This week, there's a mix of serious and fun stuff. Let's tackle the serious stuff first.
returned last week with a subject I've wanted to cover for a while: explaining the workflow of
moving audio files
from Final Cut to Adobe Audition. FCP X is a solid audio editor, but, when it comes to audio repair and mixing, it can't compare to Audition. However, the process of moving files between the two applications isn't easy. Still, I use Audition for mixing my webinars and podcasts, and have done so for years. This time, I decided to
cover the process
What I discovered, though, was that
Final Cut Pro X
do not play well together. So, while I was able to showcase the workflow of moving files between apps, creating an actual mix was a problem. The good news is that I was able to edit around the issue, so the version posted to my
Video Training Library
are fine, but it means that it will be a while until I cover audio again in a webinar.
So, this week, our webinar covers a topic I haven't talked about at all this year:
repairing still images
in Adobe Photoshop. With the new content-aware tools in Photoshop, image repair has evolved into a whole new set of power-tools. Join us this Thursday and I'll share the same secrets I'm teaching my students. This is a fun session and, best of all, its
! There's only one presentation - at 9 AM LA time.
By the way, two of my articles this week are excerpts from last week's webinar: one shows
how to export an XML file
, convert it using
, then open it in
. The other shows how and
why to create audio buses
in Audition. A bus is a MUCH better way to handle audio than a compound clip. I'll show you why in this article.
However, not all my articles are serious. This week, I created:
"Fun With Titles in Final Cut Pro X."
Here, I show you some very clever effects you can create with the existing titles in Final Cut. There's lots to play with here, which is why it's my
As you probably know,
ended last week, so on the
Digital Production Buzz
, we talked to the three biggest companies in our industry -
- about their latest news and announcements. They all had interesting things to say - with lots for us to look at when these new products are released in a few weeks. Listen to the show
For the rest of September, I'm running my FREE BOOK promotion:
"Dance for Television: A Production Handbook?"
This 85-page PDF explains the differences between producing and directing dance, as compared to drama. I've had lots of good comments on this. The book really is free!
to download your copy.
That's about it for this week. I look forward to chatting with you again next Monday. Until then,