Jan. 27, 2020

The hot word this week is collaboration, with new team-based editing products coming from Adobe, DejaSoft and Blackbird. Let's get right to the news.

Adobe announced Productions, a new feature for Adobe Premiere Pro which is designed to simplify team-based editing in Premiere. It's my lead story and you can read more here.

DejaSoft released DejaEdit, a collaborative editing solution for Avid Media Composer, Avid Nexis and EditShare workflows. DejaEdit allows editors to transfer media files and timelines automatically and securely to co-workers around the world, without having to be online continuously. DejaEdit effectively acts as a powerful media file synchronizer for multiple remote Avid systems.

Last week, as well, I received an email from Blackbird. This is "the world's fastest cloud video editing and publishing platform. Developed from the ground up just for the cloud, Blackbird can be accessed through any browser, it's easy to learn and needs only limited bandwidth to use, Blackbird powers significant productivity and efficiency benefits to any enterprise-level organization working with video."

It seems like all these Cloud-based editing apps: DejaSoft, BlackBird, BeBop and others, just appeared recently. I am curious to see whether Cloud-based editing actually supplants editing on local systems, or if it remains a niche product.

Thinking of media in the Cloud, I continue to watch how Cloud-review apps, such as Frame.io, Wipster, and Drylab, among others, grow. There is a significant need for collaboration between producers and clients, but Internet bandwidth, security and ease-of-use continue to be barriers to wider adoption.

If you haven't visited TheInsideTips.com yet, now is a good time - we've published more than 300 tips for Premiere, Final Cut, Motion and media in general. What's even more exciting is that editors are now starting to publish their favorite tips. It's great when we can share what we've learned.

If you already joined this free service, please encourage your friends to join. If you haven't contributed a tip, please share. This is the only website that's "All Tips, All the Time!," to paraphrase Top 40 radio.

Sign-up link: theinsidetips.com

Thinking of free stuff, I have three articles for you this week: The new Adobe Productions, plus how to create an adjustment layer for Final Cut Pro X and an explanation of what dual-channel audio is and how to work with it in Final Cut.

One more thought. I'm looking for reader stories for my new book: " Techniques of Visual Persuasion." If you want to share your thoughts and get them published in my book, drop me an email and I'll send you the details. I have room for about six more. I'm looking for stories about visuals used outside of traditional filmmaking.

My new book should be out this summer - it would be great to have you in it. And, as always, please email me questions or article suggestions at any time. That's it for this week. 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  
» Adobe Introduces Productions for Premiere Pro CC ( News)
    » New, team-oriented editing features for Premiere - coming soon!

» Final Cut Pro X: Create an Adjustment Layer ( Tutorial)
    » Apply effects - and masks! - to multiple clips quickly and easily. 

» Final Cut Pro X: How to Use Dual-channel Mono Audio (Tutorial)
    » An explanation of what dual-channel mono is, and how to use it in FCPX.
» EQ: Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity

»  Pick  the Right Version of ProRes

» New Font Menu in Premiere Pro CC

» Premiere : Effect Controls

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

» 273: HDR in Final Cut Pro X
» 227: Media Mgmt for Video Editing   
» 270: Illustrating Visual Literacy
» View all webinars here. 
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