Dec. 23, 2019




This week we celebrate Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa - all within a few days of each other. Last night, as our family decorated a Christmas tree, I realized, again, that this season also celebrates memories; mostly of family but, also, of friends and times long past. It is a special time.

As you might expect, there isn't a lot of news happening. So, instead, I wrote four articles for us to reflect on, when we take a few minutes to think about work.

The first is an article on configuring the new 2019 Mac Pro for video editing. This powerful system provides literally hundreds of options - and it requires a totally different way of thinking about configuring a computer. I enjoyed writing this piece and look forward to your comments.

Next, I have a book review of "The Filmmaker's Handbook." Written by Steven Ascher with Edward Pincus, this massive volume starts in a place most other production-oriented books don't. It is an interesting read - take a look at my review and share your thoughts, as well.

Then, I have two Final Cut Pro X tutorials - one on Library backups and the other on deleting plug-ins.  

For you Premiere fans, I had a great deal of fun a week ago training a group of talented editors on the finer points of Premiere Pro. That training resulted in lots and LOTS of shortcuts and tips. But, instead of turning them into articles this week, I've added them as tips to " TheInsideTips.com." The secret to finding them is to visit the website, scroll all the way to the bottom and click "Adobe Premiere Pro CC" in the Tip Categories column of the page footer. There, you'll find 11 PAGES of Premiere tips!

And, if you haven't joined " TheInsideTips" yet, you are missing dozens of tips on a variety of media subjects each week. Subscriptions are free and a new Tip Letter is sent every business day. Here's the sign-up link.

May these holidays be a celebration with friends and family, with many joyful memories. I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and memorable holiday.

Using HDR Media in
Apple Final Cut Pro X
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Final Cut?

It's easy to get confused!
 
 
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is 
* Tips to color grading HDR  
* How to work with RAW, HDR, log
   and ProRes media in Final Cut Pro X
Using HDR Media in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Premiere?

It's easy to get confused!
 
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is
* Limitations of HDR in Premiere 
* How to work with RAW, HDR, and
   log media in Premiere Pro CC
Download: HDR in Premiere Pro  
» Configure the 2019 Mac Pro for Video Editing ( Commentary)
    » What this new system is, who it's for and how to configure it for video editing.

» Book Review: "The Filmmaker's Handbook" (Review)
    » A review of the book written by Steven Ascher with Edward Pincus.
 
» Regain Storage Space - Delete Older FCP X Backups (Tutorial
    » A quick tutorial on where backups are stored and how to delete them.
 
» How to Remove Plugins from Final Cut Pro X (Tutorial)
    » An illustrated guide to where plugins are stored and how to remove them.  
» Apple Updates FCP X & Motion

» EQ: Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity

» New Font Menu in Premiere Pro CC

» Premiere: Move Interface Controls

» View all tutorials here.
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Complete

» 274: HDR in Premiere Pro CC 
 
» 242: New Color Tools in FCP X     
 
» 250: Basics of Editing in FCP X
 
» View all webinars here. 
 
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