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June 27 , 2007

Happy 7th Birthday lafcpug:

FCP 6 Night

Tonight we celebrated lafcpug's 7th Birthday. We devoted the entire night to everything you need to know about FCP 6. We had several presentations covering most of the new "cool stuff" and if that wasn't enough, we had round of Stump The Gurus and World Famous Raffle.

Guests included Steve Martin showed us "Working with Motion Templates in FCP 6." Apple's Senior Manager, Pro Apps Marketing, Paul Saccone showed us told about ProRes 422 and more. Also, very special guest, FCP Product Designer, Brian Meaney was on hand. Larry Jordan demoed the new filter, Smoothcam from FCP 6. Not enough? Author and editor Lisa Brenneis showed off her latest doc, "Eat at Bill's: Life in the Monterey Market."



6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Andrew Balis, Steve Martin, Larry Jordan, and KD Gulko 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 - 'SmoothCam Filter' -Larry Jordan
One of the new features in Final Cut Pro 6 is the SmoothCam filter, which essentially does what the name implies, smooth out your shaky camera shots. Using technology from Shake, SmoothCam is an easy to use drag and drop, 2 step process filter. BUT, there is lots you should know before you use it.


7:45PM - 8:15PM - ProRes 422 and something Super Secret- Paul Saccone
Apple's Senior Manager, Pro Apps Marketing, Paul Saconne will show off and explain the new codec, ProRes 422 and more. Paul announced FCP 6.0.1


8:20PM - 8:30PM - "Eat at Bill's: Life in the Monterey Market".- Lisa Brenneis - Show and Tell
In the two years between FCP 5 and FCP 6, Lisa Brenneis was able to stop endlessly revising her Final Cut Pro Visual Quickpro Guide and finish Version 1.0 of her video documentary "Eat at Bill's: Life in the Monterey Market".
"Eat at Bill's" is a homemade valentine to a man and his market -- man and market both remarkable.
Details here:

8:30PM - 8:55PM - Break
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Dulce Systems will be in the lobby. So will Shane Ross plus lots more folks. The lobby will be full of fun stuff. Lots of FCP Gurus come to lafcpug meetings and ths 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 -"Working with Motion 3 Templates in FCP 6." - Steve Martin
Deep integration with Motion 3
Editable Motion 3 master templates - complete with video drop zones and text fields - let you easily update content without leaving Final Cut Pro. Send clips from Final Cut Pro to Motion for advanced image processing, including sophisticated retiming effects and image stabilization. Data from variable speed changes and SmoothCam adjustments made in Final Cut Pro appears in Motion along with your footage.
Ripple Training'sSteve Martin shows how.

9:20PM - 9:55PM - Feedback and Q and A with Apple -Paul Saccone
Many of you have had a chance to play with FCP 6 and many of you haven't. This is a rare opportunity to give your feedback, feature requests and get your questions answered directly from Apple's Senior Manager, Pro Apps Marketing, Paul Saccone.


10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
Duo-500GB,FW,USB Drive - Dulce Systems

2 copies CHV FxPlug Bundle 04-2007 - CHV Electronics
Various Training Books - Peachpit Press
Compressor 3 Quick-Reference Guide (Apple Pro Training Series) - Brian Gary

2 copies "Getting Organized in FCP - Shane Ross
Copy of Color Correction in Final Cut Pro - Ripple Training
Copy of DVD Authoring in DVD Studio Pro -
Ripple Training
Color Correction in Final Cut Pro -
Larry Jordan
Soundtrack Pro Audio Filters -
Larry Jordan
Final Cut Pro Foundations - DV

FCP KeyCaps - WorldTech Devices
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScope Live
Final Cut Pro Keyboard Covers for Powerbook/MacBook Pro - KB Covers
Keyboard Symbols" Keyboard Covers for Powerbook/MacBook Pro -
KB Covers

$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
WMV Studio Pro - Flip4Mac
50% off Training class at Moviola - Moviola
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Plug-in package of your choice - Lyric Media
Ken Stone dot net T-shirt - Ken Stone
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance

303 Pro App Tips -Intelligent Assistance


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