Remote editing continues in the news this week with two interesting webcasts, as well as several new products.
First, the folks at
announced a series of virtual fireside chats to feature ways to optimize cloud-based workflows. This series features
of Untold Studios and
of Sim International showing how they built customized cloud-based workflows for their teams.
IPV hosted a
Remote Editing & Collaboration in Premiere Pro Webinar with
Adobe. This covered a full remote production workflow, but there was so much great content and insight that they created a 4-part series of remote workflow masterclasses. The link includes both detailed notes and a video.
TriCaster 2 Elite, the most powerful and complete live video production system on the planet. Nearly every web conferencing tool including; Skype, MS Teams, Zoom Meetings, GoToMeeting is supported, as well as all IP video sources including NDI, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC, and smartphones. These, along with almost unlimited traditional SDI sources, can be accessed and used simultaneously.
Not to be outdone,
Blackmagic Design announced two new
ATEM 2 M/E panels. A new family of elegantly designed hardware control panels designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM Advanced Panels are large enough so the user has dedicated controls for the largest ATEM switchers.
Adobe in partnership with creative agency,
72andSunny Los Angeles, will launch the first-ever
Stock Film Festival, showcasing that, while production may have been put on hold during COVID-19, creativity was not. The film festival launches virtually via a livestream hosted by Adobe Principal Worldwide Evangelist
Turning to new products,
announced two new filters for
their iOS app for mobile video creators. Mauvio allows you to make your mobile videos sound more professional. It can be used in parallel with any video editor/app for a seamless, mobile video editing workflow.
my news this week, I just started a four-part
webinar series on "
The Basics of Editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X." If you haven't signed up, this is a great time to register - it's
FREE! This week, I cover the heart of editing: organizing and reviewing media, editing and trimming clips. If you taught yourself Final Cut, or you just want to polish your skills, join us for this series. I guarantee you'll learn a lot.
Thinking of webinars, I finally had time to write up
in how I create these weekly sessions. From software to settings, tips and techniques, this details the tools I use. It's my lead story:
Here's the link
A reader asked for help in creating a
Ken Burns effect
. I looked at my notes and realized that the last time I wrote about this was in 2011! Wow... So, this week, I created a tutorial on how to create this effect, along with tips on when you are better off creating moves on stills using keyframes.
Finally, I didn't want to ignore
users. Again, following on a reader request, I have a tutorial on how to create a custom sequence setting when the automatic tools won't meet your needs.
In addition to these three tutorials, I also have
from last week's
Final Cut Pro X webinar
: Creating keyboard shortcuts, Optimizing media storage locations, and Optimizing media import settings. You'll find links to all of these in the
Also, something you'll want to file for the future. I created a quick (three minute) video tutorial on trouble-shooting Final Cut Pro X.
Here's the link
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Wow. What a week - and summer is only half over! If you are living where the virus is getting worse, you have my sympathy. It seems we are all in the part of the movie where the hero is beset by obstacles; and doing it without the music of
Ennio Morricone to carry us through. Times are challenging, but the good news is that we are still here. And still moving forward.
Until next week, stay safe and