We are in the final editing for a brand-new training title that will launch later this week to subscribers and release to our store next week. There's never been a better time to subscribe
than right now! This will be a great title!
Our webinars are taking a break for August as I spend time training in Las Vegas, Seattle, and Aspen, Colorado. (Yes, this is for WORK!) So join us this Wednesday for a detailed look at the new Adobe Media Encoder CC.
Webinars will resume in September.
Recently, I've received a lot of email about export problems with Final Cut Pro X, along with problems with corrupted projects. I have trouble-shooting tips and a new article that discusses this in this issue.
Plus, more winners as our contest wraps up, a new featured interview and more cool stuff.
APPLE RELEASES LOGIC PRO X
The big news for a lot of folks this week was Apple's release of the latest version of Logic Pro X and MainStage, along with a new iPad app.
Logic is long overdue for an upgrade. However, it is not an application I've ever used. (My background is ProTools, Audition, and Soundtrack Pro.) So, I'm doing some homework on the new version this week and hope to have more to say in next week's issue.
TROUBLE-SHOOTING FINAL CUT PRO X
As Final Cut Pro X continues to grow in power, it is being used in more challenging situations. Recently, I've had a spate of emails about export problems - so much so, that I wrote on article both on the problems and my preferred method of exporting.
I've written a lot about trouble-shooting Final Cut -- in addition to providing a brand-new article on resolving a corrupted Project database with this issue.
Corruption of any file generally occurs because there was a faulty save over the top of a good version of the file. This is usually because of a failing or over-full hard drive. If you don't have a backup strategy, then create a Time Machine backup system just for this situation.
To help you find resources, here's a short list of key articles. We start with a Knowledge Base article from Apple covering trouble-shooting.
Apple Knowledge Base Article
Trouble-shooting FCP X Basics
Apple Support for Final Cut Pro X
Trouble-Shoot Your System in Five Steps
Improve the Performance of Final Cut Pro X
Larry's Recommended Way to Export
FCP X: 5 Tips to Faster Exports
FCP X: Export Problems
As a note, hard disks often retain cache files in their internal RAM. To totally release those cache files, turn off your computer and hard disk for at least 30 seconds before turning the hard disk on, first, then restarting the computer.
Hope these articles help keep you out of trouble. Bookmark the ones you like.
JOIN US WEDNESDAY FOR A
I have a new Adobe webinar this Wednesday -- an in-depth look at Adobe Media Encoder CC. All our projects are heading to the web these days and editors often need to know more about video compression than webmasters.
Tune in this week and learn how this new video compression software can make your projects shine!
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DIGITAL PRODUCTION BUZZ
FEATURED AUDIO INTERVIEW
Each week, I feature a different interview from our podcast: Digital Production Buzz
This week, I want to highlight Anu Rangachar
, Deputy Director of the Mumbai Film Festival, located in Mumbai, India.
It isn't everyday that Mike and I get to call India for a live interview. But the Mumbai Film Festival is growing in importance - especially as an international launching pad into the Indian market. Anu has a lot of interesting things to say about the 13th edition of this Festival that I wanted to share with you.
Listen to her interview here
Listen to the entire show here
LAST CALL FOR CONTEST ENTRIES!!
Our contest: Editing Truths for Better Living
ends July 28 -- that's like THIS WEEK! So, if you've always wanted to enter, but need an extra push - NOW IS THE TIME!!!
We began this contest last February and we've had hundreds of entries. My hope is to put all the winners together in an eBook, once the contest is over.
Entering is free and the rules are simple
. Everything you need to know to enter - including the email address, is in that link.
Here are our winners for this week:
Me: "What codec do you need?"
Their 'web guy': "QuickTime is fine."
Me: "-sigh- Ok, what dimensions?"
Their 'web guy': "Web sized, like YouTube."
-sound of gunshot-
-thud-Chuck Obermesser - www.streamlinead.com
Client: "Well my husband was in TV back in the 80's. He said it should only take six hours to finish a half hour show."Brian Christensen
Client: "Oh, shoot..! Looks like I wasn't in focus. You can fix that, right? And fix the stabilization, too. It was cold and I kept shaking. Thanks."Rosanne Retz
If you don't have the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?
To learn more about this contest and the free stuff you can WIN
- or just to review past winners - click here
NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Three new goodies for your edification and enlightenment this week, including two contributed by readers. Plus, I've updated our Top 3+1 lists. Enjoy!