Some weeks, coming up with even two new story ideas is really hard. This week, ideas were tripping all over themselves. I have EIGHT - a
for this weekly newsletter. Whew! If only it was that easy each week.
First, though I want to talk about last week's webinar: "
Using HDR Media in Final Cut Pro X
." This was a
to research and present. It covers the basics of HDR and log media, how they are created and what makes them different. Then, I provide several tips on how to
color grade HDR footage
in Final Cut. Finally, I spend most of the session demoing different video formats -
RED RAW, vLOG, ProRes
- and explain how to make them look great. If you want to take your images to the next level, this session will explain what you need to know and get you started with a solid foundation of how this stuff works.
Here's the link
to learn more.
Next week's webinar presents similar concepts, this time focused on
HDR in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
. In doing my research, I discovered that Premiere handles HDR media significantly different from Final Cut. I'm learning a lot and I look forward to presenting it to you this Thursday. Registration for my live events is always
. Sign up to
This week, I spun out
three video tutorials
from my Final Cut/HDR session:
tips, the new
. These last two I forgot to cover in my live presentation on Thursday, so I added them to the download version, as well as the session I posted to my
Video Training Library
By the way, thinking of cool news and products, "
, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, introduced several key upgrades to the company's
app, the industry standard for offloading video, audio, and photo files. Together, the new
ShotPut Pro Mac 2019.2 release
and the new
Imagine HQ iOS
app combine to give users support for handling more file types, enable versatile reporting, and simplify offloading for anyone in charge of data management."
(Imagine Products press release)
I've been a fan of ShotPut Pro for many years. If you haven't used it recently, and you do any production at all, take a look at how it can help you.
Here's the link
In other news,
announced this week that they are making all their Final Cut Pro X
to concentrate on their latest hit:
. I have more details in my
is a long-time reader and friend. His company is producing more films than ever and getting finished work output and compressed is more important than ever. Recently, he purchased some new gear and ran a series of performance tests comparing different Macs for getting media rendered and compressed. I was highly interested in his findings and want to share them with you. This, too, is in the
Finally, I have articles on
from iPhones to a Mac, a product review of
mLUT from MotionVFX
, and how to use
in Final Cut Pro X to protect your highlights. You'll learn something from each one of these.
That's about it for this week, time to get back researching HDR media in Premiere. (Oh! And trying to stay cool...) As always, I'm interested in your questions and comments. In the meantime,