The days of parking our old files on hard disks stacked on the shelf are rapidly ending. Instead, we need to actively manage our legacy media and archives. This became very clear with the release of High Sierra, when both DVD Studio Pro and Final Cut Pro 7 stopped working. The upcoming release of Mojave marks the beginning of the end of 32-bit applications.
A couple of months ago,
end-of-lifed three video codecs, then, last week,
announced that with the release of Mojave and it's lack of support for Open/CL, it is dropping support for
on the Mac. We can not simply park our legacy files and forget them. A few years from now, we may not be able to open them. This is a big deal.
My lead story this week -
Media Doesn't Last Forever
- deals with the up-coming end of 32-bit applications. This is an article you
need to read
- because it is better to proactively make sure your old files will survive into the future, than to try and recover them after you've upgraded one version too far.
Read it here.
One of the things I enjoy is reviewing new products. And, most of the time, I like what I see. But, every so often, a product is released too early. That is the case of
- an interesting idea that simply doesn't work.
Here's my review
Last week's webinar on
Color Correction in FCP X
was very well received. You'll find it
in my store. I pulled several excerpts as articles this week. You'll find all the details in the
Webinars are taking a break during August. My schedule is changing when the fall semester starts and I haven't figured out which day will be best for presenting webinars. However, when they do return in September, they won't be on Wednesday. I'll keep you informed as we get closer to the fall.
Several interesting interviews on the
Digital Production Buzz
last week. We had a very interesting conversation with
about script-writing and
about his new utility that simplifies moving script annotations between revisions.
shared some low-cost audio gear ideas with us, however, the highlight for me was a technical discussion with
about the new
This is converting TV broadcasters, major studios and large production houses from an SDI infrastructure to IP. This has all kinds of implications for live events, production workflow and distribution. If you want to stay current on coming industry trends, you need to listen to Tony's comments.
Here's the link
to the show.
I've got some traveling coming up this next week, back to Wisconsin, in fact. I'm looking forward to seeing family, farm fields and, hopefully, rain. It's been a long time. In the meantime, until next week,