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-June 25, 2003-

"lafcpug's three year anniversary"

Tonight's meeting celebrated the three year Anniversary of lafcpug and the birth of FCP 4 and it was HUGE. Well of course it was. To help us celebrate we brought in Andrew Baum of Pinnacle to show off the brand new Cinewave 4 for Jaguar, Tim Wilson to show off Boris Red 3GL (boy is it fast) FCP 4 RT Extreme, Show and Tells, Stump the Gurus and World Famous Raffle. Also in the lobby was Promax showing off new toys, 12 inch Design showing off their very cool motion graphic backgrounds, the FCP Guru table AND Panasonic showing off the brand new SDX900 DVCPRO Camera and the AJ-SD930 DVCPRO 50 Deck running under FCP4. PLUS, direct from the WWDC, a report on the G5 PowerMac. What does it mean for FCP users? Whew!

The Agenda

6:30PM - 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
To allow for questions concerning FCP 4 we added 15 minutes to this months Stump the Gurus. An all star line up of Gurus included Andrew Balis, Ken Stone and special guests, author and educator Charles (Chawla) Roberts ("FCP 2 for Firewire Editing" and Final Cut Express) Ralph Fairweather co Founder of 2-pop and Steve Martin of Ripple Training as they attempted to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. And of course they did.

7:20PM - 7:45PM RT Extreme - Steve Martin
So how extreme is FCP 4 RT Extreme,? What kind of RT can you expect on YOUR Mac? What is this "Safe Mode"? What filters and transitions work with RT Extreme. Steve Martin will answer all these questions and more as we go in depth and inside RT Extreme and try our best to break it.

7:45PM -7:55PM "Turquoise" Show and Tell - GiGi Mullins and Stephen Savage
Turquoise is the first feature-length digital video western, presented by the creative team of GiGi Mullins and Stephen Savage. This is the first feature for both Savage and Mullins, who is only the second woman since the silent film era to direct a western. Mullins also served as the project's editor, working entirely with Final Cut Pro. Savage wrote the award-winning script and played the lead character, as well as composing the film's score and editing sound. Turquoise is a true independent endeavor, produced on a micro-budget of less than $7000, with principal photography completed in just 3 weeks. The quality of the final product, we are proud to say, far surpasses the limitations of money and time.
For more information visit their web site

7:55PM - 8:30PM - Cinewave 4 - Andrew Baum
There is no other Capture card on the market with as many Real Time Effects as Cinewave 4. Version 4 includes real-time support for DV50, Apple LiveType titling, the high-quality Animation codec, video out with Apple Soundtrack, and support for up to 5 uncompressed real-time tracks (3 video and 2 graphics with alpha channels). CineWave includes high-quality offline support with real-time HD and SD capture into PhotoJPEG, DV25/DV50 and CineOffline; new real-time effects for DV25/50, PhotoJPEG, etc.; new high-precision 32-bit floating-point rendering; real-time reverse telecine from 30 or 29.97 FPS video capture to 24 FPS footage in both HD and SD formats; real-Time HD Effects; and support for Steinberg Nuendo and up to eight tracks of audio out with Final Cut Pro 4.
Who better to show it to us than the original product manager for Final Cut Pro and now current product manager for Cinewave, Andrew Baum. Andrew is always entertaining and Cinewave 4 is a must see even if you are not in the market for a SD or HD solution.

8:30PM - 8:55PM - Break
In the Lobby will be Promax showing off new toys and answering questions on the just announced G5 PowerMac, plus showing off the Cinewave 4 for Jaguar and the brand new Panasonic AJ-SD930 DVCPRO 50 Deck running under FCP4. (hook it up via firewire folks) Intelligent Assistance will also be showing off the must have Troubleshooter for FCP and Great Visual FX CDs.
Panasonic reps will also be on hand (BEFORE the meeting only) showing off the new SDX900 DVCPRO Camera. Also in the lobby will be 12 inch Design showing off their very cool and highly original Motion Graphics backgrounds. Plus another addition of the FCP Guru table where we "guarantee" you'll get your FCP 4 questions answered. We will also be selling past "lafcpug on DVD" meetings.

8:55PM - 9:30PM - Boris Red 3GL - Tim Wilson
Forget everything you know about Boris Red. You haven't seen it until you see the brand new Boris Red 3GL. And no one shows it better than lafcpug favorite Tim Wilson. Boris Red 3GL is the first integrated 3D compositing, titling, and effects application to implement OpenGL hardware acceleration technology and it is wicked fast and works INSIDE FCP or as a stand alone application. If you dont understand Open GL hardware acceleration technology you will after this presentation. It is the future and the future is here.


The following raffle przes were given away and we are grateful for the donations

ShuttlePro - Contour Design
ShuttleExpress - Contour Design
Boris Red 3GL - Boris

Copies of "Inside Editing with FCP 4" Training DVD - Magnet Media Films
Copies of Motion Graphic Backgrounds - 12 inch Design
2 FCP 4.0 Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron Design
Commotion Pro - Pinnacle
Color Corrector for FCP DVD - Digital FilmTree

2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Troubleshooter for FCP 3 -
Intelligent Assistance
Great VisualFX for Final Cut Pro - Intelligent Assistance

DVD Companion Pro Pack - Recipe 4 DVD
Various books - CMP Books
"Smothered- The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" DVD- Lillian Benson
1 T-shirt -
2 copies of lafcpug DVDs - lafcpug

Special thanks must go to Chris Horgan for taking tickets. Ken stone for taking pics. Dan Brockett and Tony Peck for taping the show for the DVD, John Levulis for doing the lights and of course Promax for footing the bill.

Michael Horton,