Six new articles for you this week, plus a new webinar.
But, the BIG news this week is that we have upgraded our server and the new hardware is REALLY fast. We moved from DreamHost to
. We found tech support at DreamHost deficient with servers that couldn't be easily upgraded.
SoftLayer gives us extensible servers which we can ramp up or down as demand warrants. What REALLY impresses me is the speed of our new system - easily 10-20 times faster that what we had before. This means that Video Training Library members should see much smoother streaming and when you purchase a download, it should download much more quickly and reliably. Web pages display almost instantly, as well. (To be fair, Internet speeds vary around the world. If you are having problems, as always, let me know and I'll have my team look at it.)
I want to thank
for leading the effort for this transition. Excellent work!
One of the most popular articles I've written recently looked at the new MacBook Pro to see if it was "fast enough" for video editing. In writing this article, I discovered that a lot of what I thought was "true," wasn't. So, this week, I'm doing a webinar on configuring a system for video editing, based on what I've learned. If you want to know how to best spend your money and how to measure the results, you'll want to join us this week. Registration to our live events is always free.
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As we get back into the swing of work,
suggested I write a series of tutorials showcasing how to do simple effects. So, I wrote two this week - one for FCP X and the other for Premiere.
Then, during last week's "Ask Larry Anything," I used illustrations of 3-point lighting that everyone liked. So, I created a stand-alone video this week using images and diagrams to show what 3-point lighting is and how you can use it to create different lighting effects.
AMD continues making news and I have a write-up covering their latest CES announcements. This will, I suspect, become more meaningful to many Mac users later in the year. Plus, DoddleNEWS reports that Kodak is bringing film back - not to replace digital, but to give us more choices. Finally, I have a summary of all my late-December articles so if you were off the grid for the holidays, here's a list of everything new that I posted during the last two weeks.
Remember to listen to the
Digital Production Buzz
- lots of great interviews last week, looking at new trends we should watch in 2017.
As always, thanks for your interest and, until next week, edit well.