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If you’re joining us at this year’s DV Expo, held Sept. 20-22 in Pasadena, Calif., you’ll be getting schooled. Our fall conference program is all about education: intensive, involved, immersive sessions that give you no choice but to learn things. You’ll be getting a lot of expert information, data and material, and you’re going to want to take a lot of notes.

Each of our day-long sessions will give you an in-depth education, whether you want to learn about shooting with large-sensor cameras, building your own postproduction studio or color correcting your projects. We’ll also offer instruction on some of our favorite new cameras, including the RED Epic and Sony’s NEX-FS100 and PMW-F3. Some conference highlights include:

Working With Large-Sensor Cameras
Large-sensor cameras have gained immense popularity... but are they appropriate for every shooting situation? How do we take full advantage of their capabilities while being cognizant of their limitations? In this all-day session, DV contributing editor Ned Soltz provides a look at a selection of HDSLRs, Panasonic’s AF-100, Sony’s PMW F3, Sony’s NXCAM FS100, and RED’s Epic in terms of image quality, operation, features, and data management.?

Demystifying Digital
DV Technical Editor Jay Holben takes you on an in-depth journey through the complex world of digital images to clarify and demystify the myriad formats. Gain a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of individual HD formats, sensors, codecs, color spaces and much more. Not sure what camera is right for your needs? Choosing between a DSLR or traditional camcorder? This day-long course will help you achieve a clear picture of how to read a camera spec sheet and actually understand it!

Building Your Own Studio
The cost of being in production or post is generally discussed on the basis of individual tools, but the reality is that there's a lot that goes into a successful technical plant. DV contributing editor Oliver Peters will guide you through a day of training designed to cover various aspects of facility design. The session will include an overview of general design, including the basics of studio acoustics, rack room layout, shared storage, and various postproduction suites.

As we have for previous conferences, we’re teaming with our friends at Weynand Training to offer a series of hands-on training classes for software including Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe CS 5.5, Avid Media Composer 5 and Apple Motion 5. We’ve also developed a special one-day hands-on seminar that focuses on translating your current FCP skills into the new FCP X.

So sharpen your pencils, sign up at, and we’ll see you there.

Cristina Clapp
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