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Chromanator tutorials and forthcoming IRC events

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Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 10:34am

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The first set of tutorials for Chromanator have now been released. We decided to take a different format to the old AlamDV2 video tutorials, by having the new ones text-based. This should make it easier for those of you on slow connections.

You can find the tutorials in the Chromanator help forum. Each tutorial is split into a specific section to make it simpler to find what you need. We hope the tutorials will introduce you to some new ideas and possibilities.

We'll be releasing more tutorials in the future, so any feedback on this first set would be appreciated. Let us know what you want and we'll see what we can do.

CSB-Digital's third birthday!
That's right, CSB-Digital was three years old this month. We're not entirely sure where the time has gone, but it's certainly been an exciting period! Each year has brought with it new challenges and rewards and it's great that so many of you have accompanied us on the journey.

Launching FXhome was a start and with Chromanator's release we feel like we have reached an important milestone. There is still a long way to go and much more to do, and we hope that you will follow us all the way. Here's to the next three years!

IRC Events
Some of you already know about the live chat system at FXhome which enables you to talk in real-time to other users and the programmers at CSB.

The FXhome chatroom can be a lively and interesting place, with discussions varying from product support to discussing the latest movies and world events. Of course, it all depends on the time that you visit - log in during the UK night-time and the CSB team won't be as active.

In the future we hope to host special 'events' in the chatroom. These events might be when a new CSB product is released, or when a big new movie is released into the FXhome cinema. We'll use the events to get direct feedback from you all, which we can use to improve our work in the future. It will be an opportunity to speak directly with the CSB team and get to know your fellow FXhomers.

As FXhome is a global website, we need to pick the optimum time that will enable the maximum number of people to log in, without it interrupting your work or sleep! Let us know when would be most convenient by using the poll and in your replies.
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 3:17pm

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Tarn wrote:

CSB-Digital's third birthday!
That's right, CSB-Digital was three years old this month. We're not entirely sure where the time has gone, but it's certainly been an exciting period! ...
PARTY TIME ! biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

Happy Birthday CSB.

Lets all do something. Wheee!

Seriously, time to arrange a party or something .... I'll even bring my cameras! biggrin

NoClue & Slayer
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 4:50pm

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Happy Birthday CSB. smile
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 5:54pm

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Happy Birthday!
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 6:56pm

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Happy birthday to youuuu, happy birthday to youuuuuu, happy birthday to youuuuuu CSB-Digitaaaal ... happy biiiiiirthdaaaaay toooo youuuuuu wink
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 7:15pm

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happy birthday!
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 7:22pm

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Whoa! 3 years!? eek That's amazing! Where does the time go... razz I've been here since November 25, 2001, and I've seen some major changes; all of them were good, I swear. biggrin I'm very impressed that all of you are still working hard to make some of the best software for the small-film industry. Way to go! razz biggrin

Anyways, I believe I'm not alone when I say, "A HUGE thanks to Joshua Davies, Toby Walsh, Tim Edwards, and Simon Jones for all of this!" biggrin

-Later,
Adam twisted
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 7:24pm

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/me looks at the 3 year mile-stone.

Now maybe we can finally find-out what the "CSB" in "CSB-Digital" means...? eek wink

-Later,
Adam twisted
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 7:52pm

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what does "CSB" Digital Mean? Happy birthday
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 7:56pm

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Happy birthday!
And what "CSB" stands for is a highly protected secret.
smile biggrin cool razz wink twisted oink eek wink hugegrin lol cool
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 8:49pm

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Heh, I thought people would be commenting about the irc, not the happy birthday part fo this topic, Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Do we get party favors? *cough*chromanator*cough*
Well, Irc events sounds like a great idea, Maybe if you could post a news article maybe a day b4 it.
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 9:23pm

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4036Douglas wrote:

Heh, I thought people would be commenting about the irc, not the happy birthday part fo this topic, Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Do we get party favors? *cough*chromanator*cough*
Well, Irc events sounds like a great idea, Maybe if you could post a news article maybe a day b4 it.
Sorry Douglas, my fault. I started off the Happy Birthday bit biggrin

But you're right, let's all discuss the irc bit of the original message. Since the guys refuse to have the party I demanded ( twisted ) then all of us meeting on irc is probably the next best thing. I think it's an excellent idea, but it will need to be controlled in some way. Otherwise you'll get 500 questions posted at once and 500 different conversations happening at the same time (you know what it's like with just a few of us in the chat room crazy )

Tarn, great idea and I would definately be up for it but, I think you will need to give the idea some serious thought to work out any bugs and lay down a few "House Rules".

NoClue
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 10:20pm

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We'll have a proper system, but exactly what form it takes will depend how popular the chats are. It's rather hard to predict, so I imagine the first couple of chats will be used to fine-tune the best way of doing it.

The chats will be advertised a good few days beforehand, so everyone should know about them.
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 10:45pm

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But what about party favors for csb's birthday?
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 11:08pm

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4036Douglas wrote:

But what about party favors for csb's birthday?
Like these:

or
or

Lol...

-Later,
Adam twisted
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 11:11pm

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no, more like these :
Posted: Thu, 22nd Apr 2004, 12:20am

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See you in the chat smile
Posted: Thu, 22nd Apr 2004, 2:04am

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Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Malone like cake....
Posted: Thu, 22nd Apr 2004, 5:37am

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Man, how the time flies! Happy Birthday! biggrin biggrin biggrin

You guys have come a long way. Best of luck in the future.


JM33 cool
Posted: Thu, 22nd Apr 2004, 7:05am

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AD MULTOS ANNOS CSB
Posted: Thu, 22nd Apr 2004, 7:39am

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Posted: Thu, 22nd Apr 2004, 10:21am

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That's......



*laughs, shakes head and walks away*
Posted: Thu, 22nd Apr 2004, 7:08pm

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lol.

Wow three years. Happy Birthday CSB. You guys are the greatest.
Posted: Sat, 24th Apr 2004, 12:53am

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Oh, how the time passes. Happy Birthday CSB! It does not seem like 3 years ago. CHEERS!
Posted: Sat, 24th Apr 2004, 10:44pm

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Wow eek Timbuk2 is pretty lucky!
Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 2:36am

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frown you didn't include my name? Aren't I special anymore?
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 4:33pm

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How much did she cost Andreas? lol

happy birthday guys
Posted: Thu, 29th Apr 2004, 1:30am

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Congragulations guys. I've been here since you guys first moved out of the AlamDV1 scene. Its amazing to see how you all as a company have evolved. Been quite the ride so far and I hope things are just getting started. biggrin