I have tons of good stuff for you this week. I rediscovered my studio after two weeks of intense plaster removal and painting and it is truly nice to just sit and think about sharing news with you.
First, my lead story looks at the latest release of Apple Compressor 4.3.1 - there's both good news and bad news here, so be sure to read the article. Then, as I was writing it, I saw some very weird behavior occurring when copying files between storage devices. This is one article that you
One of the problems we had with the 4.3.0 release of Compressor was that it often would not successfully burn DVDs. Then,
Laurel Wood Images
- sent me this tip:
In desperation today I went looking for a program to burn DVDs and found something in the Apple app store called miDVD, I bought the Pro version (only $10) and found I could bring in movies (it will do up to 16) straight from the master files and burn them quickly and easily; complete with a menu to let the viewer choose the movie to see. Of course, I'm strictly an amateur making movies for family and friends and I doubt this very simple program would be useful to a pro making serious films, but I thought you'd like to know about it in case others in my situation need a simple program to put more than one movie on a DVD.
Here's the link
to the software.
This is the time of year that
, president of Coughlin Associates, sends out his annual survey to media pros asking how they use storage. Tom is directly connected with virtually every storage vendor and his survey goes a long way to helping them determine what devices and features we need. The survey is free, takes only a few minutes and will directly improve the products we see in the future.
Take the survey here
Thinking of cool things,
sent me a special audio file that illustrates how the iXML metadata tags work in Final Cut. So, I wrote an article about it. Along with a first look at a new product from
Rampant Design Tools
Now that I have a studio back, webinars are restarting this week. I have two already planned:
The Simple Things in FCP X
The Simple Things in Premiere Pro CC
). Registration is free and all the details are below.
Finally, last week's
Digital Production Buzz
was all about dance, choreography and, um, fighting. Oh, yeah, we also worked in a report on the amazing NAMM show in Anaheim. There were some great conversations - be sure to give it a listen.
It is good to be back to work. I look forward to chatting with you next week, in the meantime,