LAFCPUG to celebrate 10th Anniversary - June 16th 2010

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[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - The Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group, (lafcpug) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 16 at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood, CA beginning at 6:45PM. Founded in 2000 by Michael Horton and a small team of dedicated video and film professionals the lafcpug has grown from a small group of about 40 people in 2000 into a organization of over 6,000 members world wide and is considered the single largest Final Cut Pro User Group in the world.

To help celebrate the 10th birthday lafcpug will welcome film editor Steve Cohen who will show off the just released Avid Media Composer 5.

"Ironic isn't it?" says Michael Horton, founder of lafcpug. "Here we are, the largest Final Cut Pro User Group in the world celebrating our 10th Anniversary and we are showing off Avid's new Media Composer 5. However there is a method to our madness. MC5's new features are designed with all editors in mind, whether you work in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. If you are exclusively a FCP user, you need to see this. If you are a Premiere user, you need to see this. And if you are an Avid user, then you should see it the way it the lafcpug way, demoed by a working editor, Steve Cohen."

In addition, Final Cut Studio Master Trainer and Avid Certified editor Steve Kanter will show off more Final Cut Tips for Avid Editors. Learn how to emulate such "Avid-only" features like focus, slipping in real-time using JKL, trimming with 4-up display, Expert Render, sequence to sequence editing, copying keyframes, and even simultaneous, Unity-style Project Sharing. Plus, Kanter will demonstrate the new AAF Transfer plug-in from Boris FX, (still in beta) which will allow editors to send their FCP sequences back to Avid. Time permitting, he'll show a few Avid Tips for Final Cut Pro Editors.

The meeting will also include another round of "Stump The Gurus," a panel of four Final Cut experts who will try and solve almost any problem anyone is having with Final Cut Pro. Rounding out the evening will be show and tells from filmmakers, Benno Nelson and Andrew Peterson, and finally the always fun "World Famous Raffle" where thousands of dollars worth of valuable prizes will be handed out to lucky winners.

"To this day almost 100 people per month from around the world continue to join lafcpug and the monthly meetings continue to attract between 150 and 300 people," added Horton. "It's been a great 10 years, and as long as digital filmmakers find lafcpug useful then lafcpug will go on for another 10 years. And I have grand plans for lafcpug, you can bet on that."

Horton also co-produces the world renowned FCPUG SuperMeets which are held annually in San Francisco, Las Vegas, London and Amsterdam. The next SuperMeet is set for June 25, 2010 in Boston MA. Tickets are on sale online only and this event, like all SuperMeets is expected to sell out.

lafcpug meetings are open to public and doors open at 6:00 PM. A $5.00 donation will be requested at the door. For complete details and a directions to the Gallery Theater in Hollywood CA., visit the lafcpug web site.

Founded in 2000, the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug) is the largest UG in the world dedicated to the education and use of Apple Inc's Pro Applications. In addition, lafcpug co-produces the Annual FCPUG SuperMeets in Las Vegas, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam and Boston. Copyright 2000-2010 Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Final Cut are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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