It seems there really is no quick way to cut and upload these videos. I’m editing here in Melbourne but further posting of video will have to wait until I get back to Hobart as I don’t want to overload my Sister’s internet connection, nor suck up her bandwidth.
This video shows you exactly what the assembled media saw at the start of the launch event for the new 2008 Saab 9-3. I was fortunate to attend day 1 of the 3-week event and it certainly was an impressive display, overshadowed only by the actual driving we got to do in the TTiD and the new XWD version of the car.
The venue was a former underground aircraft and munitions storage facility in western Sweden, just outside Gothenburg. Have a look at how they’ve set it up as the video progresses and you’ll see they’ve definitely put on an impressive show for the gathered media. It certainly looked great to me, though maybe all companies put on something like this to engage the motoring press, who attend new vehicles launches several times a month and need something to remember the event by.
Enjoy. You’re seeing what I saw, and though it may be on a smaller screen I hope you still get a feel for the setting and how good everything looked. The speeches that followed this initial presentation will be posted shortly.