June 11, 2018

All kinds of goodies for you this week, including interviews, news, and articles covering Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Motion, and QuickTime.

Let's see, where to start?  Ah. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Adobe Audition, which began life on Windows as "Cool Edit." A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by Mike Russell, Creative Director for Music Radio Creative, as part of a series of podcasts on how Audition is used in the real world. It was a fun, 30-minute interview. You can listen to it here.

Thanks, Mike, for the opportunity.

Luca, with Luca Visual FX, wrote me with the news that they recently released a new product called " Mystery and Suspense" music and sound library. It includes over 500 music atmospheres, themes and sound effects designed to create a great range of soundscapes and atmospheres.

His idea was to allow video editors to choose or even create/mix music and soundscapes from a single pack without having to buy individual scores or sound effects packs every so often. Here's a link to his web page.

Last week's webinar looked at green-screen keys (also called "chroma-keys") in both Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Apple Final Cut Pro X. As I was editing these, I realized it made the most sense to divide these into two separate programs; which I did. And, this week only, save 25%! There's good stuff in each of these. Here's the link for Adobe Premiere and here's the link for Final Cut.

This week's webinar looks at the role of Roles in FCP X. Roles have continued to grow in power and flexibility since they were first released. In looking over my past webinars, the last time I covered these was almost five years ago. A lot has changed since then. So, this week, we'll take an updated look at how Roles work. As always, registration for our live events is free. Learn more and sign up here.

Thinking of webinars reminds me that I have four new articles this week: one each for Motion, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, and QuickTime Player. You'll find all the links below in the Articles section.

Before I leave, I want to mention the Digital Production Buzz. Last week's show included two reports about WWDC, one of which was from Tim Standing, a developer from OWC attending WWDC. Then, we looked at collaboration tools from Avid, Adobe, and Frame.io. If you find yourself increasingly working as part of an editorial team, you'll want to listen to this show. There are a lot of solid tools out there than can make team work a lot easier. Listen to the show here.

Well, that's about it for this week. I'm always looking for new ideas for webinars, feel free to email me with suggestions. In fact, feel free to suggest other articles you'd like to see me write. Ideas are always welcome.

I look forward to chatting with you next week. Until then, edit well.  

Last Week On The Buzz!
Last week, Apple showcased the future and we have two reports on WWDC18. Then, we look at the state-of-the-art in media collaboration tools with reports from Avid, Adobe and Frame.io, each highlighting how we can all work together more easily and what the future holds.
* Tim Standing, OWC
* Alan Hoff, Avid
* Alissa Johnson, Adobe
* Emery Wells, Frame.io
* James Deruvo, DoddleNEWS 
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Listen to this week's show here.

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Green-Screen Effects in
Premiere Pro CC & Final Cut Pro X
Green-screen effects, also called "chroma-key effects," allow us to easily insert an actor, or any other object, into a different background.  But, how? 
We created TWO programs, one for Apple Final Cut Pro X and the other for Adobe Premiere Pro CC:
* Create basic & complex keys
* Remove spill
* Apply masks
* Key actor into the background
* Create two-color keys
SAVE 25% this week only!
Here's the Final Cut version.
Here's the Premiere version. 
Both programs are in Larry's
Video Training Library

Using Roles in Apple Final Cut Pro X

Roles are a very powerful, but little understood feature in Apple Final Cut Pro X.  
They can help organize our clips, apply captions in multiple languages, mix audio and clean up the Timeline.  
Learn how Roles help to: 
* Organize clips in a project
* Determine clip visibility
* Work with titles and captions
   multiple languages
* Create audio stems
* Export multitrack audio 
Registration to our live events is always FREE!

Sign-up here
» Hidden Features in QuickTime Player (Tutorial)
   » Can QuickTime Player take over for the venerable QuickTime Pro 7? 
» Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Create a Basic Green-Screen Key (Video Tutorial)
   » An illustrated tutorial on the basics of creating chroma-keys.

» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Create a Basic Green-Screen Key (Video Tutorial)
   » An illustrated tutorial on the basics of creating chroma-keys. 
» Motion 5: Move Text Through Objects in 3D (Tutorial)
   » This sounds scary, but it's actually fairly easy and very cool. Watch and see. 
» EQ: Warm a Voice,
   Improve Clarity
» Premiere Pro: The
   New Font Menu

» Configure an iMac
   Pro for video editing

» Premiere Pro CC:
   Use Two Monitors

» View tutorials here

» Apple Final Cut Pro X
   10.4 Complete

» 255: Apple Compressor
   Advanced Tools

» 251: Apple Compressor
   The Basics

» 253: Closed Captions
   in Final Cut Pro X

» View all webinars here

» Alan Hoff: Avid
   Collaboration Tools
» Phoenix Gonzalez:
   Career Obstacles

» Joel Stoner: Studio
   Suite Helps Manage

» Tim Standing: Report
   from WWDC 18

» View all interviews here
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