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Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge – Official Terms & Conditions


Participation is open to all legal residents of the United States and Canada only. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of AbelCine and Vision Research (SPONSORS), their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, vendors, legal advisors, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons are not eligible to participate. Former employees who have performed services for the SPONSORS in the past six (6) months are not eligible. Application to the Challenge constitutes entrant’s full unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Terms & Conditions. To be eligible for awards, entrants must ensure their completed submissions are received by 11:59pm EDT on September 16, 2012. 

Equipment Use

Once Finalists are announced, it is their responsibility to schedule a one-week camera rental with AbelCine’s rental department. Any additional equipment required for the projects can be rented at a 25% discount. 

Schedules once committed to must be observed, or they will be strictly at the mercy of availability. There is no guarantee of availability if a finalist reschedules

Finalists will have the camera package at their disposal for one week, whether it is used every day or not. If additional time with the camera is required to complete the project, it will be charged as a rental at the Finalist’s expense. Equipment can be obtained from one of AbelCine’s locations (New York or Burbank, CA). The finalist and pertinent crew must attend both the training session and the equipment checkout at the AbelCine location where the equipment will be picked up. Training at others locations or virtually may be available. Finalists should inquire if they are unable to travel to New York or Burbank.


Finalists will be required to provide a copy of a certificate of insurance naming Abel Cine Tech, Inc. as the certificate holder and loss payee with respect to the Miro M320S, its accessories and all components rented from AbelCine. Coverage must include full replacement cost value over the period of time the equipment will be out of AbelCine’s control. In addition, Finalists are required to leave a security deposit that will be returned after the equipment has been checked in by AbelCine’s technicians. This deposit must be in the amount of the deductible of the aforementioned insurance certificate. 

Screen Credit

All chosen Finalists are required to include the following in their project credits:

“Phantom Miro M320S provided by AbelCine and Vision Research through the Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge” and “Lenses and supporting equipment provided by AbelCine.”

Selection of Winners

The completed films will be judged by a panel, and one (1) Grand Prize winner will be awarded one (1) Phantom Miro M320S camera and accessory package. The Miro M320S camera will be awarded by the SPONSORS to the person or entity whose name appears on the application form.

One (1) Finalist will also be chosen to receive a Second Place prize: one (1) certificate valued at $7,500 towards the rental any Phantom camera package from AbelCine. Two (2) runners-up will each receive AbelCine rental certificates valued at $1,500. All taxes on prizes, including income taxes, and any incidental expenses associated with collection of a prize are the responsibility of the winner.

Winners assume all liability for any damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation or by any prize and release SPONSORS from any such liability. 

Deliverables & Promotional Rights

SPONSORS will be able to issue press releases about the project, have the right to interview the Director of Photography and Director, take still photography shots, and have non-exclusive rights to use any number of the most striking/beautiful/gritty sequences of the project, or a trailer for the project. Projects will be promoted in a “Best of Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge” demo reel that may be shown in local trade shows, customer events, and AbelCine showrooms. Promotion will also be given on SPONSORS’ websites, as well as through social channels.

Footage and must be delivered to AbelCine and Vision Research in ProRes 4:2:2 format or better.

Finalists will also be required to submit a written description of their experiences with the Miro M320S camera and the workflow they used. This report may be used for promotional purposes, as well as for research and development by the SPONSORS.

SPONSORS will have the right to copy, distribute, and otherwise utilize all submitted materials and product for marketing use. Proper credit will be given to creators in all copies. By accepting any prizes, winners agree to the use of their name, voice, or likeness for the purpose of trade, advertising, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. 

Creators will retain full ownership of their completed films.

General Terms & Conditions

Conduct of the Miro High-Speed Inspiration Challenge and selection of winners are at the sole discretion of SPONSORS. SPONSORS’ decisions are final and binding. Agents and representatives of SPONSORS are not responsible for and not liable for (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (ii) any condition caused by events beyond SPONSORS’ control that may cause the Challenge to be disrupted; (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Challenge; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Challenge. By participating, each entrant agrees to release and hold SPONSORS and the employees, officers, directors, and representatives of SPONSORS harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Challenge or resulting from entrant’s participation, acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Terms & Conditions and by the decisions of the SPONSORS, which are final.

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