The Calgary FCPUG is a support network for editors using Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, AVID Media composer and Autodesk Smoke for Mac. Members work in every medium from SD, to HD, 4K and film. All editors are welcome! Be an active part of the community and register by entering your name and e-mail address to the left.
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NEXT CALGARY FCPUG MEETING

Thursday October 19, 2017
Meeting Starts at 7:00
Venue: Applied Electronics Calgary (NEW Venue)
2175 29th St. NE
Calgary
Free parking

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Register for this meeting through Eventbrite - it’s free, just helps us plan for food.

 

OCTOBER 19 - BLACKMAGIC DESIGN PRESENTS…

Sean Manton from Blackmagic Design will be here to show and tell everything Blackmagic Design has to offer (ok, well, maybe not everything because, well, that would be HUGE!). Wait a minute, this will be HUGE!

 

Fountain Media Group has provided their latest production van which is chock full of Blackmagic Design devices and you will get the chance to see inside and find out how it all works together.

 

There will be a demo table with lots of Blackmagic Design hardware to see and get your hands on plus lots of time to ask questions and find solutions.

 

Sean will also update us regarding recent software releases including the latest DaVinci Resolve 14 and Fusion 9 VR - seriously, these new versions are really amazing. Speaking of amazing, Blackmagic Design have been sponsors of our group for five years and, as they never disappoint, they are providing…

 

DOOR PRIZES!!! You could win a full version of DaVinci Resolve 14 or Fusion 9 VR. Bring along a business card to throw in the hat.

 

There will be some food and drink available at this meeting, don’t be late.

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NEXT CALGARY FCPUG MEETING

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Meeting Starts at 7:00
Venue: Applied Electronics Calgary (NEW Venue)
2175 29th St. NE
Calgary
Free parking

Register for this meeting through Eventbrite - it’s free, just helps us plan for food.

 

JUNE 28 - POST NAB GAB

AVID, Applied Electronics and the Calgary FCPUG are joining forces to host an amazing night for catching up with industry events and the post production community. Learn what AVID announced at NABShow 2017. Talk with other members of th community that attended the NABShow as well to learn more about what is happening in the industry. And enjoy some food and drinks thanks to our good friends at AVID.

 

Also on display will be (almost) the latest MacBook Pro with an OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock and a 27" Dell UltraSharp 4K monitor. Let's talk about the now and future of Thunderbolt 3.

 

Of course, no event would be complete without door prizes. In addition to the usual genereous selection of swag from the floor Applied Electronics will be offering a copy of AVID Media Composer to one lucky attendee. Bring a business card for this draw.

 

PLEASE mark your calendar correctly. The event is on a Wednesday night (not the usual night) and is being held at Applied Electronics (not the usual venue). Don't be "that person" who shows up on the wrong night at the wrong place.

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Well last year was a great year for the Calgary FCPUG. We started off with a tour of the CTV studios; we talked a lot about 4K; we saw some great work by members; Imagine Products, Avid, Blackmagic Design and Promise Tech all paid a visit. Our registered membership grew by 30% and we saw a growth overall in attendence.

So what do you want to see in meeting for the upcoming year? More product demos? More member's stories? More drone crashes? Let us know by posting on the forum, sending an e-mail, commenting on the Facebook Page or Group, or communicating through Twitter. Or just tell me the next time you see me.

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The NAB Show 2015 runs April 11-16 (exhibit floor open April 13-16) and you need to be there! The good news is the Calgary FCPUG is pleased to extend to our members a reduced cost Exhibits-only registration to NAB Show.  Use code DF108  to late-register for only $25.  Or, to get even more out of NAB this year, use code DF41 to receive $100 off the Conference Flex or SMART Pass. The Free offer expired March 27 but you can still get the floor pass for a nominal administration fee with the above links.

So why do you need to attend the NAB Show? Once again tens of thousands of video professionals from around the world, and from right here in Calgary, will gather in Las Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention, a real geek-fest of technology, hardware and software, that you need to do your job. With industry speakers, classes, the engineers who build these thing, and the people who use them on-hand you will never have a better opportunity to learn. As well, if you are an independent contractor like myself, chances are the person who will hire you next will be at the NAB Show as well.

Need more information on how to get the most out of the show? Read Walter Biscardi's excellent NAB Show Tips from a NAB Vetern; some of the best advice I've read.

Things not to miss at the NAB Show this year:

–      a chance to thank our sponsors – Blackmagic Design, Annex Pro and AJA Video Systems (Artbeats won’t be at NAB this year so send them a note);

–      there are a lot of after-parties you don't want to miss at NAB;

–      attend the 14th Annual Las Vegas Supermeet on Tuesday April 14

–      visit the Canadian Hospitality Suite (details to follow).

–      The monorail, though busy, is the fastest way to and from the LVCC from many hotels on the Strip and it is my preferred method of transportation from the Flamingo. Get Monorail tickets in advance at https://tickets.lvmonorail.com/online 

Watch this page for even more events as they are announced. When planning for your first NAB trip check out this NAB Show Survival Guide which has some excellent advice, though I believe there is healthy food to be had at the show.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get exposure to the latest and greatest things happening in video and post production. In the end you will come away exhausted but full of ideas and enthusiasm about how you can take your editing to the next level. 

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