NEWS - May 10, 2021
Lots of goodies for you this week: news, product reviews and several tutorials.

First, though, I want to get a sense of what's going on "out there." I have a short - four question - survey covering jobs and budgets in a post-pandemic world. This is completely anonymous - I'll publish the results in next week's newsletter. Please share your thoughts!


My lead story comes from last week's webinar. This is a closer look at Final Cut's new proxy workflow - how to create, modify and delete proxy settings.


Turning to the news:

Joe Ake wrote a lovely article on how to keep "bad sounds" away from your recordings - especially when you are working in non-professional spaces. Avoiding echoes and "hollow" sound is especially key. This is a short, but worthwhile, read.


ffWorks announced version 2.3, featuring droplets, multiple watch folders, faster performance, new filters and the ability to stitch multiple files into one during compression. ffWorks is a front-end to ffMPEG. The upgrade cost is 20 (Euro).


Calrec announced the launch of a free educational training module for mixing live broadcasts in Dolby Atmos using the Calrec Brio console. These training modules explain how to create and monitor immersive mixes with a variety of inputs quickly and easily on Calrec’s cost-effective Brio console.

Last week's webinar - Ask Larry Anything! - was a great deal of fun to present. There were lots of interesting questions - so many that I pulled several excerpts for you this week.

Talking about webinars, I'm taking next week off to give my leg more time to heal. Webinars will return in two weeks. In the meantime, please email me with subjects you'd like to learn more about. I'm always open to suggestions!

The Inside Tips is back to full speed this week. If you haven't signed up for these daily tidbits of goodness, now's the time. Every issue is free and includes three tips, with six different content categories to choose from.


Two weeks ago, I reviewed the iRig Pre 2, a portable microphone preamp that connects to anything with a 1/8" microphone jack. But not iPhones. THAT requires the iRig Pre HD, which I review this week. A very cool piece of gear for mobile filmmakers.


In other articles, I examine something I've never understood for years - the File > Share > Master Files Info panel. There's a whole lot there, but hidden under the surface. Here's the scoop.


I also have tutorials covering Apple Compressor, Apple Motion and Adobe Premiere Pro. You'll find them in the Tutorials & Reviews section below.

Please remember to take the "Jobs & Budget Survey" - Jobs Survey Link - I'll publish the results next week. I'm really curious about your answers.

My leg is getting better, summer is drawing nigh and, at least here in California, life is looking up. I know that is not true everywhere else - but I'm hoping it soon becomes true for all of us.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy and, until next Monday, edit well.
TUTORIALS & REVIEWS
» Jobs & Budgets Survey (Survey)
» An anonymous survey to learn how life has changed... or not.

» Product Review: iRig Pre HD (Product Review)
» A solid A/D converter for professional mics into iDevices

» FCP: How to Create, Modify and Delete Proxies (Video Tutorial)
» Here's how to change what you've got.

» Change File Export Labels (Metadata) in Final Cut Pro (Tutorial)
» What these are, how to change them and how to view them later.

» FCP: The Best Way to Copy Titles & Compound Clips (Video Tutorial)
» How and where to modify and copy titles and compound clips.

» Premiere Pro: Rename Tracks & Create Workspaces (Video Tutorial)
» Premiere excels at customization. Here are some hidden tricks.

» Compressor: Compress 10-bit HEVC & Surround (Video Tutorial)
» This requires a custom setting. Here's what you need to know.

» Compressor: How to Embed Labels into Video (Video Tutorial)
» Similar to FCP, we can embed metadata into media files during compression.
Webinars Taking a Break This Week
Next session: 9 AM and 12 PM (LA time) May 19

See you then!

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