Leading Manufacturers Offer Free Masterclasses and Hands-On Training

Visit Adobe, Avid and Sony at BVE 2012

Leading manufacturers, Adobe, Avid and Sony, will offer invaluable advice, information and hands-on experience to visitors at BVE and TPS (14-16 February 2012, Earls Court, London) with three full days of free-to-attend seminars and workshops.

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Adobe will offer practical tips on creating CGI and motion graphics in After Effects, and will look at DSLR and mobile video in Adobe Premiere and Photoshop. On the audio side there will be sessions on audio sweetening in CS: Adobe Audition. In addition Adobe partners including Chyron, Film Partners and IPV will offer sessions on the integration of their tools into Premiere via Adobe's custom panel technology, while HP will be talking about the advantages of running CS on its platform.

Avid will be running hands-on training sessions for Media Composer 6 and Pro Tools 10 in conjunction with its Learning Partners Soho Editors, VET and Alchemea College. Video sessions range from an introduction to basic editing techniques through to effects editing and multicam editing, as well as the skills to build and work with a storyboard. Audio sessions will provide simple but effective techniques to enhance audio creativity with sound effects, and post-production mixing skills. Like all BVE seminars, these training sessions are free, but require tickets for entry. Tickets are available from the Seminar Registration desk located inside the hall from 09:30 on each day for sessions before 1pm and after 12:30pm for sessions in the afternoon. There will be a maximum of two morning and two afternoon tickets per person per day.

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The Sony Experience Masterclass Theatre offers unmissable sessions on the new CineAlta F65, explaining how it can take HD, 2K and true 4K projects to the next level. There are also some real-world perspectives of Sony products: Award winning director Simon Dinsell looks at the F3 camera, examining the origins of full frame digital shooting, through the rocky road of HD compliance and looks forward to a new and exciting world; Den Lennie of F-Stop shares his experiences with affordable Super 35mm music video production shot on the FS100; and Mark Bos of Talkbackthames discusses how the XMPilot can improve workflow and create efficiencies on location or in the studio. Sony products can also be seen on the Sony stand i20.

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