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-September 28, 2005-
HDV Night, Part Deux
Another awesome night of HDV. Presenters included xmedit's TRAFFIC. Plus, "Editing HDV Non Natively with FCP," Plus "Editing HDV Natively in Final Cut Pro 5 " Plus the KONA LH capture card. And rounding it all out, Stump the Gurus, Show and Tells, and of course, World Famous Raffle.
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Andrew Balis, and special guest Gurus, 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 - 7:40PM - Editing HDV Non Natively with FCP - Brad Wright
Brad Wright, author of DVDxDV and HDVxDV will be down from the Bay Area to show off and answer the following issues if editing HDV non natively in FCP:
1. What is the best codec to use for the workflow. (Apple Intermediate Codec, Uncompressed, DVC Pro HD)? Interlaced or De-interlaced
2. Monitoring your HD video during the editing process. Apple Cinema Display, Projector, external television monitor?
3. What are the output options: HDV, HDCAM, DVC Pro HD, or 35 mm film.
7:25PM - 7:55PM - "Traffic" - Forrest Maready
This will be the world premiere of a new tool for FCP from Forrest Maready and the team at North Carolina's Xmedit.
From Forest: "Traffic is a new kind of application for advanced Final Cut Pro users that allows them to perform difficult, tedious or impossible editorial and project management tasks. The software works with Apple's popular XML interchange format and offers editors an alternative to the timeline- a powerful node-based system usually reserved for high-end visual effects software. The result is an intuitive and powerful application designed for those editorial tasks better suited away from the timeline interface."
8:00PM - 8:15PM - Kona LH Capture Card - Ted Schilowitz
lafcpug favorite, Ted Schilowitz from AJA will show off the brand new Kona LH capture card. Ted will talk briefly about the workflow benefits of using the Kona LH with HDV.
" Supporting native 10-bit uncompressed resolution, KONA LH provides optimum quality for SD and HD, the highest available quality based on SMPTE SDI standards. KONA LH also supports various codecs such as DVCPROHD, HDV playback, DV50, and many more, with hardware acceleration on-board for the playback of DVCPROHD, HDV, and Apple's Dynamic RT Extreme. This unique acceleration frees up the G5 to do more, such as more RT."
8:20PM - 8:30PM - Show and Tell - Jeremy Saville
Basically it's a comedy about the karma of judgmental thinking as expressed through our diets. And how basically we all get caught up in the food chain sometimes and end up cannibalizing each other inadvertently. I shot it HDV cf24. Edited on good ole' FCP HD by downconverting it, and then when 5 came out I used the edl to bring it all back in in HD. All this done on my Powerbook G4 1GHZ
8:30PM - 8:50PM - Break
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. ProMax will be in the lobby showing off the Sony Z1U and other toys Larry Jordan will be in the Lobby selling his latest book, Final Cut Pro Hands on Training as well as his latest DVD, Digital Video PrinciplesIntelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, and talking about the newPro Apps Hub. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.
8:55PM - 9:25PM - Editing HDV Natively in Final Cut Pro 5 - Chuck and Marilyn Braverman and Rob King
Academy Award nominated filmmakers Chuck and Marilyn Braverman and editor Rob King will show clips and discuss the real world workflow from their upcoming documentary, "Abused." This Doc was shot on HDV and edited natively on FCP 5. They intend to take you from capture to output and try once and for all, to give you everything you need to know about editing HDV natively on Final Cut Pro.
9:30PM - 9:40PM -"Ooga Ooga" - Show and Tell - Perry Payne
Ooga Ooga is a 3 minute short that screened at the 9th Annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival Sep. 6 - 13, 2005. I also edited two 90 second Festival promotional trailers that won the Austin Film Festival Trailer competition last year and this year. This years trailer will run October 20 - 27 in Austin, TX.
9:40PM - 9:50PM - "My Cancer" - Billy Farah - Show and Tell
My Cancer is a film out of the ordinary. The premise is simple. It follows a young woman remembering a terrible tragedy and the subsequent addiction, which she embraces as a way to cope. She wakes up on the anniversary determined to let go of it all by overdosing on her pills, which takes her on a surreal trip toward enlightenment. It is what she chooses to do in the end that will ultimately free her from her black and white world into one full of color.
9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
2 copies of Traffic - xmedit
5 Training bundles - ProMax
Steadytracker Ultralight - ProMax
2 bottles Hanger One Vodka - Ted Schilowitz
2 copies of Final Cut Pro Hands on Traning - Larry Jordan
2 copies of "Digital Video Principles" DVD- Larry Jordan
2 copies "Underwater Digital Video Made Easy" - Hammerhead Press
Art of Encoding with Compressor - Ripple Training
50% off any Apple Pro Apps Class - Moviola
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
WMV Studio Pro - Flip4Mac
100 blank DVDs - Disc Makers
Various Books - Peachpit
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Plug-in package of your choice - Lyric Media
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
101 Final Cut Pro Tips -Intelligent Assistance
Special thanks to Promax for footing the bill.