Dec. 7, 2015

The big news this week was that Adobe finally released the upgrades to their audio and video products that they first showcased at IBC in September. Both Premiere and Audition got some new goodies. On this week's webinar, I'll showcase as many of the new features as we can fit into an hour. Here's the link.

Thinking of new webinars, starting this week, we are migrating all our new video training content to our Video Training Library. We are running one last store special specifically for the holidays, then all our efforts will focus on improving our membership service. Learn more here.

John Putch sent me some delightful photos which turned into a product review: "The Incredible Broom Cam." If you love, or hate, puns, you'll love this write-up!

After lots of work, we think we finally figured out how to get the NewTek Talkshow box to look its best - we discovered that it was incompatible with our current network firewall. We are doing more tests this week, but, if this proves to be the cause, you'll see a major improvement in Skype image quality this week on The Buzz. As soon as I know for sure, I'll write up what we've learned.

I had the pleasure of emceeing two holiday choir concerts over the weekend. Listening to the music of the season made me realize that the holidays are all about hope. The hope that the cold dark days of winter will turn into the rebirth of spring. The hope that the perilous times we all find ourselves in will become less dangerous. The hope that the new year will be better than the last.

Hope is a marvelous thing. Especially now, during these holidays. Enjoy your week. I look forward to chatting next Monday.

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To celebrate the holidays, we have two special offers specifically for editors:

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Protect Your Stuff - Archive

One of my recent webinars deserves your attention - whether you view it in our Training Library, or download it from our store:

"Protect Your Stuff - Archiving."

If you are like most of us - including me - archiving is the last thing we think of  after a job is complete and billed. Most of the time, I'm on to the next project.

What this webinar does is explain the difference between backups and archives, explains why hard disks are not good for archiving and shows how to use two different archiving software tools to keep your stuff safe.
Solid job tips, cool sound design and a simple way to fix a typo. This week, Mike and I spoke with Patrick Southern, Christina Horgan and Charles Dautremont.

� Getting started as an Assistant Editor
� Secrets of Sound Design
� Solve problems with Cinedeck's "Insert Edit"
� Tech Talk: Image Stabilization in Premiere Pro CC
Watch or read the full episode here.

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

Last Week: Edit Music and Dance Videos
The best drama, dance and music videos all start with a story. But, from there, they quickly diverge.

This webinar looks at the differences between drama, music and dance. Watch as we explore different editing techniques and explain the challenges of editing dance; featuring some lovely break-dance footage from Antics Performance.

In this webinar, you will learn:

* Different types of music videos
* Editing dance vs. drama
* How to edit a musical multicam performance
* How to sync video to an existing audio track
* How to decide where to cut
* How to edit a single camera dance performance
* Video effects for music and dance
* Questions and Answers

� This is only available in our Video Training Library. 
This Week: New Software from Adobe
Just a few days ago, Adobe released upgrades for their audio and video applications. In this webinar, we'll look at the highlights.

During this session, you'll learn about:


* New features in Adobe Stock images
* UHD, 4K and 8K support
* HDR (High-dynamic range) support
* Improved effects
* Improved merged clips


* Remix to adjust a song's duration
* Automatic loudness correction
* Dynamic links with Premiere Pro

Plus quick looks into Prelude, Speed Grade and Adobe Media Encoder

Wednesday webinars are always free, but limited to only 200 attendees.

Register here.
� The Incredible Broom Cam! (Article)
� It sweeps floors. It shoots HD video. The Broom Cam isn't a myth - its real!

� Why Join Our Video Training Library? (Article)
� Over 1,400 movies to save you time and money.

� The Difference in Editing Drama, Music and Dance (Video)
� They all start with a story - then they diverge. This video explains how.

� FCP X: Audio in Compound Clips (Article)
      � This explains why audio in a compound clip can be different from a project.

� Create Typical Music Video Effects (Video)
      � How to create visual effects that are typically used in a dance video.
Premiere: Boost and Smooth Audio Levels

Caution: SSD Drives and Yosemite

EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Diction

Secret Tips for Final Cut Pro X 

� View all articles here
184: 4K Video & iPhone 6s for Premiere Pro CC

182: 4K Video & iPhone 6s for Final Cut Pro X

Photoshop for Video Editors

183: Protect Your Stuff - Archive

� View all webinars here
Patrick Southern: Getting started as an Assistant Editor

Christina Horgan: Secrets of Sound Design

Charles Dautremont: Cinedeck's "Insert Edit"

Ned Soltz: Holiday Gift Guide for the Gear Head

� View all interviews here
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