Webinars return this week with a look at multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X. (Next week, I'll cover multicam editing in Premiere Pro.) The session starts with the basics, then into editing, working with audio and special multicam tricks and techniques. As with all my webinars, live events are FREE! Sign up here - and see you Wednesday!
I split my time last week, wading through media archives and improving my network and server. Out of that work came several in-depth articles. Early in the week, I was trying to get caught up on decades of scanning and storing images and video without any regard to actually finding stuff later. Well, later just arrived. Whew... WHAT a mess! I discovered I had files I couldn't open. So, my lead story covers the software and techniques I use to recover files that just won't open, including PICT and PhotoCD images.
After discovering that I had more than 100,000 images running amok, I turned toward a more cheerful task: speeding my server and network. I was concentrating on how to improve them for video editing. That resulted in three significant articles this week. Even if you don't need to learn about networking, these articles are worth reading simply for the background information they provide. You'll find them in the Articles section, below.
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These days good news is thin on the ground. It is easy to feel both helpless and overwhelmed. I'm reminded of an adage I use every time I start to write a new book: "I can't finish what I don't start." The tasks in front of us are huge, so much so that it often feels better just to avoid them. Instead, use this time to focus on where you want to be in a year. Then, difficult though it may be, take the first step. Once you start moving, momentum will help carry you along.
On many projects, I find it easier to focus on the next step than the overwhelming nature of everything that needs to get done to get a project released.
In the meantime, stay safe and stay hopeful. Until next Monday, edit well.