Well, the big news this week is that, after 30 years in Southern California, my wife and I have decided that it's time to move. Not just into a smaller house, but to a different part of the country. Sometime around the end of August, we'll head to eastern Massachusetts - where we lived before coming to LA. We are excited.
I plan to continue writing and training - just from a new location. I officially retired from USC on June 30. So, if you know any college or university that's looking for full or part-time instructors, I'd be very grateful for a referral
. (I'll share my new address with you once all the legal paperwork is complete in a few weeks.)
My lead story this week looks at "When Things Go Wrong - Troubleshoot Your Mac System." Regardless of the software you use, computers sometimes develop a mind of their own. Here's how to get them to re-focus on you.
This was a very quiet week:
Apple released bug fixes for Final Cut Pro, Motion & Compressor. While there are no new features in this release, it is always good to see Apple improve stability.
Chaos released new updates for V-Ray 5 for Maya and Houdini that introduced initial Universal Scene Description (USD) support. Initially developed by Pixar, the USD format is designed to hold the most common types of scene data – geometry, shaders, lights, rigs, hair, etc. – so artists have an easy way to share and dynamically update assets without workarounds.
Cinedeck released Cinedeck 2.0 for both Mac and PC. Cinedeck 2.0 is an update to the Cinedeck Ingest Server which includes Mac and PC Cinedeck Clients that work hand in hand with the Cinedeck Server to control one or more Cinedeck Servers and/or ingest instances in AWS.