Thursday, January 29, 2009

January Meeting Minutes and Notes

Bobby Fishbough opened the meeting up with comments regarding Matrox being February’s guest vendor and Canon being the one for March.

A new board position of “Promotions Director” was brought to the floor, voted for and approved. Brian will take on these duties (he’s actually been performing these duties unofficially, and we thank him so much for doing sign-in and a fun raffle where cool prizes were given out at the meeting.)

Our featured vendor guest was Wes Carr of Panasonic. He showed a power point presentation on AVC CAM (AVC HD) format which is delivered in the H264/MPEG4-AVC container. It was a great overview of the tapeless workflow that Panasonic has developed. Then he showed us 2 cameras, the AG-HMC70 ($2495), and the AG-HMC 150 ($3995.) We viewed footage on an HD monitor and it looked great.

Brian spoke briefly about two events which the PVCF Board is developing for this year: 1) A bridal show hosted by PVCF, exclusively featuring video and held at a local venue. And, 2) A trade show where local and national vendors could come in and pitch their products to members as well as other interested videographers. The Board needs a few volunteers to help plan and organize each event. Please contact Brian or Bobby if interested.

Bobby spoke briefly about DG FastChannel; a video commercial server service which allows content providers (you and me) to upload commerical spots which the nation’s broadcasters can find and download.

Finally, Mike Konstan, president of the local editors group Orlando Post Pros invited us to meet with or attend their informal monthly meetings. Please find more info on their website at

Minutes provided by: John Perez, PVCF Secretary