I was thinking a lot about Photoshop and Final Cut Pro this past week. In fact, my lead story looks at how to set and modify project properties in Final Cut, while Photoshop is the focus of this week's webinar.
In the news:
Atomos announced a new, larger, camera monitor: the Shinobi 7. Featuring a larger, brighter display, with a variety of cross-connects, this monitor is designed for inside or outside work by directors, focus-pullers, or as a talent monitor for video bloggers.
Accusonus released Voice Changer. This plugin runs on most popular NLEs and audio workstations, and creates voice effects for sound design from robots to dragons. It is fast, easy-to-use and highly flexible. It runs on Macs and Windows, and a free trial is available. Here's my "First Look."
Western Digital, at its Flash Perspective event last week, unveiled the new SanDisk Professional brand of premium storage solutions for content creators and professionals. The powerful SanDisk Professional portfolio is designed to deliver scalable, high-performance, reliable solutions across industries globally.
I'm honored to be asked to speak at the upcoming Future of Marketing Summit. This one-day, online event provides marketing insights from leading universities and businesses around the world. The speaker list is truly impressive and they are offering an early-bird discount. The link below is a summary of who's speaking.
TV Technology has an interesting, in-depth article on the rapidly changing nature of TV news sets. While this has a broadcast focus, the exploding use of VR and green-screen offers opportunities for all of us.
For those who need more geek for their daily fix, ReThink TV has a fascinating report on next generation codecs and streaming technology. H.264 rules the roost right now, while HEVC is struggling. What comes after? At this moment, it looks like LCEVC - and if you don't know what that is, now's a good time to learn. Here's a link to the executive summary.
Finally, Apple announced the 2021 edition of the WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC), starting June 7. Even if you aren't a developer, the keynote sets Apple's direction for the next year for both operating systems and hardware. Mark your calendar for: 10 AM PDT, June 7, to learn Apple's plan for the future.