March. 26 , 2008
We welcomed Aperture 2.0 and the world debut of XMiL Sequencer to lafcpug.
Aperture 2.0 just shipped and features over 100 new features for the still photographer. What you might not know is that Aperture should be in every Final Cut Pro editor's toolbox. David Schloss will show you why.
XMiL Sequencer. converts an XML file exported from a Final Cut Pro timeline and turns it into an Avid Log Exchange (ALE) file. This file can then be imported into an Avid nonlinear editing system, turning the segments used in the FCP timeline into Avid master clips. Editor and author Rainier Standke will demo. This will be the world premiere of Xmil Sequencer.
Plus, Converting HDV to ProRes 422 - and why you want to with Larry Jordan, Stump The Gurus, Show and Tells and of course, World Famous Raffle.
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Ann Mendenhall. Larry Jordan and Philip Hodgetts 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 - 7:35PM - XMiL Sequencer - Rainier Standke
XMiL Sequencer converts an XML file exported from a Final Cut Pro timeline and turns it into an Avid Log Exchange (ALE) file. This file can then be imported into an Avid nonlinear editing system, turning the segments used in the FCP timeline into Avid master clips. Rainier Standke will show and tell.
7:40PM - 8:05PM - Storage Solutions - Jason Deubler
In place of Promise, Jason Deubler from GMAX will give us all a primer on understanding Storage solutions and Xsan. From, when is Firewire OK to what is a Raid and what do all those Raid numbers mean.
Important Note: Promise Technology had to cancel at last minute so will not be able to appear.
8:05PM - 8:35PM - Aperture 2.0 - David Schloss
Aperture 2.0 just shipped and features over 100 new features for the still photographer. What you might not know is that Aperture should be in every Final Cut Pro editor's toolbox. David Schloss founder of the Aperture Users Professional Network will show you why.
8:35PM - 9:00PM - Break
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.
9:00PM - 9:20PM - Converting HDV to ProRes 422 - and why you want to. - Larry Jordan
Nothing has caused more confusion for editors than HDV. Should you edit HDV natively or convert it? If you convert it, should you use ProRes 422? Join Larry Jordan in another of his trademark "Make the impenetrable seem really, really obvious" sessions as he shows you how to get HDV under control.
9:25 - 9:40PM - "Route 30" - John Putch - Show and Tell
LAFCPUG member John Putch who when not directing TV shows like Scrubs and Ugly Betty makes independent films out of his garage with his professional friends. HIs last DIgitial rules film was MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH which played over 50 festivals and won 15 awards and will soon be out on DVD. That project was shot on the Sony Z1 and film-looked using DVfilm's Maker software. Quite an arduous process to get that 24P look.
Tonight we get a sneak peak of the trailer of John's latest indie ROUTE 30. Shot entirely in his home state of PA using the HVX200 P2, cut in FCP 6.02, titles in motion and livetype. The final workflow will include a professional sound mix in protools and a color correction on a Da Vinci 2K. The switch to P2 over HDV was a happy one for John. Ask him why.
9:40PM - 9:50PM - "American Cancer Society" - Brian Denny- Show and Tell
Recently I completed a promotional video on behalf of The American Cancer Society.
The video is being used to raise awareness of an event called Relay For Life that takes place in cities all over the U.S. Not only does it promote the spirit of the event and get people excited to participate, but provides a tool for people who are already participating to explain and show the event to potential sponsors.
The Relay event is a 24 hour activity. I donated all of my time to do the production and editing. I was a one-man camera crew using a Sony HVR-V1U. I recorded to a Firestore type device and onto tape also.
After media managing all of the HDV files down to Anamorphic DV footage files, all of the editing and DVD authoring was done on my
PowerBook G4 using FCP4.5.
Well long story short, they liked it and I felt good about the donation, and that it may help in some way. I couldn't donate money, but I could give my time.
9:55PM - World Famous Raffle
8GB iPod Touch - Apple
2x Aperture 2.0 - Apple
Hats and T-shirts - Apple
2 coupons for 25% off your next purchase of $700.00 or more - GMAX
2 pairs of FREE tickets to the SuperMeet - lafcpug
Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron
Assortment of training DVDs - Larry Jordan
"Getting Organized in FCP" - Creative Cow.net
2x "Stop Staring and Start Grading with Apple Color" - Creative Cow.net
"Money Making Graphics & Effects for FCS 2" - Creative Cow.net
"Light it Right" DVD - Videomaker
Free copies of Videomaker Magazine - Videomaker
2 Free HD Clips - gotFootageHD
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