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M dot Strange: Live in London (part 2)Has a video


Rick Young
M dot Strange tells his story: what has driven him to become the creator of the hugely successful full-blown animated feature film, We Are the Strange. Recorded live at MacVideo Expo, London, M dot Strange previews, for the first time ever, excerpts from his new movie, soon to be released: Heart String Marionette.

M dot Strange: Live in London (part 1)Has a video


Rick Young
M dot Strange tells his story: what has driven him to become the creator of the hugely successful full-blown animated feature film, We Are the Strange. Recorded live at MacVideo Expo, London, M dot Strange previews, for the first time ever, excerpts from his new movie, soon to be released: Heart String Marionette.

Best of MacVideo Movies 2011Has a video


Rick Young
10 of the best movies shown on MacVideo throughout 2011: featuring, Apple previews Final Cut Pro X; Walter Murch: the FCPX situation; Organising your footage using Final Cut Pro X; Michael Wohl - features of Final Cut Pro X; Shooting with the PMW-F3, Chasing the Ninja; Philip Bloom: Choosing the right camera for the job; Testing the Rycote softie

Autodesk Smoke: reducing the complexity of post-production workflows


Nick Manning
Smoke’s all-in one content finishing toolset can really help users take projects to the next level in terms of colour correction, titles and effects work, chroma keying and the highest levels of uncompressed editing. The integrated finishing solution combines intuitive editorial timeline navigation with advanced 3D finishing tools. Native support for industry-standard media formats and GPU-accelerated interactivity when compositing allows projects to be delivered faster, even against the tightest deadlines.

Adobe CS5.5 Demo, latest version of the Adobe video suiteHas a video


Rick Young
Debuted in April, at NAB 2011, Adobe Creative Suite® 5.5 Production Premium, is a complete software solution for video and post-production that enables one to deliver content to virtually any screen. Described as having breakthrough performance, workflow improvements, creative innovations, and powerful new audio editing capabilities, this latest upgrade represents an improved workflow to video professionals.

Maxim Jago: New workflows for Final Cut Pro with Adobe CS5 Production PremiumHas a video


Rick Young
This demonstration shows integration between Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, which allows FCP users to access the whole suite of creative applications included in Production Premium, retaining original editing decisions from FCP and even working with original media, including ProRes, natively. Presentation by Maxim Jago, filmmaker and trainer.

Best MacVideo Movies, 2010 (parts 3 & 4)Has a video


Rick Young
Featuring: DSLR Sensor Cleaning; NanoFlash Investigation with Ben King; Dan Brockett shows mics, lights and a Zacuto Z-finder ; Steadicam Tango: Garrett Brown, Jerry Holway. Enter the Ninja, portable ProRes recorder; Red Digital Cinema show Epic, Ikonoskop; Sony PMW-F3 launch

Best MacVideo Movies, 2010 (parts 1 & 2)Has a video


Rick Young
Parts 1 and 2, featuring 8 of the best MacVideo movies of 2010. Including: NXCAM Barcelona, camera review; Vaughan Smith, Going to Afghanistan; The Strength of AVID Media Composer 5; Go Pro, HD Hero; Panasonic AF100/101 interview; PMW-EX1R camera test, featuring Matt Davis

MacVideo Expo 2010: Autodesk: Demystifying Smoke for MacHas a video


Rick Young
Autodesk: Demystifying Smoke for Mac; Autodesk's Grant Kay demystifies Smoke for Mac. Grant demonstrates real-world examples such as pulling the impossible key to using 3D compositing tools to take your motion graphics to the next level - also featured, the latest in stereoscopic 3D editorial finishing

Three in one: CoreMelt; Red Lightning Software; RotolightHas a video


Rick Young
3 products on show this week: CoreMelt demonstrate Lock'n'Load and some of their other effects software; Red Lightning Software demo Shot Logger Pro - designed to speed up the logging process by enabling quick on-site logging which will reconnect back to media once loaded on drive; Rotolight is an innovative low-cost on-camera light which slips over the shotgun mic. These three are a mix of effects creation and practical workflow software, and a different kind of camera light.

Blackmagic roll out DaVinci for $995Has a video


Rick Young
Blackmagic Design has announced a revolution in high end color correction with new DaVinci Resolve 7.0 that includes support for the Mac OS X platform, upgraded user interface, improved video field support, a new EDL library, improved shared database support, as well as new pricing for all models starting from a very affordable $995. Recorded at the NAB FCPUG SuperMeet, April 13, 2010.

Adobe Unleash CS5: pure 64 bit cocoaHas a video


Rick Young
Adobe has launched the fifth incarnation of its Creative Suite collection of professional applications for print and Web designers and videographers. This set of coordinated programs, popularly called Adobe CS5, includes new versions of 14 products and their associated apps, four new online services, and a brand new interactive Web design product.

Smoke on the Mac: San Francisco SuperMeet 2010Has a video


Rick Young
Autodesk Smoke is billed as a comprehensive creative editorial system, offering visual effects capabilities. Smoke features a powerful 64-bit architecture and industry-leading tools for conforming, editing, audio, paint, tracking, character generation, graphic design, and visual effects creation in the Action 3D compositing environment, as well as Master Keyer and Colour Warper technologies. The software benefits from many of the advanced visual effects tools in Autodesk Flame software, as well as the ability to conform from EDLs, AAF, and Apple Final Cut Pro XML files, to potentially create more streamlined content efficiently.

A look back at memorable SF SuperMeet Movies and moreHas a video


Rick Young
With the 2010 San Francisco SuperMeet about to happen, February 5, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, we take a look at some memorable moment from previous SuperMeets, spectacular demos, and inspiring moments.

Best of MacVideo Movies 2009 (parts 3 & 4)Has a video


Rick Young
Featuring: Making Music Videos - Greg Hawkes; Independent Filmmaker - Claudio von Planta; The Frontline Club - Vaughan Smith; Playing for Change - Jonathan Walls; What You Need to Know About FCP7 - Michael Wohl; World-class Cinematographer - Dedo Weigert; Filming Underwater - Luca Coltri; Effects Production in Final Cut Pro - Rick Young; Steenbeck Flatbed Editing - Alive and Kicking in 2009; JVC GY HM100 and GY HM-700 - Rick Young and Semir Nouri.

Box'a'tricks - investigating the Matrox MXO2 and MXO2 Mini with H.264 Max technologyHas a video


Rick Young
The MXO2 comes in several configurations: MXO2, MXO2 Rackmount, MXO2 LE and MXO2 Mini. All the MXO2 boxes essentially do the same thing, with the distinguishing factor being the inputs and outputs available. Each box provides for monitor calibration, up-convert, down-convert, cross-convert of video content, and optional accelerated encoding for H.264 using the Matrox Max technology.

Jason Levine; Share the love with Adobe's CS4Has a video


Rick Young
In this demo recorded at the FCPUG NAB SuperMeet, Jason's charismatic style comes though as he shows off how simple it is to bring a Final Cut Pro project into Adobe Premiere Pro, to then work with this content in After Effects and to author Blu-ray discs using Adobe Encore. Jason clearly shows that CS4 and Final Cut Pro can be used to compliment one another.

Final Cut Pro 7 and the rest of Final Cut Studio 3 unleashed: New features (part 1)Has a video


Rick Young
It only happens every 2 years or so that Apple releases a major upgrade to its professional suite of post-production software. Now Final Cut Studio 3 is unveiled, and at the core is Final Cut Pro 7. New Features to Final Cut Pro 7 include: Expanded ProRes family, Easy export, iChat Theater support, New speed change tools, Alpha transitions, Improved markers, Native AVC-Intra support, Background export, Global transitions, Multi-Touch Trackpad and more

FCPUG Road Show in Hungary


Gyula Kazari
Our UG is still in child's shoes. We are only a few months old organization with three co-founder (one from Budapest, Hungary, one from Antwerp, Belgium and the other from Moscow, Russia) and besides setting up the website and posting news and tutorials we did not do much. So pretty soon we thought it was about time to meet our members and really do something for them.

Keylight and Furnace by The Foundry (parts 1 and 2)Has a video


Rick Young
The Foundry are regarded as a major player in the plug-in market. Keylight is an extremely capable blue/green screen keyer, whilst Furnace provides high-end tools for editors and compositors. The Foundry has won an Academy Award for technical achievement for their technology, now available for Final Cut Pro users.

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