Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AVID 6 Event at Hiro Ballroom Review

I went with my coworkers yesterday to the AVID demo for the new version 6 software at Hiro Ballroom. I was especially excited to see the 3D Demo and eat some hors d'oeuvres. 

The new version of Media Composer has a lot of really cool features like 64 bit, different frame rates in one timeline, you can use any I/O device to output or capture, tabs, 3D etc. You can check out all the new features here:

{Some of the vendors for I/O (Input/Output) Devices}

{The main event}

{Then it was finally time for what I had been waiting for the 3D demo}
{My Coworker Robert and me, Aisha Chowista - getting our 3D on}

{Arancini - Fried Risotto Balls with Tomato Sauce}

{Arancini interior- Cheesy and delicious perfect for the winter time}

{Salmon and Cream Cheese on Foccacia}

{Steak Carpaccio with Truffle Oil on Foccacia}

The hors d'oeuvres were decent. I really liked the Arancini. It was nicely fried, cheesy and warm. When I bit in, the center oozed out creamy risotto. The marinara sauce on top gave it great balance and acidity. It was the perfect appetizer to eat on a cold, rainy day. 

Below is a link to Giada Di Laurentis's recipe for Arancini ("little Orange" in Italian).  
If you want to try it, I say 'tis the season. Challah!

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