February 10th, 2010 Meeting

DP Chris Fallin and Post Producer Joe DeOliveira on behalf of Sony presented a comprehensive evaluation of using XDCAM and Avid to create a tapeless workflow. They shared the results of a recently completed test for shooting and post with the Sony F800 camera for scripted television. They gave an thorough assessment of the camera and workflow and explained the benefits as well as the limitations. They showed that with the high quality and substantial savings XDCam is making the leap from ENG. Experts from Sony and Avid were there to answer our questions and Sony provided a beautiful Sony Professional HD monitor to watch the footage firsthand.  Thank you Dan Perry!

For more information about the Sony HD Cam click on the following link:

http://www.sony.com/index.php

Founder of NewBlueFX and product architect, Todor Fay demonstrated his incredibly simple and cost efficient but effective and powerful collections of plugins called Video Essentials. He gave us insight on how many of the plugins came about and explained how they work in relation to others like them out on the market. He also picked the brains of our LAPPPG members in attendance to see what new plug-ins they were looking for and wants to develop and create exactly that. He’s encouraged us to keep sending him ideas.  Get your ideas all the way through R& D and to the shelf!

Visit http://www.newbluefx.com/ to learn more about these awesome plugins.

Congrats to Stacey Hempel for winning a Sony Network Blu-ray Disc Player!

Congrats to Scott Purvis for winning an Avid Media Composer software package!