Nov. 13, 2017

With the new update of Adobe Premiere CC, I've been learning more about
virtual reality. This, combined with an excellent show last week on the Digital Production Buzz that spent the entire show talking about VR from a variety of perspectives. All this education has helped me evolve my thinking on what VR is and the opportunities it presents.

So, my lead story this week is a description of how my thinking has changed. As with everything I write, I'm always interested in your opinions.

Recently, between my YouTube channel and email, I've been getting a lot of questions on trouble-shooting a Final Cut Pro X system. I've written about trouble-shooting since I first started writing articles - almost 15 years ago now. But, the last time I created a new trouble-shooting article was a few years ago. So, this week, I wrote a new trouble-shooting guide for FCP X. Be sure to bookmark it, this provides a variety of techniques you can use to keep your system running right. And, yes, I use these every week myself.

I was delighted to get word that I've won an award! Christina Clapp, Editorial Director of Digital Video magazine, wrote to say: "You are the recipient of NewBay's Industry Innovator Award, presented by Digital Video magazine. The NewBay Industry Innovator Award winners are selected by a panel of experts and evaluated on their professional achievements, technical and business innovations and continuing influence within their industries. This is our way of recognizing outstanding work in our community."

This is very cool and I'm deeply grateful. Especially considering the other folks that were honored with this inaugural award. I'm part of a very select group. Thanks!

As I mentioned earlier, last week's Digital Production Buzz was especially interesting, as we devoted the entire show to learning more about virtual reality. We spoke with program creators, software developers and an author who has written the definitive book on VR ... at least for now. This technology is not going away. In fact, it could be an excellent opportunity for you to find new services to provide your clients. I recommend you listen to it. Here's the link.

Webinars are taking another week off, as I continue working an outside project. They will be back as soon as I can wrap this up; probably in another couple of weeks. In the meantime, I look forward to chatting with you again next week. Until then, edit well!

Last Week On The Buzz!
Virtual Reality (VR) is captivating the imagination of many filmmakers. But what is it, how is it different from traditional filmmaking, and what do we need to know to make it work? Last week, we answered these questions.

 * Michael Wohl, Author
 * Matthew Celia, Light Sail VR
 * Michele Yamazaki, ToolFarm
 * Andy Cochrane, The AV Club
 * Chris Bobotis, Adobe Systems
 * James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS

provided an overview of the current state of VR. Then, Matthew and Andy both explained how they tell stories using VR and what they've learned using it. Michele shared the VR software that's currently available, while Chris took us behind-the-scenes at Adobe, talking about VR in Premiere Pro CC. As always James presented the latest industry news.
Listen or read each full episode here.

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- The Audition interface and tools 
- How to move projects to Audition
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- How to use the Essential Sound panel and auto-ducking
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- How to send an Audition session back to Premiere  
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» Changing My Thinking on Virtual Reality ( Commentary)
   » My opinion on VR is evolving as I learn more. Here's the latest.    
» Trouble-shoot Your Apple Final Cut Pro X System ( Tutorial)
   » Seven steps that detail what you need to do to get your system running. 
» Red Giant Updates Universe to v.2.2 ( DoddleNEWS)
   » New plug-ins, new transitions and more cool stuff.
» Sharp Introduce 8K Professional Camera ( DoddleNEWS)
   » 8K? Why? Here's the details. 
» EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Clarity

» Apple Reveals Next Version of Final Cut Pro

» Configure a 2017 iMac for Video Editing  

» Premiere Pro: Boost & Smooth Audio Levels
» View tutorials here
» 237: Mix Premiere Projects in Audition

» FCP X: Workflow & Editing (v. 10.3)

» Team Projects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

» 201: Closed Captions in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

» View all webinars here
» Ned Soltz: Emerging Camera Trends

» Riley Stricklin: Very Small, Bright Lights

» Mark Jackson: Create Compelling Commercials

» Clark Weber: New Cameras from GoPro

» View all interviews here
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