This week, I have four
new product reviews
for you, as well as more information on High Sierra and other stuff.
Let's start with
. There have been a lot of comments on my article "
Is It Time To Upgrade to High Sierra?
" Truthfully, I still remain ambivalent about this, with two of my computers upgraded and two remaining at Sierra.
If you've made the decision to hold off a while longer, and the reminders on your computer are driving you nuts, then you need to read an article that
published last week explaining how to
stop your Mac
from reminding you to upgrade.
Here's the link
Before I forget, a quick update. Remember the
, where I invited readers to submit
? Well, the product team at Adobe reached out to me saying they liked many of the ideas and invited the folks that submitted an idea to contact them directly to see if they can implement it into a upcoming version of Premiere. Yay! If you submitted an idea, you already received an email from me with contact information, so please check your email system if you don't remember reading it.
While I haven't had any direct feedback from
, yet, they tend to be MUCH quieter about their future plans than Adobe. I know Apple has read our suggestions, but what they intend to do remains their secret.
Like many of us, I struggle to figure out the
best way to archive
my projects and media for the long-term. Hard disks (and their bigger brothers, a RAID) are easy and handy, but not always the best choice. I discovered this personally where data I'd stored on hard disks that were sitting on the shelf for a few years had data that became unreadable.
So, this week, I have two product reviews: One is the
. This LTO device allows us to store our files on magnetic tape, rather than hard disks. The second review is archiving software from
, called: "
." If you are looking for better ways to keep your projects safe for the long-term, you'll want to read both of these.
Then, I have two other product reviews: one on hardware and the other on software. The hardware is a
new dock from OWC
for USB-C computers (think the 2016 MacBook Pro or later). This provides access to all the standard ports that are missing on the computer itself for a very reasonable price.
The software review is for a
called "Random-X" that takes clips or projects in Final Cut Pro X and randomizes their order. This can be really helpful when you are looking for new ways to think about, and organize, a montage.
All my reviews are in the
below. And, as always, I encourage your comments.
Webinars took a break this last week to give me a chance to work on all these reviews. But they return this Wednesday with a look at "
Masks and Color Correction in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
." Premiere has some very powerful masking tools and the new Lumetri Color Panel makes color grading even more interesting. So, this week, I thought it would be fun to combine the two subjects into one webinar.
live webinars are free
- but seats fill up quickly. I'm now making two presentations each week, so select the time that works the best for you.
Digital Production Buzz
wandered into new territory last week with a show dedicated to
production and set design
. We talked with the Executive Director of the Art Directors Guild as well as three physical and digital set designers to get a better understanding of this craft. If you haven't listened to this show yet,
take a listen
. I found it very interesting.
Well, that's about it for this week. I'm sure there's something else to talk about, but I'm forgetting it. I look forward to chatting with you again next week. In the meantime,