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New Features in Bogart SE Operating System Version 4

The following information was translated from the German language and provides a look at the features which we will enjoy in the forthcoming Bogart SE OS Version 4.  This version has been released in PAL but remains in testing in NTSC - Eric Kloor (President of MSUS) reported in late 2010 that we could expect NTSC release of Bogart V4 in the first quarter of 2011.



* Overload is now also indicated in each single audio sample and in the normal
envelope curve.
* While trimming an audio sample, there is a choice if you want to hear the
audio sample itself or the O-audio (original audio or mix)

* There is a new choice to view a 4-image screen when audio samples are moved or trimmed
* When anchor points in the audio envelope is moved, the screen changes to the corresponding scene image.
* In the audio envelope curve several marked points can be moved together. 1)
* The list of audio samples can now be sorted according to duration or
* Each audio track mute function can now also be used to adjust volume level on that track. The adjustments are done in real-time and are also carried on to the finished project.
* Silent audio sample has a 5 seconds IN or OUT adjustment that can be applied later
* It is now possible to move freely along the Storyboard like in the edit window, if no specific audio sample is marked/activated.
* Even the audio samples can be arranged and shown in groups.
* 80 minutes audio CDs can be created (using the appropriate medium)
* There is switch to jump directly between Storyboard and Timeline view.


• Material imported through USB (AVCHD etc) can be stored as one long scene or as individual scenes
• The imported contents can be shown, like before, as a play-list or you can now choose to show them as in the original file structure
• Import function now supports more formats (like Flash-Video,…)

• During import, the data content is shown as a preview that also can be viewed
in full screensize.
• For import of AVCHD-material, image (light,contrast…) and audio levels can be adjusted.


• In Timeline view it is possible to playback in a preview window to the right
of the timeline, continuously updating and with a moving marker
• Faster action is possible through shortcuts that respond to the small
trackball button to the right (Play, Trim, Delete, Rename, Info…)
• The search function now works by entering the scene or audio sample name, or partial name 1)
• A scene can now be exported directly from the edit window to an external
medium or CD/DVD

• An image from a scene or Storyboard can now be transferred directly to the
Photo archive

• Even an exported Storyboard in HD format can now be re-imported, and the cuts and name information is preserved.
• During playback of a scene or Storyboard the audio levels are shown.


• The presets of lengths that used to be fixed, can now be set freely by the user.

• When the single-image preview, even real-time preview can be started from there.
• The time settings of effects can also be changed during “fast motion” and
• In the Title screen one can switch between the use of Standard titler or the
optional Title Studio
• In the Effects list the user has a choice to put favourite effects at the top
• The effect wide-screen now also supports aspect ratio 21:9
• In “Whitecompare” (Weissabgleich) the reference colour can be picked from
inside the scene or even from a different scene.


• HDV delivery from the Finish menu can be done in the background, so that you can continue work on another project.


• In higher screen resolutions the stamp size of scenes can be changed, and
switched between single page or multiple pages scene view, with the choice of a larger pointer.

• In the choice of screen colours even text color and other elements can be
• Which screen to show the menu elements can be chosen, and the menus adjust better to the screen resolution
• The audio sound after long rendering processes can now be changed individually


• The DVD drawer can be opened from the main menu and from and external keyboard
• External hard-drives are also supported for the NTSF file system (Export,
project environment)
• During Archive backup also stores data made from extra products, if these
products support such backup (Title-Studio,…)
• Users own images from CD/DVD/USB can be imported to the Image-Pool. Partly transparent images (Alpha-channel) is supported. For this connection/transfer there is a new operator available.

1) Only with Power-key option
Bogart can only be installed on units with minimum 1GB RAM

** Thanks to Per Goverud from Norway for first translating this document and to Lou Bruno for bringing it to the attention of NTSC customers via the CassieTips List (this document was first posted on the Macrosystem Austrailia online forum)

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