January 2, 2014
02 Jan 2014

December 11th, 2013 Meeting

This month’s meeting included our annual food drive for the Westside Food Bank. We had an overwhelming outpouring of generosity from the group with over 200 cans and non-perishable food items being donated. It was a full evening with Clint Milby of HDSLRShooter.com presenting first. Clint gave us a DSLR post overview and shared his personal experience using Atomos’s Ninja2 and Blackmagic Design’sCinema Camera.

Then Mary Poplin of Imagineer Systems returned and this time she brought editor Tim Schultz of Chainsaw Edit and the two made a very enjoyable team. Mary showed us some simple fixes that editors can do using Mocha Pro and Tim was able to share firsthand user experiences and stories with the group. It was a very enjoyable presentation both for the banter between the two and the useful effects Mary showed us.


January 1, 2014
01 Jan 2014

November 13th, 2013 Meeting

This was an exciting meeting because it was our first one in our new space at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in the Community Room. It is a lovely space and everyone seemed to enjoy the new set up. This meeting was an opportunity to see what both Adobe and AVID have to offer. MelroseMAC was kind enough to arrange for Adobe’s Product Manager for Premiere Pro, Al Mooney to give us an overview of the Creative Cloud and shared the latests updates to Premiere Pro. There were lots of questions and although Al answered many, due to time constraints Ingrid from MelroseMAC arranged for us to have a webinar to allow for additional time to ask more questions.

Then our friends from Future Media Concepts sent over one of their terrific instructors, Aaron Daniel Annas who showed us new features of the latest version of Media Composer. His entertaining presentation was well received.

January 1, 2014
01 Jan 2014

October 8th, 2013 Meeting

We were thrilled to have been invited to Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center to hold our October meeting. We had a great turnout and started the evening with DigitalFilm Tree’s CTO Guillaume Aubuchon who discussed their latest initiatives in moving post out of the facility and into the production and the future of post production. He spoke about dailies being completed in editorial, online being completed in editorial, color correction and 72TB of San Storage being done in editorial. He showed us some of the before and after of some of the terrific work DFT’s done on “NCIS Los Angeles.” He also talked about the technological and psychological hurdles associated with this transition.

Then Amy Kawadler of Canon gave us an overview of the great space we were enjoying and she told us about the services that are offered there.

After the break, HP’s Tery Brown introduced us to their new mobile workstations with Thunderbolt, the ZBook 15 and ZBook 17. We also were introduced to the new ThunderBolt card that’s an option to the Z820, Z620 and Z420 desktop workstations. Terry answered our questions about how these systems can now take advantage of high-speed data transmission between Z Workstations, displays and peripherals, providing the industry’s fastest, most versatile I/O connections.

And finally we had Canon Professional Marketing Representative give us an overview of Canon EOS 70D – a trailblazing powerhouse featuring a revolutionary autofocus technology that unlocks the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF. He also spoke about The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera bringing together the renowned technology of Canon CMOS sensors, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and EF lens compatibility in a smaller, lighter body.

Members got to check out these camera hands-on and took a look at their 4K suite.  It was a great meeting and we really appreciated the hospitality!