Mar. 11, 2019

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.

Created by 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.

The 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. As always, I'm interested in your comments. Chat with you next Monday. In the meantime, edit well.

Last Week on The Buzz
This episode has an in-depth conversation with Oscar-winning editor William Goldenberg ("Argo,"), 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 week.
* William Goldenberg, Editor
* Jonathan Handel,
   "The Hollywood Reporter"
* Ross Shain, Boris FX
* Joseph Nilo, FX Factory
* James DeRuvo, 
Join us LIVE every Thursday here.

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Read the transcript here.
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to the show here.
Color Fundamentals in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Adobe continues to improve their color grading controls and scopes.  
In this week's session, we explore the current state of color in Premiere Pro CC.
* Fundamentals of Color
* How to read video scopes
* New automatic color tools 
* How to make color corrections
* How to create looks

Download your copy here.  

Ask Larry Anything!

These are my favorite webinars because I get to discover what issues and questions you have and, if possible, answer them.
This free-form session covers Apple and Adobe media software.
This session is offered EXCLUSIVELY to members of our Video Training Library.
» Balancing Hype vs. Reality in Media Technology ( Blog)
   » You've heard of "Hype Curves," here's what they are - and what's better.

» Media Security Requires More Than Lip Service ( Blog)
   » raised the bar in media security. Others need to follow suit.

» Thoughts on Picking The "Best" Computer for Video Editing ( Video)
   » Answering a viewer's question during the "Ask Larry Webinar."

» Final Cut Pro X: Resize Video Without Losing Image Quality ( Video Tutorial)
    » How to use Spatial Conform to resize an image safely.

» How to Remove a Color Blemish Inside a Video Clip (Video Tutorial)
    » This technique works in both Premiere and Final Cut.

» Final Cut Pro X: Reopen Libraries and Use the Timeline History ( Video Tutorial)
    » How FCP X decides what to open and how the Timeline History works.

» AME: Share a Watch Folder Across Multiple Computers (Video Tutorial)
    » How to use Adobe Media Encoder in a shared server environment.
» EQ: Warm a Voice
   and Improve Clarity

» Configure a Mac mini
   for Video Editing

» Premiere Pro CC:
   The New Font Menu

» FCP X: Create an
   Adjustment Layer

» View tutorials here

» Apple Final Cut Pro X:
» 237: Mix Premiere  
   Projects in Audition 
» 134: Editing is
» 149: Telling Stories
   With a Camera 
» View all webinars here
» Paul Isaacs: New Audio
   Tech Coming Soon
» Philip Hodgetts: AI
   Basics Explained
» Tom Coughlin: Faster
   Storage Coming Soon
» Sam Mestman: Faster
   Shared Storage Tech. 

» View all interviews here
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