It's the dog-days of summer - but, somehow, that relaxed feeling is, ah, missing. So, let's distract ourselves with some news and cool tutorials. First, the
announced their latest full-frame mirrorless camera:
Alpha 7s III
that shoots 4K video. Professional video functions include XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputs, along with RAW output supporting up to 4K/60 fps.
At the same time,
4K ProRes RAW recording support for Sony's Alpha 7s III and 6K RAW recording for Panasonic Lumix SiH. (
Philip Bloom provided a lovely video, shot with the Sony, about paddle-boarding on the Thames that makes me want to get back to the water.)
, CEO of EditMentor.com, announced the launch of
, the first online software designed to teach editing interactively. With EditMentor, students solve creative challenges by manipulating a browser-based editing application. Students submit their answers and instantly receive guidance. I am a long-time fan of Misha and his work. I've seen demos of pre-release versions of EditMentor. It is worth checking out. Teachers can sign up for
Integrated Media Technologies Inc. announced the launch of
SoDA, a state of the art enterprise software application designed to seamlessly manage and automate file movement in and out of the Cloud, and deliver actionable insight into the costs for local and cloud storage.
Craig Stadler, CEO of
PeteyVid.com, announced that their privacy-centric video search engine - Petey Vid - has indexed more than half-a-billion videos. Searching across 70+ video platforms, "Petey Vid offers unique and independent media content that cannot be found via other video search engines." (Press release)
, I wrapped up our four-part series on "
The Basics of Editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X
." I've now created two training bundles - one for Premiere and the other for Final Cut. Both are available in my store or our Video Training Library. Thanks to everyone who participated, these were fun to present!
Next week, I'm hosting an "
Ask Larry Anything
" webinar session. Ask any question and I'll do my best to provide an answer. To give me time to research,
email me your questions
and let me know which presentation you plan to attend - 9 AM or 12 PM (LA time). I enjoy these sessions. Registration, as always, is
I have several new and updated
for you this week. My lead story came from my brother, John, asking my advice about
recording audio books
. As I wrote, I discovered I had a LOT of advice, so I turned it into my
Next, I have three excerpts from last week's webinar on effects in
Final Cut Pro X
. You'll find links to all of these in the
released their new 12K URSA Mini camera. 12K certainly got my attention. But... there's more to this camera than meets the eye (so to speak).
, writing for
, had a very interesting analysis on this camera. I have a key highlight from his
Finally, I have
two updated articles
- one explaining how to do
extreme slow motion
in Final Cut Pro X and the other details
an editing workflow
that can save you time and money and works for all NLEs.
As I listen to all the shouting these days, it reminds me just how precious is the ability to communicate. Shouting puts the focus on the shouter. Communication puts the focus on the listener. A key skill that each of us has is the ability to listen, learn and communicate. That skill remains in short supply - and more needed than ever.
Stay safe, stay healthy