Aug. 12, 2019

As summer winds to a close, IBC 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 Filmora9, from Wondershare. Before I get to the articles, though, here are two news items that crossed my desk this week.

Andrew McKay, from EVO, 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 Premiere Rush 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 Premiere Pro and one for Final Cut - 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 Filmora9, 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 DVD Creator, 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 email me! 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, edit well.

Using HDR Media in
Apple Final Cut Pro X
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Final Cut?

It's easy to get confused!
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is 
* Tips to color grading HDR  
* How to work with RAW, HDR, log
   and ProRes media in Final Cut Pro X
Using HDR Media in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Premiere?

It's easy to get confused!
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is
* Limitations of HDR in Premiere 
* How to work with RAW, HDR, and
   log media in Premiere Pro CC
Download: HDR in Premiere Pro  
» Why is Adobe Premiere Pro Copying Files When I Import Them? ( Tutorial)
    » An explanation of when media is linked or copied into a project.

» Adobe Premiere Pro CC: When to Use Maximum Render Quality ( Tutorial)
    » Explanations and settings for "Maximum Render Quality" & "Max. Bit Depth."

» How to Display Nit Values in Apple Final Cut Pro X ( Tutorial)
    » An illustrated tutorial on what Nits are and how to display them in FCP X.

» First Look: Filmora9 from Wondershare ( Product Review)
    » Filmora9 is a consumer NLE with features geared for social media users.
» Color Correction:
   Make People Look Normal

» Create a Dual-Boot Mac System Disk

» EQ: Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity
» New Font Menu in Premiere Pro CC  
» View all tutorials here.
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Complete

» 273: HDR Media in Final Cut Pro X 
» 263: Photoshop for Image Repair    
» 264: FCP X Multicam Editing  
» View all webinars here.
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