Posts Tagged ‘Digital Video DV Videography’

Post NAB 2011 Meeting

June 9th, 2011 No comments


An open meeting to discuss the new technologies announced during NAB this year.

Where: Mac Business Solutions
Address: 9057 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg MD 20877 (US). Show Location map
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Customer spotlight:

Grant Slawson from Absolute Pitch and Averley Media will talk about his workflow created for the History Channel: “VIETNAM” a six part series-premiering fall 2011. Topics will include OMF and XML transfers for audio and color correction, 4K to HD film transfer, multiple-source footage acquisition and more.

Orlando Luna and Barrett Thompson from Apple, along with reps from G-Tech, Promise Technology and others will be present during the event to answer  questions.

Register Online


HDSLR Documentary Filmmaking-Cinematic Journalism Workshop

February 5th, 2011 No comments

With PF Bentley
March 2-6 – Baltimore, MD

Take your vision to the next level. Start creating polished documentaries and cinematic journalism. Begin to see our visual world with new potential. You will complete your own film in five days.


Experienced media professionals such as photojournalists, wedding photographers and videographers, corporate visual managers and staff, military personnel, educators, network news camera persons and anyone who wants to make professional films for broadcast and online.

This is an intermediate level workshop. You need to have camera and editing experience on your editing system with a few projects under your belt. This is a hands-on working workshop. You’ll be shooting, editing and unlike other workshops, you’ll be critiqued on your work: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Qualified current ASMP and NPPA Members get a $250 discount.

For complete info click HERE


Final Cut Training February 7th

February 5th, 2011 No comments


MBS is hosting another week of their renowned Final Cut Training with Abba Shapiro. Abba is one of the lead instructors for Apple’s Final Cut Pro certification program. He has over twenty years of industry experience, is co-author of Final Cut On the Spot and an instructor for’s video tutorials.
Learn more about Abba.

Three modules to choose from:
Final Cut Training Week comes in three modules: “Intro”, “Advanced”, and “Motion”. Choose a module or take all three, depending on your skill level and production needs. Class comes with a certificate of completion and a complimentary instruction book, so you can keep expanding on the fundamentals you learn in class.

· Final Cut 101 (Mon-Tues): $699
· Final Cut Advanced (Wed-Thurs): $699
· Motion (Friday): $349

Registration Special:
Discount coupons available in at Google Places page. Get 10% off Final Cut training.
Visit MBS site for more information, or call (888) 354-0100
to learn about more special offers for Final Cut Attendees.

Register Online


APA-DC presents- DSLR Video

April 19th, 2010 No comments


APA|DC Presents Richard Harrington of RHED Pixel

From Still to Motion

This evening event will be an overview of lessons learned in Richard Harrington’s new book;

From Still to Motion: A photographer’s guide to creating video with your DSLR

With the arrival of high-definition video-enabled DSLR cameras, photographers are faced with an opportunity for creativity and a competitive edge in their field unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Add to that the expanding demands from a video-hungry audience and it’s no longer a matter of if you are going to add video to your repertoire of skills, it’s when.

During this event Mr.Harrington will discuss

•     Exploring the options for video recording with DSLR cameras
•    Give gear recommendations including camera support and lighting
•    Talk about the benefits and drawbacks of using a DSLR camera to shoot video.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Doors open – 6:30

Program – 7:00 -9:30 pm

RHED Pixel
180 South Washington Street #210
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 531-1325


FREE for APA members

$25 at the door for non-APA members

MUST RSVP for this event as space is limited!!


Two Adobe CS5 Launch Events

April 17th, 2010 No comments


TUESDAY, MAY 25 – CS5 Design Premium Launch Event THURSDAY, MAY 13 – CS5 Production Premium Launch Event

Join MBS and Adobe for the CS5 Production Premium launch event in the DC Metro area and get a chance to win an Adobe CS5 Production Premium copy.

Sneak peek the new features and enhancements this new release adds to Adobe’s already comprehensive set of creative solutions.


  • 10:00 am: Registration and Vendor showcase
  • 11:00 am: First Session
  • 01:00 pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 02:00 pm: Second Session
  • 05:00 pm: Adobe CS5 Production Premium Raffle

Sponsored by: Apple, AJA, Canon, Matrox, Cal-Digit, G-Tech, Maxon, Total Training and more…

For questions about this event, please email to


TUESDAY, MAY 25 – CS5 Design Premium Launch Event

U.S. Navy Memorial Auditorium, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

The DC-Area InDesign User Group is once again holding an all-day, special event heralding the introduction of the latest version of Adobe’s leading creative software. Our featured presenters are:

CHRIS CONVERSE, author of the new book “Bringing Your Web Design to Life”

NOHA EDELL of Adobe Systems and one of our favorite speakers

MICHAEL MURPHY, creator and host of “The InDesigner” podcasts.


MBS DSLR Video Workshop

January 28th, 2010 No comments

Mac Business Solutions mbs_mac_business_solutions

Hands-On DSLR Video Workshop

Join us for a 2-and-a-half day, hands-on workshop where we will see all the different aspects of DSLR video production presented by Jem Schofield of It is highly recommended to bring your own camera (Panasonic GH1, Canon EOS 7D or the Canon EOS 5DMKII) for outdoor shooting assigments.

Covered topics include (among others):

  • General Overview of Video DSLR cameras
  • HD DSLR acquisition considerations
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of HD DSLRs
  • Working around DSLRs shortcomings
  • Lighting & Light Meters
  • Shooting & Conducting Interviews
  • Support Systems & Shooting Considerations
  • Compressor & Transcoding Workflow
  • Final Cut Studio Presets & Easy Set-Ups

Date and Time:

Start: Friday, March 19, 2010 – 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, March 21, 2010 – 5:00 pm

Registration Cost:

Before March 1st, 2010: $594.15 (15% OFF)
After March 1st, 2010: $699.00

Register Now and save 15%


Multimedia and Video Seminar

January 4th, 2010 No comments


REGISTRATION-Pre-registration required to be eligible for door prizes.

Is video or multimedia an option for your business? How do you get started? How steep is the learning curve?
Paula Lerner and Gail Mooney, two accomplished still photographers, are expanding their markets and the reach of their work through the use of multimedia and video.
Seminar Topics:
• Technology is changing how our clients communicate
• An introduction to multimedia
• An introduction to video
• Capture considerations for both mediums
• The importance of good audio
• The importance of good lighting
• Equipment considerations
• Making the business side work

Saturday, January 9, 2010
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Doors open half an hour earlier.
Dan Whipps Photography Studio, 5513 Selma Avenue
Baltimore, MD

Door Prizes:
Two copies of the ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography book
An ADBASE Regional Subscription + Emailer (worth up to $990)