Jan. 22, 2018

Yay!  I have the results from our Uncontest this week! To refresh your memory, for the last two weeks I invited readers to email me their interface suggestions for Premiere and Final Cut. 53 of you did, generating more than 200 suggestions.

So, this week, I compiled them into two reports: one for Premiere and the other for Final Cut. As well, yesterday, I sent personal editions to the development teams for both Premiere and Final Cut so they can add them to the mix as they plan their next versions.

These are my lead stories for this week - you are invited to add your voice in the comments section for each. There are a LOT of good ideas here.

As well, I have two new videos for Premiere editors and two new articles for Final Cut editors. A positive cornucopia of goodies this week! One of the FCP X articles was suggested by Fairlie Arrow, asking how to dissolve between compound clips. You can't, but there's a workaround, which I explain this week.

Thinking of goodies, last week's webinar on Clip Speed Changes was very well received - in one video you can see and compare similar techniques for both Premiere and Final Cut. You'll find it posted to our Video Training Library and ready for download in our store.

Webinars are taking a break this week for two reasons: One, I can't think of anything to talk about and, two, I'm working on two big product reviews for next week and not doing a webinar allows me time to finish them. If you have suggestions for a webinar topic, please email me here.

Also, the Digital Production Buzz is continuing to present really interesting content. This last week, we looked at the process of creating and editing documentaries. I especially want to mention the interview with David Tillman. He has about 20 network credits for editing docs. During our interview, we talked about how he organizes his media to edit an ever-evolving program. All the interviews on this show were good - but I really appreciated the technical details in David's interview.

REMINDER: Tom Coughlin opened his annual survey of digital storage requirements and practices for media professionals. This annual survey is our best opportunity to tell storage vendors what we need from them in the coming months. The survey takes about seven minutes to complete and I recommend you share your thoughts. Click here. Thanks!

Well, time for me to get back to work. I enjoy these visits and look forward to chatting again next week. In the meantime, edit well.  

Last Week On The Buzz!
Documentaries are a genre we don't often cover, but there are all manner of things we need to bear in mind when we set out to make them.

Tonight we talk to a variety of documentary filmmakers who have been doing this for a while to learn their thoughts and process on creating a successful doc.

 * Maxim Jago, Filmmaker
 * David Tillman
, Editor
 * Hoyt Richards
, Filmmaker
 * James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS
Listen or read each full episode here.

Text transcripts provided by Take1.tv. Read the written transcript for this week's show here.

New shows air live every Thursday evening at 6:00 PM Los Angeles time.

Tune in live here.

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Speed Changes in Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro X
Changing the speed of a clip is all the rage in video today; especially extreme slow motion. This session shows how it's done.  
Join Larry Jordan as he showcases how to change clip speed in Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC. This will demonstrate how to create:
* Still/Freeze frames
* Hold frames
* Fit-to-Fill edits
* Constant speed changes
* Conform high-frame rate clips
* Variable speed changes
Available for download in our store and in Larry's Video Training Library

Webinars are taking a week off
I'm taking a week off from webinars so I can work on two large product reviews.

In the meantime, take a look at the current titles now available in our store.
Whether you are a fan of Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, you'll find something here that will capture your interest.
Visit our store here.
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Webinars return next week. And, as always, registration is FREE - learn more here
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Reader Interface Suggestions ( Commentary)
   » Readers share their thoughts on how to improve the software.  
» Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Reader Interface Suggestions ( Commentary)
   » Readers share their thoughts on how to improve the software.  
» Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Variable Clip Speed (Video Tutorial)
   » Here's how to vary clip speed during playback.       
» Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Conform High-Frame Rate Clips ( Video Tutorial)
   » Create amazing slow-motion video.  
» FCP X 10.4: Dissolve Between Compound Clips ( Tutorial)
   » Short answer: You can't. Here's the workaround. 
» Update: Final Cut Library Manager 3.5 ( Review)  
   » New version adds new capability for creating reports.  
» EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Clarity

» Configure a 2017
iMac for Video Editing

» Premiere Pro: Use Two Monitors

» Is It Time to Upgrade to High Sierra?
» View tutorials here
» 242: Color Correction in
   Final Cut Pro X

» Apple Final Cut Pro X
   10.4 Complete

» FCP X 10.4: Effects

» 240: Green Screen FX
   in Premiere and FCP X

» View all webinars here
» Jim Tierney: Plugins
   from Digital Anarchy

» David Tillman: Process
   of Editing a Doc

» Maxim Jago: Producing    A Documentary

» James DeRuvo: Look 
   Back at CES 2018

» View all interviews here
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