Here's a variety of
for you this week: new articles, new webinars, new High Sierra concerns and new thoughts on the impact of AI on creating content.
First, though, let's talk about
. At last week's "Ask Larry Anything" webinar, there were a lot of questions about whether it is time to migrate to High Sierra. My opinion continues to be "not yet." As many of you know, Apple had a bad week in software last week. High Sierra is still continuing to evolve and it is less stable than it will be if we give Apple more time to work on it.
Keep in mind that there are
NO new features
in either Premiere or Final Cut that require High Sierra. The apps run the same in both Sierra and High Sierra. So, for those that haven't upgraded,
. The time will come when upgrading makes a lot of sense. That time is not yet here.
As a thought, I had to repair my 2013 MacBook Pro this week, which involved replacing the motherboard and reformatting the SSD drive. When Apple asked my choice of what OS to install, I
requested macOS 10.12
. Just so you know.
Thinking of High Sierra, I had an interesting conversation with
, Founder of OWC, on the Buzz last week. We got to talking about the new
Apple File System
(APFS), and I was surprised to hear how deeply Larry was concerned about putting APFS on spinning media. Our conversation is my lead article this week. I strongly urge you to
Adobe Media Encoder
is center stage in this week's webinar. This beginning-level session is designed to explain how the software works and show how to create, modify, use and remove presets, along with tips on automating the whole process. If you've wondered what the heck AME does, this week will be a good time to learn. And, as always, registration to my
Wednesday Webinars is free
Click here to register.
Thinking of free, the folks at
("A leading provider of software and services that simplify the complexity of producing, streaming and monetizing video.") released a white paper titled: "Artificial intelligence is transforming media production." The paper is free, though it requires registration.
This seven-page, illustrated write-up takes the position that
AI is a good thing
. As many of you know, I'm not so sure - especially when editorial jobs are in the balance. Still, you may want to read this to get a sense of where we are headed - at least for the larger media creators. I remain convinced that AI and machine learning will be more disruptive than we expect, planning for it is a good thing.
I have two other articles - both on
Apple Final Cut Pro X
- for you this week. Both came out of last week's "Ask Larry Anything" webinar. This was a fun session - we covered more than 18 questions on everything from technology to Final Cut to Premiere. This is available EXCLUSIVELY to members of our Video Training Library.
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The seasons are rapidly rushing past. I looked out my window this morning and saw pumpkins everywhere. I looked out again this afternoon and was surprised to see Christmas trees roped to car roofs. Where is the time going?
I'm back to editing, chat with you next week. In the meantime,