July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July, for those of you in the U.S. And a happy July 4 for everyone else! Those of us in the U.S. have the day off to celebrate Independence Day with barbecues and fireworks.

I have six new articles, including a performance test of the latest version of Adobe Media Encoder, a special request from a webinar attendee and a video of a brand-new feature in Adobe Media Encoder.

Thinking of performance, with our move to a new, dedicated server, we are experiencing periodic performance slow-downs; these most often occur when accessing our Video Training Library. While they don't affect everyone, they are extremely annoying when they occur. Our web team has spent the last two week's tracking down the problem. We think we've isolated it to two plug-ins. However, getting those plug-ins updated is an issue because the developers that made them are not responding to our requests for help. While  I'm hoping this gets fixed quickly, I want to reassure you that we are aware of this and working on it daily.

Last week I wrote an article on archiving and invited readers to send in their own stories on how they archive their media and projects. A number did, so I compiled them into an Reader Report which has a number of fascinating stories and ideas in it. It's in the article section below.

Also, I need your help. We are expanding the training we offer on my website and I'm looking for trainers interested in creating tutorials on hardware or software related to media production or post. Please email me if you are interested and tell me what you'd like to teach. There's money in it, in case you were wondering.

Thinking of training, I postponed my New Features in Adobe Software webinar to next week due to a schedule conflict. Our Wednesday webinars are free - sign up here, this will be an exciting session discovering cool new features!

Enjoy your day and, until next week, edit well.

The Digital Production Buzz is returning in July!

We are finalizing all our launch plans this week. Which means that I should have a formal announcement - and guest list - in next week's newsletter.

Watch or read each full episode here.

Video Compression Basics:
Adobe Media Encoder CC
Last week, we had two webinars,  both on video compression.

This title covered the brand-new  Adobe Media Encoder CC. This session covers:

* New Media Browser and workspaces
* Compress files for social media
* Compress files for general web use
* Compress audio
* And much more 

Download a copy here. Or get access to ALL my training by becoming a member of my Video Training Library.  
Video Compression Basics:
Apple Compressor
This is my other webinar last week: video compression in Apple Compressor.

This session covers:

* The Compressor interface
* Compress files for social media
* Use Job Actions
* Specific audio and video compression settings
* And much more

Download a copy here. Or become a member of our Video Training Library.

Speed Test! Adobe Media Encoder (2016) (Product Test)
A detailed performance test of the latest version of Adobe Media Encoder

Readers Report: How I Archive (Commentary)
Readers explain how they archive - what works and what's failed.

Interview: James Knight, Virtual Production Director, AMD (Interview)
Discover what AMD thinks of VR and AR, and the gear they recommend.

The Brand New Media Browser in Adobe Media Encoder (Video)
An inside look at a big new feature in Adobe Media Encoder (2016)

Apple Compressor: Compressing files for social media (Video)
An illustrated step-by-step video on compressing files for YouTube et al.

Apple Compressor: Transfer settings between computers (Tutorial)
A fast, step-by-step tutorial on how to share custom compression settings.
Illustrated List of Icons & Alerts in FCP X

Premiere: Boost and Smooth Audio Levels

EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Diction

CAUTION!! SSD Drives and Yosemite

View tutorials here

196: Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

Photoshop for Video Editors

176: Color Correction in Premiere Pro CC

190: Green-screen: From Production to Post

View all webinars here

Heath McKnight: Welcome to DoddleNEWS

Terry Curren: Post Services for Indie Producers

Larry O'Connor: Problems Between Yosemite and SSD Drives

View all interviews here
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