The Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug), along with leaders of the Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago FCP User Groups will gather for a special meeting at next week’s DV Expo West. The trade show will run December 10-12.
The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 11, in the LA Convention Center. FCP Product Designer Brian Meaney and Apple’s Paul Saccone will be on hand to take questions and gather feedback from the audience on Final Cut Pro 3 and beyond.
Cawan Starks of Promax will demo DeckLink, a video capture card from Blackmagic-Design. Digital Anarchy’s Jim Tierney will premiere two new FCP plug-ins: Psumani and Aurora Sky.
Director Noah Kadner will show the results of a side-by-side video shoot he did with the new Panasonic DVX100 24P Camcorder and the Sony PD 150. Director of Photography Nate Weaver will present “If Ozzy Was My Dad (That Would Rock),” a video produced with the new Panasonic DVX100 24P. Shot in one 19-hour day, with a crew of three and budget of US$150, this video displays just how much production value can be had for the low-budget filmmaker, according to Michael Horton, head of lafcpug.
Plus there will be a raffle with prizes totaling close to $4,000, including a copy of DVD Studio Pro, which was donated by Apple. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and you have to register to attend. For details visit
lafcpug’s Web site.