Three new articles, including a
about using Seagate drives in a RAID. But, more on that in a bit. I hope you took advantage of all the Black Friday deals. Most software developers are smaller companies and they all need our support. Not once, but throughout the year.
I'm writing this newsletter two days earlier than usual, on Friday, because I'm traveling to Florida next week to conduct some private training on
. I'm looking forward to the trip and the training.
As I look over my email, there's no big news this week.
continue their relentless launch of new products. And the rest of the industry is getting ready for one last push for the end of the year. While, as editors, we wait for Apple to release final pricing and specs for the up-coming
. Still no more news on either of these, however.
In other words, most of us are starting to slow down in preparation for the holidays. Slowing down has a nice sound but, well, it drives me nuts. So, for reasons that are still somewhat murky, I decided I need to write another book. I'll tell you more about it when contracts are signed, but I have a verbal agreement with a publisher! (In fact, they gave me a green-light 18 hours after I submitted the book proposal, which is very flattering!) Current plans call for the book to release in late summer. I'll share more details after the first of the year. Need to do some research first.
One of the fascinating things I'm learning as I continue writing tips for
The Inside Tips
is how much there is to learn - still! - about the software we use everyday. I've
published 150 tips
so far - I've written another 46 - and we aren't getting close to discovering all the cool secrets about our media software.
Our latest list -
- went live last week. It is becoming a trick to figure out which is the best list for each tip. We are now publishing eight
a week, covering six different subjects:
Codecs & Media
Random Media Weirdness
(which is my personal favorite). Subscriptions are
Learn more here.
These are truly fun to read - and I love your comments.
My lead article this week looks at
in Adobe Premiere Pro. This technique provides much faster exports - provided you optimize your media first. Read the details
has a significant
about using Seagate drives in a RAID. There's a design issue you NEED to know. Finally, a reader made a comment about
that sparked the idea for my
And that's it for this week. Please remember to sign up for
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- your comments on these tips are always welcome. Chat with you next week, in the meantime,