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Nov. 26, 2012
In This Issue
Welcome Back!
Convert SD to HD
Atomos Digital Recorders
FCP X: Export Clips
Top 3 Lists This Week
FCP X Training
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For those of us in the US, its been a long holiday weekend. Some folks spent it shopping. I spent it catching up on a ton of uncompleted work.  Whatever you did, I hope you got a chance to catch up on your rest.  (I've, ah, scheduled that for my next holiday.)

I was struck with an idea for some new training, which I started researching over the weekend and hope to complete by Christmas.  However, if you have ideas on new training that you'd like to see in the new year, let me know.

The holidays may be getting closer, but there's still lots of cool new stuff to talk about. And there's never been a better time than right now to wander around in our Editing Library, polishing your skills.

By the way, last week we announced changes to our website navigation. Here's an article that explains these in more detail.

Also, whether you are a member or not, click the "Available Videos" button in the sidebar to see all the training we have available. The last time I counted we had more than 510 training videos in our membership library!  (Whew...)


Last week, we had two great interviews on my podcast:

Douglas Sloan, on his documentary about a still photograph that changed the Viet Nam war.

David Newman, on new features in GoPro cameras.

Click here to listen to the entire show.  (Or subscribe to the show in iTunes.)


This year has FLOWN by - at least for me.  I'm reflecting back over the events of this past year for a blog I want to write in mid-December and I'm interested in your thoughts.

Email me your opinions on what you feel were the most significant products, events, or changes in our industry - or your business - this last year.  I'll incorporate the most interesting responses in my upcoming blog.


I get to go back to my audio roots this week with a webinar on Mixing Audio in Adobe Audition. Whether you use Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X, or any version of Adobe Premiere Pro, you can improve the sound of your project with Audition.

Join us this week and learn how.

And remember, members can attend any live webinar for FREE! We'll send you a special webinar invitation later today.

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I have three new articles this week. The first is a detailed tutorial at how to up-res standard-def footage to high-def. The second is an in-depth look at the digital video recorders from Atomos. The third covers new exporting features in the 10.0.6 update to Final Cut Pro X. Plus, I have updates to the Top 3 lists.

Have a great week! All the details are below.

Convert Standard-Def Video to High-Def

I've been meaning to write this article for a long time. The holiday weekend gave me the chance.

In this detailed, step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn how and why to use Apple Compressor 4 to convert standard-def video into high-def. You'll also learn about options for converting 4:3 media into 16:9.

You'll also learn why you don't want to use your NLE.

Read the article here.

A Look At Digital Video Recorders

Whether from AJA, Blackmagic Design, or Atomos, digital video recorders provide significant benefits when compared to recording on memory cards.

In this detailed article, I write up what I've learned about Atomos gear and provide suggestions on why and when you would want to use it.

Exporting Clips with Timecode

Well, this article started out to simply be a description of how to export a clip with timecode.

But, it expanded.

Now, it talks about the new export functions in Final Cut Pro X, how to view timecode in QuickTime Player, and export a clip or a range within a clip.

I, um, got carried away.

Here are our Top 3 Lists of most popular articles, webinars, and Buzz interviews for the last week.

Top 3 Articles

1. FCP 7: Compressing Video for YouTube

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

3. FCP X: Improving Performance

Click here to see a Top 10 List of popular articles for the last seven days; under Most Popular Articles.

Top 3 Webinars

1. Webinar 82: FCP X: New Features 10.0.6

2. Webinar 83: Video Compression Shoot-Out!

3. Webinar 81: Faster Editing in Final Cut Pro X

The Top 3 webinars are based on the videos subscribers watched over the last week. To learn more about subscription, click here.

Top 3 Digital Production Buzz Interviews

1. Philip Hodgetts: The Future of Final Cut Pro X

2. Jerome Brunet: Shooting the Still Image

3. Natasha Giraudie: Micro-documentaries

The Top 3 Interviews are based on what visitors to the Digital Production Buzz website have listened to over the last seven days.


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Larry Jordan
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