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Super Summit of Avid-Apple User Groups Announced for HD EXPO – Createasphere New York

Focus on Integrating the Three A’s – Adobe, Apple, Avid

August 12, 2009 (Burbank, CA) A gathering of the Avid and Final Cut Pro Users Groups is being announced for New York City’s first cross-platform User Group meeting. The “User Group Super Summit” of the two major editing systems’ will come together during

HD EXPO – Createasphere

on September 17, 2009 at The New Yorker Hotel in New York City. The Createasphere Super Summit gathering is titled “Integrating the Three A’s – Adobe, Apple, Avid” and will focus on integrating the creative tools that shape the way that content is edited and managed. Open to all registrants of HD EXPO – Createasphere and members of the user groups, members and attendees will gather to learn, network and share strategic thoughts.

Patrick Inhofer, President of

The Moving Pictures Collective

(MoPictive, a DBA of the FCPUG-NY), Matthew Mallinson (President & Founder of ANYUG, the

Avid New York User Group

) and MoPictive Board Member, and Manhattan Edit Workshop founder Josh Apter, worked together to bring this event to life at HD EXPO – Createasphere. Mallinson explains, “With shorter turnarounds and the need to rely on a variety of apps, workflows have gotten more complex, making the desire for seamless integration all the more important. In fact, with the need to incorporate Adobe Creative Suite applicaitons into many Avid and Final Cut workflows, we will be including some of the Creative Suite apps into the ANYUG agenda.” Patrick Inhofer adds, “There is so much to know, and understanding the workflows for these tools is really important. For MoPictive, this is the first of three meetings exploring the different facets of moving our projects and media between these three creative platforms. Both MoPictive and ANYUG are motivated to keep knowledge fresh for post-production professionals; regardless of the story telling tools they employ. We are so pleased that the team at HD EXPO – Createasphere, where content creators will be heading for the latest information, have helped facilitate this terrific gathering. We are confident that this Super Summit will be a powerful asset for our community.”

An agenda for the meeting will be announced shortly, but will include: a demo of an Avid offline and Final Cut Studio online / color correct; sharing timelines between the “Three A’s”; a presentation on how to listen to and create great sounding mixes.

HD EXPO – Createasphere hosts the Super Summit, where the user groups will also staff a booth to share information and interact with colleagues. The Super Summit will be held in the evening of HD EXPO – Createasphere at The New Yorker, beginning at 5:30pm.

Throughout the day on September 17th, HD EXPO – Createasphere will present a series of incomparable panels and events of direct interest to editors, including the American Cinema Editors sponsored “The Editor Tells The Story: Creativity, Teamwork, Technology,” featuring four of the most renowned NY editors whose credits and accolades include Oscars, Emmy’s and box office hits. Editors include; Tim Squyres, ACE (“Taking Woodstock,”), Michael Berenbaum, ACE (“Sex and the City”), Craig , ACE (“All Good Things”), Brian A. Kates, ACE (“Jack Goes Boating”) and John Gilroy, ACE (“Michael Clayton”) in a panel moderated by POST Magazine Editor in Chief, Randi Altman. A Keynote Conversation and a series of intensives and workshops are also being announced shortly. Intensives, which are free with prior registration, include “POSTING RED: What You Must Know To Fly Past The Finish Line” which imparts critical information about what content creators need to know about post production for RED camera projects. Final Cut Pro Certification is also being offered during the event. HD EXPO – Createasphere presents a full trade show floor that boasts top regional, national and global technology companies, experts, and manufacturers.

HD EXPO – Createasphere takes place at The New Yorker Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, and offers free registration until 8:00am on September 17, 2009. For further information about panels, education or exhibition at HD EXPO – Createasphere, visit, or call 818.842.6611. The Super Summit of User Groups is also set for September 17th.

About HD EXPO – Createasphere

Since 2001, HD EXPO has created venues where the entertainment and technology communities meet and exchange invaluable information, community and education. In 2009, HD EXPO transitions to Createasphere, a world where entertainment technology and creative vision converge. Createasphere, building on the success of HD EXPO, is an integrated organization presenting multi-tiered offerings that include expos and events, a membership organization, ongoing professional educations, and a dynamic online content resource. HD EXPO – Createasphere is headquartered in Burbank, California.

About MoPictive

The Moving Pictures Collective (MoPictive) was founding as the New York City Final Cut Users Group in 2002 by Michael Vitti. In 2006 MoPictive acquired 501(c)3 status as an educational non-profit, expanded its mission to serving the educational needs of local Digital Storytellers.


Founded by Matthew Mallinson as the Avid New York User Group, ANYUG has changed its name to the Allcreative New York User Group. This name change better reflects its expanded vision of including the Adobe Creative Suite apps into its agenda.

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