June 16, 2011

London FCPUG SuperMeet Thursday

The Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet will take place on Thursday (June 23), with an opportunity to see Apple's newly-released Final Cut Pro X.

This is the second SuperMeet in London (it was previously held in 2009), and it returns with perfect timing just as Apple releases FCP X. The SuperMeet will again be held in the Great Hall at the Kensington Conference and Event Centre.

The most recent SuperMeet, in Las Vegas during NAB, was where Apple chose to grant a first public look at FCPX, to a crowd of more than 1,800 (many of whom immediately posted videos on YouTube).

"It was an amazing night,” said Daniel Berube, head of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group and SuperMeet co-producer. “Apple surprised us and the world by showing off portions of Final Cut Pro X and the reaction was nothing short of exuberant. But the presentation left us with more questions than answers. So in London, we hope to answer many of those questions. Assuming FCPX is released by then.”

“This is certainly shaping up to be the year of Final Cut Pro X,” added Michael Horton, head of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group and co-producer of the SuperMeet (pictured above). “It’s going to be an exciting night, that we can guarantee.”

The main session on FCP X will be with producer, director, editor, consultant and Apple-Certified trainer Larry Jordan – if you haven't seen him before, he really is worth seeing in action – we've shared a few conference platforms with him before and there are few, if any, people who can explain FCP X or editing in general better than he does.

Also confirmed are: Colourist Alexis Van Hurkman demonstrating the latest version of DaVinci Resolve from Blackmagic Design (five copies of which will be won in the traditional SuperMeet raffle – alongside lots of other goodies from the likes of Adobe, Matrox and Telestream); Joe Billington will demo Smoke on Mac OSX, showing off what it can do for 3D; and there will be presentations from Red Giant Software on the Magic Bullet Suite and Genarts.

Doors open at about 19:00 with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase, featuring more than 15 software and hardware developers including: Blackmagic Design, AV3/GET, Genarts, G-Tech, Jigsaw, LaCie, Red Giant, Qube Master and others.

"This London SuperMeet will be our second time here and the second time we have done a stand alone SuperMeet that is not tied to a trade show," added Berube. "It will not be our last either, as we move forward to distance ourselves from trade shows and further build our global community with unique offerings. We have brilliant support in the UK from the creative community and we expect another excellent turnout."

Tickets are £15.

By David Fox

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