WWDC 2020 keynote
starts a few hours after this newsletter is released. I'm looking forward to it. Based on what I'm hearing from Apple and the web, it should be an exciting - perhaps even watershed - event. I'll share my thoughts on it in next week's newsletter. (You can watch it streamed live from Apple's website.)
There's other news this week:
all their Creative Cloud applications. It's my lead story this week. While the bulk of new features focused on Photoshop, the audio/video apps Premiere, Audition and After Effects received bug fixes and performance improvements.
AJA released a firmware upgrade for the
Ki Pro GO v2.0 digital video recorder. The update provides improved H.264 recording quality and expanded timecode options, enhanced super out and front panel audio monitoring, in-system formatting and network file download. Ki Pro GO v2.0 adds 10-bit and 4:2:2 color space options, and expands timecode capabilities with new LTC available via an analog audio input.
As well, AJA updated the
DataCalc utility. This very useful free iPhone/iPad app calculates storage requirements before you even start a job to make sure you have enough storage capacity available.
Object Matrix announced it now supports the recently launched Adobe Productions workflow for Adobe Premiere Pro. MatrixStore, together with Vision, allows media companies to keep content secure and protected, whilst ensuring easy access and discoverability at all times. It also provides scale, security and future proof access to both content and metadata.
Thinking of Adobe, my webinar series: "
The Basics of Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
" continues this week with a detailed look at audio, transitions and text. (Past episodes are available in my
and in my
Video Training Library
.) Each session is filled with useful tips and techniques and, as always, my live webinars are
A frequent request during these last few weeks is for guidance on how to create a
video wall for performance videos
. These videos are not simple to create, so, this week, I created a step-by-step tutorial from planning to final output. Along the way, I discovered a very useful plug-in from FX Factory that makes creating and using videos in a grid extremely easy. Video walls are a great way for editors to make money and stay busy during these isolating times.
As well, I have a follow-up tutorial on how to create and use proxy media in
Final Cut. For
Premiere editors, I have three tutorials: how to review and mark clips, how to create three advanced edits, and different techniques to organize the timeline. You'll find all of these in the
Articles section below.
As we start to emerge from stay-at-home orders and try to restart our lives and businesses, please remember that, while we may be "done" with the virus, it is not yet done with us. Stay safe, stay healthy. And, until next week,