Aug. 31, 2020

Lots of news this past week, plus six new tutorials for you! In the news...

Apple announced updates for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor. The updates included both big and small features. I have several articles about these, but here an overview. announced and released version 3.7. New features include the Frame Transfer app, improvements to their FCP X workflow extension, HDR display to iOS devices and more.

Telestream announced their 2020 Showcase. This was created for you to meet with Telestream experts, schedule demos, and attend live and on-demand webinars. Starts Sept. 14 and followed by other information sessions.

DejaSoft released an update for DejaEdit to version 3.2. This further expands its Avid remote file sharing software by supporting Microsoft Azure secure storage. Another major highlight includes the safeguarding of project files with robust prior encryption before they are directed to an assigned media server chosen by the customer.

London-based DPP announced Innovation Week. This is an opportunity for DPP members to showcase their latest innovations, and for technology users to learn about what's new, without needing to do hours of research. While only members can present, the information is available to everyone. Starts Sept. 1.

NewTek is expanding its NewTekTV programming lineup in September to focus on relevant issues for today's socially distant production environment and highlights new opportunities that open up by adding video to businesses of all types and sizes.

IPV announced a series of business continuity webinars for video professionals. The Q&A webinar series, which features industry leaders from Sky, Sesame Street, HBO, and WarnerMedia, presents an exclusive opportunity for members of the video industry at large to have their most pressing questions about collaborative content creation in the age of remote workflows answered. Starts Sept. 8.

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Turning to my news, webinars will restart on Wednesday, Sept. 9. If you have topics you'd like me to cover, please email me your suggestions. I'm always looking for ideas!

Just a reminder to signup for The Inside Tips - we are closing in on our 1,000th tip! What I'm doing now is putting longer tutorials in this newsletter, while quick tips and techniques go into The Inside Tips. These are all free and you can choose from up to six different subjects.

I have six new tutorials this week. My lead story is Apple's updates to Final Cut, Motion and Compressor. But, equally important, it is a better way to repair your Mac computer when the software starts acting up.

I have detailed tutorials on key new features in both Final Cut and Motion; including a comparison between Apple's Smart Conform and Adobe's Auto-Reframe. (I'm working on a tutorial covering the changes to Final Cut's proxy workflow that I hope to present next week.) 

Summer is ending, schools are reopening and Labor Day, in the US, is next week. Fall should be the start to life picking back up. But, this year is different, as we all know. One piece of good news is that the whole world has discovered the value of video for everything from day-to-day communication to education to entertainment. What the world has also discovered is that doing good video is really, really difficult. That still remains our greatest opportunity - showing others how to make the most of the video they create everyday. That's pretty good news, when you think about it: customers still need to learn what we already know.

Stay safe, stay healthy and, most important, stay hopeful. Edit well
» Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor (News)
   » Update emphasizes workflow enhancements, 3D objects and LUTs

» A Better Way to Repair Your Mac Computer (Tutorial)
   » Software glitches can drive you nuts. Here's how to keep them at bay.

» The Small, Hidden, Updates in Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 (Tutorial)
   » These are the updates that DIDN'T make the headlines!

» New! Smart Conform in Final Cut Pro X (Tutorial)
   » Apple has Smart Conform, Adobe has Auto-Reframe. Here's the difference.

» New! Use and Import 3D Objects into Apple Motion (Tutorial)
   » This illustrated tutorial shows where these are, how to modify and import them.

» Launches New Version & New Features (News)
   » ups its game with new application and new features.

» Configure the 2020 27" iMac for Video Editing (Tutorial)
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