Nov. 25, 2019




It's Thanksgiving Week in the US, the start of the holiday season. While there is not a lot going on, what IS going on is significant.

The big news this week, and it is only minutes old, is that Frame.io announced it has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round to help support its next big push into cloud-enabled media workflows, with a special emphasis on security and collaboration. This is big news for anyone looking to improve how they collaborate. It's my lead story.

Next, the team at   IPV has released a new study on "The Latest Trends in Video Production" for 2020. The key takeaways? Storing, tracking and finding assets; along with more Cloud, automation and collaboration. The report is worth reading. 

Apple is prepping the 15.2 update to Catalina. Based on what I'm reading, that should be the version that makes updating safe enough to consider. I'll let you know what I find out after it's actually released.

Unlike a stable version of Catalina, the 16" MacBook Pro is released. While the specifics of the technology have changed, the general recommendations I made in this article still apply. Read my thoughts here. (Also, as a note, Apple announced the new Mac Pro will ship in December. They didn't say which day, however.)

Four new articles for you this week. The first, Frame.io's news, you already know about. Then, while it wasn't planned, I have three Final Cut articles, covering faster editing, modifying transitions, and how to use EQ to improve your audio. You'll find all of them in the Articles section below.

If you haven't joined The Inside Tips yet, this week is a good time to start. It's free and we have a TON of cool tips for you. We now publish  seven Tip Letters each week! covering  Final Cut, Motion, Premiere, Codecs/Media, and Random Media Weirdness. Our latest Tip Letter: Visual Effects, starts Wednesday next week. Sign up for as many subjects as you want. New editions publish every morning. Learn more here.

That's it for this week. For those in the US, enjoy Thanksgiving! And, in all cases, have a great week. I look forward to chatting next Monday. In the meantime, edit well !

Using HDR Media in
Apple Final Cut Pro X
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Final Cut?

It's easy to get confused!
 
 
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is 
* Tips to color grading HDR  
* How to work with RAW, HDR, log
   and ProRes media in Final Cut Pro X
Using HDR Media in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Premiere?

It's easy to get confused!
 
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is
* Limitations of HDR in Premiere 
* How to work with RAW, HDR, and
   log media in Premiere Pro CC
Download: HDR in Premiere Pro  
» Frame.io Raises $50 Million in Venture Funding ( News)
    » Frame.io's announcement made earlier today.

» Final Cut Pro X: Faster Ways to Edit ( Tutorial)
    » Keyboard shortcuts that make both editing and trimming faster.

» Final Cut Pro X: How to Modify Transitions ( Tutorial)
   » Illustrated tutorial on modifying transitions, titles or generators.

» Final Cut Pro X: How to Use EQ to Improve Your Audio ( Tutorial)
    » How to improve the sound of the spoken human voice using EQ filters in FCP X.
» New Font Menu in Premiere Pro CC

» EQ: Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity

» Premiere: Effects Control

» Premiere: Use Two Monitors
 
» View all tutorials here.
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Complete  
   
» 272b : Get Organized to Edit in FCP X 
 
» 149: Tell Stories with a Camera      
 
» 137: Editing as Story-Telling   
        
» View all webinars here.
 
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