Of all the weeks in the year, the last week of August has GOT to be the most boring. Folks are either frantically cramming in a few last days of vacation, or frantically prepping for IBC, which starts in less than three weeks. Either way, no one is saying very much.
Well, except for the folks at
Lock & Load
. This high-end stabilizer for FCP X is now easier to use and more powerful than ever. Automatic analysis of rolling shutter artifacts means no more camera specific settings. The best setting is calculated just by pushing the same "track motion" button as before. The interface was also modernized. CoreMelt makes some very helpful utilities.
Titler Pro 7
. With a host of new time-saving features, a fully re-tooled engine, and over 500 new professionally designed templates, the new Titler Pro 7 can elevate your titling. if you are looking for a more flexible titling tool that can be used with any NLE, Titler Pro 7 is worth a look.
Still, the end of the summer doldrums isn't that far away. Not only does
start Sept. 13, but Apple is prepping their fall releases - most notably the
2019 Mac Pro
and the latest version of
macOS - Catalina
Catalina will bring significant changes that we need to be ready for. Most notably, it will
support any 32-bit applications, nor media which is built on the 32-bit frameworks of QuickTime. I am repeating several articles this week to explain what's going on and what you need to do to get ready.
Not all media is affected, but, if you
converted affected media
you upgrade, you
be able to convert it on any system running Catalina.
is a good - and inexpensive - conversion tool, regardless of which NLE you prefer to use. It not only flags which media needs converting, but also supports batch processing for transcoding media. An article below details how this works.
Not much else to report this week. Think of it as the calm before the storm. With luck, the press gates will start to open after September starts as vendors begin to showcase their latest technology. Until next week, then,