July 13, 2020

Remote editing continues in the news this week with two interesting webcasts, as well as several new products.

First, the folks at Frame.io announced a series of virtual fireside chats to feature ways to optimize cloud-based workflows. This series features Nathan Wilson of Untold Studios and Paul Chapman of Sim International showing how they built customized cloud-based workflows for their teams.

Next, 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.

NewTek announced 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 Jason Levine.

Turning to new products, Accusonus announced two new filters for Mauvio - Voice Deepener and DeEsser - 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.

Turning to 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 my workflow 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 Premiere 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 three excerpts 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 Articles section below.

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.

If you want more tips and techniques for your favorite software, be sure to sign up for TheInsideTips.com. These free Tip Letters arrive in your email box every morning. Each contains three simple tips to make your work better or easier. To keep these Inside Tips fresh, I never repeat them in this newsletter.

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Oh! Before I forget, please order your copy of my new book - Techniques of Visual Persuasion - while you can still save 35%! My book releases on July 29, at which time, this sale ends. The book is the perfect gift for clients because it explains how visuals work, without assuming you are a filmmaker. Here's the Table of Contents. I'm very proud of this book and hope you like it.

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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   edit well
» How I Create My Weekly Webinars - A Workflow (Tutorial)
   » An illustrated tutorial from pre-production through to post.

» Final Cut Pro X: Create a Ken Burns Effect (Tutorial)
   » The Ken Burns effect makes moves on stills fun and easy. Here's how it works.

» Premiere Pro: Create a Custom Sequence Preset (Tutorial)
   » A step-by-step tutorial on how to manually create presets for Mac or Windows

» FCP X: Optimizing Media Storage Locations (Video tutorial)
   » A hidden feature in Final Cut that can improve media handling during import.

» FCP X: Understand and Optimize the Media Import Settings (Video tutorial)
   » This explains what all the settings are in the Media Import window.

» FCP X: How to Create Keyboard Shortcuts (Video tutorial)
   » How to create or customize keyboard shortcuts in Final Cut.

» Trouble-shoot Final Cut Pro X (Video tutorial)
   » This handy reference explains how to fix problems, both minor and severe.
The Basics of Editing
in Apple Final Cut Pro X - Pt. 1
The Basics of Editing
in Apple Final Cut Pro X - Pt. 2
Part 1 in our series:  Get Started:
* Workflow
* Media Mgmt.
* The interface
* Import media
The perfect way to learn Final Cut.

Everything you need - all in one place.

Part 2 in our series: Editing:
* Organize clips
* Review clips
* Edit clips
* Trim clips
* Tell stories

This Wednesday.

Everything you need - all in one place.

»  EQ : Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity

»  Create & Edit  Vertical Video in FCP X

» Pick the Right Version of ProRes

» When to use H.264 vs. HEVC

» View all tutorials here.
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Complete

» Bundle: Premiere Editing Basics

» 264: Multicam Editing in FCP X

» 280: Use HDR Media in FCP X

» View all webinars here.  
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