New Stuff - Cool Stuff
April 2, 2012
In This Issue
New Subscription Pricing
Demo: ScopeBox 3
FCP X: Auditions
DVD SP: Stories
Archiving on LTO-5
Closed Caption Training
Top 3 Articles Last Week
Editing Truths Book
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It's been an interesting week! After last week's newsletter, I received more than 500 emails filled with comments and suggestions. Key among them was, that while you like the idea of our subscriptions and the quality of our training, we need to make prices more competitive.  


So, after a lot of discussion this past week, I'm delighted to make the following five announcements:


First. Effective today, we have rolled both our Standard and Premium Memberships into a single level, called Premium.


You can become a member for the new low price of $19.99 per month. (Current subscribers, keep reading to see how you benefit!)


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Third. Membership now includes all the video training we currently have on our website - more than 300 movies! This includes up-to-date Final Cut Pro X training and our rapidly growing library of Adobe training. Membership videos are streamed. If a member wants to own a copy of any video to store on their local system, you can purchase the download version separately at the discounted subscriber price of $19.99.


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I am always grateful for your feedback. Please let me know if there are any additional training subjects that you are interested in, and we will add it to the schedule.


With the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas coming up, we are pausing our weekly webinars to get ready for new announcements at the show. We have exciting new products to talk about, once the NAB Show is over. By the way, be sure to catch all the latest announcements from the NAB Show on the NAB Show BuZZ. 


FOUR new articles this week! Let's take a look:

Divergent Media: ScopeBox 3    

ScopeBox 3, from Divergent Media, provides a software alternative to hardware video scopes.

In this seven-minute video demo, take a look at what the software does and decide if it can be helpful to you.

Click here to view this video.

Faster Editing Using Auditions 

Auditions are a new feature with Final Cut Pro X that allow you to quickly compare different clips to see which one works the best for your video.

In this technique, I show yo what they are, how to create them, and fast ways to put them to work.

Click here to read the article.

Creating Stories            
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DVD Studio Pro is still used every day around the world to create professional-grade DVDs.

In this article, I explain one of the key reasons I use DVD SP for all my DVD work: stories.

Stories allow us to excerpt, reorganize, even reedit the video in a DVD track. Once you learn them, you'll use them in almost every project. This article explains how they work.

Click here to read this article.

Installing and Configuring an Archive System            
Hand-in-air 125x150 Sal Guarisco sent me the following write-up on how he configured his own LTO-5 archiving system for less than $3,000.

If you need to save your media for the long term, you need to read this article.

Click here to read this article.

New Features in FCP X: 10.0.3
FCP X: New Features
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Apple updated FCP X - and we have detailed training on all the new features -- including those that Apple didn't announce!

Ten new movies, over 75 minutes of training -- now fully closed captioned!

Learn more here.


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

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

2. Intro to Color Correction

3. FCP X: Improving Performance

4. Adobe Audition: Quick Power Tips

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

Editing Truths for Better Living        

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 into one book.

Click here to rescue your creative soul.

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Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan & Associates

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