Oct. 19, 2015

Fall is my favorite season, especially when I get to watch the leaves change color.  So, to celebrate, I have five new articles for you this week.  

Last Friday, we premiered a new look to the Digital Production Buzz website this week. Our goal was to simplify the interface to make both episodes and interviews easier to find. Take a look and let us know what you think. Still to come is an expanded and improved search.

Thinking about The Buzz, we had a great deal of fun covering The Geekie Awards live from Club Nokia on last week's show. Hosted by Madison Mills and produced by James Stevens, we originated our first live video remote with interviews and images from the third-annual event. Doing stuff like this is why I love creating live TV.

Our series of webinars on audio is drawing huge crowds for the live shows. There was so much interest in this series, that we created two new webinar bundles - called "Audio Secrets - for those who were not able to attend the live events. There are two versions, one for Final Cut Pro X and one for Premiere Pro CC. You can save 33% buy purchasing the entire series now, the price will go up when the series is complete.

I'll chat with you again next week. Enjoy your week.
"Creative Truths" Movies

Our contest may be over, but here are two movies to celebrate all the contest entries. Thanks to all who entered.

Creative Truths: Real Life is a funny look at an editors life, featuring members of my company. I, uh, had nothing to do with this - they wouldn't let me see it until it was done. You'll like it - it's fun.

Creative Truths: The Winners are all the winning entries set to music. This montage highlights all the different ways clients and technology can drive us all nuts.
Advice Needed on Product Reviews

One of my favorite activities, which I haven't had enough time for this year, are product reviews - that is, explaining how the newest media products work, and whether they work well enough for us to buy them.

As I plan what I'll be writing about this fall and winter, I'm interested in your suggestions on products to look at.

If you want to suggest a product to review, or "bigger picture" questions to be answered, send me an email.

I'm interested in your opinions.
This was a FUN show! Mike and I spoke with Philip Nelson, Kevin Bourke and Kristen Nedopack -- then we went live to Club Nokia and covered The Geekie Awards.

Create Better Skype Interviews
Marketing vs. PR
The Geekie Awards
A Tribute to Bruce Nazarian
Watch or read the full episode here.

SPECIAL NOTE: Written transcripts are now available for each show.
Click here to view.

2 Sessions on Advanced Audio
We continue our series on audio in Final Cut and Premiere, this time looking at advanced audio techniques.

In each of these sessions, I focus on how to use audio filters, how to repair poor audio and how to send files to Adobe Audition.

The content of each session is slightly different, based on the capabilities of each software. 
Watch these titles in our Video Training Library.
Download the FCP X version here
Download Premiere version here.
Part 3: Audio in Adobe Audition
This week we conclude our three-part series on audio integrating Adobe Audition into both Premiere and Final Cut Pro X.

Audition has capabilities that don't exist in either program that can make your audio sound better. We'll look at:
  • The Audition interface
  • Importing and organizing clips
  • Editing clips on the Timeline
  • Fades and changing fade shapes
  • Adding room tone
  • Repairing problem audio
  • Using the mixer
  • Creating submixes
  • Exporting for delivery back to FCP or Premiere
Registration is FREE! Click the link to learn more (Seating limited.)
FCP X: Interlace and Deinterlace (Article)
An illustrated guide on how and why to deinterlace clips in Final Cut.

FCP X: Conform Different Video Frame Rates (Article)
How to successfully edit clips with different frame rates in the same project.

Premiere Pro CC: The Loudness Radar (Video)
How and why to use the Loudness Radar to measure average audio levels

FCP X: Export To/From Adobe Audition (Video)
How to move a project to Audition for audio repair, sweetening and mix.

FCP X: Reset an Incorrect Aspect Ratio(Article)
This fixes a common problem with standard-definition media.
 Caution! SSD Drives and Yosemite [u]
EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Diction
Premiere Pro: Boost and Smooth Audio Levels
In Memoriam: Bruce Nazarian

View all articles here
Photoshop for Video Editors
Audio Secrets for Premiere Pro CC
Audio Secrets for Final Cut Pro X
176: Color Correction in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

View all webinars here
Ned Soltz: Color Grading Software Overview
Larry O'Connor: What Makes OWC Successful?
Stephen Nakamura: Color Grading "Oz: The Great and Powerful"

View all interviews here
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