ProFusion Presents: Beckley talks with Amplis

ProFusion 2011, Canada’s second annual Pro Imaging Expo, was once again a rousing success! Thousands of enthusiastic video & still photography professionals and aficionados enjoyed two days of seminars and training sessions, keynote speakers and one-of-a-kind product demonstrations. Everything converged into the most dynamic, technologically advanced Pro Imaging event in Canada.

Plans are already underway for ProFusion 2012. But, in the meantime, we’d like to show you some clips of this year’s event – starting with this quick chat Vistek’s Michael Beckley had with one of Amplis’ representatives.

Stay tuned for more ProFusion Presents videos!

We want YOU to tell us what you think!

Did you attend ProFusion 2011? Was there something you saw or learned that completely rocked your world? Did you plan to, but just didn’t manage to make it out? Maybe you just have an opinion and feel like sharing?

Well, here’s your chance! We want to make ProFusion 2012 even bigger & better than this year. And, to do that, we want to know what YOU want to see!

Pop over to the ProFusion website and share your thoughts. We’ve got a quick & easy survey (seriously – there aren’t even 10 questions; it’ll take you no time at all) smack dab in the middle of our homepage, so you can’t miss it.

We really do want your opinion: good or bad – we can take it! So tell us…

how we can make ProFusion 2012 perfect for YOU!

ProFusion 201: Day Two!

Wow! What a turnout! We saw another 2,000 people through the door on Saturday,  day two of ProFusion 2011.  Our seminars were a smashing success as well, with standing-room only in more than one event!

As you can imagine, we’re all exhausted after such a run – but we wanted to share some more images of our weekend with you!

For those of you who were able to make it out: a HUGE thank you! And we hope to see even more of you next year!

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ProFusion 2011: Day One!

Wow! What an amazing first day! We saw over 2,000 excited faces come through our gates today – which means in the first day, we’ve already surpassed our attendance for the entirety of ProFusion’s inaugural year.

We thought those of you weren’t able to make it out, we thought a bit of a peek into the day was in order. And for those of you planning  to come out and see us tomorrow – we look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

Our eager staff - ready to welcome you!

"Welcome to ProFusion 2011! How can we help you?"

Seminar setup is *almost* complete

Presenter Jason Groupp is set and ready!

Mark Cleghorn is raring to go, too!

A few seats are still available for Mark’s seminars tomorrow. On the Edge with Creative Flash gets under way at 10am & Weddings from Hell is on at 2pm.

And this is was the scene as soon as the doors opened at 9am... so come down early tomorrow - we're expecting as many (if not a few more) people through our doors!

 

Do you have your FREE admission tickets?

If you do – fantastic! We’ll see you at the show! If not… what are you waiting for? You have until 6pm ET tomorrow (Thursday, June 16) to get your free admission tickets to what promises to be the HOTTEST event this weekend!

After 6pm ET tomorrow, tickets will be sold for $10 at the door. And, hey – ten bucks is ten bucks, right? Why not get your tickets now… for FREE!

Join us at the Toronto Congress Centre for two engaging days of the art, business and technology of imaging – on our tab!

Tradeshow Hours

Friday, June 17: 9am — 6pm
Saturday, June 18: 9am — 5pm

See you at ProFusion 2011!

ProFusion Seminar Update: Witz Seminars Cancelled

Yes, it’s true. We’re sorry to report that the Witz Seminars that had been scheduled for ProFusion 2011 have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The team from Witz will still be in attendance, so if you have any questions, you can head directly to their booth (V522) on the trade show floor and they’ll be more than happy to help you out.

Witz & Vistek will be offering some seminars after ProFusion, so stay tuned to find out how you can take part in one or all of them!

 

 

ProFusion 2011: The Countdown is ON!

With just under 4 days left until ProFusion 2011 gets underway, things are really in full swing around here, and you do NOT want to miss out on any of the excitement!

There will be over 80 vendors booths on our expanded trade show floor where you’ll be able to talk to the leading (and most innovative) manufacturers as they parade their latest tools and technology.

A dynamic Demonstration Theatre is going to play host to two days of FREE information sessions & product demos featuring everything from software, on-location lighting & printing demonstrations to showcase launches & copyright law information.

And along with all of the excitement on the trade show floor, ProFusion is showcasing an amazing selection of professional seminars and workshops, conducted by world-renowned experts in the field of photography and videography – some lecturers in Canada for the very first time.

There really is something on offer for everyone this year. But space is limited. And last year saw a standing-room-only situation (luckily some quick-thinking staffers were able to move things around and accommodate everyone.)  But do you really want to tempt fate this year?

Sign up now and don’t miss out!

And have we mentioned that admission tickets to the trade show are available right now FREE of charge? Get yours now – and avoid that pesky $10 fee at the door on the day of the event.

 

Congrats to Paul Smith: Canon Travel Mug Winner #4!

Congratulations to Paul Smith – ProFusion 2011 Big Blog Giveaway winner #4! He now gets to enjoy his beverage of choice in the Limited Edition Canon Thermal Travel Mug EF 70-200 f/4.0 L IS USM!

Paul impressed us with this entry:

“I recently destroyed my lens mug saving a school bus of nuns from a fire breathing ninja grizzly bear… in space. I would love a new one.”

How could we NOT reward this sort of heroism?

We have one more mug to give away this week. So do your best! Reply here and tell us why this fourth and final travel mug should be yours.

Full Contest Deets…

We’ll give one away every week – to the commenter we deem most worthy – up until ProFusion 2011. AND – if you retweet this message: ” I just entered to win a Canon Travel Mug from @profusionexpo by commenting here: http://bit.ly/iOWX2P ” we’ll throw your name into a hat and pick one additional winner at random when the contest wraps. But don’t spam your friends… multiple tweets won’t count as multiple entries. And it goes without saying, right, that you’ll have to follow us on Twitter in order to win the Twitter prize? Excellent!

So tell us: Why should YOU win one of the sweet mugs!

As with any contest, we need to let in on all the Terms & Conditions:
This contest is open to Canadian residents, 18 years of age and older, only. Employees of Vistek and members of their respective families are ineligible to participate in the contest. Prizes are not transferable & and may not be exchanged for other prizes or for cash.

4K Focus Forum: JVC’s 4K Technology Preview!

On both Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18, JVC is doing something very special at Profusion 2011. They will be on hand to preview their new, affordable 4K technology with a small, hand-held camcorder that records 3840 x 2160 – that’s 4 times the resolution of full HD

4K represents an exciting new direction in video and digital cinematography.  With 4 times the resolution of full HD, shooting and editing in 4K delivers breathtaking images suitable for the largest cinema screens and opens up many new creative possibilities – even when the final output is ordinary HD.

We hope that you can join in on one of these private sessions to learn more about this new technology. We expect the sessions to be interactive, as the folks at JVC want to hear from you what features you’d like to see on a 4K camera. Sessions will be held Friday and again on Saturday.

Seating is limited, so sign up TODAY to secure your spot! Don’t miss out on this FREE event!

ProFusion 2011: Don’t Miss the Demo Theatre!

One of the highlights of ProFusion’s inaugural event was its riveting Demo Theatre  – located smack, dab in the middle of the Trade Show.

And his year’s event promises to be even bigger & better; with a lineup that includes informative seminars on Copyright Law, software How Tos and product demonstrations, you may find yourself lingering longer on the Trade Show floor than you’d originally planned.


Antonio Turco takes questions from the crowd during his 2010 Copyright Law presentation;
he’ll be on hand again this year to keep you in the legal loop!

Check out this year’s lineup of events!

FRIDAY, JUNE 17
9:30AM          Matthew Corley – DSC Labs | Charts for Video Production
10:00AM       Steve Bonin – EZY FX | The Basics of Using Jib Arms & Camera Cranes
10:30AM       Jeff Simpson – Avid Technology, Inc.
11:00AM       Rob Poretti – Sennheiser | Wired Mics
11:30AM       Gary Fong – Product Demos
12:00PM       Chris Thompson – Apple Canada | Introducing Thunderbolt
12:30PM       Greg Cameron – JVC Canada, Inc.
1:00PM         Colin Smith – Adobe | DSLR Video
1:30PM         Colin Smith – Adobe | DSLR Video (cont’d)
2:00PM         Andrew Patrick – Epson Canada Ltd. | Printing Demonstrations
2:30PM         Andrew Patrick – Epson Canada Ltd. | Printing Demonstrations (cont’d)
3:00PM         François Gauthier – Sony Canada | Introducing the Sony NEX-FS100
3:30PM         François Gauthier – Sony Canada | Introducing the Sony NEX-FS100 (cont’d)
4:00PM         Brady Harris – Lowel | Location Lighting with Lowel Lighting
4:30PM         Brady Harris – Lowel | Location Lighting with Lowel Lighting (cont’d)
5:00PM         Brady Harris – Lowel | Location Lighting with Lowel Lighting (cont’d)

SATURDAY, JUNE 18
9:30AM          Antonio Turco – Copyright Law
10:00AM       Tom Jacob – Kino Flo
10:30AM       Jeff Simpson – Avid Technology, Inc.
11:00AM       Rob Poretti – Sennheiser | Wireless Mics
11:30AM       Gary Fong – Product Demos
12:00PM       Chris Thompson – Apple Canada | Introducing Thunderbolt
12:30PM       Greg Cameron – JVC Canada, Inc.
1:00PM         Colin Smith – Adobe | Photoshop/Lightroom
1:30PM         Colin Smith – Adobe | Photoshop/Lightroom (cont’d)
2:00PM         Andrew Patrick – Epson Canada Ltd. | Printing Demonstrations
2:30PM         Andrew Patrick – Epson Canada Ltd. | Printing Demonstrations (cont’d)
3:00PM         François Gauthier – Sony Canada | Introducing the Sony NEX-FS100
3:30PM         François Gauthier – Sony Canada | Introducing the Sony NEX-FS100 (cont’d)
4:00PM         Matthew Corley – DSC Labs | Charts for Video Production
4:30PM         Matthew Corley – DSC Labs | Charts for Video Production (con’td)

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