Jan. 4, 2016

Happy New Year - 2016 is finally upon us!  Wow, feels weird to write "2016." Hope your holidays were happy, now its time to get back to work.

Thinking of work, our website is driving me nuts. If it was moving any slower, it'd be going backwards. I apologize for its performance. We were hoping to put a whole new server online before the holidays, but testing and fixing bugs took just a bit longer than we expected. My hope is that our new system should go live this week - and, hopefully, make our website a lot snappier.

Also, the problems last week with our store were caused by a corrupted interface with PayPal. Didn't affect any transactions, our store just refused to work. Sigh.

Early this week, I'm heading to Las Vegas; first to participate in Storage Visions, then to attend CES. And, thinking of CES puts me in mind of this week's blog: The Creative Need for Reinvention. Plus, three other articles for you this week.

Webinars are dark this Wednesday because I won't get back from CES until Thursday. They'll restart next week, I'll have new titles in next week's newsletter.

By the way, if you haven't joined our Video Training Library, the start of a new year is the perfect time. We have lots of exciting ideas planned for the next few months and, with more than 1,400 movies online, our Library is the perfect place to bring your skills up to speed.

Hmmm... need to go pack. I'll chat with you next week.

Science News: Archive Using DNA

We may believe that information is here forever, but it's actually fragile. Hard drives and physical sources of information, like books, decay over time. In a video for the BBC, Robert Grass describes his quest to find a method of preserving information that could be stable for millions of years. The secret is DNA.

Now Grass and his researcher partner Reinhard Heckel, both of ETH Zurich in Switzerland, have come up with a method for not only potentially fitting all of Facebook or Wikipedia into a small test tube, but preserving that forever. Fossilizing technology. Wow.

Its a cool article. Read it here.
Larry's Webinars are Moving

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What trends should we watch for 2016? Larry talks with Randi Altman, Philip Hodgetts, Ned Soltz, Michael Horton, Michael Kammes, Larry O'Connor and Jonathan Handel to learn more.

Virtual Reality
User Groups
Watch or read the full episode here.

SPECIAL NOTE: Written transcripts are now available for each show, courtesy of Take1.TV.

Click here to read the transcript.

Last Week: Holiday Break #2
My team and I are taking a 3-week break for the holidays and CES.

Have a great holiday and see you next year.

Remember, Wednesday webinars are always free, but limited to the first  200 attendees.

Have a great holiday and see you next year. 
This Week: Holiday Break #3
My team and I are taking a 3-week break for the holidays and CES.

Webinars resume Wednesday, January 13, 2016, starting at 9 AM.

Remember, Wednesday webinars are always free, but limited to the first  200 attendees.

Register here.
The Creative Need for Reinvention (Blog)
The status quo is tempting, but a trap. Success lies with reinvention.

Top 20 Tutorials for 2015 (Article)
A list of, and links to, the Top 20 tutorials on my website for 2015.

Media Management in Final Cut Pro X (Collection)
A collection of 18 articles covering media management in FCP X.

Larry's Tutorials for December (Collection)
Here's what we talked about in December, in case you missed some.
FCP X: Delete Generated Media

Caution: SSD Drives and Yosemite

EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Diction 

What I Learned Upgrading to El Capitan

View all articles here

134: Editing as Story-telling

133: Multicam Editing in Premiere Pro CC

177: Useful Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X

182: 4K Video, iPhone 6s and Final Cut Pro X

View all webinars here

Ned Soltz: 2016 Camera Trends

Philip Hodgetts: 2016 Technology Trends

Larry O'Connor: 2016 Trends: Thunderbolt 3

Michael Kammes: 2016 Workflow Trends

View all interviews here
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