Sept. 12, 2016

Wow! Blockbuster news at IBC last week: Blackmagic Design acquired Ultimatte and Fairlight, Adobe announced significant improvements in editing collaboration and BorisFX announced they acquired GenArts! And that was just the morning of the first day. I have articles below on Blackmagic and BorisFX. Click the Adobe link above to learn more about their announcements.

We'll have more on these announcements this Thursday on The Buzz. In fact, we shifted the focus of the show to concentrate on the latest news from IBC.

It must be the fall weather, because the summer doldrums have passed and I have four new articles for you this week, including: Top Ten Editing Mistakes and an Update on HDR from Technicolor, along with two very cool color correction tips.

Oh!  I continue to get lots of questions on DVDs and other optical media. So, I decided to create a short - 4 question - survey that I need your help with. Whether you create optical media or not, take 30 seconds and answer these four questions. I'm especially interested in what software you are using to create optical discs. This isn't a sales pitch and I'll share the results with you next week.

Here's the link:

Webinars are restarting this week - and I've got them planned for the next four weeks. This week is an introduction to creating animated lower-thirds using Motion, then webinars on up-resing video, Premiere, and Final Cut. Click here to learn more and register. Remember, our live Wednesday Webinars are always free. I look forward to seeing you there.

Fall is my favorite time of year - its a great time to get re-energized and focused.  I'll have more cool stuff to share with you next week. In the meantime, edit well.

This Week On The Buzz!

This week, we covered the world:

   * Tom Andersen
* Philip Hodgetts
* Maxim Jago
* Ned Soltz
* Scott Page
* James DeRuvo

Tom Andersen shared how to organize and archive email, Maxim Jago reported from the Venice Film Festival, Philip Hodgetts and Ned Soltz previewed IBC, Scott Page continued helping us grow our companies and James DeRuvo presented the news.
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This Week: Create Animated Lower-Thirds in Motion
Discover how to use Apple Motion to create custom animated lower-thirds for your Final Cut Pro X projects.

Designed as an introduction to Motion, this session:

* Explains basic animation concepts
* Tours the Motion interface
* Illustrates how to create a variety of animated titles and lower thirds
* Shows how to round-trip titles between Motion and Final Cut Pro X

All live sessions are FREE.
Register here
Next Week: Tips to Make Up-Res Video Look Better
Up-resing is the process of converting lower resolution video into higher resolution. For example, converting SD video into HD, or 720p HD into 1080i HD, or HD into 4K.

While there is no single, perfect way to convert low to high resolution - and nothing you can do will make low-res footage look as good as if it were shot in high-res - there are tips and techniques you can use to make your conversion look as good as it can.

This session explains what you need to know.  Register here
Top Ten Editing Mistakes (Blog)
Reduce your stress, avoid these mistakes, regardless of what NLE you use.

Update: High-Dynamic Range Media (Interview)
      An in-the-trenches report from Tim Vincent, colorist, Technicolor. 

Quick Tip: Color Correction (Tutorial)
This cool secret tip works in every version of Premiere and Final Cut.

FCP X: Color Correct using "Open in Timeline" (Tutorial)
       This technique allows color correcting a clip once, using it everywhere!

Breaking News! Blackmagic Design Buys Ultimatte & Fairlight (DoddleNEWS)
       Stunning news this week out of IBC.

Breaking News! BorisFX Acquires GenArts (DoddleNEWS)
More industry-changing news out of IBC.
Illustrated List of Icons & Alerts in FCP X

EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Diction

Premiere Pro: Boost & Smooth Audio Levels

Color Correction: Make People Look Normal

View tutorials here

201: Closed Captions in Adobe Premiere Pro

196: Color Correction Overview in FCP X

200: The Essential Sound Panel in Audition

118: Integrating Motion 5 with Final Cut Pro X 

View all webinars here

Dana Ruzicka: Avid in the Future.

Ned Soltz: New cameras at IBC 2016

Tom Andersen: Save, search & archive email

Scott Page: Use SPACE, Grow a creative business

View all interviews here
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