HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
The holidays are over, it's time to get back to work. I keep forgetting to write about this, so let me start by saying that I
upgraded to macOS Catalina
just before Christmas and, so far, things are going fine.
BIG NOTE: Don't upgrade when you are nearing the end of a project! Finish the project, THEN upgrade. There are
no significant new features in either Final Cut or Premiere that require Catalina. Upgrade as your schedule permits.
Yes, a number of older applications no longer work, but we
months ago. Some of my older media doesn't work either, however,
includes utilities that convert older media formats even
you upgrade to Catalina. In addition to the OS, I also needed to upgrade several utilities, applications and effects. Plan to spend a few hours - I needed less than four - to convert that which needed to be converted. I have not had any problems since then.
So, now that Catalina 15.2 is available, feel free to upgrade as your time permits.
In other news,
announced over the weekend "an integration of its
solutions with the industry-leading Frame.io cloud-based collaboration hub. The integration gives Frame.io users a streamlined new workflow for offloading and uploading video, audio, and photo files using ShotPut Pro. TrueCheck provides seamless file comparison, search, reporting, and verification as well as automatic transcoding to Frame.io without copying, including frame-based RAW workflows."
four new articles
this week, including a follow-up to last week's
at video compression speeds in Catalina. I ran more tests this week and have better numbers. The results surprised me - especially when I compared
Adobe Media Encoder
Here's the link
But my lead story is more important. Many of us use blurs or mosaics to hide the identity of speakers. Recent image processing research is able to reverse-engineer the source image from blurry, low-resolution source files. If you do any kind of documentary work, you need to read this article.
Here's the link.
Next, I have two fun articles:
to, ah, just about anything and a better way to create
in Final Cut Pro X.
That's it until next week.
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