The Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group
(lafcpug) will mark its two-year anniversary on Wednesday, June 26 at the LA Film School in Hollywood. Avid’s own Doug Hansel and Michael Phillips will be on hand to demo Avid XpressDV for the Mac.
Avid Xpress DV v3 is a portable video editing solution for Mac OS X. The US$1,699 product sports over 100 customizable real-time effects and multiple simultaneous streams. Avid Xpress DV effects are fully customizable and previewed onscreen exactly as they will appear when rendered, according to Joe Bentivegna, vice president of Avid’s Video Development & Operations.
“There has been enormous curiosity about this application for many months, and we believe it’s our obligation to show our membership what else is out there,” Michael Horton, head of the 1,800-plus member user group said.
In addition to Avid, lafcpug will present its regular line up of events including, “Stump The Gurus,” where the audience tries to get their Final Cut Pro problems solved by questioning a panel of FCP gurus. Plus, lafcpug regular Steve Martin will present the Tip/Trick of the Month, film editors, Michael Friedman and Robert C Rodriguez, from ShowTime Network, will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of working with Mac OS X in a production environment. If that isn’t enough, there will be show and tells, a “how2” on making an explosion effect in FCP, food and drink and lafcpug’s “World Famous Raffle.”
“We expect a standing room only crowd for this meeting, so if you want a good seat, get there early,” Horton said.
The complete agenda and directions to the LA Film School can be found on the
lafcpug Web site.