You can check out some of the new features of Studio 8 first hand (for free) at a Macromedia studio 8 Launch Seminar. From the website:
We’ll demonstrate Studio 8’s exciting new features, many of which were developed based on input by people like you. While space is limited, we certainly hope you can join us.
In North America, seminars will be held in:
- Los Angeles
- McLean, VA
- New York
- San Francisco
- Washington, DC
Outside of North America, seminars will be held in Australia, China, India, New Zealand, and in South Asia. These look like a really good way to quickly get up to speed on new Studio 8 features. And it’s cheaper than a movie, so bring a date!