As summer winds to a close,
starts gearing up, bringing with it the promise of new versions of many of our favorite products. But, IBC is still almost exactly a month away, which allows us time to enjoy the remaining days of summer before we, too, need to get back into action.
I have three tutorials to help us use our software better and a product review of
. Before I get to the articles, though, here are two news items that crossed my desk this week.
, wrote to tell me about a new workflow extension for Final Cut Pro X that is designed to make working with SNS shared storage and managing media in a collaborative Final Cut Pro X workflow completely seamless. ShareBrowser is a free utility that is built directly into the EVO server for an unlimited number of users.
Here's the link:
In other news, I'm hearing more and more about video editing on mobile devices. While I'm not personally that interested in it, there are far more mobile users than desktop. For that reason, Adobe released
to allow editors to edit on a mobile device, then, if necessary, easily transfer their project to Premiere for final polish. Last week, Adobe announced a new speed feature for Rush that allows it to slow down or speed up footage, add adjustable speed ramps, and maintain audio pitch. Here's the link:
My three tutorials this week - two for
and one for
- were all suggested by readers trying to figure out the solution to a problem. Those are my favorite articles to write because, most of the time, it gives me a chance to learn something new, as well.
My fourth article is a First Look at
, from Wondershare. Designed more for consumer than professional use, still there are features here that pros would appreciate, include the new Shared Folder, export options and enough effects to make a fifth-grader giggle. Wondershare also has a Pro version of Filmora that I hope to review soon.
One thing that I discovered as I was writing the Filmora9 review, is that Wondershare also offers
, a DVD authoring tool. While not as full-featured as DVD Studio Pro, it is the only DVD creation tool, aside from Roxio Toast, that supports custom menus, multiple movies on a DVD and subtitles on a Mac. I'm learning more and hope to write a review soon. Still, for those of you burning DVDs on older software, this might be worth checking out.
Here's the link:
The mystery surrounding this icon continues. We know it's from a Mac media application around 2005, but not Media 100. If you know which app this icon represents, please
! My team is stumped while trying to recover some files. Thanks!
As always, I'm interested in your comments, suggestions and products to review. For now, though, like many parents, I'm prepping for school to start in a few weeks. Until next week, then,