March 14, 2011

UK FCP User Group meeting in Birmingham on March 31st

The UK Final Cut User's Group is meeting in Birmingham on March 31, at NTI.

Sessions include:
  • The latest 4-core MacBook Pros put to the test,  to see how fast they are for encoding, rendering and output, compared to previous 2-core models.
  • Native ProRes 4:2:2 acquisition with AJA's Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini solid-state recorders.
  • Final Cut Pro demonstration with Jonathan Tyrrell, editor, consultant and Pro Apps Mentor Trainer.
  • A look at Adobe CS5 on the Mac.
  • Digital Heaven's Martin Baker will show off his latest plug-ins for FCP, including Final Print 2.0 (for browsing and printing FCP projects).
  • Vision mixer demo with the 4-camera HD-SDI-based Datavision SE2000.
  • Editors talk - open discussion. Equipment for the modern editor - what you need to survive in the modern economy and how to make money at the same time.
  • Rick’s Tips: The organiser, Rick Young (editor of MacVideo), will offer FCP Tips and Tricks, such as: Photoshop integration; generating high quality stills output; and adding versatility to your editing.
It will be at the New Technology Institute, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5 5JU (just south of Aston University), and entry will cost £5 - but seating is limited, so best to book early. Doors open 6.30pm, and it should finish at 10.30pm.

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