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Next meeting is: To Be Announced

Note: further meetings suspended until the summer-fall videographer "wedding season" winds down.
If there is interest, we may begin these monthly meetings again sometime during the winter months which is the wedding "off-season."

Third meeting was: Thursday, July 12, at 7pm, Ginny & Mike's place in Petaluma
Topics:
1) questions and answers: FCP problems members encountered and/or answers found.
2) demonstration side-by-side: FCP3 vs. FCP4 features -- Leo, Mike, Randy.
3) where to find problem-solving information 24/7 on the web -- listservs vs. user forums for FCP, how to use: Jim
4) finish up with Editing Tools: Mike
5) Media Manager and work flow time saving tips: Mike
6) 9pm or so, meeting ends -- wrap-up discussion and review.
... We need to determine a time, date, location and set up requirements for our next meeting -- probably in Petaluma or Marin County???
... Related reading and more free online QuickTime tutorials will be posted here in follow-up after July 12, then I will email the group so you can get cracking!

Second meeting was May 27: at Mike and Ginny's in Petaluma. Excellent attendance and first-rate presentations, q & a session extensive. Notes will be posted here soon.

Demonstrations which were conducted May 27 (these notes are from before the meeting and will be updated soon):
-- For preparation, you might have wanted to watch free online tutorials and then, review relevant pages with Lisa Brenneis's FCP3 book on your knee, and practice within your FCP application.

These were the areas of greatest interest voiced at our first meeting:

1)How to log and batch capture digital video from your camcorder into your computer
a) FIRST, click these links and watch Free online tutorials:
   1- Atomic Learning: Logging a clip, Batch capturing
   2- Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group, written for FCP1.2+, Gretta Wing Miller, May 2001: Basics of Final Cut Pro: Log and Capture
b) THEN, after doing above tutorials, many users find it helpful to open FCP and walk through the steps on these pages:
Brenneis, p. 91-158
2) How to print out to VHS video tape
a) FIRST, click these links and watch Free online tutorials:
   1- Ken Stone, September 16, 2002: Laying Off To Tape in Final Cut Pro
b) THEN, after doing above tutorials, many users find it helpful to open FCP and walk through the steps on these pages:prep.: Brenneis, p. 413-469

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3) How to use the editing tools,
a) FIRST, click these links and watch Free online tutorials:
   1- Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group, written for FCP2+, Gretta Wing Miller: How to Make that First Cut
   2- Ralph Fairweather, December 3, 2001: A Deeper Look into the FCP Tool Palette
   3- Apple web site, Quick Tour: Final Cut Pro -- Editing, Timeline
b) THEN, after doing above tutorials,
prep.: Brenneis, p. 237-329, focus: "Anatomy of the Tool Palette," p. 277-279

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