off Bogart 8 through your dealer until March 31. If you do not have a dealer, here is the list: http://www.macrosystem.us/Value_Added_Resellers.php

On the hardware side, we have 6 of 7 models in stock, all but the new Casablanca 4 Travel Pro, which is coming sometime in February. It has the Intel i7 Skylake 6700HQ processor and two HDMI graphic outputs: NVIDIA GeForce GTX965M (1080p60), and Intel HD 530 graphics. We are taking pre-orders for it now (no charge until shipping). Place the pre-order through your dealer here.

All 8 Casablanca 4 Models now come with at least this software package: Bogart 8 Gold Edition, Arabesk 7, Fonts Packs 1 to 4, and Windows 10 Pro. The higher end models come with more software. New this month is a pick any 10 software add-ons bundle for $1000 on all Casablanca 4’s. This bundle began with the Ultra months ago, and the 38 SW Titles that you can pick from is on the 2nd page of the Winter Sale offering here.

The software developers have been really busy. We now have many new software add-ons, and have made a number of video demos. You can view them here.

In closing, all our Casablanca 4 models come with the Casablanca Expert’s 7 hours of online tutorials on Bogart 7 and 8, and Arabesk. This is a $76 value that we give away so your new equipment purchase experience will be a good one. A few people have not seen the email from Chet Davis, which has the training link. It is designed to be watched before your machine arrives, so if you do not get an email from Chet within 3 working days of your order, please contact your dealer.

Speaking of your dealer, they also have a link to the Casablanca Virtual Conference, which Chet and I hosted on November 5th. There were experts from all over the globe on it, and it went on all day. Chet has split it up into segments so you can zero in on the info you need. It was great to hear from our founder Jorg Sprave, who is now a You Tube star with over 25 million views, talk about the monetization streams. His presentation on 360 degree cameras and Virtual Reality was informative too. Ken Smithers (drones), Lou Bruno (4K), Michael Hubmer (Bogart), and of course Chet, hit it out of the park as well.

Thanks, and Quick Happy Edits!

Gary McNally

MacroSystem Americas

www.macrosystem.us

 


October 31, 2016
FALL SALE: our best Sale ever on Casablanca 4's

 

The Summer Sale was such a success with the deep discounts and free software, that we decided to bring it back for the rest of the Fall. Our CPA recommended against it, but we have new staffers who need training, and there is no substitute for the repetition of on the job training (supervised). So here is the best sale we have ever had (CPA: put hand over mouth, and hold jaw shut before opening link):

http://www.macrosystem.us/Fall_Sale.php


October 31, 2016
Bogart 8 for Windows and Arabesk 7 US Release and Sale!

 

Bogart 8 for Windows is releasing in the Americas on November 1, along with the new Arabesk 7 for Windows. Here is a treasure trove of essential information, as well as our brand new promotional video:  http://www.macrosystem.us/Bogart_8_for_Windows.php

Scroll down to the bottom of the above webpage for the 20% discounts (on these 2 products), for the entire month of November. The discount also applies to upgrades from Bogart 6 and 7, as well as upgrades to Gold.

There has never been a better time to buy. The full version of Bogart 7 Gold for Windows cost $429 when it came out last year. Germany lowered the price of the full version, so we can now offer it for $299 everyday; but this November only, you can buy the full version of Bogart 8 Gold for Windows (with all the new features of 8, and old features of 7, for only $239 ($190 off the lesser version 7).

Bogart 8 and Arabesk 7 for the Standalones (Linux S-models, Topaz, and Karat) will release on November 21, and the 20% OFF Sale will last until the last day of Fall, December 20. Another newsletter will announce the details then.

A lot of our customers didn’t like automatically paying for new operating systems annually, so we ended the Club Casablanca program last year. Now you will have to contact your Value Added Reseller to pay for the product. If you don’t have a VAR, here is a list: http://www.macrosystem.us/Value_Added_Resellers.php

All Sales of the Macrosystem Casablanca 4s Studios, or the Bogart 8 Gold and Arabesk 7 software ONLY, include the Casablanca Expert’s online tutorial free of charge ($75 value).


October 31, 2016
Virtual Casablanca Conference

 

Hello Cassieists,

We have been trying to get around the country to show our fantastic new products, but could not get enough Cassie Cultists to attend any one location. So, we have teamed up with the Casablanca Expert (Chet Davis), to offer a Virtual Casablanca Conference this Saturday (Nov 5). Even if you can’t make the all-day free event, it will be archived and emailed to those who register below for free (the page is long, so scroll down to read everything):

https://casablanca-expert.mykajabi.com/p/casablanca-virtual-conference

Everything you need to know, including the schedule, should be in the link above. Except we have since added the founder of MacroSystem, Jorg Sprave to the proceedings at 8:45 AM PST. The head of MacroSystem Americas, Gary McNally, will now follow Jorg.  Also, Value Added Reseller Ken Smithers has been added to the panel on Drones. Ken is preparing for his FAA licensing, and is an expert drone pilot.

Jorg Sprave has become a You Tube Star, and uses Bogart 8 to make videos for his Slingshot Channel. In fact, he wants to show us how to edit 360 degree videos, and some other things. Google flies him around the world to their Conventions, so he will be talking about the trends he sees in video. His videos generate pay per view revenue for him. He has almost 1.4 Million subscribers, and at least one of his videos has been seen 6 million times. We don’t know what Google’s You Tube pays per view, but if it was a penny, this one video would have made him $60,000. He has several videos that have been watched by millions, some over 5M, but here is the video that has been seen by 6 Million viewers: https://youtu.be/2t4ojjzJJZ4


July 28, 2016
MacroSystem Monster Summer Sale Newsletter

http://tinyurl.com/CassieNews

http://www.macrosystem.us/Summer_Sale.php

http://www.macrosystem.us/Value_Added_Resellers.php


May 7, 2016
Free Bogart 8 Gold Trial Download for CasablancaForum.US members

Here is a link to the download and instructions: 

http://www.casablancaforum.us/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=7386

If you are not a member, registration is free.


December 24, 2015
MacroSystem Americas will be closed from December 24 to January 3, 2016

Occasionally Tech Support will check the appropriate emails:

http://www.macrosystem.us/Support.php

Some of our Value Added Resellers may be open next week however:

http://macrosystem.us/Value_Added_Resellers.php

Thank you for your continued support!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Years from the MacroSystem Team! 


November 2, 2015
Bogart 7.2 for Linux Standalones and Windows 7, 8, 10, and Vista Released

 

Bogart 7.2 for Linux and Windows has been released; read about it here:

www.macrosystem.info/Newsletters/Newsletter_Nov_2015.pdf

http://macrosystem.us/Bogart_7_for_the_Standalones.php

Here is the link to the Bogart Windows 7.2 upgrade:

http://www.macrosystem.us/Windows_Bogart_SW.php

http://www.macrosystem.us/Bogart_7.1_for_Windows.php

http://macrosystem.us/Value_Added_Resellers.php


August 19, 2015
Bogart for Windows 10 passed testing in Europe today

But once in a while we find a bug in the NTSC components, which don't get much testing in PAL land. So if you have months into a masterpiece, it may be safer to wait until our testers give the go ahead. For sure always back up your projects before an OS upgrade.


August 16, 2015
Casablanca Expert Webinar from 8/15/15 with guest Gary McNally

We were a guest on Chet's Webinar about the new Casablanca 4 Models (8/15/15 ). We also talked about the Software only solutions, and the trouble most people are having activating the hardware acceleration, which turns on Smart Booster Technology. We are trying to figure it out, but at this time we do not recommend the SW only solution if you want to do 2K or 4K quickly. Of course the new models all come with Smart Booster active right out of the Box, if you need something today. Here is the Casablanca Expert's Webinar: 

http://www.casablancaexpert.com/articles/WebinarGen4Editors




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