Oct. 3, 2016




Whew!  Seven new articles this week, plus a revised article that makes it worth looking at again.  For some reason, the muse hit hard for this issue.

First, about the revision. Two weeks ago, I wrote "Rethinking Audio Levels." That article was extremely popular, over 1,000 views in its first two hours of release. After I wrote it, though, Michael Kammes sent me a link that explained levels even further, along with comments from Durin Gleaves clarifying how the Loudness Radar works. So, I went back and revised the article and added specific settings so you can see more precisely what I'm suggesting. Here's the link.

Then, since I was thinking about audio, I shared a recent conversation Durin, who's the product manager for Adobe Audition, and I had about audio sample rates. You'll find his thoughts helpful in understanding what they are and what happens when you change sample rates.

Last week, Norman Hollyn and I gave a presentation on creating documentaries for the LACPUG. This user group is one of my favorite places to present and we had a good time. This gave me a chance to think more carefully about what makes for a good interview; which I wrote up today in "The Art of Asking Questions."

Then, I have three articles on new products: Kyno, Pond5 and SonicFire Pro. Kyno is brand-new, it just started shipping Sept. 7 and is designed to help you find, review and manage media. Its powerful features are crammed into an easy-to-use package. I recommend you read the review to see if it can help you.

Then, Mark Suszko challenged me to solve the age-old issue of blown-out windows. I came up with a technique I haven't written about before which minimizes the amount of mask key-framing we have to do.

And, as always, I have another great article from the team at DoddleNEWS.

Thinking of new products, this week's webinar looks at plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X. This week, I take a detailed look at tools that enable Final Cut to do more. Specifically, this includes the new Smartsound SonicFire plug-in and Arctic Whiteness' Final Cut Library Manager, plus some others I'm still considering. Be sure to register - as always, our Wednesday Webinars are free.

This week, the Digital Production Buzz looks at creating a successful career as an actor. We are talking with several to learn how they are promoting and managing their careers. If you know some who wants to earn a living acting, be sure to listen to this week's show.

Enjoy the fall. I look forward to chatting with you next week. In the meantime, edit well.

 
This Week On The Buzz!

This week, new products, new films and new ideas

   * Alexander Rea
   * Les Zellan
   * Wes Plate
   * Michael Kammes
   * Laura Blum
   * James DeRuvo

Alexander created an interactive school bus to Mars, Les explores the history of making cinema lenses plus new ones from Cooke, Wes has an update on Automatic Duck, Michael looks at the how's and why's of transcoding, and Laura wraps up her series on films of the Arab Spring. Plus, James has the latest news from DoddleNEWS.
Watch or read each full episode here.

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Last Week: 3rd-Party Panels for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Adobe Premiere Pro CC can do amazing things. Then, when you combine Premiere with some of the powerful 3rd-party tools that a worldwide community of developers has created - Premiere's power is magnified further.

This includes demos with:
   * Pond5 Royalty-Free Images
   * Axle Media Asset Management
   * SmartSound SonicFire Pro  

Get the download here - or become a member of our Video Training Library
This Week: 3rd-Party Tools for Final Cut Pro X
Apple Final Cut Pro can do some amazing things. But, when you combine Final Cut with the powerful third-party tools that a worldwide community of developers has created - a whole new world of productivity opens to you.

This week, I'll look at:

   * Final Cut Pro Library Manager
   * Kyno Media Asset Manager
   * SmartSound SonicFire Pro
   * FX Factory
   * And, maybe a couple of others

Registration is free, as always.

Register here
 
The Art of Asking Questions (Essay)
What makes for good questions and how to ask them?

REVISED: Rethinking Audio Levels (Tutorlal)
      Audio technology and mixing are changing. Peak levels are not enough.

FCP X: Make Blown-Out Windows Look Good (Tutorial)
      A technique to make your interviews look better.

First Look: Kyno Media Management Software (Product Review)
A brand-new utility for reviewing, logging, organizing and managing media.

Access Smartsound Music Directly from Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Video)
       New release of SonicFire Pro provides even more musical tools.

Discover the Pond5 Panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Video)
       New panel allows viewing and editing royalty-free images easily.

Understanding Audio Sample Rate Conversions (Tutorial)
       What are samples and what happens when you change the sample rate?

CineXInsert Adds Scenes Without Rendering (DoddleNEWS)
       New utility allows insert edits to file-based programs. 
 
EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Diction

Rethinking Audio Levels - REVISED

Premiere Pro: Boost & Smooth Audio Levels

Premiere Pro CC: Use Two Monitors

View tutorials here

202: Animated Titles in Apple Motion 5

203: How to Make Up-Res Video Look Good

178a: Audio Basics for Final Cut Pro X

176: Color Correction in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

View all webinars here

Philip Hodgetts: The Future of Final Cut Pro X

Les Zellan: New Lenses from Cooke Optics

Laura Blum: Disability in Filmmaking

Wes Plate: Looks at New Technology

View all interviews here
 
 
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