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Third Annual Boston CPUG Supermeet 11/9

| November 6th, 2012 | Comments Off

The 3rd annual CPUG Supermeet is November 9th, 2012 at the Revere Hotel.

Our pal Kanen Flowers (of Scruffy.TV, RI4E’s network) will be speaking about many things including show sponsor Adobe CS6 and PluralEyes. And other pals the Diamond Brothers from HIdden Fortress will also be on-hand to talk about the BlackMagic Cinema Camera. ALl three are interesting guys. Should be a fun night.

Ticket can be had from

Behind the Scenes at NECSS 2010 – The Amazing Randi

| May 16th, 2010 | Comments Off

After finishing a shoot of NECSS 2010 (, we went backstage and came upon James Randi talking to an attendee about the art of illusion. Enjoy.

Behind The Scenes: James “The Amazing” Randi (Can’t see the video? Follow this link and try the HTML5 version.)

Data Wrangling

| June 4th, 2008 | Comments Off

Maggie is planning a series of drive tests soon which will benefit not only her day job, but also others who have heavy data wrangling needs. The basic premise is 3 to 4 SATAII drives in RAID0 in an ‘everyman’ edit/capture station.

I am planning on doing some disk testing in July testing sustained transfer (read and write) specifically geared towards prosumer video capture/editing and file serving. My intentions are to take a standardized platform (a Mac Pro – for file serving use it will be easy to extrapolate from here) and keep it WWJAD (What Would Joe Average Do). This means keeping cost in mind as well as ease-of-use/installation.

The short list of drives she’ll be testing (so far) are:
Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB (HD103UJ)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 7200RPM 32MB (SEAST31000340AS)
Hitachi 7K1000 7200RPM 32MB (HIT0A35155)
Western Digital RE2-GP 5400/4700RPM 16MB (WDGWD10FYPS)

For more info see her blog entry at . If you’d like suggest any additions or changes, feel free to drop us a line here and we’ll pass it along. We’ll post the results as soon as they come in (mid to late July).

Boston FCPUG 5/21 – Alex Lindsay & Peter McAuley

| May 18th, 2008 | Comments Off

Join the BOSFCPUG for our Wednesday, May 21st meeting. Special guest Alex Lindsay of Pixelcorps will join us for an evening on Final Cut Studio tips and tricks, podcasting update, and greenscreen workflow. Also joining us will be Peter McAuley of Boris FX for a closer look at the newly released Final Effects Complete 5 FxPlug for Apple Final Cut Studio 2.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Where: Rehearsal Hall
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472