Mar. 25, 2019

Suddenly, there's news everywhere. I have seven new or revised articles, plus tons of goodies to share with you this week.

First, Apple updated Final Cut, Motion and Compressor this week. The updates are minor EXCEPT for one feature which is the subject of two articles this week. Details are below in the Articles section. (I don't see a reason not to upgrade.)

As well, Apple updated all iMacs and the iMac Pro. I've updated my articles on how to best configure these systems for video editing. You'll find these articles below as well. However, in general, these, too, were pretty minor updates. just got a major upgrade. They rolled out 10 new features last week to improve how media professionals collaborate on video, from initial upload to final delivery and everything in between. Top user-requested features include a new reel player presentation format, @mentions, and support for multi-page PDFs. Here's the link to learn more.

Rave Reviews published a review of the best USB mics. While I still prefer old-style XLR mics, USB is the way to go when you want to minimize the amount of gear you need. This article ranks, in their opinion, the Top 10 mics. Here's the link.

Antonio Marogna writes: "Recently, I found a way to import EXIF data into FCP X. With the help of the well-known ExifTool I made a plug-in that reads EXIF data from media files and adds Finder tags to each of them, so when importing media files to FCP X, keywords will be created and added to those media files. I released a version for Panasonic G cameras. I'm now planning for versions for Nikon,
Canon, Fujifilm and Sony cameras. Here's the link to his website and here's a link to a video tutorial.

The 2019 NAB Show is about two weeks away and the Digital Production Buzz will be covering the event live from the trade show floor. We just released our line-up of shows and guests, which you can find at We are also excited to be partnering again with Simon Says to provide written transcripts for all our NAB Shows. NAB is filled with new technologies and products to learn about - and the best way is to listen to The Buzz. Here's the link for our shows.

Finally, word came this week of the passing of Norman Hollyn, as he was lecturing in Tokyo. I have a tribute to Norman as an editor, a teacher and a good friend. He will be deeply missed.

The pace is picking up as the NAB Show nears. I look forward to seeing what the future brings. In the meantime, edit well.

Last Week on The Buzz
On this episode we are talking about intriguing ideas that caught our attention - from new camera technology to new ways of working in The Cloud to whether spending more money for a commercial creates a "better" commercial.
Plus, we have news from OWC and a tribute to Norman Hollyn. 
* Jen Soulé, OWC
* Ned Soltz,
* Michael Kammes, Bebop
* Philip Hodgetts,
   Lumberjack System
* James DeRuvo, 
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Read the transcript here.
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to the show here.
Ask Larry Anything!
These are my favorite webinars because I get to discover the issues and questions you have and, ideally, answer them.  

This free-form session covers Apple and Adobe media software.  
This session is an EXCLUSIVE offering for Video Training Library members.
The 2019 NAB Show is Coming!
Webinars are on hold until after NAB.
During NAB, the Digital Production Buzz will be creating 27 new shows - one an hour - covering media news and technology announced at the show. We plan to talk with almost 100 media leaders from leading technology firms.
For a complete list of shows, show times and guests visit here:
» Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor ( News)
   » Most new features are minor - except for one big one!

» Convert Legacy Media Using Apple Final Cut Pro X ( Tutorial)
   » This shows how to use the new conversion feature in FCP X.

» Convert Legacy Media Using Apple Compressor ( Tutorial)
   » Compressor is a better option for all NLE users - and more flexible.

* Configure an iMac for Video Editing [Updated] ( Tutorial)
   » Updated based on Apple's latest releases.

» Configure an iMac Pro for Video Editing [Updated] ( Tutorial)
   » Updated based on Apple's latest releases.

» Digital Production Buzz Partners with Simon Says ( News)
   » Partnership to create fast-turnaround transcripts of Buzz shows at NAB

» A Tribute to Norman Hollyn - Editor, Teacher, & Friend ( Commentary)
   » Norman truly was talented, gifted, generous - and a good friend.
» EQ: Warm a Voice
   and Improve Clarity

» Configure a Mac mini
   for Video Editing

» Premiere Pro CC:
   The New Font Menu

» What the Heck Do
   These Options Mean?

» View tutorials here

» Apple Final Cut Pro X:
» 268: Color Basics in
   Premiere Pro CC 
» 267: New Features in
   FCP X 10.4.4 
» 262: Audio Workflow -
   FCP X to Audition 
» View all webinars here
» John Kowalski: Clear-
   Com Connects Teams
» Philip Hodgetts: AI
   Basics Explained
» Ned Soltz: Cool New
   Camera Gear
» Jen Soulé: OWC
   Acquires 3 Companies 

» View all interviews here
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