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The PhillyFCPUG meets the last thurs. of the month, 6:30 at: Future Media Concepts
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19802

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Sunday, August 31, 2003
we've moved!

Jeff G

Friday, August 29, 2003
Yet another update was posted today: Final Cut Pro 4.0.2

Wednesday, August 13, 2003
The Final Cut Pro 4.0.1 update provides performance improvements and enhancements in several key areas.

Thursday, June 05, 2003
Final Cut Pro 4 will be available starting at 4 p.m. June 14

Wednesday, April 30, 2003
OS X 10.2 Jaguar Troubleshooting

This is a GREAT page I found for troubleshooting Jaguar problems.

Jeff G

Thursday, April 24, 2003
Final Cut Pro 4: A Hands on "Sneak Peak" by Steve Martin of Ripple Training

Monday, April 07, 2003
Nab is happening...all sorts of things are happening...

Wow, and we've been slow.

In the mean time; as John has pointed out; FCP4 (june) DVDSP2 (aug) Shake 3 (?). All worth taking a look at.

10-bit Uncompressed SDI or Analog Video
- 24-bit Digital/Optical/Analog Multi-Channel Audio
- RS-422 Machine Control
- Genlock

...and connect it all to the Mac via one FireWire cable.

Available June, US$2290

AJA Video - Serial Digital Video Interface and Conversion

Sunday, April 06, 2003
FCP4 is here

Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Steve Martin of Ripple Training reviews Final Cut Express.

Wednesday, January 08, 2003
11 features of the new CinéWave for Jaguar

I find #7 particularly interesting: "CinéAcquire for Mac OS X now includes real-time audio level meters as well as import of Avid bins."

Tuesday, January 07, 2003
Apple - Final Cut Express

FCP Express.

DV only.

No offline/online. No Film.

Lots of real time previews.

Can work with FCP.


Wednesday, December 25, 2002
As posted on Pinnacle's CinéWave support page:

Great News!!! Pinnacle Systems is pleased to announce that CinéWave RT 3.0 for Mac OS 10.2.3 is now available for free download.

CinéWave SD just became CinéWave RT.

CinéWave RT 3.0 for Mac OS 10.2.3 includes many new features including over TWENTY FREE real-time effects. Free RT effects are not the only new feature of CinéWave RT 3.0.

The CinéWave RT 3.0 Manual has also been posted.

IMPORTANT Please Read: System requirements for CinéWave RT 3.0 are outlined in the CinéWave Mac OS X Configuration Guide.

CinéAcquire 2.0 Updater, with Support for Mac OS X Jaguar has also been posted.

Merry Christmas.

December meeting.

Well, with all the holidays, Thursdays are such a bad day for meetings! (We couldn’t find a day that worked in November).

So, we’re meeting this month on the last Monday of the month - Monday, December 30th

6:30 PM
Future Media Concepts
325 Chestnut Street, Suite 220
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Friday, December 06, 2002

Thursday, December 05, 2002
FCP 3.0.4 is here!

FCP receives dot update. 3.0.4 boasts enhancements to EDL export, as well as a fix to that nasty 23 hour code bug. It looks as though my version 4 release prediction for DVExpo West may have been a little premature. wink. wink. We'll have to see what happens at Macworld...Enjoy the snow...

Friday, November 15, 2002

Friday, November 08, 2002
Virtix Effects - Final Cut Pro - Products
Virtix effects for FCP.
Lasers Point to point. Cool. Lightsabers?

Also a broken pixel to "fix" video images

Thursday, October 31, 2002
Blackmagic Design DeckLink

There is a brand new uncompressed board on the block. Blackmagic design is now offering the DeckLink, a 10 bit board with SDI. All for an amazing street price of $995.

AppleCare Document: 61786

Subframe audio problems with Matrox RTMac Card

AppleCare Document: 61788

Ouch. 24 fps tc in FCP is not accurate; Apple is on the case

Monday, October 28, 2002
Apple - QuickTime

READ THE BOTTOM. DO NOT, I repeat, NOT update to qt 6.0.2

Note to DVD Studio Pro and Final Cut Pro Users:
DVD Studio Pro users and Final Cut Pro users should not update to QuickTime 6 via download at this time. Final Cut Pro version 3.0.2 and DVD Studio Pro version 1.5.1 are qualified for use with QuickTime 6 included in Mac OS X v10.2.

Thursday, October 24, 2002
Greetings all!

Hope your October is going well.

This months meeting will be at:
SpringBoard Media
2212 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

We’re going to start at 7pm promptly (so plan to show up at 6:30).

On Wednesday October 30th (no Halloween conflicts), but note the change – Wednesday, not Thursday.

General Agenda:
A demo of Xpress DV
Some general pointers about getting good audio.

As always we’re giving away great stuff – we gave away over $250 worth of prizes at the September meeting. We ask respectfully for a $5 donation.

Don’t forget to check out our blog full of news and tips

And drop me an email if you’d like to help with the blog or suggestions (future meetings, screenings, etc.)

See you then.

Jeff Greenberg

P.S. We also ask that you RSVP this month to here, so we can plan to have enough chairs.

Apple - SuperDrive Update - Software Download

Here's the superdrive update you need if you have an apple DVD-R and want to use the newer high speed media.

Right now it only has the update for the iMac (the g4's were pulled) but check back at this link!

Wednesday, October 16, 2002
AppleCare Document: 106214

Using Disk Utility and fsck for File System Maintenance.

There is a new way to startup in OSX called safe mode with the shift key as well.

While not immediately FCP related...sooner or later, we all have computer problems. This is a must-read.

Jeff G

Monday, October 14, 2002
Buena Software, Inc.: Effect Essentials for Final Cut Pro

Buena Software releases Effect essentials for FCP.

Free demo available.

Try, see if you like.

Buena Software, Inc.: Effect Essentials for Final Cut Pro

Darrin Cardani just announced that Effect Essentials for Final Cut Pro is now available. So you can now use them in both After Effects and FCP. Details at . As with the AE version, when you download the demo, you get the fully functional, non-time-limited Camera Flash plug-in for free.


Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #9

Another article about Color correction.

AppleCare Document: 75353

Third party compatibilty chart.

AppleCare Document: 86116

Ok. OMF for FCP are off in audio by one frame. Share and enjoy.

Tuesday, October 01, 2002
From tonight...

Digital Voodoo offers Jaguar drivers for SD video cards
by Peter Cohen,
September 30, 2002 7:15 pm ET

S. Melbourne, Australia-based Digital Voodoo has released updated software for all of its PCI-based Standard Definition (SD) 10-bit uncompressed video capture and playback cards. The new software supports Mac OS X 10.2, "Jaguar."

Saturday, September 28, 2002
FCP 3.0/Avid Xpress DV 3.5 Shootout

Stumbled across this review and found it quite entertaining. Although I've only edited with FCP in my few short years as a video hobbyist, I recently had the opportunity to watch someone using Express DV (albeit on a Windows 2000 box). Unfortunately, I didn't have any time to get hands-on, so in lieu of that, I read as much as I can. When I saw this review mentioned, comparing FCP to the '900 lb. gorrilla', I had to take a gander.

The article is somewhat lengthy, but it's in-depth, fair, and written by a 14-year Avid editing veteran. It absolutely warms my heart to tell you that in the end, he likes FCP better, despite his Avid roots. If you have about 10-15 minutes, you might want to check it out for yourself.....

Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Our September meeting will be...Thursday October 3rd.

Sorry for any confusion (there’s another meeting that is conflicting with ours, we felt it best to move ours since we hadn’t sent out an announcement yet.)

6:30 PM
Future Media Concepts
325 Chestnut Street, Suite 220
Philadelphia, PA 19106

A Primer on Travel and Luma Mattes
Our Soon to be World Famous Giveaways every month
The up to date news and rumors from the Apple frontier
Ask the Experts – your solutions for FCP and Apple problems
and the always much, much more!

Membership is always free, but there is a $5 donation respectfully requested at the door.

Sunday, September 22, 2002
FCP - A Beginner's Guide to Final Cut Pro's Audio Filters

A really nice article on Ken Stone's site on some basic Audio filters. Hey, how do you get your Lav audio to match your Shotgun audio?


Dantz says Adaptec SCSI cards do not function "reliably" under Mac OS X

Eric Ullman of Dantz' technical marketing team sent MacFixIt the following statement on Adaptec SCSI card compatibility:

"Ongoing testing by DantzLab has found that Adaptec SCSI cards do not function in a consistent, reliable manner when used with Mac OS X. These findings are supported by hundreds of reports from customers who have experienced problems with tape and CD-RW devices attached to Adaptec SCSI cards.

"The problem, which affects all versions of Mac OS X including 10.2 (Jaguar), is not application specific. Rather, incorrect data is passed by the SCSI card to and from any program communicating with a SCSI device. The result may simply be an inaccessible device, or worse, data corruption can occur.

"Adaptec has been made aware of this problem, and they are working on a solution. However, until this issue is resolved, Dantz can no longer recommend or support Adaptec SCSI adapters for use with Mac OS X. These adapters include the Adaptec 2906, 2930 (which is also the $49 Ultra SCSI card option with the Power Mac G4), 29160, 29160N, and 39160 SCSI controllers.

"When Adaptec releases new software drivers that provide reliablefunctionality in Mac OS X, we will reinstate support for Adaptec SCSI adapters at that time."

service & support

Calling all Superdrive owners. There is an update to these drives. Apple hasn't released an updater yet. I'm not fully clear on the complete story, but you should be careful with higher speed recordable discs (2x and 4x DVD-R).

This is the pioneer link to update it. I don't know if it will work on the Apple Superdrive (which may have it's own custom firmware.)

More as it develops.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002
;Photo Scanning for Video ;

A nice article at LAFCPUG web site by Loren S. Miller. A subtle plug for his product, but extremely informative nonetheless. I enjoy learning something new every day, and this article certainly does that.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Sorry for the outage. Blogger was giving a little burp. Got it breathing again and look! All the archives are there.

Mac FCP Titles

Saw this on Versiontracker. Haven't had a chance to try it out.

Some automated method of creating titles between photoshop and FCP, using realbasic and applescript.