New Stuff - Cool Stuff
May 15, 2012
In This Issue
New Adobe Prelude Training
First Look: Prelude CS6
Sorenson Squeeze 8.5
FCP X: Faster Trimming
FCP X: Gradient Wipe
Top 3 Articles Last Week
FCP X Close Captioned
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Today we are announcing our latest Adobe CS6 training - Adobe Prelude CS6. Prelude is brand new and designed to help you review, ingest, log, select and send clips to your editing system - either Premiere Pro CS6 or Final Cut Pro 7.  Take a look at this article to learn more about what Prelude can do for you.

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Sorenson Media updated Squeeze to version 8.5 this morning. I had a chance to talk with Coby Rich, their Director of Marketing, about their goals for this new version. Here's my write-up.

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This week, I have a new blog and three new articles for you.  Check them out below. And, as always, I look forward to your comments.

Adobe Prelude CS6

Adobe Prelude CS6 is designed for editors working with massive amounts of tapeless media -- because it allows one person to be reviewing and capturing media, while the editor is free to edit.

Read my First Look at Adobe Prelude article here.

Check out my NEW Prelude training here.

Sorenson Updates Squeeze to Version 8.5
Logo: Larry's Blog
At dawn this morning, Sorenson Media updated the venerable Squeeze to version 8.5.

I got an advanced briefing from Sorenson about their goals for this version - along with some speed tests released today by Jan Ozer at Streaming Media East.

Read my blog here.

Seriously Fast Ways to Trim

Here are three keyboard shortcuts that can help you trim a clip with blinding speed.

If you are tired of working the razor blade, you need to read this article.

Read my article here.

Create a Gradient Wipe

This is a very organic, interesting effect that's been given a new name, home, and settings.

If you are looking for ways to create a compelling visual and just can't figure out Motion, check out this technique.

It's fast, easy, and even someone with limited design skills (um, that would be me!) can make this look great.

Read my technique 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. FCP 7: Compressing Video for YouTube

3. Picking the Right Version of ProRes

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

Final Cut Pro X - Workflow and Editing         
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