September 28, 2015

Five new articles covering Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC for you this week, including a couple of very interesting Premiere videos.

Thanks, Cal! Since we switched to our new newsletter format, I've been getting lots of comments on what we can do to make it even better. But nobody has had more ideas than Cal Deal. I don't think we will ever live up to all his suggestions, but we are implementing them as fast as we can. I enjoy reading all your comments - my goal is to make each issue as helpful and interesting as possible.

Color Correction. Our two latest webinars, looking at video scopes and color correction in Final Cut and Premiere were our two best attended live events this year. For that reason, we are releasing a special promotion featuring these two webinars. If you've been wondering how to get your images to look better, these sessions will help.

Contest Ends. There are only three days left in our "Editing Truths Contest." We've had hundreds of entries and I've enjoyed reading every one. The contest ends this Wednesday at midnight, LA time. So, take a minute to share your thoughts on the editing life with us. And now that the contest is over, we also have prizes to award - so don't miss out.

Need to Know. I really enjoy when an interview on The Buzz causes people to write in and comment. Such was the case last week with our interview on drones. Our lead blog is an important discussion of what you need to know to fly or hire someone to fly drones. With drone use proliferating, filmmakers liability is increasing. This article describes what you need to know to ask the right questions and protect yourself, your property and your projects.

Summer is over and we are rolling on into fall. Enjoy the changing of the seasons and I'll chat with you next week.
Looking for Webinar Suggestions

I'm looking for subject ideas for our weekly "Wednesday Webinars."

While I generally relate these to either Adobe or Apple software - for instance, this week I'm talking about plug-ins - I'm open to other suggestions.

Email me with your thoughts and I'll do what I can to work them in.
"Editing Truths" Contest Ends Now

Our Editing Truths Contest ends at midnight, Wednesday.

You only have three days left to become immortal

Entry is free. You KNOW you want to share your thoughts with the world.  This is your last chance to see your name in print....

2015 Creative Truths Contest
Share your aphorisms with the world - win prizes - become wickedly famous! Or, at least have fun reading the entries! Contest ends Wednesday - Hurry!

This week, I talk with guests Denver Riddle, Jonathan Handel and Simon Walker. (Mike had the week off.)

Better color with Color Finale
Important changes in labor law that affect filmmakers
An Update on Adobe and HDR video
Tech Talk: NewTek TalkShow
Watch the full episode here.
Color Correction in Premiere Pro
Adobe made massive changes to their video scopes and color correction tools in the 2015 edition of Premiere Pro CC.

In this webinar, I show how to access and modify the new scopes, how to analyze clips, how and why to make gray-scale and color changes to fix problems and how to use masks. 
This title is in our Video Training Library. Non-members can download a copy here.
Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X
Plug-ins are just plain fun.

Whether you are looking for new transitions, eye-catching visual effects, or utilities to bail you out of problems, there's an entire industry devoted to creating tools that plug-into Final Cut Pro X.

Join us this week and check out the latest offerings.
Registration is FREE! (Seating limited.)
Essential Information on Flying Drones (Blog)
Protect yourself and your project. Know the rules and keep yourself safe.

FCP X: Rediscover the Timeline Index (Article)
An illustrated, in-depth tour of a very powerful tool.

Premiere Pro: The New Lumetri Video Scopes (Article)
Totally new and derived from SpeedGrade, the scopes are amazing.

Premiere Pro: Use Video Scopes to Analyze Clips (Video)
How to use scopes to figure out what's wrong with your clips and fix it.

Premiere Pro: Use Video Scopes to Analyze Skin Tones (Video)
True fact: We are all the same color, just with different gray-scales.
 Caution! SSD Drives and Yosemite [u]
EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Diction
Premiere Pro CC: Boost & Smooth Audio Levels
FCP X: Delete Generated Media

View all articles here
Photoshop for Video Editors
175: Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X
165: Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X

View all webinars here
Stephen Nakamura: Color Grading "Oz: The Great and Powerful"
Tom Inglesby: The Future of Storage for Indie Filmmakers
Andy Maisner: 4K and New Production Gear

View all interviews here
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