The Las Vegas Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet Agenda Announced


The agenda for the Final Cut Pro Supermeet at the NAB show in Las Vegas has now been set.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in the Amazon Ballroom at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Doors open at 4:00PM and presentations begin at 7PM and continue until 11:00PM. This SuperMeet is the first to have Adobe, Apple and Avid on one stage together and promises to be the single largest gathering of editors, gurus and digital filmmakers during the 2010 Nab Show.

Scheduled to appear on stage (subject to change) will be:

Canon, Shooting for Saturday Night Live; Canon XF305 and XF300 professional HD camcorders

Alex Buono, 10-year veteran Director of Photography for NBC’s Saturday Night Live Film Unit, kicks off the SuperMeet with a real-world perspective and a bit of humor on shooting for broadcast for the weekly live comedy series with Canon EOS DSLR cameras. Alex will be joined by Paul McAniff of Canon, who will introduce Canon’s new XF305 and XF300 professional HD camcorders, featuring 50 Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to affordable CF Cards.

Adobe, Creative Suite 5 Production Premium for FCP Editors

Jason Levine, Adobe Worldwide Product Evangelist will highlight several new features that will be useful for the Final Cut Pro editor (including round tripping to/from FCP and native DSLR HD video support) in the just announced Production Premium CS5.

Avid: XDcam and Canon 7D with Avid Media Composer & AMA

Editor Misha Tenenbaum will discuss production from an editor’s point of view and explore his use of the AMA plugin architecture with Sony XDCam HD and Canon EOS 7D cameras for his new show, “Handicapped John.” Misha will explore watching and even editing dailies instantly, while still on location and demonstrate how to save money and avoid potential hassles by offline editing in camera-native HD codecs. Avid Media Composer and AMA brought his post to production.

Apple, New Developments in ProRes and Stereo 3D

Steve Bayes, Sr. Product Manager for FCP at Apple, returns to the SuperMeet stage to highlight exciting new developments in Apple Partner Support for ProRes and Stereo 3D.
ARRI: Introducing the ARRI ALEXA Digital Camera

Adrian Widera of ARRI and a special guest will showcase the new ARRI ALEXA Digital Cinema Camera, the only camera of its kind to shoot directly to Apple’s ProRes 422HQ and ProRes 4444 onto SxS Pro cards.

Blackmagic Design: Interview With Peter Barber

Peter Barber, Director, Blackmagic Design, will show off brand new solutions that Blackmagic Design is expected to announce at NAB.

Affordable 3D on the Mac for All

2010 is the year of 3D, so Stereo Cinematographer Tim Dashwood of Dashwood Cinema Solutions will show how content creators can affordably capture and edit footage and timelapse in 3D using Canon EOS 7D DSLRs and other cameras. Featured will be 3D footage and a live demo projected on stage.

iPad for Digital Filmmakers

Director Taz Goldstein of will discuss how the iPad will impact filmmaking and show off 5 of the newest, most innovative must-have iApps designed for digital content creators, along with a variety of hardware that’s been developed to support this growing market.

Rounding out the evening will be the always wild and crazy “World Famous Raffle” with currently $82,000.00 worth of prizes to be handed out to dozens of lucky winners, including a Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera and related HD-DSLR gear, Apple iPad, NLE software and hardware, plug-ins and much more.

Doors will open at 4:00PM with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 35 software and hardware developers including Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Canon, ARRI, Avid, Automatic Duck, Data Robotics, Future Media Concepts, Matrox, Noise Industries, NVIDIA, Panasonic, Vimeo and many others.

Visit the Final Cut Pro Supermeet site for all the details, or go to the registration site to assure your spot at the event.

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