The Los Angeles Chapter of the DVD Association will be giving away a copy of DVD Studio Pro at their monthly meeting today. The meeting will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Dr. Rawstock, 6150 Santa Monica Blvd, (bet Gower & Vine), Hollywood, CA.
DVD Studio Pro is Apple’s US$999, high-end DVD authoring package. It’s a product that complements Final Cut Pro, the company’s state-of-the-art video editing application.
Apple’s Mike Evangelist, senior product line manager of DVD Products, will be presenting the “groundbreaking” DVD Studio Pro, according to Frank Laughlin of the DVDA-Los Angeles Chapter.
“The meeting is free for all to attend,” he added. “Of course, we’ll pitch you on how wonderful it is to be a DVD Association member. Bring your friends. Have some cookies. And don’t miss this very early opportunity to learn about DVD Studio Pro from Apple — and maybe walk home with your very own copy.”
If you do attend, you’ll also see Tony Knight, president of SpinWare, show off their new iControl (DVD/Web) system. Dr. Ash Pahwa, CEO of DV Studio Technologies, will be presenting Apollo d2d, a solution that converts DV footage to DVD. Mike Mickes of Pioneer will (hopefully) bring the company’s new DVR-2000 (a VCR-type unit) and the new a103 (aka SuperDrive). Finally, DVD Producer Alita Holly (“Ghostbusters,” “Men in Black,” “Bad Boys,” “Frequency,” and the upcoming “13 Days”) will discuss some of the tricky bits of extra content on DVDs.