Welcome to Connecticut Final Cut Pro User Group

Welcome to the official site of the Connecticut Final Cut Pro User Group, the first and only digital video and cinema post-production based users group in the State of Connecticut.

The CTFCPUG is an Apple user group that aims to build professional connections between Final Cut Pro users, independent filmmakers, and video professionals who wish to learn more about the digital video revolution.


In August of 2007, CTFCPUG will begin its 5th year in operation and we feel that it is time for a change. We have a very diverse production community here in Connecticut and its time to reflect that. The name CTFCPUG initially was adopted to become part of the FCPUGNetwork of more than 100+ FCPUG’s world-wide. The name enabled us to gather sponsors and resources that otherwise would have been unobtainable under any other name. However, by using Final Cut Pro exclusively in our group name, we have seemed to alienate a large number of the production community here in the Nutmeg State. Those of you who attend know this to be the contrary as we routinely delve into the world of all forms of production, new media and distribution, and cover ALL of the digital tools that make creativity flow. Hence, its time for a name change and let the rest of the production scene here in Connecticut realize what we’re doing. The mission will remain, the raffle, the member show & tell, and great guests will continue to pour in, but we want to involve more of the creative folk who assume that CTFCPUG is a Final Cut User ONLY organization. Thanks for 4 years of solid support and we look forward to a new start in 2007-2008 as the new DIGITAL CONTENT CREATORS of CONNECTICUT. A new website will be forthcoming and the first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 6pm. See you then!


06.21.07--Summer Break


Apple & CTFCPUG will now employ a new RSVP system for every event that CTFCPUG holds. If you have an account with Apple for iTunes, log in and use the system. If you don’t, take a few minutes to create one and then use the system. Its free. No spam.

Just because we’re changing our name doesn’t mean that we’re not still part of the FCPUGNetwork family!
The FCPUG SuperMeet Magazine is now available for free download. Tell a friend.

Features 92 pages of articles and tutorials and ads. Also features an up to date listing of the FCP UGs throughout the world as of press time early April 2007.


06.21.07--Larry Jordan’s 2007 North American Seminar Tour in Connecticut?

PowerUP your editing skills! And discover the hidden features in the latest version of Final Cut Studio 2 and Larry Jordan is thinking about adding Connecticut as a stop.

Internationally-renowned expert Larry Jordan is considering coming to Connecticut with a two-day, high-voltage seminar series guaranteed to improve your editing efficiency. Whether you’re editing your first family video, the next Pirates of the Caribbean or something in-between, these PowerUP Seminars will plug you into the unlimited possibilities of Final Cut Studio 2 with the practical knowledge you need to turn your vision into an edited masterpiece. Read More...


04.10.07-- New Podcast!

Our newest podcast entitled,
"Plugged-In: The Digital Landscape" hosted by
Toolfarm is available now.
Hop on over to Toolfarm and check it out.
Our guests on Show 1 include
Philip Hodgetts, Gary Adcock, Dean Velez,
and Michele Yamazaki.
Our next editions will be from NAB 2007.


04.28.07-- Ultimate DVX100 to FCP Training!

has a new 24p tutorial DVD for Final Cut Pro
and users of the Panasonic DVX100 camera.
Hop on over to his site and see what one of
the industries top minds as to offer to help
you become more efficient and
productive with FCP and Panasonic.


In Memoram of Philip Livingston,
November 8, 2006

Philip Livingston, 64, of Harmon Cove Towers,
Secaucus, NJ died Wednesday November 8th, 2006.
Mr. Livingston was born in New York City,
February 1, 1942. He was a direct descendent
of Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of
Independence. Mr. Livingston began his career in
broadcast engineering in radio at WVOS and
WVIP in upstate New York. He helped build
Rochester, N.Y. and developed an Instructional
Television system for the City School District
there. Subsequently he served for ten years as
Associate Director for Instructional Resources at
the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Mr. Livingston was a 28-year Panasonic employee
and held numerous technical positions there. Most
recently he was responsible for Panasonic Broadcast’s
strategic business development activities.
For the last five years, he directed the company’s
innovative Technology Partnering Program
where he worked with more than 30 of the
industry’s leading manufacturers
to incorporate Panasonic’s leading digital
compression technologies into their
products and systems.


CTFCPUG Supermeet!
Spring 2007

We are collecting data for a planned upcoming CTFCPUG Supermeet which will feature hands-on training. Please take a moment to answer a few questions that will help guide us in the planning.


04.18.06--A new policy for all raffle prize
winners is in effect. Your name and contact
information will now be submitted to our generous
sponsors for follow up as per their request.
We want to keep bringing you great prizes every
month and then some, so contributing back is in
order. Thank you for your understanding and support.


10.23.04 - ProMax founder and friend of industry people everywhere, Charles F. McConathy passes away. For those who have attended trade shows and have come to know Charles, you know that things will not be the same. Dan Hatch, COO of ProMax has issued a press release. LAFCPUG Founder, Michael Horton captures Charles' essence in a touching article. Read Mike's tribute.

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