NEWS - Dec. 28, 2020
The holidays are a time to take stock of where we are, where we've been and where we're going. Most of all, we need to celebrate the fact we are still here. 

The most important news is the growing developer interest in the new Apple silicon chips. Not just the M1 chip, but what it portends for the new Macs coming next year. What I am seeing is that, while support for macOS Big Sur is growing quickly, the real effort is in getting apps to support Apple silicon natively. Final Cut already does, however, both Adobe and Avid are working to create native apps.

Last week, Adobe released beta builds of Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush and Audition with native support for new M1 Apple chipsets into public beta. These are not full-fledged apps. Limitations for the initial Premiere Pro Beta on Apple M1 hardware include third party integrations, such as Transmit reference monitoring hardware, plugins, extension panels, and control surfaces. Still, this is good news for Adobe users on future Mac hardware.

Avid announced on July 15, 2020, that "Avid is working to understand the impact of the Apple Silicon announcement related to Intel and future Mac's and Big Sur support. When we have information to share, we will deliver it at that time." Since then, Avid has not updated its timetable.

macOS 11.2 (a key update to Big Sur) entered beta on Dec. 16, but there's no word on when this update will be released. I plan to upgrade once this version is publicly available.

As with tech in general, development happens in its own time. Rumors are nice, but we can't take action until a new version is actually released. Our industry uses dozens of media creation apps every day. If you plan to upgrade to Apple silicon, please check with the developers to make sure they support it on your system.
Just a note, the 35% discount on my book - Techniques of Visual Persuasion - expires Dec. 31 at midnight. This discount won't be extended. Order soon!

There's no webinar this week, but next week I'll be back with a webinar covering all the new features in the different updates to Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4.x. My goal is to use this as an update to my Final Cut Pro Complete training, so I'll try to be as comprehensive as possible. Registration to my live webinars is FREE!

This week, I have two articles: The first shares the Top Twenty Tutorials - the most popular articles for this year; the second shares the Top Ten Inside Tips for this year. It always fascinates me to learn which articles you like to read most. (Next week, I'll get back to product reviews and tutorials.)

This holiday is a time to celebrate our gifts. The indelible lesson of 2020 is the danger of taking something for granted. I am deeply grateful for your continued interest, email and comments. I learn so much from our conversations.

I wish you a healthy, happy, and exciting New Year. Smile... we already know it's going to be challenging. Until next Monday, edit well.
» Top 20 Most Read Tutorials in 2020 (Collection)
» Spanning millions of views, here are the most read articles for the year.

» Top Ten Tips for 2020 from The Inside Tips (Collection)
» Tips are listed by both popularity and viewer rating.

» Should You Upgrade to macOS Big Sur? (Commentary)
» The question isn't "should," the better question is "when?" Here's the answer.
New Features in Final Cut Pro 10.4.x
Since the initial release of Final Cut Pro X 10.4, Apple has added a number of new features.

For the first time, I'll combine all the new features in every version of Final Cut from 10.4.0 to 10.5 into one webinar.

Webinars start Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.
Ask Larry Anything - 2020

What better way to end the year than with a session that covers just about anything – well, at least, anything you are interested in! Yup, it’s time for: “Ask Larry Anything!”

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