February 27th, 2013: TNT Promos, Compress This!, Small Tree Titanium

MEETING DATE: February 27th, 2013 

MEETING AGENDA: Spot On/ Compress This!/ This Old Edit Suite

Act 1: Spot On






Imagine yourself in the middle of an edit trying to reconnect your media from the SAN, when in rushes the network producer with a new promo that has to be aired in 48hrs, What do you do,How will you get it done. We have all felt this pressure at some point in our careers on some level. We will hear from the TNT Promo team on how to plan, organize, and work as part of a creative team to accomplish tasks that would make craft editors shake in their shorts.

TNT Promo Team:

Sean Polinski and Frank Lagnese, editors, Travis Fast, Smoke finish and Kurtis Kwasny, Sound Designer

Act 2: Compress This!



KrisMerkel, Atlanta Cutters Co-Founder



Codecs, GOP, DCT, Spatial interpolation, Adobe Media Encoder, Episode Pro, Sorenson media, Apple Compressor…. Where does it start and where does it end, What does it all mean. Atlanta Cutters Co-Founder Kris Merkel will help sort it out give you some practical compression tips and workflows with various Compression available today.


Act 3: This Old Edit Suite

Small Tree Communications


Small Tree Communications is your Atlanta Cutters Platinum Sponsor who combines the simple power of Networking with affordable Storage to create high performance shared storage solutions for media professionals. 




Looking for an Upgrade, Something shiny perhaps, Does your system have more have more down time then up? Well maybe it’s time to start thinking about what you will need to keep your business running smoothly for the next few years. Platinum Sponsor Small Tree Communications will walk us through a real world edit suite Bandwidth makeover and show us how we can increase our productivity


Date: February 27th, 2012 

Networking / Registration: 6:00pm      Light catering provided 

Meeting: 7:00 – 10:00pm

Raffle: 10:00pm  

LocationHilton Garden Inn ~ 97 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA    Entrance is on Williams Street from 10th (Williams is one-way north). Then you exit out on 10th.  Parking garages are available and Valet parking at the Hilton is $8 The Midtown MARTA station (Gold and Red Lines) is 1 1/2 blocks to the East.

Cost: Free!


Raffle  Each attendee will receive 2 raffle tickets free. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased 3 for $5.00 and 7 for $10. Cash Only

Raffle Items: We’ll update as more items become available

1 Copy of Episode Pro V6 with Audio

$1000 Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of any monitor on ShopFSI.com