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Mar. 4, 2014
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Larry Jordan I'm sorry I was gone so long. I'm writing this during my two week whirlwind training trip that started in Alaska, traveled to London and now finds me north of the city in Beaconsfield, UK. I'm writing this from a hotel conference room.

The training sessions were fantastic - great turn-outs, with very enthusiastic audiences. I want to thank John Rusyniak at ASTE, Eve Harper at BVE, Hatice Ozdemirciler at Ravensbourne College and Clive North and Ian Stubbs at GTC for doing such a great job at promoting our events and making me feel welcome.  I look forward to coming back next year!

The downside of all this travel and teaching was that I was totally unable to write last week's newsletter and I'm a day late writing this week's issue. My apologies. I don't want to make missing issues a habit.

This week I have four new articles, plus some short notes, a new Buzz show direct from the UK, and I've updated all our Top 3 Lists.


Friedbert Wissmann sent me a quick note asking about an error message: "This item cannot be shared while it is still referencing media on the camera."
This message appears when you import files from a camera or card and check the "Leave files in place" import option. This means that FCP needs to reference that camera or card each time you start FCP.

To avoid this, always copy files from the camera or card to your hard disk first, then, import them into FCP. Not only does this guarantee a backup of your files, but the entire import process will go a lot faster.


With my UK trip wrapping up tomorrow,  I'm looking forward to restarting our webinars a bit later in March.

Check out our webinars page for all the latest events. And, if you have an idea for something you'd like me to cover, please send me a note. 

Buzz newsletter bullet Last week's Digital Production Buzz originated from the BVE 2014 trade show at the Excel Convention Centre in London.

I decided to wander the show floor and talk to smaller companies that we haven't talked with before. I met the inventors and discovered some interesting products that I'll be keeping my eye on in the future.

I haven't had time, yet, to split these out into individual interviews, but the whole show is interesting - and different.

Listen to the entire show here.

We are now offering complete text transcripts for each Digital Production Buzz episode, courtesy of Take1 Transcription. View the transcript here.


Generic newsletter bullet Speed seems to be a theme for several of my articles this week. In fact, I have four new articles covering faster ways to work with Final Cut Pro X.

And, as always, I've updated our Top 3 lists.  Have a great week! I'm looking forward to getting back to the office - we have some very exciting things planned for later in March!  

Find Clips Faster! 
This article grew out of tip suggested by Ian Stubbs, during my UK trip.

Keywords allow us to organize our media so we can find stuff. In this article, I'll show you two different ways we can find stuff faster using keywords.

Test an Effect - Fast!   
Built into FCP X is a fast way to test an effect without first applying it to a clip.

But, what you may not know is there is an even faster way to test the main settings contained in that effect while still looking at the effect in the Browser, as this article explains.

Know What You're Editing

There are three types of media in Final Cut Pro X:
 * Camera Native
 * Optimized
 * Proxy

However, it is not easy to figure out what, exactly, you are editing, because there is no one place you can look.

In this article, I show you how to tell what media types exist for your files, where to look to find them, and how to tell which media you are editing.

Knowing the media you are editing can help make you faster, and improve the quality of your images.

How to Update a Graphics File

One of the benefits to using Final Cut Pro 7 was that it was easy to update a graphics file in your edit by  replacing the old file with the new file using the same file name.

However, when working with Photoshop PSD files, that no longer works - and I'm not really sure why.

But there is a very cool work-around that works great - provided you know what to do. This article explains the secret and makes updating graphics files as easy as if you were working in FCP 7.

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Here are the most popular articles, webinars, and audio interviews for the past seven days across all my websites.


We expanded this list to the Top 4 for more variety:
For an index of all our articles, visit here.



This list is based on the webinars watched most often by our monthly subscribers. For a list of all our webinars, visit here.


Digital Production Buzz Audio Interviews   

For a list of all the audio interviews we've conducted on The Buzz, visit here. 

Learn Apple Compressor 4.1
With the release of Final Cut Pro X v10.1, Apple also updated Compressor to version 4.1 An all new interface, improved compression settings and better monitoring. So much changed, in fact, that we went back and re-recorded all our training for the new version.
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These days, everything we do ends up on the web.
Which means that if we don't know how to compress our video to make it look good, all our work during production and post is wasted.

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