Jan. 20, 2020

Last week, I wrote an article detailing problems with multicam editing in Adobe Premiere. Since then, I had a fascinating conversation with Mike Hogan, who's the multicam guru for Premiere and learned that, while what I wrote wasn't wrong, it wasn't right, either. There was a hidden preference setting getting in the way.

So, this week, I have three articles on multicam editing in Premiere, one of which is a very cool secret tip to creating a multicam sequence. In addition to multicam editing, I also explain what the multicam audio settings mean. For most of us, choosing "Automatic," may be a mistake. Here's the first link.

In other news, Drylab, a company I had not heard of before, has created a suite of products designed to simplify dailies and the DIT's job during production. Based in Norway and used by feature film teams across the world, I take a quick look at the software, then interview their founder, John Christian Rosenlund. Here's the link.

I mentioned just before the holidays that I've decided to write another book. Well, I signed the contract yesterday with PeachPit Press. Releasing this summer, it's called: " Techniques of Visual Persuasion" and I need your help. 

People, from students to business folk, are communicating less with text and more with images - both moving and still. The purpose of my new book is to explain visual communication to people that don't think of themselves as "communicators;" yet use visuals every day pitching new ideas, posting to social media, or promoting a non-profit. Increasingly these are image-driven and not all of them are done well.

As filmmakers or marketers, we use these techniques every day.  Where I need your help is that I want to include stories of unusual ways images are used today. I'm looking for short (500 word) stories, outside traditional filmmaking, where visuals are used. Drop me an email and I'll send you more details.

I'm really excited about this book. The first six chapters are done, I only have ten more to write. The book is heavily illustrated, in color, and designed for both students and general business readers. I'm looking forward to sharing more details with you as it gets ready for released.

OH! I also want to mention that our first reader-contributed Tip, from Patrick Flaherty, premieres tomorrow in The Inside Tips for Final Cut Pro X. I encourage you to contribute your favorite tips and allow us to share them with the world. Here's the link.

That's it for this week - time to get back to writing my book. Please email your ideas for visual stories, I need ten for the book. Until next week,  edit well .  

Using HDR Media in
Apple Final Cut Pro X
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Final Cut?

It's easy to get confused!
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is 
* Tips to color grading HDR  
* How to work with RAW, HDR, log
   and ProRes media in Final Cut Pro X
Using HDR Media in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Premiere?

It's easy to get confused!
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is
* Limitations of HDR in Premiere 
* How to work with RAW, HDR, and
   log media in Premiere Pro CC
Download: HDR in Premiere Pro  
» Premiere Pro: Edit Multicam Clips with Different Frame Sizes ( Tutorial)
    » Premiere makes this easy - BUT you need to change preferences and a setting.

» Introducing Drylab: Tools for Production ( Product Review & Interview)
    » Better tools for production teams on scripted shows, plus an interview.

» Premiere Pro: Which Multicam Audio Settings to Use (Tutorial)
    » Explains what the audio settings mean and which to choose.

» Premiere Pro: Secret Multicam Settings Tip (Tutorial)
    » A fast, but not intuitive way to create multicam clips in Premiere.
» EQ: Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity

» New Font Menu in Premiere Pro CC

» Pick the Right Version of ProRes

» Premiere: Effect Controls

» View all tutorials here.
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Complete

» 274: HDR in Premiere
» 272a: Get Organized in Premiere   
» 268: Color Basics in Premiere
» View all webinars here. 
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