Oct. 30, 2017

Apple revealed the next version of Final Cut Pro X (10.4) at the FCPX Creative Summit. It's my lead story this week. Read more here.

I'm still discovering problems with the High Sierra update. Specifically, there seems to be an ongoing issue with nVidia graphics cards in iMacs that is messing with color and rendering. In talking with Telestream support, they tell me that Apple is working on a fix, but it isn't available yet. My hope is that this is fixed in the 10.13.1 update - whenever that gets released. Still, because of a variety of issues, I decided to only upgrade one system in my office; the rest of my compuers are holding at Sierra (10.12.x).

Earlier this week, SMPTE and the HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) announced winners of their third-annual Student Film Festival:

Innovative Use of Entertainment Technology to Engage the Audience in the Story - Animated Short (tie)
  • "Tom in Couchland" by James Just of Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida, U.S.)
  • "VERGE" by ChingTien Chu of School of Visual Arts (New York, New York, U.S.)
Innovative Use of Entertainment Technology to Engage the Audience in the Story - Live-Action Short
  • "Mind Game" by Weisi Dai of School of Visual Arts (New York, New York, U.S.)
  • Innovative Use of Technology in an Experimental Short
  • Jazz Orgie" by Irina Rubina of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg, Germany)
Innovative Use of Mobile Device or Tablet to Convey a Story - Narrative Short
  • "LONDON STRIKE" by Jiranant Kanjanagawin of University of Greenwich (London, U.K.)
Innovative Use of Analog Technologies in a Live Action Narrative Short
  • "Home" by Vivian Lau of Emerson College (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.)
Documentary Short With Technology as the Subject Matter
  • "Baylor VirtuOso Documentary Short on Use of Technology in VR Music Video" by Gustavo Raskowsky, Marcos Luna Hoyas, and team of Baylor University (Waco, Texas, U.S.)
Audience Choice Award
  • "KCLOC" by Ninaad Kulkarni of School of Visual Arts (New York, New York, U.S.)
Congratulations to all these talented students! Learn more here: www.smpte2017.org/student-film.html

This week's webinar is a reader request to illustrate an audio mixing workflow between Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition. So this week, I'll walk you through all the steps necessary to mix a Premiere project in Audition. I use this technique every week for both Premiere and Final Cut, and I'm looking forward to showing you how this works. Registration is free - sign up here.

Thinking of new stuff, I have six new articles for you this week: Details on the next version of Final Cut Pro X, two product reviews, two tutorials and a sneak peak at future technology from Adobe. Exciting stuff - all the details are below.

Last week's Digital Production Buzz devoted the entire show to creating commercials. We talked with companies in London, Brisbane, and folks across the US to get a sense of how they create commercials. It was a series of fascinating conversations, I encourage you to listen - here's the link.

Well, between Adobe last week and Apple this week, it looks to be an exciting fall! And that's not to mention the new iMac Pro that's shipping by the end of the year. As always, I'll share what I learn with you. In the mean time, edit well!

Last Week On The Buzz!
Last week, we talked about commercials. How do we get the word across in just 30 seconds, avoid clichés and involved the audience?

 * Mark Jackson, Saddington Baynes
 * Craig Ratcliffe, Photographer
 * Cirina Catania, The Catania Group
 * Jon Schellenger,
     Cinematic Motion Pictures
 * James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS

Mark led things off by discussing the role VFX plays in commercials using a spot they recently created. Then, Craig talks about shooting stills, Cirina discussed shooting on location, and Jon compared creating local vs. national commercials.  Finally, James discussed the latest industry news from the last week.  
Listen or read each full episode here.

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New Features in
Adobe Media Software (2018)
Last week, Adobe released updates to all their software. This week,we
take a look at the key highlights and  how they work. 
Adobe Premiere Pro
  - Team vs. Shared projects 
  - New motion graphic templates
  - Multiple open projects
  - New preference settings
Adobe Media Encoder
  - HEVC encoding
  - Animated GIFs  
Adobe Audition
  - Auto-ducking of music cues
Available as a download in our store, or as a part of Larry's Video Training Library. Join here
How to Mix Premiere Projects
in Adobe Audition
You know you can improve the sound of your Adobe Premiere projects if you mix them in Adobe Audition - but how? Learn: 

- How to repair audio clips
- How to move projects to Audition
- How to set up a project (called a "Session") in Audition for mixing
- How to see the video
- How to clean up audio problems
- How to simplify a mix with submixes
- How to use the Essential Sound panel
- How to use the Auto-Duck feature
- How to assure audio levels are good
-How to send an Audition session back to Premiere
- How to use Audition with FCP X

Register for FREE - HERE!!
» Apple Reveals Next Version of Final Cut Pro X ( News)
   » The next version will be 10.4 and ship by year-end. Here are the details.  
» Adobe Audition CC (2018): Auto-Ducking is Magic! ( Tutorial)
   » In-depth tutorial of a big new time-saving feature for audio mixing.  
» Product Review: LumaForge Jellyfish ( Product Review)
   » High-performance shared storage for video editing and collaboration. 
» Premiere Pro CC: Collaboration and Shared Projects (Webinar Excerpt) 
   » Compares Team and Shared projects, then illustrates Shared Projects. 
» First Look: idustrial Revolution Viral Video Thirds ( Product First Look)
   » New text-based video animation for viral videos.
» Adobe Sneak Peeks the Future at MAX 2017 ( DoddleNEWS)
   » Adobe offers a first look at potential future products. 
» EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Clarity

» Configure a 2017 iMac for Video Editing
» Premiere Pro: Use Two Monitors

» Premiere Pro: Boost & Smooth Audio Levels
» View tutorials here
» New Features in
Adobe Premiere Pro

» New Features in
Adobe Audition CC

» 235: Discover the Power in Fonts

» FCP X: Workflow & Editing (v. 10.3)

» View all webinars here
» J.J. Kelley: Video From the Wilds of the World

» Bill Roberts: Adobe Updates Everything

» Ned Soltz: Report from NAB - New York

» Jon Schellenger: Create Successful Local Ads

» View all interviews here
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