[svlug] PenLUG meeting this Thursday, 25-Mar-2004
William R Ward
bill at wards.net
Tue Mar 23 12:18:36 PST 2004
The Peninsula Linux Users' Group is meeting this week, and you are
invited. The theme is "Video Editing on Linux."
Here are the details about this meeting. For more information or
directions go to
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Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: 100 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Conference Call: If you cannot attend in person, but would like to
dial in and listen, please send mail to conferencecall at penlug.org and
we will try to accomodate you.
7:00 - 8:30 PM: Keynote: Dale Schouten: "Kino: Digital video for Linux"
8:30 - 9:00 PM: Members' Minutes
9:00 PM: Adjourn to IHOP (Belmont) for social & food time
Keynote presentation by Dale Schouten: "Kino: Digital video for Linux"
Dale will demonstrate Kino, a tool that enables you to manipulate and
edit digital video on Linux.
Dale started his career in Computer Science by spending entirely too
long in graduate school at the University of Illinois where he
eventually earned a PhD, specializing in Optimizing and Parallelizing
compilers. Since that time he has spent his on-hours working on
optimizations of various sorts for Intel's compiler group.
Unfortunately, none of this has done anything to prepare him to speak
intelligently on digital video of any sort.
The arrival of his first child, some 6 years ago, complete with the
requisite purchase of a camcorder has led him to the sense that he
really ought to do something with all those precious tapes collecting
dust before they degrade any further. This, along with a steady
interest in all things Linux, has driven him to develop some minimal
familiarity with digital video editing on Linux. After many hours
poring over various websites and FAQ's, he is happy to share some of
this hard-won information in the form of a simple demo of kino,
demonstrating how to put pieces together, trim things out and add a
few simple transitions between scenes.
Members will have an opportunity to take a few minutes to...
* Describe their latest Linux discovery
* Ask questions and get help from other members
* Discuss Linux projects
You can just stand up and talk, or give a short demo or presentation.
If you need audio/visual support for your Members' Minute, please
contact Bill in advance to arrange for your needs.
So we can have an idea of how many people to expect, please email
rsvp at penlug.org if you are planning to attend.
William R Ward bill at wards.net http://www.wards.net/~bill/
The most damaging phrase in the language is, "It's always been done that way."
-- Admiral Grace Hopper
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