FIVE new video tutorials this week, along with blogs on data security and hype.
But, first, there's a new version of
Cinebench out this week. This free utility is a great way to test the graphics performance of your system. (You've probably read reviews that describe different hardware in terms of its Cinebench score.) The new version (V20) uses a much larger and more complex test scene than R15 requiring about 8x the computational power needed to render it. The test also requires about 4x the memory.
Maxon, the same company that creates Cinema 4D, CEO
David McGavran said: "The updated tests in Cinebench R20 deliver more accurate benchmarking measurements to reflect the performance of today's CPUs in demanding rendering workloads."
Here's the link
to both Windows and Mac versions. When you run it, your computer is actually rendering this image from 3D data, not simply displaying a bit map.
I was reading a recent column from
Andy Marken about the surge in streaming and subscription options and he referenced a "Hype Cycle." This piqued my interest, so I did some research and discovered all kinds of interesting stuff, so I wrote a blog so you can learn more about it, too. Partly,
Hype Cycles are fun to think about but, as NAB gets closer, the "hype-meter" will also start to soar. This blog can help you keep your focus.
Last week's webinar -
Ask Larry Anything
- had lots of great questions. (You can view the entire session as part of our
Video Training Library
.) I've released five tutorials from this webinar - and you'll find all of them in the Articles section below.
Digital Production Buzz
had an in-depth conversation with Oscar-winning editor
William Goldenberg ("Argo,") last week, plus a look at new trends and technology in visual effects, and an update on how the Writer's Guild managed to make everyone in Hollywood angry. This was a fun show - and worth your time.
Here's the link
to the show.
That's it for this week.
always, I'm interested in your comments. Chat with you next Monday. In the meantime, edit well.