July 10, 2017

It's the middle of the summer here in LA and it is HOT! Sheesh... 105° plus. I'm huddled next to my air conditioner, thinking cool thoughts. Hope you and your summer are going well and you are getting the chance to take some time off.

I have three new articles and three new videos for you this week. My lead story sprang from an email suggestion from Lanny Cotler who asked me for thoughts on how to plan and organize a new project. In return, I came up with a checklist for video editing.

As for the new videos, last week's webinar looked at three different media management systems. So, I created excerpts from that webinar featuring each of the three packages: Kyno, KeyFlow Pro and Final Cut Library Manager. If your projects involve either collaboration or managing lots of media, you need to watch these to discover how they can help you.

In fact, I recommend you watch the entire webinar, which includes an overview and extended questions and answers about all three packages. Learn more here.

For this week's webinar, I'm presenting "Multicam Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC." I checked my notes and discovered that the last time I covered this was back in 2014. Wow! Things change and it's time to bring this up to date with the latest features in Premiere. Registration to our live events is always free - sign up here.

As I mentioned last week, we finalized new education pricing for our Video Training Library. If you are faculty at any high school, college or university and want to provide access to the more than 1,600 training movies in my online streaming Library for your students, drop me an email and I'll send you the details. We've had lots of requests for this over the years and I think we finally figured out a system that works for everyone.

This summer, the Digital Production Buzz is looking at storage and web services. Last week, we looked more closely at Cloud storage. At its simplest, Cloud storage is a fancy name for a remote server, controlled by someone else, that provides web access to its clients. However, in practical terms, a lot more is involved. I was especially impressed with comments from Tom Coughlin, president of Coughlin Associates, and Andy Klein, director of product marketing for Backblaze.com. Click here to listen.

Well, I'm gonna get more ice for my tea, then make sure our air conditioner will survive till, um, October when, hopefully, this hot spell will break. I look forward to chatting with you next week. In the meantime, edit well.  

Last Week On The Buzz!

The Buzz looked at the benefits and  limitations of Cloud storage from a variety of perspectives. Plus, we have breaking news from RED, SAG/AFTRA, the Writers Guild, Adobe and more.

  * Tom Coughlin - Coughlin Assoc.
  * Rohan Vora - Dropbox.com
  * Andy Klein - Backblaze.com
  * Jonathan Handel -
     Hollywood Reporter

  * James DeRuvo - DoddleNEWS

Tom provided a detailed background on Cloud storage. Rohan talked about how Dropbox maintains security and improves collaboration, while Andy discussed the challenges in Cloud storage and how Backblaze maintains security. Jonathan discussed the recent SAG/AFTRA agreement, and James presented our weekly DoddleNEWS Update.
Listen or read each full episode here.

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Last Week:
Media Management Tools
Our projects are not getting simpler. Shooting ratios are skyrocketing. Audio is expanding into hundreds of clips spanning dozens of channels. And still images seem to breed like rabbits.

This session looks at new tools that help you with media management:

* KeyFlow Pro - Malgn Technology
* Kyno - Lesspain Software
* Final Cut Library Manager - Arctic Whiteness

Available Now!
Download the video here.
- or - become a member of our Video Training Library - 1,600+ movies!! 
This Week:
Adobe Premiere Multicam Editing
Multicam is more and more popular; and not just for concerts.

This session looks at everything you need to know to successfully create, edit and modify multicam clips inside Adobe Premiere Pro. Including:

* Multicam shooting basics
* File organization
* Create & modify multicam clips
* Edit & trim multicam clips
* Effects and multicam clips

This is an intermediate session, all you need to watch is a Browser.

Date: Wednesday, July 12.
Register for FREE Here 
» A Checklist for Video Editing ( Tutorial)
   » Questions you need to answer before starting any project.  

» Adobe Audition CC: Templates Speed Repetitive Work ( Tutorial)
   » An illustrated tutorial on how to create templates for audio mixes.

» KeyFlow Pro, from Malgn Technology ( Video Tutorial)
   » An in-depth demo of this collaborative media management tool.

» Kyno, from Lesspain Software (Video Tutorial)
   » An in-depth demo of this high-speed media management tool.

» Final Cut Library Manager, from Arctic Whiteness ( Video Tutorial)
   » An in-depth demo of this flexible tool for managing FCP X libraries.

» RED Offers Details on Hydrogen Display ( DoddleNEWS)
   » RED announces a new VR display running on a smartphone.
» EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Clarity

» Configure a 2017 iMac for Video Editing

» Premiere Pro: Use 2 Monitors 

» Is the 2016 MacBook Pro Fast Enough?

» View tutorials here
» 226: Maximize Your Storage (Video)

» 222: Working with Stills in Apple Final Cut Pro X

» 214: Simple Tricks for Final Cut Pro X

» FCP X: Workflow & Editing (v. 10.3)

» View all webinars here
» Bob Benson: Wireless Focus Control

» Michael Rubin: Choose a 360° VR Camera

» Scott Murray: Basics of Video Streaming

» Tim Feess: Gnarbox - Fast image capture

» View all interviews here
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