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Event 

Title:
September Calgary FCPUG
When:
29.09.2011 19.00 h - 21.00 h
Where:
5th floor - Bio Science Building UofC - Calgary
Category:
FCPUG Meetings

Description

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WHAT'S NEW

The next Calgary FCPUG meeting will start with a review of what's new in the world of Apple post production.

Thunderbolt – There are a large number of Thunderbolt products finally coming available from manufacturers such as Apple, AJA, Belkin, Blackmagic Design, Lacie, Matrox, Promise, Sonnett Technologies (did I miss anyone?). Starting by reviewing these products we will discuss the benefits of Thunderbolt, which now ships on all current Macs except the Mac Pro, and talk about what you want to look for in Thunderbolt products, which are not all created equal.

Adobe Premiere and AVID Media Composer – Both Adobe and AVID are offering some great discounts on their competing products, Premiere and Media Composer, to holders of Final Cut Pro 7 licences. We will discuss how you can take advantage of these deals and why you might want to do that. As well, we will look at a MacBook Pro running Premiere, Media Composer, Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X; yes, it can be done!

FINAL CUT PRO X

We will continue our examination of Final Cut Pro X with an eye to helping Final Cut Pro 7 editors translate to the new language. With real world examples and plenty of opportunities to ask the hard questions we will get just a bit deeper into FCP X.

As well, Apple has released their first update, FCP X 10.0.1, and though not addressing all issue facing long time users of Final Cut Pro, it does at least acknowledge a couple major missing features (though how successfully we will see). With the addition of Role Metadata and Media Stems Export; XML support for Resolve, CatDV and others (FCP 7? Color?); XSan support for Events and Projects; custom starting timecodes; and more. Apple has also made the (arguably) unprecedented announcement of upcoming features in early 2012: Multicam editing and Broadcast Quality Video Monitoring! There is some hope that in a few years FCP X will have almost caught up with the feature set of FCP 7! Ha, who's a skeptic now!*

DOOR PRIZES

Artbeats are continuing their generous sponsorship of the Calgary FCPUG. As well, there may well be additional door prizes from new sponsors of our group. You have to be there to win, though.

Hope to see everyone at the next meeting!

*Apologies to those who find sarcasm offensive, or those who don’t recognize it. 


Venue

5th floor - Bio Science Building UofC
Venue:
5th floor - Bio Science Building UofC
Street:
2500 University Drive N.W.
ZIP:
T2N 1N4
City:
Calgary
State:
Alberta
Country:
Country: ca

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