Welcome to 2012, a New Year, and a great new year for the Calgary FCPUG and its members! This year the Calgary FCPUG welcomes a Platinum Sponsor, AJA Video Systems (click their banner above) who are providing hardware to test, funds for even more hardware, and some great door prizes. Additional sponsorship from Blackmagic Design (see their banner in the sidebar) includes even more door prizes and Artbeats continues their support for our group.

AJA Video, our new Platinum Sponsor (http://www.aja.com/), has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion, acquisition and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post- production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world.

Blackmagic Design (http://www.blackmagic-design.com/) creates the world's highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors, and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries.

Artbeats (http://www.artbeats.com/) is the premier source for quality footage, with new clips being added each month.

What does this mean for our members? Well, for one thing, some really great door prizes for the year. Watch for announcements with each meeting and for details on how you can earn tickets for the draws; the more you participate, the more chance you will have to win. Additionally hardware will be made available from sponsors for the group to review; again details to follow. However, the most immediate benefit for the Calgary FCPUG is, thanks to AJA's generous sponsorship, we now have a proper projector for our meetings and special events! Finally members will be able to see everything that is being talked about during demos, and we will also be able to show members videos as they were meant to be seen (except, possibly, BIGGER!). Best part is, this is just the start! Watch for changes on the website to make it more useful to members to find answers to questions, more how-to articles, and meetings every month of the year on a wide range of topics and editing platforms.

The Calgary FCPUG, celebrating it's ninth year, is one of the oldest and most active FCPUGs in the world; with this new sponsorship from these great companies we will continue to grow and offer even more to our members.

Happy New Year indeed!

Written on Monday, 02 January 2012 14:23 by Duane

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