Editing with Casablanca was easier and often better then the competition, but it
came at a price. The system, developed and produced completely in Germany, has been
somewhat more expensive than many competing PC products.
The brand new CLARO model puts an end to this. The price has been reduced to £799
which includes a DV port and DVD writer! Despite this, CLARO is clearly a German
manufactured Casablanca system. SMART EDIT 6 runs flawlessly fast, all options are
available *) and even the demo mode (for unlicensed software options) works just
like on the `bigger´ Casablancas. CLARO even incorporates an integrated card reader
which supports all popular storage cards used by digital photo cameras.
With CLARO it is possible to edit completely on a VGA monitor. To date, using a high-resolution,
flicker-free monitor was only possible in combination with a TV monitor. CLARO supports
either TV or VGA. (which can be a flatscreen LCD monitor.)
CLARO is a true digital editor designed for use with Firewire (MiniDV) which is
now the standard today. CLARO has no connections for analogue video sources.
CLARO is shipped with a 120 GB hard-drive and 256 MB RAM.
* Due to technical variations between Casablanca systems, some software packages
may partially be subject to differing functionality.
• Extend the capabilities of Claro even further with the addition of