SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Video editors will get a first-hand look at how the new award-winning FileMaker Pro 8 (www.filemaker.com/products) helps manage business and creative processes at the next meeting of SF Cutters, the San Francisco Final Cut Pro Users Group, September 28, 2005, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at dvGarage, 785 Market St., San Francisco event details at www.sfcutters.org/events .
The meeting will feature a demo of FileMaker Pro 8, which was launched on August 29, and has already received top-rated reviews. Also featured will be a presentation, "What Every Editor Needs to Know about Asset Management," from Chris Ippolite, president of iSolutions, Inc. www.isolutions-inc.com . Ippolite, whose Santa Monica-based firm develops solutions for the entertainment and creative services industries, will showcase FileMaker solutions used to manage the many and complex files that digital editors weave into commercials, documentaries, feature films, and motion graphics.
Attendees will also hear from Glen Janssens and John Pilgrim of eMotion studios, Sausalito, CA. www.emotionstudios.com , about their use of FileMaker Pro to help manage their post-production efforts. Motivated to leverage extensive stock footage culled from projects around the world, eMotion has been refining a FileMaker database that integrates with Final Cut Pro. They are developing a central catalog for all footage logged on existing projects, expediting the re-use of footage, making it easy to share footage with clients. It also forms a starting point for a public portal to browse and purchase stock footage. eMotion, which has created immersive film experiences for clients such as NASA, Adobe Systems and the Experience Music Project, has been a long-time user of both FileMaker Pro and Final Cut Pro.
"FileMaker Pro 8 can help creative professionals in so many parts of their business," said Chris Ippolite, president of iSolutions, Inc. "Production users can store all their digital assets in a single location and easily search and retrieve them. You can capture your dailies in FileMaker and with one click share images with your remote production staff via the web. And thanks to Final Cut Pro's support of XML, you can store titles and other info in FileMaker Pro and automatically update your video clips in Final Cut Pro. You can even use FileMaker 8 to track your projects, billings and customer relationships."
A popular production and business management tool for film and video editors, as well as photographers, animation producers, advertising agencies and other creative professionals, FileMaker Pro has been used by many successful firms, including Deutsch Advertising, Industrial Light & Magic, Rhino Records, WGBH Boston, Showtime E! Entertainment, and several Hollywood movie and TV production studios.
About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low- cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.
NOTE: FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Web site: http://www.filemaker.com