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February: Editing on the Road
23.02.2012 19.00 h - 21.00 h
5th floor - Bio Science Building UofC - Calgary
FCPUG Meetings


February Calgary FCPUG Meeting

Next Calgary FCPUG Meeting
Thursday February 23rd, 2012
7pm-9pm (doors open at 6:30)
University of Calgary BioScience Building, 5th Floor
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AJA Wants You (or at least your video):

AJA is looking for exciting footage for our new NAB2012 showreel! To get an idea of our previous award winning showreels please visit:


If you have something you would like considered for this year's showreel, be sure to have your logo ready in EPS format for branding and video files ready as 1080 Apple ProRes (HQ) or Standard Apple ProRes  and contact Dale Richards at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as possible. Final submissions for this year need to be in by the first week of March. 


At the February meeting we will have three video capture and playback devices to compare; devices that can all work off a MacBook Pro at full HD allowing you to take your edits “On the Road”:

AJA Video Systems IoXT – This is it, this is the dual Thunderbolt ioXT that allows your Thunderbolt MacBook Pro (or Thunderbolt iMac) to do everything your Mac Pro can do with an AJA card installed. With Single and Dual Link SDI; HDMI, including HDMI 1.4a for 3D; Analog component and composite output at 10-bit; hardware based video up, down and cross conversion; RS-422, LTC, headphone and more. Since last NAB Show I have talked about this device at every meeting and it is finally shipping. Best of all, thanks to AJA’s sponsorship, Calgary FCPUG members can get a chance to see one in action and see what it can do, but you have to be at the meeting!

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D Keeping the Thunderbolt train going with the UltraStudio 3D again you can turn your Thunderbolt MacBook Pro or iMac into an editing behemoth. Uncompressed editing in HD, 2K and 3D are all possible. With Single and Dual Link SDI in and out; HDMI in and out (including HDMI 1.4a for 3D support); a breakout cable for extra analog connections, genlock, RS-422, etc; and an international power supply that allows you to take your edit on the road anywhere in the world! See it live at the meeting.

Matrox MX02 Mini – Though much more basic than the AJA and Blackmagic devices in that the MX02 Mini supports HD and SD through HDMI plus analog component, composite and S-video. Again, we will have this at the meeting.

Of course these are not the only products that can turn your MacBook Pro into a Road Warrior editing machine and we will look at the other options available as well comparing features and workflows. On display will be the kit used to take Heartland on the road recently to finish editing season 5. Bring your stories of editing on the road and the problems that need to be overcome.


AJA Video Systems – Official Platinum Sponsor

The Io XT offers Thunderbolt-enabled I/O with unique dual-port "daisy-chain" connectivity. Apple's newest generation of computers feature powerful Thunderbolt interfaces, offering a mind-blowing 10Gbps available bandwidth, allowing no-compromises uncompressed video I/O eve on Macbook Pros.


AJA's Io XT is the ideal portable companion for lightning-fast uncompressed 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 video capture and playback for professional postproduction and on set applications. Read more about the Io XT here.

AJA has also released a feature packed v3.0 firmware release for the Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini. Some of the features include Data Transfer via FireWire 800 and LAN; ExpressCard/34 memory cards; Lanc support and much more. Best of all the firmware update is free.

AJA has also announced support for Avid Media Composer 6.0 and Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 so be sure to check these links.

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic has released the new HyperDeck Shuttle 2 which now supports DNxHD as well as uncompressed QuickTime. As well Blackmagic has expanded their Thunderbolt line of video devices to include the Intensity Shuttle and Intensity Extreme for a full range of cost effective and high quality solutions. Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 Broadcast monitor support has also been made available with the release of Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1 software for Decklink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio products.


5th floor - Bio Science Building UofC
5th floor - Bio Science Building UofC
2500 University Drive N.W.
T2N 1N4
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