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The 5th Annual FCPUG Network SuperMeet

Church of Final Cut Pro


Over 800 people crammed into a room fit for 500 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas for the 5th Annual FCPUG SuperMeet

You can view photos from the show courtesy of Cristoph Vornheim by clicking HERE

Watch a PODCAST of this event taped live in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel

Click HERE to view a 320x240 QuickTime Streaming file in your QuickTime Player.

Click HERE to receive iTunes feed

The 5th Annual FCPUG NAB SuperMeet  took place at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, April 26 2006.
The video features Yan Shvalb showing off Blackmagic Design's new "On Air." Also featured are 7 Show and Tells answering the question, "What Are You Doing with Final Cut Studio?" Plus Craig Yanagi and Ramy Katrib show off and talking about the JVC GY-HD100, 200 and 250 camcorders. Plus AJA's Jon Thorn talks about what's new from the world of AJA. Also featured are a brief introduction of the RED Camera by Ted Schilowitz and the RED team. And interviews with reps from Sony, G-Tech, Grass Valley, JVC, Blackmagic Design and AJA.

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Requires QuickTime Player 7.0.4 or better.

Special thanks to Brent Bye for taping and Editing and Shane Mckinney for the motion graphics. Philip Hodgetts of DigitalProductionBuzz.com for encoding the iPod compatible progressive download.

 Raffle Prizes
(over $70,000 worth of prizes)
  • Sony HVR-A1U HDV Camcorder - Sony ($3,100 value)
  • (2) Multibridge Extreme - Blackmagic Design ($5,100 value)
  • (3) Decklink Cards - Blackmagic Design ($2,685 value)
  • 4 pack of Production Blox - 12inch Design ($596 value)
  • (2) G-RAID 500's - G-Tech ($998 value)
  • (2) G-DRIVE Q 250's - G-Tech ($538 value)
  • (2) G-DRIVE mini 100's - G-Tech ($598 value)
  • AJA Kona 3 Capture Card + K3 Optional 1RU External Breakout Box - AJA - ($3,298.00)
  • (2) HDP Mini Converters + Power Supply - AJA - ($1660.00 value)
  • Io LA - AJA -($1190.00)
  • Io - AJA - ($2290.00 value)
  • (2) CGM DVE Complete Plug-ins - CGM ($658 value)
  • Glidecam 4000 Pro - Glidecam ($499 value)
  • 1 GY-HD100 3-CCD PROHD CAMCORDER - JVC ProHD - ($6295.00 value)
  • 2 plug-ins of your choice - Automatic Duck ($990 value)
  • (2) Complete sets of Nattress Plug-ins + T-shirt - Nattress ($610 value)
  • FireStore FS-4 Pro - Focus Enhancements ($1,200 value)
  • DV Creators Lighting Kit - Lowel ($1,800 value)
  • SonicFire Pro 4 - Smartsound - ($249.00 value)
  • Surprise super secret prize - RED - ($1000.00 value)
  • Bottles of Hanger One Vodka - Ted Schilowitz (Can't put a price on it)
  • Rock Control of your choice -Varizoom - ($249.00 value)
  • Copy of Boris Continuum Complete -Boris - ($795.00 value)
  • 1 ShuttlePro V2 -Contour Design - ($110.00 value)
  • 1 Shuttle Xpress -Contour Design - ($60.00 value)
  • (2) Magic Bullet Editors - Red Giant Software - ($790.00 value)
  • (2) Knoll Light Factories -Red Giant Software - ($790.00 value)
  • (5) Instant HD - Red Giant Software - ($500.00 value)
  • (2) Entire Bundles CHV Plug-ins - CHV Electronics - ($598 value)
  • Various Books -Peachpit Press-($1000.00 value)
  • Professional Series Keyboard for FCP - Bella Corp - ($189.95 value)
  • 1 Scriptwriter's Suite -Final Draft - ($359.00 value)
  • Andromeda Upgrade for the Panasonic DVX100 (A/B) Camcorder - Reel Stream -($3000.00 value)
  • 1 copy of FileMaker Pro 8 - FileMaker Pro - ($299.00 value)
  • Copy of Twixtor 4 - Re:Vison Effects - ($329.99 value)
  • Copy of Kinemac - Kinemac - ($249.00 value)
  • Copy of Final Cut Pro 5: Essential Editing, FCP 5: Essential Effects, FCP 5: Beyond the Basics, Hands-on Training, Final Cut Pro 5 - Larry Jordan ($394.00 value)
  • Several FCP Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron Design - (priceless value)
  • Inside Apple Final Cut Studio - Magnet Media - ($299.00 value)
  • Intous3 6x8 Pen Tablet -Wacom - ($329.95 value)
  • Free 2 or 3 day class at any FMC facility in USA - Future Media Concepts - (up to $1500.00 value)
  • 1 GT060BR 500GB dual-drive FireWire 800 RAID0 Solution - Glyph Technologies -($479.00 value)
  • 1 GT050Q 250GB external Firewire Drive- Glyph Technologies - ($299.00 value)
  • (2) Firewire Rev Pro Drives - Thompson Grass Valley - ($1000.00 value)
  • Copy of Genarts Sapphire Plug-ins -Genarts - ($599.00)
  • Flip4Mac WMV Studio Pro HD Component - Flip4Mac - (value $179)
  • (2) Flip4Mac Infinity Component for Final Cut Pro - Flip4Mac - (value $990.00)
  • Gift Certificate for 3 Stock Footage titles from Creatas Footage, Thinkstock Footage & Bigshot Media -Creatas Footage - ($1500.00 value)
  • 1 - SteadyTracker Xtreme - ProMax - ($299.00 value)
  • 1 - SteadyTracker Ultralite - ProMax - ($199.00 value)
  • 5 - ProMax Training DVDs - ProMax ($1,000.00 value)
  • 1 - ProMax Carrrying Bag - ProMax
  • (2) LaCie Hard Drives - LaCie - (TBD)
  • Manfrotto MVB2K Tripod/503 Pro Video Head/bag (value

    - Kata F-417 Computer case
    (value $100)
    - Kata PA-392-1 Computer case
    (value $100) - Bogen Imaging

Plus lots of freebies:

  • Copies of FileMaker Pro 8 demos to first 500 people - FileMaker Pro
  • Demo Copies of Inside FCP Studio to first 500 people - Magnet Media

 Presenting Sponsors

The Fifth Annual FCPUG SuperMeet

-The only place you NEED to be-
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 6:30PM - 9:30PM

at the RIO Hotel

Tickets are on sale NOW. See below for details

Join us and the FCPUG Network at NAB for the largest gathering of FCP Gurus and users on the Planet
  • Where? Brasilia Ball Room,
    Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
    3700 West Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89103
    Free Shuttle service from Caesar's Palace, Bally's, Paris and Harrah's Hotels
  • When? Wednesday, April 26, 6:30M till 9:30PM (doors open 5:00PM)
  • Why? - Because you need to get out and learn something and then PARTY!! (Last year, more than one thousand people turned out for the event)
  • How much? Just $15.00 for online purchase (includes 3 raffle tickets). $20.00 at the door (includes one raffle ticket).
  • Click HERE to buy your tickets. (NOTE: If you are having problems with registration, please email sfcutters@mac.com.

This event is open to the public. Seating is first come first serve.

Food and cash Bar will be available

Over $50,000 dollars worth of Raffle prizes...so far

Registration and Tickets are on sale NOW. You must register to attend this event. Hurry, as this event will most likely sell out.

Click here to buy your tickets and please read the event details carefully


Agenda (subject to change and it probably will)

5:00PM - Doors open

5:30PM - 6:30PM - Mixer
Hang around our sponsors in the Vendor area, meet and greet each other and generally eat, drink and be merry.

6:30PM - 6:40PM - Introduction of FCPUG leaders
FCP User Group leaders from around the world will be in attendance and we will introduce them to you. Who knows, you might have a FCP UG in your own back yard.

6:45PM - 7:00PM - Something Super Secret from -BlackMagic Design

7:05PM - 7:10PM - "What are you doing with Final Cut Studio?" - Mark Spencer
Luis Miguel's 2005/2006 worldtour.

7:10PM - 7:15PM - "What are you doing with Final Cut Studio?" - John Bidleman
Guitar Planet," a reality show, set among the vineyards of Sonoma County, showcases the work of master luthier, Tom Ribbecke, as he faces the daily challenge of building his newly formed guitar factory while keeping his crew of social misfits in line, on budget and on schedule to produce the exquisite and most sought-after custom instruments on the market today.

7:15PM - 7:20PM - "What are you doing with Final Cut Studio?" - Paul Mogg
Carrier" is the first feature film by British born writer/director Paul-Didier Mogg.

7:20PM - 7:25PM - "What are you doing with Final Cut Studio?" - JD Cochran
Paved With Good Intentions" tells two stories; one following a repo  man out to prove his estranged brother wasn't the golden boy everyone  always thought.  The second involves his dead brother, a corporate  scandal and the truth.

7:25PM - 7:30PM - "What are you doing with Final Cut Studio?" - Charles Roberts
Day of the Cabbage" is a 10 minute monster movie featuring an all-vegetable cast (including the monster!) It is a comic tribute to 60's Japanese kaiju films, as well as to the anarchic comedy of groups like the Firesign Theatre.

7:30PM - 7:45PM - Something Super Secret - JVC

7:50PM - 7:55PM - "What are you doing with Final Cut Studio?" - David Mallin
"Zambian Forge" is a feature-length documentary (84 minutes) exploring the lives of refugees in Meheba Refugee Settlement within Zambia, Africa.

8:00PM - 8:05PM - "What are you doing with Final Cut Studio?" - Wendy Walker
"Hollywood UFO" (Feature Doc) Journey into a community of self-styled paranormal investigators and alleged abductees that stretches from East Hollywood to Nevada's Area 51.

8:05PM - 8:10PM - "What are you doing with Final Cut Studio?" - Tom Meegan
Four Clips containing approximately 2:16 of work I  did for Fox Sports during Major League Baseball's 2005 Post Season. 

8:10PM - 8:25PM - Something Super Secret - Jon Thorn - AJA
From Jon: ""What AJA announces at NAB is big... I mean BIG. People are gonna want to see this."

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
Another chance to meet and greet, buy more raffle tickets, get your problems solved from the FCP Gurus walking around, talk to vendors, buy drinks, desperately search for any left over food, and stretch your legs.

9:00PM - 9:50PM - The latest from Apple - Paul Saccone, Brian Meaney
FCS product manager Paul Saconne and FCP product designer Brian Meaney will show and tell. There will be time for questions and feedback.

9:50PM - to when we drop - World Famous raffle
With close to $60,000 worth of raffle prizes to give out we need to find a more appropriate name for this years raffle.

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