As we watch artificial intelligence (AI) explode all over our industry, I'm concerned about its potential to take jobs away from editors and other creative folks. I've spoken about this several times on the Digital Production Buzz with
and others. They are not as concerned as I am, which is reassuring.
, the CEO of
and publisher of automated transcription app, "Transcriptive" wrote a blog about this specific issue. Here's the key section:
"There's a lot of value in AI. It's an important part of
and for a lot use cases it's awesome. There are also just a lot of
. It's pretty common that you run into the AI equivalent of the Uncanny Valley (a CG character that looks *almost* human but ends up looking unnatural and creepy), where AI gets you 95% of the way there but it's more work than it's worth to get the final 5%. It's better to just not use it.
"When we first launched Transcriptive, we felt it would replace transcriptionists. We've been disabused of that notion. ;-) The reality is that AI is making transcriptionists more
Thanks, Jim, for allowing me to share this.
Read his blog here
. It's worth it.
When it comes to the
Digital Production Buzz
, last week's show looked at
- what it is, why you need it and whether you should create your own or use a 3rd-party app. A part of the show I REALLY enjoyed was my conversation with
, Senior Vice President for Innovation at Panavision and one of the brightest post people I know. The entire program is worth a listen - there are some excellent ideas from a number of very talented folks.
Webinars are on hiatus for a few weeks; I've run out of stuff to talk about.
However, the same is not true for our articles this week. I have two biggies on how to integrate
server-based collaborative editing
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
. These articles explain basic server technology, then how it applies to each of these programs.
I also have a guest commentary written by
, on the challenges faced by independent filmmakers regarding
, piracy, cloud-based storage and how to avoid losing your shirt. Andy's given me permission to repost it and share it with you.
Read it here
I also have a
of a seriously fast, bus-powered SSD that connects via Thunderbolt 3 to any recent Mac: the
OWC Envoy Pro EX
. If you are looking for something really fast and really portable, you need to read this review.
As always, I enjoy hearing from you. So, until next week,