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2022-04-25 MUGOO iMeeting on Zoom

Started by AdminMan, March 28, 2022, 09:16:04 PM

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We are still not having in-person meetings at the library, so the following Zoom details apply.

Date: 2022-04-25 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 PM ET  You can join the Zoom meeting starting at 7:20.
Venue: A Zoom meeting that you can join on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Although Zoom works in many browsers we STRONGLY recommend using the dedicated app on your device with the largest screen for the best experience.
You do NOT need a Zoom account to join a meeting!
If you need instructions, go here: https://mugoo.com/index.php/Main/UsingZOOM


0 - Group chin-wag while folks log on                                                     7:20 - 7:30

1 - Sonicfire Pro app for creating royalty-free
     music for presentations                                    with Ross Slade          7:30 - 8:10

2 - CleanMyMac app                                              with David Rhynas      8:10 - 8:45

3 - Fixit Forum                                                                                       8:45 - 9:00

4 - Presidential COVID update and Sign Off             with Wally Kuzmicz      5 minutes

Unfortunately, no after meeting wings or desserts at the Royal Oak, but feel free to prepare your own snacks and share them with us on screen!

Zoom meeting details:   <---  will only work for this meeting! Join any time after 7:20, meeting starts precisely at 7:30!!
Meeting ID: expired
Passcode:    expired

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Don't forget the Ottawa Public Library!
Even though we are unable to meet in person at the library, the OPL still offers a wealth of services you can access online. Go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en


1 - Sonicfire Pro app for creating royalty-free
     music for presentations
                                      with Ross Slade
SonicFire Pro 6 is the current version of a program, first introduced in 1996, that allows you to customize a music track that will accompany and enhance your video or media project.  Most of us lack either the resources or ability to add customized scoring to our projects.  This program was designed to bridge the gap between licensing music and paying royalty fees, or having it specially produced for you.

Like Apple, you are buying into an environment. It relies on audio clips that they sell as part of virtual albums, 10 to 14 pieces on various themes. There is a track of the month and album of the month sold at a discount.   The purpose is to produce music royalty free for presentations and movies, in an editable format.  Through Smartsound Plug-ins, the platform provides support for Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro X, Sony Vegas Pro and Avid Media Composer.

Ross demonstrated some of the many features and stepped through the process to customize music, paying attention to mood, rhythm, transitions and timing so that the audio is precisely aligned with the video.  You can view his presentation deck at https://mugoo.com/bigfiles/2022-04-25-SonicFire-Pro.pdf (31 MB).

As an example, he used drone video shots of Monte Castello di Vibio, the village where he lives in Umbria, Italy.  Ross then created the accompanying music track using SonicFire Pro 6.


2 - CleanMyMac app                                                 with David Rhynas
David provided an overview of the program CleanMyMac X, to get a sense of what it can do and why you might want to consider using. It is a powerful Mac cleaner, speed booster, and health guard, designed to help your machine run at full throttle again, remove large and old files, uninstall apps, and delete useless data that wastes disk space. The program will run on macOS 10.10 and higher. An older version CleanMyMac 3 supports macOS 10.9 - 10.14. CleanMyMac Classic is compatible with macOS versions 10.4 to 10.8. You can view his presentation deck at https://mugoo.com/bigfiles/2022-04-25-CleanMyMac-X.pdf (13 MB).