Bangkok Diary Thursday 8 October 2008: Pro Day - Remix2
Today (9 October) I went along to the Intercontinental Hotel in Ploenchit, Bangkok, where the local office of Apple was holding a Pro Day, which is running both Thursday and Friday. A lot of the fairly vibrant and young members of Thai the media production scene were in attendance to learn more about Apple's Pro applications including Final Cut, Logic Pro and Aperture.
The morning session on the opening day had a loose interview format with extended comment from Chalermchatri Yukol, founder of an online TV service which goes by the name of FuKDuK TV, Pongprom Snitwong na Ayutthaya, Director of GenX Academy, and Suradech Kaewthanakan from Kantana Group PLC. Chalermchai was to concentrate on his use of Final Cut Pro Server, Pongprom looked at Logic Studio and Suradech examined Soundtrack Pro.
Chalmerchatri also made one strong recommendation to the Thai users that despite the usual approach of Thai developers, they should make money: think global. A comment which brough much laughter. The point was not lost, however, that Thai developers had to realise they were in a world market these days and insularity was not recommended.
Outside the main ballrooom in an annexe, was a workflow demonstration that the attendees were able to observe a walk-through demonstration from input to output. Each work station or part of the process, including a section that used Aperture, was run by a skilled operator in that field. As I watched I made a mental note that a Wacom tablet is long overdue. At one of the sections which was showing Final Cut, someone had brought along one of the early Macintosh computers: still running one notes.
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