Society of Aerial Cinematography at Abel Cine

December 10, 2014 Tags:
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Hey folks… just a heads up for those of you in Los Angeles, I’ll be at the Aerial Cinematography event showing off FCPX 4K workflow with the DJI Inspire (amongst other things) this Saturday over at Abel Cine in Burbank.

There’s some other really cool stuff going on as well… and if you have any interest in drones/aerial cinematography, this is pretty much the event to go to

If you want to come out and you need more info, here’s the link:


If you use the promo code ABELCINE25, tickets are only $10.

Hope to see some of you there… and if you do make it out, please don’t hesitate to say hi.


Sam Mestman

Sam Mestman, FCPWORKS.

This blog post contains the personal musings of FCPWORKS’ Workflow Architect, Sam Mestman. Sam’s also a regular writer for fcp.co and MovieMaker Magazine, teaches post workflow at RED’s REDucation classes, and is the founder and CEO of We Make Movies, a film collective in Los Angeles and Toronto which is dedicated to making the movie industry not suck. If you’ve got any FCP X questions or need some help putting together a system, drop him an email at workflow@fcpworks.com and you can follow him on Facebook or Twitter at @FCPWORKS.

Sam Mestman Previews NAB on FCP.CO

April 3, 2014
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On FCP.CO our own Sam Mestman talks NAB 2014 and Final Cut Pro X.

“Personally, I think NAB 2014 is going to really highlight how the way we are acquiring, editing, and distributing our media is changing,” Sam says. “Camera prices are going down and resolution is going up. Shared storage environments are now becoming affordable for smaller shops. 4k workflow with modern hardware is no longer a big deal and HDMI 1.4a (and soon 2.0) make viewing that content really straightforward.”

“It was just a few years ago when the typical person walking the show floor was asking themselves “what gear is going to give me the best shot of delivering a film print/Digibeta/HD-Cam SR to a movie theater or cable network for Broadcast?” This year, I think the majority of people walking the floor are going to be asking themselves “what gear is going to give me the best shot of not only delivering to the network, but also DCP, iTunes, Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, and is there a good way for me to do it in 4k and at half my previous budget?””

For the rest of the story, please visit FCP.CO.

And if you’re planning to attend NAB this year, you won’t want to miss the FCPWORKS’ special private demo suite at the show. Sign up here: