New Stuff - Cool Stuff
March 26, 2012
In This Issue
Thoughts from Larry
Adobe Audition Tips
Syncing Multicam Clips
Intro to Color Correction
Editing Truths Book
Top 3 Articles Last Week
Closed Caption Training
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Larry Jordan
Larry, himself.
Sigh... I really messed up with my Saturday email. As hundreds of emails made clear, it made a lot of people unhappy, for which I am truly sorry. (If I haven't answered your email to me yet, I hope to get fully caught up by Monday.)

It was only after I sent the email that I realized I failed to do three critical things:  First, to thank everyone for the support they have provided over the years which has been and continues to be significant, second, to explain that since less than 9% of the readers of my newsletter actually buy anything, I wanted to provide a purchase incentive to those who can afford it, and, third, to reassure everyone that I am always happy to provide training, whether people can pay or not. 

If you are an existing customer, and many of you are, I should have acknowledged that, too, but I didn't.

I truly enjoy writing and teaching about this stuff and I'm very glad I can share what I learn with you.  But I sure didn't convey that properly in my letter.

However, in addition to getting severely upbraided, I received lots of suggestions on what we can do to improve and I want to share four of these ideas with you:

* I was asked to provide more training on Adobe. We have already started doing so. I'm continuing it with an article in this newsletter. And you'll see more video training soon.

* I was asked to continue providing training for power users. I've never stopped doing that and fully intend to continue. The best place to see what topics I have available is my Editing Techniques page. And, if you have suggestions on subjects you want me to cover, send me a note.

* I was told our subscription prices are too high. I'm meeting with my team this week to revisit our prices and see what's possible. I'll have more news as soon as we figure this out.

* I was told to consider selling annual subscriptions. This, too, is on the list for discussion this week.

I hate to make mistakes which make people upset. Worse, I truly hate to make big, public mistakes. But, when I do, I need to apologize. My letter was very poorly written. I'm sorry. I'll do better in the future.

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Thinking about new articles, I have three for you this week: Power Tips for Adobe Audition, video training showing how to sync multiclips in FCP X, and an introduction to color correction for people that haven't figured out video scopes.

Cool stuff - and, thinking of cool stuff, join us for our webinar this week on plug-ins for FCP X.  After an initial drought, some amazing tools are starting to show up and I want to showcase some of them for you this week.

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A quick note: if you are stuck and need technical help, remember that I'm only an email away. Send your support questions here.

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Now, let's take a look at what's new this week.

Quick Power Tips   

Adobe Audition is new to the Mac, but well established on Windows. It provides a powerful alternative to Soundtrack Pro for audio editing and mixing.

If you haven't looked at this app, now may be the time. In this article, I show you a flock of power tips that can save you time, make editing more fun, and provide features that Soundtrack Pro editors have never had access to before.

Plus, if you have a favorite tip, post it into the Comments section and share it with everyone!

Click here to read this article.

Syncing Multicam Clips

Final Cut Pro X makes syncing multicam clips simple.

But, what happens if you need to add and sync a clip AFTER you created the multicam clip? FCP X makes this easy too, as this short video tutorial explains.

Click here to watch the video.

Before and After Comparisons            

If video scopes are mystery, but you really need to make your images look better, you need this article.

Here, I explain what happens when you change exposure, saturation, or color settings, using before and after pictures. You don't need to know how to read scopes to improve your look.

If you are looking for somewhere to start, this article is a great first step.

Click here to read this article.

Editing Truths for Better Living        

Your response has been GREAT!  Editors around the world are writing in to say how much fun they are having with this book!

If you ever needed to be nice to a client, regain that creative spark, or simply ponder the weirdness of the creative life, you need this book.

Compiled from our highly successful contest last year which encouraged editors to share their favorite "Truths to Live By," we now have all that wisdom distilled in one place -- this book.

Click here to rescue your creative soul.


Here are the top three most viewed articles on my website during the last week:

1. FCP X: Improving Performance

2. Solving Audio Sync Drift

3. FCP X: Native vs. Optimize vs. Proxy Media

Click here to see a Top 10 list of most popular articles for the last seven days; displayed in the "Most Popular Articles" section.

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Larry Jordan
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