In the fourteen years I've published this newsletter, this is the first time it landed on January 1! Cool...
The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to
to a new start while giving us a chance to look back on what's gone before. The future is built on the shoulders of the past - and the only way we improve is to learn from what we've already done.
four new articles
for you this week: my lead story is a
look back at 2017
where I share my thoughts on what the year meant. As always, I value your comments. This article flowed out of last week's
Digital Production Buzz
, which spent the entire show talking with our favorite analysts about their highlights from 2017.
This week, The Buzz takes that same team of experts -
Ned Soltz, Philip Hodgetts, Randi Altman, Michael Kammes, Michele Yamazaki, Jonathan Handel
- and asks them to preview what they think 2018 will bring. Last week's show was fun - this week's show should be even more interesting.
When it comes to other new articles this week, I continue to look at
in general. One article compares compression speeds between different versions of Apple Compressor - I found the results surprising - as well has how to configure
Final Cut Pro X
to export HEVC files.
My last article looks at another new feature in
FCP X: LUTs
. In this article, I explain what they are, how to apply them, and how to create and add custom LUT settings.
Now that the holidays are over,
this Wednesday with a look at the new features in Final Cut Pro X v10.4. In this session, I'll highlight some of my favorite changes in the software. Also, starting this week, I'm going back to
on Wednesday, so you can pick the time that works the best for you.
Here's the link
Oh! Before I forget... if you are going to
this April, and want to attend the exhibit floor for free here's our registration code:
. Exhibitors have an unofficial competition to see who can sign up the most folks. So, if you are interested in attending,
click this link
. I'd be grateful.
The Buzz will be back at NAB this year, as well. I'll have more on our plans as we get closer to the event itself.
Well, it's the start of a new year, a new series of webinars and new classes to teach. Exciting times. I look forward to chatting with you next week. In the meantime,