Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet NAB Wrap-Up

Michael Horton
Michael Horton, one of the organizers of the Final Cut Pro User group SuperMeet at NAB, has provided this wrap-up report of one of the most successful SuperMeets yet.

The 7th annual NAB FCPUG SuperMeet is now officially over and you missed it. Well, some of you missed it. An estimated crowd of about 1500 showed up for what turned out to be the largest SuperMeet in our history. People started lining up at 3PM and the show did not end until after 11PM. We had presentations from Apple, Red, JVC, Blackmagic Design, Adobe, Wounded Marines Career Foundation, Phantom and a scary editing tool called the Assistant Editor. We had a crowded room of 30 vendors with some tables 20 people deep. It was nuts.

Final Cut Pro User Group NetworkWe gave away more than $90,000 worth of raffle prizes to a completely crazy out of control bunch of fun loving FCS users who could not of been more enthusiastic or patient. 250 “SuperBags” were handed out to the first 250 in line. 1000 “SuperMags” with 100 pages of tutorials and feature articles were also handed out. It was a great night, a long night and whole lot of fun for all of us. If you missed the event, you missed one heck of an event.

Special thanks must go to Apple for arranging the room at the MGM and for their extraordinary generosity and support. Also thanks must go to Adobe, Blackmagic Design and JVC and the other 27 companies, big and small who gave not only their financial support, but their time and expertise. And BIG thanks to all of our volunteers who work so tirelessly and with good humor.

Next up is IBC in Amsterdam. Yes Virginia, we plan on bringing the SuperMeet to Europe and are in the planning stages now. We are currently scouring Amsterdam for a suitable venue and plan to hold the event on Sunday, September 14, 2008. So if you are going to IBC or live in Europe and want to experience a SuperMeet, mark your calendars for September 14, 2008. Trust me, you have never been to an event like a FCPUG SuperMeet.

More on the IBC SuperMeet in Amsterdam as we get closer to the event. Right now, its back to the real world for me.”

If you were not among the lucky ones who were in Las Vegas, fear not: you can still benefit from the event by enjoying the podcasts of some of the presentations available from the show.

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