Learning something new is the theme of my articles this week. For example, with the up-coming release of
macOS High Sierra
and iOS 11, Apple will finally be supporting H.265. This new codec promises big changes. My
this week describes what this is, what it means and what we need to do now to get ready.
Each time I do an "
Ask Larry Anything
" webinar, I am confronted with how much I don't know. Now, to some, this could be depressing. For me, it inspires me to do some research and learn more.
For example, for years, the go-to app to convert video stored on DVDs into something we can edit was MPEG Streamclip; except it no longer works on macOS 10.12 or later. This week, I have a
for converting DVD video that works; and works better.
Or, creating closed captions has always been slow, painful and expensive. This week, I have a video showing a
that gets you up and running in less than an hour; including creating the captions themselves.
Or, a quick
media management tip
that illustrates how to see the media you've used, or NOT used, in your current
Final Cut Pro X
Finally, as part of last week's webinar,
brought up a really good question asking how to deal with the increasing competition we are seeing for video editing. This allowed me to focus on something I tell my students that I want to share with you this week: "
How to Succeed When There Is So Much Competition
Thinking of sharing reminds me that last week's
Digital Production Buzz
looked at a variety of subjects, all revolving around security. I was especially struck by the technology that
has developed to keep our files secure as they move from place to place. Affordable, fast and easy to use, the interview with
is one you need to listen to if you need to protect your files.
School starts this week for me, so I'm taking this Wednesday off from webinars to finish getting ready for my classes. Webinars return next week when I look at the latest technology from
to motion track our videos. Their technology is very close to magic and I'm looking forward to presenting it to you.
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Just a reminder, we've changed all our webinar pricing, effective Aug. 1. All current webinars are now only
. Webinars more than a year old are
, while webinars more than two years old are
. Many features in our favorite software haven't changed for several years. We felt reducing our webinar prices would provide a better incentive to examine some of our back-catalog titles.
Also, if you are in the LA area, I'll be presenting this Wednesday night at the
LACPUG User Group
meeting. I'm showcasing software that enhances editing in Final Cut Pro X:
Final Cut Library Manager
. Registration is only $5. (I'll be wandering around during the break. Feel free to stop me to say "Hi!" or to ask a question.) These events are always worth attending and I look forward to seeing you there!
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Well, time to start writing quizzes. Chat with you next week, until then,