Many of you have seen the new
"legacy media" warning
in Final Cut Pro X v.10.4.4. I've been deluged with emails about this. When you click the "Learn More" button, you are taken to a page on Apple's website warning that older format media won't be supported in upcoming versions of the macOS. These formats include, according to the message, both
This message is both extremely vague and
- the vast majority of film and television programs edited over the last twenty years are in one of these two formats. I have reached out to Apple for clarification on what codecs are affected, why these changes are necessary and more specifically when these changes are to take place. The information on the webpage itself is completely inadequate. In the meantime, I suggest not doing anything hasty until we learn more about Apple's forthcoming plans. Hopefully soon.
This week, I have
six new articles
and tutorials for you, covering new features in the latest release of FCP X, as well as two articles suggested by readers - called: "
" - about new tricks with technology that you might find interesting.
Webinars are taking the week off - it's finals week and I need some extra time for grading. Also, I want to spend more time trying to figure out what Apple is doing.
Digital Production Buzz
, however, continues chugging along. Last week's show was on
and it was FASCINATING! We spoke with users, gurus, and manufacturers to look at this new technology in terms of education and media. We had fun guests and great conversations.
Listen to the show here
By the way, I want to shout-out to
for providing background for our
stories this week. If you have a technique you think should be shared with our larger audience, please send me a note.
Hmm.... Looking at the calendar, I have no idea where this year went - and there's only a couple weeks left before the holidays give us all some time off. I look forward to chatting with you again next week. In the meantime,