2020 NAB Show
is less than two months away. I was reminded of this when I registered for my exhibit hall pass this week. It made me realize why things are a bit quiet - everyone is busily prepping new toys to launch in a couple of months.
That doesn't mean there isn't news.
announced this week that they were acquired by
Black Dragon Ventura Capital
, which owned Grass Valley, announced last fall that they were selling Grass Valley to "simplify" their portfolio. Black Dragon says it "plans to leverage Grass Valley's intellectual property and talent to drive innovation and lead the industry's migration to a software-based future." Black Dragon is led by
Louis Hernandez, Jr
., former CEO of Avid.
In other news,
announced the results of a survey of production companies looking at how they are integrating the Cloud into their
. What has become clear is that the Cloud is now permeating production pretty prominently. (Uh, I couldn't resist.) You'll find the details
Thinking of other new stuff, one of the new features in Catalina is
. This allows you to use an iPad as a second monitor to your Mac. While 27" iMac users may not be overly impressed, folks trying to edit video on a laptop can certainly benefit from this. I have a
on how to enable this feature this week.
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In other tutorials this week, I have one on using keyframes in
Final Cut Pro X
along with a look at software you've owned forever and, probably, never used: the
Digital Color Meter
. You'll find links to all of these below.
That's it for this week. I always enjoy hearing from you. Until next week,