Agenda Set For Second Annual Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet

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[prMac.com] Los Angeles / Boston - The Final Cut Pro User Group Network (FCPUG Network) have announced the agenda is now set for the Second Annual Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet to be held Sunday, 13 September 2009 at The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Dam Square, the heart of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Doors open at 16:30 with an FCP Showcase with 26 exhibitors; Presentations begin at 19:00 and continue until 23:30. This event is expected to be the largest gathering of Final Cut Studio users, Gurus and Digital Filmmakers in Europe during the annual IBC trade show.

Scheduled to appear will be Final Cut Pro co-creator Michael Wohl who will show off the new features as well as discuss what we need to know about the recently announced and shipping Final Cut Pro 7.

Also scheduled on the agenda and in order of appearance will be:

Apple Certified Trainer, editor and designer Simon Walker will show "How to do a Grade with Color 1.5 in just 10 Minutes."

Jason Levine, Sr. Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, is back on the SuperMeet stage to share the latest integration between Final Cut and Creative Suite 4 Production Premium. Jason will show how to take your FCP sequences into Premiere Pro CS4 and dynamically create complex, rich Blu-Ray discs in Encore CS4, building your menus natively in Photoshop CS4, and even creating motion menus and transitions in After Effects CS4.

Space Digital's Simon Blackledge and Gary Kelly will once again take the SuperMeet stage with brand new tips on the importance of choosing "More Right Tools for the Job" with Final Cut Pro at the center of their workflow.

MacVideo.tv's Rick Young and JVC's Semir Nouri will show off the incredibly simple JVC "Instant Editing" workflow with and show some stunning footage from the recently introduced compact hand-held GY-HM100 3-CCD camcorder and shoulder-mount GY-HM700, the industry's first professional camcorders to record files in the native QuickTime format for Apple's Final Cut Pro.

The organizers of the SuperMeet also intend to turn the show over to the audience for an interactive discussion with Final Cut Studio experts who
will answer any and all questions on the new Final Cut Studio as well as listen to user feedback and feature requests for future versions of Final Cut Studio. This portion of the meeting will be videotaped and later put on the internet for the world to see.

Also expected on stage will be a "Show and Tell" from a soon to be announced EU filmmaker.

Rounding out the evening will be the always wild "World Famous Raffle" where over 43,000 Euros of valuable prizes will be handed out to dozens of lucky winners.

Doors will open at 17:00 featuring the "FCP Showcase," where attendees will be able to get up close and personal with 26 vendors and small developers who will be showcasing their solutions for digital filmmakers and Final Cut users. The SuperMeet will begin promptly at 19:00.

Tickets for the Amsterdam SuperMeet are selling fast and are available for sale online for only 15.00 Euros each (Students with valid ID need only pay 10.50 each). Tickets may be available at the door for 20.00 each but it is expected this event will sell out as historically every SuperMeet sells out.

Food (snacks) will be served throughout the evening and cash bars will be available for those that wish to network and share a few cocktails. For daily updates as well as directions to the The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Dam Square, details on the agenda and a current list of raffle prizes, visit the Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet web sites:

About the SuperMeets
SuperMeets are gatherings of Final Cut Pro editors, gurus and Mac-based digital filmmakers from throughout the world who use or want to learn to use Apple's Final Cut Studio suite of applications, most importantly Final Cut Pro. SuperMeets are held annually along side large trade shows such as Macworld in San Francisco, NAB in Las Vegas, IBC in Amsterdam and in 2009 as a stand alone event in London. The agenda usually includes appearances by Apple, demos of new products, digital video tips and tricks, and filmmaker show and tells, including an FCP Showcase with vendors and small developers who will be showing off their solutions for digital filmmakers.

The Final Cut Pro User Group Network (FCPUG Network) is a worldwide community of Final Cut Pro and Digital Video User Groups officially recognized by Apple. The FCPUG Network's mission is to build connections between Final Cut Pro users, filmmakers and professionals who wish to lead the digital filmmaking revolution. The FCPUG Network provides both advocacy and education about Digital Video on the Macintosh and membership opportunities for learning and growth in Digital Storytelling.

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Daniel Berube
Co-producer - Boston Final Cut Pro User Group
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