Read it here:
In bigger news - though, truthfully, nothing is bigger than finding a good job -
Release 21 of Cinema 4D
last week at SIGGRAPH. "R21 introduces powerful new capabilities including a completely new Caps and Bevel system, new Field Force dynamics, interface speed enhancements and broader integration with popular hardware and software technologies. R21 also introduces Maxon's '3D for the Whole World' initiative, which aims to put professional 3D software within easy reach of every aspiring artist. This includes availability of a singular version of Cinema 4D, more efficient installation and licensing, and new low-entry subscription pricing."
(Maxon press release
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In more news,
Adobe After Effects
has been selected for the new VFX category within
Netflix's Post Technology Alliance
, a program committed to serving the evolving needs of the post-production community through innovation and support. Adobe joined the program with Premiere Pro when it launched last fall. Now, After Effects will receive a Post Technology Alliance product designation specifically for VFX, a mark of quality, service, and support as a leading VFX tool.
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has invited me to be on
this Wednesday at 11AM CST. Zacuto Live is a weekly Facebook and YouTube show covering subjects that are important to filmmakers and content creators. I've enjoyed having Steve as a guest on the
Digital Production Buzz
. Now, I'm looking forward to being the one answering questions. Steve and his co-host
and I will be joined by
as we talk about "
How to be a Successful Filmmaker
Learn more here:
Oh! I need your help. We are trying to recover some old media files identified by this icon; it dates from around 2005. If you know which app this icon represents, please
! My entire brain-trust is completely stumped. We have old computers that can run whatever this is, once we know what whatever this is is. Thanks!
As I was creating my two
- one for
and the other for
- I wrote: "
The Basics of HDR Media Explained
." My goal was to provide a solid background on terms and uses for HDR media. The problem was that I made a mistake in calculating how bit depth affects file size.
pointed out my error and, for this week, I updated the original article, then wrote a new one that explains this more deeply. It's my lead story in
Then, as I was researching the Adobe version of these HDR webinars, Adobe highlighted a very useful app called
. So, this week, I reviewed it. Whether you use
, this app will provide a lot of useful information. Best of all, it only costs 99¢! You'll find my review in
below. Even better, this can be used with ANY media, not just HDR.
A useful HDR utility is bundled with the latest version of Apple Final Cut Pro X:
. I introduced this in my "HDR for FCP X" webinar, but, it does so much that I wanted to write more about it. This, too, is in
was having a problem importing media into Final Cut. It was taking forever. As he and I were talking about the problem, I realized that he managed to turn his entire master media folder into a single camera card. My final article this week describes the problem and what you need to do to fix it.
In case you were wondering, webinars remain on hold while we work on some new ideas. So, as the last weeks of summer rapidly draw to a close, remember to enjoy some time off. Because once September returns, it will seem like everything just speeds up. Until next week, then,