This week, I have an in-depth look at
we can use for compressing our media, along with articles on the Mac Color Picker and Roles in
Final Cut Pro X
Before we get there, though, some notes that came in over the past week.
has created a new version of ProRes called ProRes PAD. This allows us to make insert edits into an existing ProRes file without messing everything up.
If you need to quickly modify an existing movie in a hurry, this is worth considering. Learn more about
ProRes PAD here
. As well, Cinedeck has released a
to convert ProRes movies from standard ProRes to ProRes PAD and back.
Learn more here
, CEO at
, sent me a note announcing PhotoPresenter. Designed for iOS, it allows for ad-hoc photo presentations, where the audience is not supposed to see all of the photo library, just the ones you want them to see. You can easily browse your photo library and select the photo or video you want to appear on a secondary screen attached via HDMI adaptor or AirPlay. PhotoPresenter contains a set of tools for highlighting parts of the photo, like a spotlight effect or a laser pointer and allows the user to customize the look of the screen if no particular photo is selected.
Learn more here
Our webinar this week will be an in-depth tour of
, a new
providing outstanding image quality with the power and flexibility required by power users. If you are interested in making your videos look as good as they can, this session will be worth watching. You can use ff-Works regardless of what software you use for video or audio editing. Registration to our live events is
We had a very interesting episode of the
Digital Production Buzz
last week. In three extended interviews, we covered the basics of
and why this is a better option for buying gear than a bank. Then, we had two interviews looking at the
current state of VR
, where the money is, what tools are available and examples of where VR is working today - including a VR trip to the International Space Station. Listen to the show
Our video tutorials look at
Roles in Final Cut Pro X
. If you've considered using Roles, but haven't been able to figure them out, these two articles will help. The first shows how to create them, while the second shows how to apply them in the Timeline. Both of these are excerpts from last week's webinar, which covers everything you need to know about Roles. Download the entire webinar
That's it for this week. As always, I'm always interested in your comments. Chat with you next week. In the meantime,