Wow, it's February already! Time seems to fly and stand still at the same time. Very strange. While we contemplate that weirdness, here's the news:
Adobe released minor updates to both Premiere Pro and After Effects last week. As well, they also announced modifications to the user interface to replace existing terms with more inclusive language. Here are the details.
More and more developers are supporting Big Sur. Telestream just announced that Screenflow 9.0.7 now includes support for Apple's new Big Sur OS as well as Apple's new hardware equipped with the new Apple Silicon M1 chip. If screen recording is important to you - and it is vital to me - be sure to update Screenflow.
The pandemic continues to ravage the world. But, there are increasing signs of hope as more vaccines reach the market and we continue social distancing - difficult though isolating ourselves is. Last week, an agreement was reached between Hollywood unions, producers and ad agencies on ways to safely reopen production in Los Angeles starting Feb. 1. If you are looking for safety protocols for production, this PDF was published by the Producers Guild of America.
The Creative Conference 2021 is over, but over 93 sessions are now available for free online viewing. If you haven't registered, you'll need to do so - registration is free - to access the videos. Also, I was very impressed with the thoughts of the speakers on my panel: Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, Chris Bobotis, HaZ Dulull, John Kohn & Vashi Nedomansky. Lots of good thoughts here.
Reminder, Tom Coughlin, president of Coughlin Associates, is running his annual survey on digital storage needs. He is looking at expectations for the capture and creation of raw content, editing and post production, distribution of content, digital archiving as well as digital conversion and preservation. The survey is open now and Tom will share highlights of his results when the survey is published.