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May 22, 2013

Cameras, Field Recorders, FX, and FCP X

Join us as we welcome JVC, Atomos, Boris FX and Larry Jordan.

Alicia Reed from JVC will show off the JVC GY-HM650U camera with wi-fi and remote view.

Jeromy Young and Heather Williams will show the brand new Samurai Blade

Kevan O'Brien will show what's new in Boris BCC 8

Larry Jordan returns to show us Color Correction inside FCP X

Plus Stump The Gurus and World Famous Raffle.

NOTE: lacpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced Digital Story Tellers are welcome

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
Monica Daniel, Adam Bedford Philip Hodgetts as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can't solve your problem or answer your question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - Announcements
lf we have time, this is your time. Get up and tell us something about yourself. Ask for a job, offer a job. Whatever you want. Keep it brief. I also want to update everyone on the new projector and discuss ways to raise money to buy it.

7:35PM - 8:00PM - JVC GY-HM650U Camera - Alicia Reed
Mobile Newsgathering is now faster and better then ever with the introduction of JVC's GY-HM650. Small and light enough to be used anywhere, this advanced camera surpasses the performance of many traditional ENG style units and offers capabilities never before available on any model. Dual codecs make it possible to record for 2 screens simultaneously: full HD on one memory card and a smaller web-friendly file on another card. Transfer the footage back to the station with the GY-HM650's built-in FTP and WiFi connectivity. Alicia Reed, JVC's District Sales Manager for Professional Video Products will present.

7:35PM - 8:00PM - Atomos Samurai Blade -Heather Williams
At this month's LACPUG meeting we are excited to show off our new Samurai Blade! As with all Atomos recorders, the Samurai Blade is more than simply a recorder, having the ability to record to either the customer's choice of HDDs or SSDs and directly to Avid DNxHD or Apple ProRes. Atomos has incorporated a much higher resolution IPS screen (1280 x 720) into the Blade and even more monitor features, such as waveform and vectorscope, allowing the Blade to perform as a professional monitor as well as recorder and playback deck. With the addition of standard BNC connectors, features like RED File Naming, and the flexibility to add an HDMI to HD-SDI Connect Converter, the Samurai Blade is perfect for all of the popular cameras being used in Hollywood today.

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCP, Avid and Premiere Gurus. JVC will also be there showing off various cams. Also Technicolor will show off Color Assist. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved and who knows, get a job. You never know who you are going to meet at lafcpug. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 9:20PM - Boris BCC AVX 8.2 and Avid Media Composer- Kevan O'Brien
Kevan O'Brien will demo the new features of Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX now available for Avid Media Composer. Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX gives Avid editors the most comprehensive VFX and compositing plug-in suite ever created. A whopping 200+ filters include 3D Objects such as Extruded Text, 3D particle effects, image restoration tools, lens flares and lights, award-winning chroma keying and compositing, a full suite of color correction tools, time-based effects such as Optical Stabilizer, warp and perspective effects, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. All BCC AVX filters take advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL hardware acceleration for an interactive effects design experience.

9:25PM - 9:55PM - Color Correction and Final Cut Pro X - Larry Jordan
Want to learn how to use video scopes?
Tired of not knowing what to tweak to improve your images?
Want to make your projects look great?
Join Final Cut guru Larry Jordan this month at LACPUG and learn how to read video scopes and color correct your projects in Final Cut Pro X. Nobody demos like Larry - and, once you see him, you'll know why. Discover the techniques you can use today to make your projects look GREAT!

About Larry Jordan
An internationally-renowned consultant and Apple-Certified trainer with over 35 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. His informative and entertaining teaching style provides video and film editors around the world with unique editing techniques, methods and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills.
Based in Los Angeles, he’s a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. In addition to his online training and in-person seminars, Jordan writes and edits the FREE, ‘Larry Jordan’s Weekly Final Cut Newsletter’ – now in its eighth year of publishing, which provides essential news and tutorials on a variety of audio and video editing software. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and eight books on editing, published by Peachpit Press and Focal Press including his latest, Adobe Premiere Pro Power Tips: Secrets, Shortcuts, and Techniques. He is the winner of multiple awards for his broadcast work, as well as his online training.
To accompany his Final Cut Pro classes, Larry recently expanded his training to include software from Adobe Production Premium CS6 - Audition, Prelude, Story and Encore - as well as Autodesk’s new 2013 iteration of Smoke. So whether you want Final Cut Pro training, more information on Adobe video editing or to find out how the pros use Autodesk Smoke, Larry has what you need.
Jordan is also the executive producer and host of the weekly interactive Internet radio show and podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, covering everything you need to know about digital media, production, post-production and distribution now and in your digital future.

10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Samurai Blade - Atomos
Copy of Boris BCC FEC AVX - BorisFX
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
2 copies of CrumplePop HDR for GoPro - Crumplepop
2x $100.00 coupons - Tangent FX
1 full license of Repair FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
1x Pro Maintenance Tools- Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Media Tools- Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Versioner - Digital Rebellion
1x Kollaberate, CinePlay,Cut Notes Bundle- Digital Rebellion
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Free Stock Footage HD Clips up to $500.00 value - Artbeats

$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
Copy of VeeScope Live -
VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyguide - Neotron
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate

How to get to the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park

Click here for Google Map


Click HERE to download a PDF(300K) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.

The Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
(between Vermont and Normandie)
Hollywood, CA 90027
Phone: 323.644.6272

Enter through the gate on Hollywood Blvd just West of Berendo. The theater is at the top of the hill, adjacent to the art gallery.

From US 101 (heading South),
take the Hollywood Boulevard exit.
Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Hollywood Boulevard.
Turn right into the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. (you will only see a parking lot. Drive to top of hill to find the Gallery Theater)
The Gallery Theater is in the center of the park.

From US 101 (heading North),
take the Vermont Avenue exit.
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Vermont Avenue.
Turn left onto Hollywood Boulevard.
Turn left into the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. (you will only see a parking lot. Drive to top of hill to find the Gallery Theater)
The Gallery Theater is in the center of the park.

Metro Red Line
Yes, Los Angeles has a subway and if possible you ought to use it. Riders are dropped of at Sunset and Vermont, one long block from the Art Park. More info on the Red Line can be found here.

Note on Parking: Parking is FREE. There is ample parking on top of hill near the Art Park. Parking extends around the perimeter of the Park. NOTE: Please park your car diagonally even though the spaces are not marked that way. If there are no spaces to park at top, then use parking lot at bottom of hill near Hollywood Blvd. Click HERE to download a PDF(300K) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.

Wheelchair access: Park in the lot next to the Hollyhock house (you will see a handicap parking sign), come into the theatre entrance, and take the elevator down. There will be space in the front of the theatre for wheelchairs.

Before or after the meeting, there is a fine restaurant row on Vermont between Hollywood and Franklin (just around the corner from the park). There are also a number of funky ethic eateries along Hollywood Blvd.

lacpug meetings are presented in association with the
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, a facility of the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs

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