To start off the evening Wendy announced that Wednesday, May 8th would be our last meeting at the Showbiz Store & Cafe. It’s been a wonderful year and a half but as they say, all good things must come to an end. Wendy offered LAPPG’s sincere appreciation and gratitude to Leimomi Coloretti and Alex Schwab for the amazing job they did hosting our meetings and we will certainly miss them every month.
We then welcomed back our friend Blackmagic Design’s Kendall Eckman who provided an overview of NAB 2013 products and upgrades, including the new models in their camera family, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K both slated for July 2013. He also introduced some of the new features to DaVinci Resolve 10 being released Q3 2013, including upgraded on-set tools, upgraded editing features, support for OpenFX plugins as well as new tools for delivering final project masters to cinemas. Plus, we were introduced to some of their new Ultra HD products including the Blackmagic Audio Monitor, their first audio focused product line. It was great having our questions answered and seeing what was on the not too distant horizon.
After our break we welcomed back partner NewBlueFX’s VP of Product Development Travis White, who built for us some amazing titles using Titler Pro 2.0 now for use with After Effects. It was a treat watching Travis create highly customized, professional video titles with speed and efficiency using Titler Pro. He also shared with us NewBlueFX’s new offering – the Royal Blue Membership which allows members to receive 25% off all products with VIP support email and a free Video Essentials Collection to name a few of the benefits. In fact, Travis shared with us an amazing deal where our members – only through May 14th. 2013 – who purchase one of their bundles would receive this new membership level for free for a year! Plus, a portion of these sales directly support LAPPG. A big thanks to NewBlueFX, Travis and his team for this generous offer. http://www.newbluefx.com – Promo Code: LAPPGROYAL