October 16, 2011

MacVideo Expo on Tuesday

MacVideo Expo takes place in London on Tuesday (October 18), with lots of interesting sessions, with debate, demonstrations and discussions on all manner of Mac-related production and post production.

It begins at 4pm with Expo organiser, editor, director and author, Rick Young presenting an hour-long session on: Getting to grips with Final Cut Pro X.

At 5pm, there is a chance to visit the exhibitor showcase, network, have a drink and tuck in to the buffet meal.

At 6.30pm, the main sessions start, with a heavyweight panel discussion: The state of post-production on the Mac, featuring: Chris Roberts, freelance producer, editor and Apple Certified Master Trainer (pictured), long-time editor, and Avid user, Barry Stevens (who edited Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and many episodes of Dr Who), filmmaker and Apple Pro Apps Mentor Trainer, Jonathan Eric Tyrrell, and Rick Young.

At 7pm there is Grading in Premiere Pro, when Apple Certified Master Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor, Simon Walker will share some of the processes he has found useful, how plug-ins help him work faster, and will be showing some tips to get up to speed quickly in Premiere Pro. It is followed by an Adobe presentation on CS5.5

At 7.30pm FCP editor, Philippe Baudet, will look at how to bridge the gap between post production and live event production, and his use of Macs and Blackmagic Design's ATEM production switchers for productions for some of the biggest broadcasters and music acts in Europe.

After a break, at 8.30pm, G-Technology will talk about soon-to-be-available Thunderbolt products, while at 8.50pm Telestream, has a session on advanced distributed transcoding workflows for post using Episode 6 multiformat encoding software.

At 9.10pm Jonathan Richards, talks about shooting with the Panasonic AG-AF101 large sensor video camera.

At 9.30pm, the big finish will be an hour with DoP, director and filmmaker, Philip Bloom (pictured), looking at how to choose the right camera for different shooting situations, with footage shot with such cameras as the Panasonic AF101; Sony NEX-FS100; Sony PMW-F3; and Red Epic.

The Expo will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine (5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus or Bond Street tube stations), 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE, which is a really nice venue.

It costs £10, with entry from 4pm, and the buffet meal. Register at: www.macvideo.tv/events/Macvideo-Expo-Oct/

By David Fox

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