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January. 23 , 2008

JVC ProHD Night

It was a dark and stormy night as we welcomed JVC to lafcpug for a look at the 200 series of Camcorders and HD Monitors and the Focus DRHD100 Hard Disk Recorder. Also on the agenda was a demo of the very cool lights from "Litepanels." Also Steve Martinof Ripple Training showed us how to work the 3D in Motion 3. Plus, show and tells, Stump The Gurus and World Famous Raffle.


6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Andrew Balis, Steve Martin and TBA as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you go home with a problem but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:40PM - Working the 3D in Motion 3 - Steve Martin
Steve Martin of Ripple Training will give us a brief look on getting started with 3D in Motion 3. Ripple Training will relase a comprehensive DVD tutorial on Motion 3's 3D Jan 25.

7:45PM - 8:05PM - 'Litepanels' - Kevin Baxter
Litepanels revolutionary lighting systems bring the advantages of light emitting diode technology to professional production lighting. Only Litepanels employ ultra-efficient LEDs to produce bright projected soft light perfect for working in studio or on location anywhere in the world. Runs on batteries or AC, Litepanels lights save energy and emit zero heat.

8:10PM - 8:20PM - Open Television Network - Philip Hodgetts
The Open Televison Network will debut on this day, Jan 23, 2008. The Open Television Network is open to any content owner who wants to sell content to viewers and for any viewer who wants to choose their own programming. It is built on technology Philip Hodgetts and Gregory Clarke developed and named klickTab. klickTab is the technology that makes the Open Television Network possible: the Open Television Network is the marketplace that makes it fair.
Content owners who use klickTab can sell audio, video and PDF content for digital download through a standard RSS feed (a podcast feed) that can be loaded into iTunes, Miro or compatible RSS aggregators.

8:20PM - 8:30PM - "The Sold Project" - Bill Darst, Rachel Sparks, Joel Nassan- Show and Tell
"Child prostitution exists in our world." That's truth that is simply hard to believe let alone understand. The SOLD Project was started in reaction to this issue. Something had to be done, but what?. What was our place in this issue? What, if anything, can a group of 20-somethings do in a completely unfamiliar land? The conclusion: to create awareness by documenting our experiences with these people. And it was our hope, in doing so, to give them a voice.

8:30PM - 8:50PM - Break
ProMax will be in the lobby showing off JVC camcorders and HD monitors. JVC will also be in the lobby showing off the Focus DR-HD100 as well as the JVC 200 series camcorders and FCP workflow. Brad Wright of VeeScope Live will be in lobby complete with Green Screen. GMAX will be there showing off their storage solutions. Lots of other stuff will be showing off too. The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Lots of FCP Gurus come to lafcpug meetings and this is your chance to network and make contacts and get your problems solved. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

8:55PM - 9:45PM - JVC 200 series ProHD Camcorders and DRHD100 Hard Disk Recorder - Stephen Milley
The West Coast JVC team will be showcasing the 200 series HD camcorders with the DRHD100 Hard Disk Recorder which records native .mov files. Being that it's QuickTime native, there's no transcoding required - it's true drag-n-drop into the FCP timeline. It's the fastest and most efficient 60p professional HD acquisition system available today. Also the JVC HD Monitor will be on hand for you to drool over.

They'll have JVC Professional and Focus Enhancements personnel there to talk about and answer any and all questions you may have. Footage will be that of Tim Dashwood, the gentleman that did the presentation at last year's NAB FCPUG SuperMeet showing both 24p and 60p slo-mo footage created with Cinema Tools. Additional information can also be found on the site under the JVC ProHD section.

9:50PM - 10:00PM - "Music Video" - Mike Stathopoulos, Noah Ross- Show and Tell
Executive Producer/Pop Star Noah Ross and Editor Mike Stathopoulos will show the music video "Jewlia." It was shot on the Panasonic HVX-200 on Rodeo Drive and downtown LA.

10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
100GB Portable Drive -GMAX

Micro - Litepanels
A bunch of JVC Hats and JVC LED Flashlights - JVC
3 sets of portable MP3 speakers -
Assortmnet of DVDs - Ripple Training
A bunch of T-shirts -
Focus Enhancements
"Getting Organized in FCP" -
"A Guide to Creating Video for the Web" -

2 Free HD Clips - gotFootageHD
Copy "Digital Color Correction"- Call Box
Copy of Panasonic P2 Workflow with Final Cut Pro and the HVX200 - Call Box

2 copies CHV FxPlug Bundle 04-2007 - CHV Electronics
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScope Live
$100.00 off or towards any Digital Heaven products - Digital Heaven
100 credits for the royalty free stock video clips of your choice - Revolution Stock Media
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
50% off Training class at Moviola - Moviola
Plug-in package of your choice - Lyric Media
Ken Stone dot net T-shirt - Ken Stone

Special thanks to ProMax for footing the bill and Victor Maldonado and Dean Cleary for taping the show