From The President November 2019
28th October 2019
Software Review: Emergency+ smartphone application
28th October 2019

John Hall

The meeting opened with John Thomson’s “What’s New” section where he showed us the Sony FX9 Pro Video Camera and gave us some facts about its amazing capabilities.

He also showed new Cameras from Canon – the EOSC500, Sony – the A9 II, Nikon – the Z50, but the highlight was a video taken with the new GoPro Hero 8 Black which showed this camera’s amazing inbuilt video stabilisation.

Roger Wragg then gave us a comparison of the latest Vegas Pro 17 Software (see “Vegas Pro Web Site”) versus DaVinci Resolve 16 (see website ).

While Vegas Pro 17 is a great step up for people already using the old Sony Vegas Studio (Vegas Pro is now owned by Magix Software and they have made many improvements since taking it over from Sony) it still costs over $500 Australian and Roger’s conclusion was that – if you have the time to learn a new software package – you would be better off to download the older version of DaVinci Resolve – 15, which is free, as this gives you nearly as much functionality as both the Vegas and DaVinci “paid” versions.

After the Coffee Break, Frank Catlin gave us the second half of his talk on preparing for and filming “event videos” (such as weddings, birthday parties, school concerts and the like).

You can download a full PDF version of Frank’s presentation from here – “Frank Catlins Presentation

We finished the evening by showing some of our members videos and as usual they were of a very high standard.

If you would like to come along to the Video Production Group our next meeting will be at our Moorabbin Office on Monday 11th of November at 7:00 p.m.

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