Mar. 9, 2020

The NAB Show is my lead story this week. With the spread of the coronavirus the question of whether we should attend or not is increasingly relevant. Jim Tierney, CEO at Digital Anarchy, sent a thought-provoking email this week which became the spark for my blog. I'm very interested in your opinions.

One of the challenges in writing this newsletter each week is finding something to write about. With going full-steam, short tips that I would instantly include here are now going into the different Tip Letters - 18 new tips each week, in fact.

This week, one of my tips, on Color Temperature, was worth an extended look. So I turned it into an article. By the way, if you haven't subscribed yet to these free newsletters, you are missing some fun stuff. Here's the sign-up page - these are ad-supported and we don't market your data. I simply like sharing what I know.

In the news this week, the folks at Envato, a Melbourne, Australia, stock footage marketplace, contacted me about their new website called This features free stock footage clips. Envato, which employs more than 600 people, has built their business helping media folks with their creative projects. Its biggest platform, Envato Market, has 1.5 million active buyers where everything from video footage and WordPress themes can be sourced.


Jason Bank, President of the Manhattan Edit Workshop: Gordon Burkell ( and MEWShop ( Josh Apter and Jason) just created an online training class called Filmmaker U. Their first class is "Color Grading Secrets from the Mad Max Colorist" with Eric Whipp. They also released a Sound Design course with Oscar and Emmy-winning sound designer Eugene Gearty, MPSE. Their final class is "Mastering the Edit" with Emmy-winning editor Brian Kates, ACE. Their training is not application based, you can use the information with any program.

The team at Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 16.2. The free update includes significant new Fairlight audio features to allow low cost audio production without a fancy control surface (i.e. a mouse). As well, the update also includes many improvements for color correction, editing and more. BMD also updated Video Assist and Blackmagic RAW.

Coughlin and Associates is running their annual storage survey . This survey is designed to determine the media industry's digital storage needs and expectations for the capture and creation of raw content, editing and post production, distribution of content, digital archiving as well as digital conversion and preservation. The results of this survey will be used to create the 2020 Coughlin Associates report on Digital Storage for Professional Media and Entertainment.

I have four articles this week: two are new and two are updated. I've already discussed the NAB Show. Next is an article on how to avoid or fix corrupted libraries in Final Cut Pro X. Then, I updated an article on how to create ProRes sequences in Premiere, given the latest announcements from Adobe. Finally, I have a fascinating look at color temperature. All the links are in the Articles section, below.

That's it for this week. As always, I love hearing from you. In the meantime, stay in touch, stay healthy and, until next week,   edit well .  

» The 2020 NAB Show - Go or Stay Home? ( Commentary)
    » The NAB Show is a rite of spring. Except, this year, should we go?

» FCP X: Avoid Corrupted Libraries ( Tutorial)
    » What can cause library problems and how to fix them.

» Create ProRes Sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC ( Tutorial)
    » Premiere doesn't include ProRes sequences... yet. Here's how to create them.

» What is Color Temperature? ( Tutorial)
    » Fascinating facts about color.
» EQ: Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity

»  Pick  the Right Version of ProRes

» Larry's Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts

» New Font Menu in Premiere Pro CC

» View all tutorials here.
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Complete

» 248: Premiere Pro Editing Basics
» 258: In-depth tour: ffWorks   
» 264: Multicam Editing in FCP X
» View all webinars here. 
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