July 11th, 2012 Meeting
Summer Plug-in Showcase
It was our first ever Plugin Showcase and it was a huge success! We had the idea of creating a platform for editors to see some of the great tools out there in a one stop show so we invited 5 leading plug-in manufacturers and distributors and asked them to demo their popular and valuable tools.
First up we had Lori Freitag from RE:Vision Effects who shared some really cool footage with us and showed us how Twixtor works. Then we had Travis White of NewBlueFX blow our socks off with Titler Pro, a super easy and effective way to make amazing titles. He took us through step by step how to recreate a title he had made and it was amazing seeing how intuitive it was to use. Then we had Jim Tierney of Digital Anarchy come and show us how effective Beauty Box 2.0 is at removing blemishes from skin. It was like magic before our very eyes. Then we took a break which allowed members to come up and ask more in-depth questions since we had to stick to strict time constraints during the presentations since we had such a full house of presenters this evening.
When we returned from break we watched Brandon Smith, President of digieffects, briefly share their arsenal of plugins with us and then focused on RenderMon, an upcoming release which will provide you with the ability to monitor video rendering from remote locations, giving professionals an extra level of freedom while still assuring the job gets done. No more waiting around!! And to finish up the evening we had THE pluginologist herself, Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm, who showed Video Copilot’s new Element 3D which was just released the day before. We learned how to create interesting 3D titles using this new plug-in.
It was really cool seeing 5 MacBooks all ready to strut their stuff along with 5 industry pros at the top of their game sharing their amazing products with us! In fact, it was such a big hit and so much fun that we are planning to host another showcase later in the year. So, if you have a plug-in you’d like to see featured please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
We also want to give all these companies a BIG thank you for so generously offering the group the following discounts from our Summer Plug-in Showcase.
Toolfarm – Use code LAPPG12 for 5% off through 12/31/12.
NewBlueFx – Use code LAPPG20 for 20% off your cart at checkout. Good until 8/10/12.
Digital Anarchy – Use code LAPPG for $50 off Beauty Box Video 2.0 until 7/31/12.
Digieffects – Use code LAPPG for 25% off until July 20th, 2012.
RE:Vision Effects – Use code LAPPG2012 for 20% off until July 25, 2012.