You might have read between the lines over the last month and worked out that FCP.co will be at NAB this year. We have setup a WhatsApp group and have a few discount codes that might come in handy.
With less than a week to go, we are looking forward to this year's NAB Show. Although there won't be any official Apple presence on the show floor, there will be lots to keep us busy.
If you want to stay in touch with like minded FCPX folk, we have set up a WhatsApp group. If you would like to join, please email us and we will send you the invite link. We have some great money saving codes to share on the group and we don't want to post a public link. You can find FCP.co's email address here. Spaces are limited, so only ask to join if you are attending NAB please.
Hopefully we can arrange a very informal meetup of folks on the Sunday night who have just flown in.
So what is going on at NAB?
First of all, we don't expect an update to Final Cut Pro X. Apple just pushed out 10.4.6 on the 21st of March, so an announcement this Friday followed by a release a week today (like last year) seems very unlikely. However, when Alex Gollner gets on a plane, it's always worth hitting the refresh button just in case!
Your NAB badge also gets you into a few parties and discounts on Las Vegas attractions including tackling Avid users zombies. Worth checking for restaurant discounts. You can also get a discount on a monorail pass that can added to your show badge.
Apple hasn't been on the show floor now for quite a few years, but expect to see FCPX on stands in the Lower South Hall including Frame.io on SL2426, storage manufacturers and plugin & software companies such as Softron on SL13016.
During the show, there are lots of post production session to attend, lots! Registering for the whole package is slightly pricey, but you can go to Steve Martin and Mark Spencer's Post|Productions sessions and get in by mentioning their names at the door. Note that some of the sessions are this Saturday!
We are probably heading to Final Cut Pro X Power Tips from Top Experts at 5.00 PM on Sunday 7th April.
As with all trade shows, plan your day, wear comfy shoes, make sure you have business cards and take a refillable water bottle.
What About Outside NAB?
The biggest attraction for us outside of NAB is LumaForge's Faster Together Stage. Taking over from the previous large meet-ups, this looks to be a great evening, with a great speaker lineup and of course a raffle hosted by Michael Horton.
To be held a the Rio Hotel, tickets are priced at $15, doors open at 4:30 pm.
On the Monday, LumaForge are also hosting a party (Formally The Guru Gathering) in the Embassy Suites of the Convention Centre.
Tickets are limited, but worth going for the networking and we have heard that there will be an announcement during the evening that is directly related to the FCPX community.
It will be an interesting night!
So if you are going, we hope to see you there, joining the WhatsApp group will help you keep connected and save money with the codes.
If you have any further events or news for readers, pleas add them in the comments below.