Mar. 18, 2019

I've been thinking about efficiency a lot recently. So, this week, I have five articles that can boost your speed whether you use Final Cut or Premiere.

Thinking of efficiency, Matthew Dowson with, wrote to say they have compiled a complete guide to Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts. This free guide is available here. PLUS, they have a very nice - and very large - infographic with Premiere shortcuts for both Mac and Windows users. Motion Array sells templates and plug-ins for Premiere, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve; they also have a variety of tutorials for Adobe fans.

I had an interesting comment to my article on file security two weeks ago. The poster wrote: [providing security] "in the cloud is simple, it's the cloud providers themselves that have these frameworks for security in place. as long as you don't screw up the configuration, you have no problems."

I wish it was that simple. However, just in the last six months of 2018, reports that: Quora, Marriott Starwood, Facebook, T-Mobile all had breaches where tens of millions of users were put at risk. Yet each of these companies, I'm sure, had competent IT staff. It is apparently easy to "screw up the configuration."

Last week, Andy Marken ( Marken Communications) sent me a link to a segment from "The Weekly" where Kitty Flanagan explains The Cloud. Here's the link. It's worth spending five minutes to watch. I'm not against The Cloud - that would be like saying I'm against breathing. In today's environment we can't live without it. But I am saying that we need to do more than simply accept that anything we post to The Cloud is secure. It may be, but, as even Facebook learned, it isn't always. ( Here's the link to my original article on media security.)

With all the new stuff "coming soon at NAB," Imagine Products announced a new version of Shotput Pro that will launch at NAB. This utility for offloading video, audio, and photo files has a new look and new features including support for both Codex and Plus, new licensing that supports both purchase and rental. I've been a fan of Shotput for years - it is a powerful tool for anyone doing DIT work. Here's a link to learn more about ShotPut Pro.

The Digital Production Buzz had a fascinating show last week looking at eSports and communications. I took our mics over to "Game Night" at the USC eSports Club to meet with faculty advisors and students about what eSports is, what attracts them to it, and how it's influenced their education. It was a fascinating series of interviews about a subject that I need to learn more about. Here's the link to the show.

This week, I have five articles - shared between Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC - that can help you work faster. My lead story presents my favorite 200 keyboard shortcuts in an easy to print PDF - one for each app.

That's it for this week. As always, I'm interested in your comments. Chat with you next Monday. In the meantime, edit well.

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On this episode of The Buzz we look inside eSports. This growing pheno-mena on college campuses appeals to highly competitive non-athletes. Tonight, we chat with members of the USC eSports Club. Then, learn how Clear-com enables teams to commun-icate. Finally, we discover how to make online streaming look good. 
* Brenton Ough, TouchStream
* Tom Sloper, USC Professor
* Leon Pao, USC eSports 
* Sophie Chu, USC eSports 
* Miguel Mendoza, USC eSports
* John Kowalski, Clear-Com 
* James DeRuvo, 
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Adobe continues to improve their color grading controls and scopes.  
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* Fundamentals of Color
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* New automatic color tools 
* How to make color corrections
* How to create looks

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» Larry's Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts for FCP X and Premiere ( Tutorial)
   » About 200 shortcuts - in an easily printed form - in two separate PDFs.

» Final Cut Pro X: Hidden Timeline Keyboard Shortcuts ( Tutorial)
   » Final Cut has hundreds of hidden shortcuts. Here's where to find them.

» Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro CC ( Tutorial)
   » A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to create, modify and delete shortcuts.

» An Illustrated List of Icons, Symbols and Alerts in Final Cut Pro X ( Tutorial)
   » Have you ever wondered what something means? Here's the list.

» Premiere Pro CC: What the Heck Do These Options Mean? ( Tutorial)
   » Explanations of weird settings that you can't find in the Help files.
» EQ: Warm a Voice
   and Improve Clarity

» Configure a Mac mini
   for Video Editing

» Premiere Pro CC:
   The New Font Menu

» Premiere Pro CC:
   Use Two Monitors

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» Apple Final Cut Pro X:
» 248: Basic Editing
   in Premiere Pro CC 
» 134: Editing is
» 223: Multicam Edits
   in Final Cut Pro X 
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» Ross Shain: Trends in
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» Philip Hodgetts: AI
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» Paul Isaacs: New Audio
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