Two significant articles related to improving storage performance this week, along with a product review, news and other tutorials. First, though, a caution.
Sometime later this month, Apple will release macOS 11 - Big Sur. First unveiled at WWDC in June, this will be a major update. I STRONGLY recommend you NOT upgrade any computers that you use for deadline-driven work when this OS is initially released. Apple works hard to make every OS as perfect as possible. But operating systems are vastly complex and errors always appear. My general recommendation is to wait until a .1 release is available before upgrading any essential systems. Here's an article on my philosophy of updating.
On a related note, if you haven't upgraded since macOS Mojave (10.14), Big Sur, like Catalina, may make your older media unplayable. Please read this to make sure you and your media are safe.
In the news this week:
BorisFX released Continuum 2021. The Cinematographer's Toolkit includes 80+ cinematic effects that deliver classic analog filmmaking beauty to your digital world. Particle Illusion, Primatte Studio Edge Cleaner, Title Studio, Mocha AdjustTrack, and far more are all included. Available for purchase or subscription. A free trial is available.
SimonSays.ai released a new extension, this time for DaVinci Resolve. This means you can send clips and receive the transcript as ranged markers, color-coded per speaker and then, when you’ve completed your edit, you can caption timelines and even align translated subtitles. All with a few clicks from Resolve.
OWC announced the new OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C Bus-Powered SSD. This new pocket-sized SSD drive puts speed, dust and waterproof ruggedness, and universal compatibility in the palm of your hand. Speeds up to 1,000 MB/sec, crushproof, dustproof and waterproof IP-67 rated Works with Macs or PCs up to ten years old.
Avid is offering a free webinar "Collaboration under one Platform for Post Production" showcasing how to run both Avid and Adobe apps on an integrated platform. Faster workflow, better media management and enabling remote collaboration. Thursday, Nov. 5.
SoundStripe, known for its audio collection, just released a stock video collection. More than 70,000 videos, all in RAW / Log format. Unlimited downloads. Available via subscription or ala carte pricing.