This last week, I discovered an interesting problem as I was writing a review of
- which is discussed in my articles below. When I plugged my iPad into my computer, the iPad started beeping furiously. After some head-scratching, I changed the USB cable and the beeping went away. Nice to know an iPad will warn you if a USB cable goes awry.
And, thinking of awry, there's a problem with
. When exporting ProRes video, the video exports as black. There's a workaround - apply a filter with neutral settings to the video channel before exporting.
is aware of it and I expect a fix fairly soon.
My lead story this week is a blog on two "
" for creative folks. The genesis behind this article was pondering what it takes to run a successful creative business, which is something we discussed on The Buzz last week. As always, your comments are welcome.
Last week's webinar on
Repairing and Improving Still Images
using Photoshop was fun because I had a chance to teach some new techniques I haven't covered before. You can see some of them in the articles section, below. But, if you are working with Photoshop regularly, you'll enjoy this webinar.
Learn more here
Back in the late 1980's I worked for
. This Boston-based type foundry designed typefaces;
was the lead designer, but the entire creative team was amazing. One of the inspirations of that job was discovering the emotional value of different typefaces. This is an idea I've carried with me ever since, that and memories of discussing type design with Matthew.
My Bitstream experience was the genesis for this week's webinar: "
Thoughts on Fonts
" - where we'll cover type design, drop shadows, blend modes and other text-based ideas that can improve the quality and impact of our projects. These ideas are NLE-agnostic - in fact, I'll present the webinar using Photoshop. Regardless of what you use to edit, you'll find ideas here that will improve your projects. As always, registration is
sign up here
. There's only one presentation, this Wednesday at 9 AM. See you there!
Digital Production Buzz
devoted its show last week to the business of running a creative business. We talked with several different companies from crowd-funding to distribution, to get a better look at the business-side of our industry. There were some fascinating discussions. Listen to
the show here
It was an interesting week. Next week will be even more so. Can't wait to chat with you about it. In the meantime,