Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Orlando Post Pros Meeting - Tuesday, April 7th

Our next Orlando Post Professionals Meeting:

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Adrenaline Film Productions
6:30pm - Networking
7:00pm - Meeting

Topic: Get more out of Final Cut Studio

Final Cut Studio is more than simply Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro. If you haven't integrated LiveType, Soundtrack Pro, Motion or Color into your Final Cut editing workflow, then you aren't getting all the bang for your buck. Oliver Peters will walk you through Final Cut Studio's round-tripping processes and show you how to use each of these applications to improve your Final Cut Pro projects.

Plenty of door prizes to be raffled off at the end of the meeting. Orlando Post Pro meetings are open and free to all interested in production and post.

For directions to Adrenaline Films, please visit our web site at

Brunch with Panasonic

Bruce Reynolds, Neil Ugo (Panasonic), Brian Bazala and Bobby Fishbough

Bobby, Bruce and Brian sat down for brunch with Bill Edwards (Panasonic North America) and Neil Ugo (Panasonic Osaka Factory) to discuss Panasonic's new AVCCAM professional recording format. Neil is on the team that developed the AVCCAM format and designed the new HMC-150. It was a great opportunity for us to get more detailed information about the technology, as well as to offer input and ideas for future implementation. They are both very enthusiastic about the direction that Panasonic is heading with both the broadcast and event markets and predicted that we will see even more exciting products in the near future as many companies convert to both HD and tapeless recording formats, and as support for the AVCHD/AVCCAM format grows.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Couples say "I Do" for less

Here's an story that recently appeared on CNN. But don't despair!
Even though many clients are looking for ways to cut wedding costs, many businesses see amazing growth during a recession. Now's the time to rethink your business strategy and capitalize on new opportunities.

Why not seize the moment and diversify your services by expanding your offerings? Increase your marketing efforts by expanding your networking, targeting your referral base and engaging in creative brand building. And, if you find your bookings are down because potential clients find you too expensive, create special promotional packages that cater to couples on a budget, rather than slashing prices. That way you'll bring in some extra business without devaluing the premium services you offer.

Here's some ideas:
  • Reduced rates for off-peak days
  • Create simple 1-camera packages, with fewer coverage hours
  • Offer Raw footage, in-camera edits (that can later be upgraded full edits)

And keep this in mind when talking to potential clients -- they only have ONE chance to capture their day on video. And while well shot raw footage can later be edited more artistically, poorly shot video with bad audio will never get better no matter how many filters you put on it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

PVCF Members invited to meet with Panasonic

Wes Carr of Panasonic, who spoke with us in January about the new HMC-150 using the AVCHD format has offered us a unique opportunity to provide input input into the future development of the AVCCAM format.

Next Tuesday, March 24th at 10 AM, Neil Ugo, Panasonic Factory Strategic Planning for AVCCAM Products, from the Osaka factory in Japan, will be in Central Florida. His mission is to get feedback from the marketplace about what people like/don’t like about AVCCAM and what features are important for the various markets. All of this helps shape future products and market approaches.

Panasonic would like our input on this great new format. If you are interested in attending, please express your interest by adding a COMMENT to this post below.  Additionally, you should notify Brian at and let him know you would like to come no later than Friday. There will be a limited amount of openings for this opportunity, but it would be valuable to have our members who are considering this format in attendance.

  • When: Tuesday, March 24th at 10AM
  • Where: Panera Bread on the corner of 436 and Maitland Ave, just East of Altamonte Mall
  • 696 E Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, 32701

    (407) 332-7600 | phone Catering Contact: Christine

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New PVCF Video Player

PVCF now has a new video player that we will be using to host various video clips including the soon to be released PVCF demo and PVCF related items as well as a variety of work produced by our members. The new player can be found on the CINEMA page at

Featured videos produced by Bobby Fishbough

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SFPVA Meeting Video

The South Florida Professional Videoartist Association has posted a video of their meeting online. You can watch the video by clicking here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

February Meeting Minutes

We had an amazing turnout for February's meeting.  We had over 30 attendees with several new faces in the crowd.

We started with some announcements regarding upcoming events in the works, including a possible presence at upcoming bridal shows, as well as our own bridal showcase (more details on this later).  We are also working hard on upcoming presentations including:  Orlando Film Commission, Color Correction workshop, Audio workshop and a special guest who is a superstar in the wedding industry (mums the word until we finalize all the details).

Following the announcements, featured guest Matrox made a very informative presentation about their new editing plug in, the Matrox RT.X2, as well as a new option for Mac users.  Visit their website for more details on these and other products.

Of course, we wrapped up the evening with a very successful raffle.  Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to all who participated.  All profits from the raffle contribute to bringing you great presentations and items that will further your success in the video industry.

Pierre-Martin Dion (Matrox), Grand Prize winner Cornell Young and Erwin Daley of Matrox 

Schuyler Osbourne and Doug Howard, Focal Press Book winners

Jeremy Dean and Bryan Zerfas of Profile East