The hot word this week is
, with new team-based editing products coming from Adobe, DejaSoft and Blackbird. Let's get right to the news.
, 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
. 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:
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
, 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.
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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
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
and I'll send you the details. I have room for about six more. I'm looking for stories about visuals used
of traditional filmmaking.
My new book should be out this summer - it would be great to have you in it. And, as always, please
questions or article suggestions at any time. That's it for this week. Until next week,