My lead story
has hardware and software tips to keep your Mac system secure. I was reading this morning that more than 400,000 malware tools are released every day! Sheesh. These are ideas you can use today to
keep your system safe
. And, yes, I'm using these myself and have been for a while now.
Turning to the news, I wrote a couple of months ago about
Accusonus ERA 3
, which is a suite of audio repair tools. Well, last week,
announced the release of
. "Meet the ERA Bundle Standard: a collection of single knob audio cleaning plug-ins, that are incredibly fast and easy to use.... With the ERA Bundle, you don't have to be a pro to sound like one."
. Compatible with
Final Cut Pro X
and many more.
Here's the link
In other news, a company I had not heard of before -
- contacted me about a new, high-speed file transfer service they've created that competes with
, their VP of Product Management, wrote a nice description of what they do and why they are different. If you are looking for faster transfers at lower cost, this is worth checking into.
Here's the link
to the story.
My webinars continued last week with "
Get Organized for Editing
" for both
Apple Final Cut
. A common email question is: "How do I organize my system, software or files to make my editing more efficient?" I had so much information to share that I created two separate webinars - one for Premiere and one for Final Cut. In each, I explain key fundamentals in file naming, organization, storage bandwidth, then how to apply these in each NLE. There's a lot of really good stuff here. Here are the links for
What with the
July 4 holiday
here in the States and my yearly appointment on Jury Duty, my next two webinars are pushed back a bit. But I'm really looking forward to presenting: "
Using High-End Media in Final Cut and Premiere
." If you are trying to figure out HDR, sLog, RAW and all the other high-end video formats, along with LUTs and color grading, these sessions are for you. I borrowed a high-end
BMD Pocket Cinema 4K Camera
for the summer. I'm shooting footage specifically for these two events and I'm looking forward to sharing what I learn. All my live webinars are
. Register for Final Cut (7/18)
and for Premiere (7/25)
. As always, feel free to send me your questions. Here's my
As a reminder,
I need your opinion
. Our industry is awash in change, and I'm in the process of re-thinking my training and need your advice. While I would like to offer all my training for free, I still need to pay the rent. So, what I want to learn in an eight-question survey is:
What training should we provide
that you are interested in and would be willing to pay for? All answers are anonymous and I'm grateful for your guidance. Only eight questions.
Here's the link
. Closes Tuesday.
In addition to my lead article on
news story, I have three more articles for you this week. I found myself playing with
in Final Cut Pro X and discovered they they are a whole lot more useful than simply cleaning up a cluttered timeline. Also, I have video tutorials on how to create, view and automate a
proxy workflow in Adobe Premiere
and how to
modify Library properties in FCP X
. Very cool stuff - you'll find the links below in the Articles section.
Please remember to share your opinions on training in my
. I've already learned a lot and appreciate your opinions. For those here in the States, have a lovely and restful Fourth of July. And I look forward to chatting with you next week. In the meantime,