Most of my articles this week were generated by reader questions, which is one reason I am always glad to hear from you.
The big news this week was the release of the new
16" MacBook Pro
laptop from Apple. I'm researching what we need to know to configure this for video editing and hope to have more next week. Also, Apple announced that the new
will be shipping in December. Both are very exciting.
My lead story came from
, who was testing compressing media files using both H.264 and HEVC, then trying to figure out which to use. Surprisingly, the latest technology may not be the best choice. It's my lead story this week.
Read it here
I've been fascinated by the growth in automatic
. This week, I researched what was out there and discovered that these services fall into three main groups: mobile apps for dictation (by far the biggest), web services for general transcription, and specialized services specifically devoted to media creators. My second story this week outlines what's available.
Read it here
As I was thinking about transcription, the folks at
told me about the launch of a significant upgrade to their automated transcription service - version 2.0.
Here's an article
that details what's in the update.
asked why it is so hard to create a smooth credit scroll. My first reaction was to think about gradients. Smile... yeah, I know, it seems like a stretch. Still, they have a lot in common, as you can
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That's it for this week.
Still, there's more news every week, which I'll share with you next time. In the meantime,