First Annual IBC FCPUG SuperMeet: Agenda set

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[prMac.com] Los Angeles, CA - The agenda has been announced for the 1st Annual IBC FCPUG SuperMeet to be held Sunday, 14 September, 2008 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at the Culture Park Westergasfabriek, Gashouder as part of the giant trade show, IBC 2008.

This event is expected to be the largest gathering of Final Cut Pro users and digital filmmakers on the planet during IBC week.

Scheduled to appear, and this is subject to change, are:

From Apple in Cupertino CA, Paul Saccone, Director of Technical Marketing in Apple's Applications Marketing group, will provide the latest news on Final Cut Studio.

QuVIS, an imaging processing and Digital Cinema pioneer, will introduce exciting new Digital Cinema technology for Final Cut Studio.

Darius Fisher, who co-edited and co-produced "Fields of Fuel," a documentary that won the Audience award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival will show several clips and show how Final Cut Studio was used to make this complex and important documentary work.

"Traitor" is a film recently released and is written and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (screenwriter of The Day After Tomorrow) and edited by award winning Film Editor, Billy Fox (Hustle and Flow, Black Snake Moan.) It stars Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash) and Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential). Jeffrey Nachmanoff (subject to availability) and editor Billy Fox will discuss how Final Cut Studio helped bring this taut international thriller to life.

From Spain, Director of Photography, Miguel de Olaso will show clips from his work utilizing the Red Digital Cinema Camera and talk briefly on the Final Cut Pro workflow.

Adobe's Simon Hayhurst and Jason Levine will show how Adobe Production Premium's suite of applications can compliment the Final Cut Pro workflow.

Final Cut Pro Guru and filmmaker Rick Young, who is editor of Macvideo and founder of the UK FCP User Group will share his "Top Ten FCP Tips and Tricks."

Grass Valley/Thomson's Director of Marketing Scott Sheehan will show a short video of high quality JPEG 2000 shot on the Infinity Camcorder and edited with Final Cut Pro. The video will be followed by a short demonstration of the file-based workflow between the Infinity and FCP. This includes a full 10-bit, 4:2:2, JPEG 2000 workflow that uses the recently released I-J2K Suite from CineForm as well as MPEG-2 HD workflow using the Telestream Flip4Mac solution.

In addition to the above agenda there will be twenty vendors from all around the world showing off their wares. Many of these companies will not be on the show floor at IBC. The SuperMeet will be the only place you will see them.

There will be food and cash bars and rounding out the evening will be a raffle with prizes totaling over $50,000 dollars.

Doors will open at 5PM (17:00) and the show will begin at 7PM. (19:00) Tickets are on sale online only for Euro 10.00 each and this event is expected to sell out. Historically every SuperMeet for the past seven years has sold out.

Complete details, including daily updates on the agenda as well as a link to where to buy tickets can be found on the lafcpug web site.

Final Cut Pro user groups like the Los Angeles and Boston Final Cut Pro User Groups acknowledge the powerful influence that Final Cut Pro and its complimentary hardware and software has made on the digital filmmaking process and it's impact on the future of the entire entertainment industry. Located in over 40 major cities across the planet, this worldwide community of Final Cut Pro user groups builds connections between Final Cut Pro users, filmmakers and professionals who intend to be at, and stay on top of, the digital filmmaking revolution.

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