What Media Creators Need to Know About the New Apple File System

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) One of the big new features coming in the High Sierra update to macOS is a new file system – called the Apple File System (APFS) – to replace the venerable HFS+, which was first released in 1985. Now, more than thirty years later, HFS+ is finally getting replaced … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan Demos KeyFlow Pro From Malgn Technology [video]

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) [This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Media Management for Video Editing” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.] COURSE DESCRIPTION Media management was the focus of this webinar. This … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan Demos Kyno From Lesspain Software [video]

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) [This is an excerpt from a recent online video webinar: “Media Management for Video Editing” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.] COURSE DESCRIPTION Media management was the focus of this webinar. This … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan: Enough Is Never Enough

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) It fascinates me, as I get older, to discover that it gets increasingly hard to get excited about learning something new. I remember back when both computers and I were much younger, I couldn’t wait to take a look at the latest beta version of just about anything. … [Read more...]

Adobe Fixes Critical Premiere Bug With Latest Update

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Last night, Adobe released the 11.1.2 update for Premiere Pro, fixing a major bug in its Media Cache management. Prior to this release, activating that feature risked deleting all media files. “The most important change with 11.1.2 is addressing issues introduced … [Read more...]

Apple Announces VR Support For Final Cut Pro X

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) As part of the WWDC keynote, Apple announced that upcoming versions of the company’s Pro Video Apps, including Final Cut Pro X, will support professional post-production for 360° video, as well as support for the new HEVC compression codec. Later this year, … [Read more...]

What a Mess! The Current State of Storage

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Storage is like your heart. You take it for granted until something goes wrong. At which point, nothing else matters. I’ve been thinking a lot about storage recently. Two days ago, I presented a webinar on multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X. Nothing demands more … [Read more...]

Adobe Updates Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and More

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) This morning at 9:00 AM (Los Angeles time), Adobe updated and released updates for: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adobe After Effects CC Adobe Audition CC Adobe Media Encoder CC Adobe Character Animator (beta) I’ve had the opportunity to work with these new … [Read more...]

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, and Motion

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Last week, Apple updated Final Cut Pro X and Compressor; mostly to fix bugs but with a few new features thrown in. Here’s a list of what’s new, in both features and bug fixes and some initial comments on what’s working and what isn’t. FINAL CUT PRO X (v. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases Pro Apps Bundle For Education

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Last Friday, Apple released a new bundle of applications specifically targeted at educators and students. Called the “Pro Apps Bundle for Education,” it includes: Final Cut Pro X Logic Pro X Motion 5 Compressor 4 Main Stage 3 While most of us … [Read more...]

StratusCore Unveils New Service Platform to Aid Content Creators

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) This morning, StratusCore announced the general availability of its cloud-based digital content production platform and suite of tools for the digital content industry. This is designed as a comprehensive offering of on-demand tools, services and community resources … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan Looks Back At 2016

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) On the Digital Production Buzz this last week, Michael Kammes asked me what I thought the highlights of 2016 were. As I was thinking about it, I realized that these fell into four areas: Distribution Hardware Software Business Trends Here’s what I … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan: Is The New MacBook Pro Fast Enough for Video Editing?

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) I’ve been fascinated by the ongoing discussion about whether the new MacBook Pro laptop is fast enough for serious video editing. So, I’ve spent the last two weeks working with one and thinking about how to best answer this question. Whether you use Avid, … [Read more...]

Avid Reveals ScriptSync And PhraseFind Return To Media Composer

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) After almost a ten year absence, Avid announced that ScriptSync and PhraseFind are updated and returning to Media Composer. Avid recently acquired the exclusive licensing rights to Nexidia’s award-winning media and entertainment technologies. PhraseFind is … [Read more...]

AMD Announces Largest Software Update In Its History

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) This morning AMD announced major updates to its Radeon software, which is the engine behind all AMD graphics processor cards and chips, with a focus on new technology to support gamers and Virtual Reality (VR). AMD describes their latest release as “enabling … [Read more...]

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X To 10.3.1

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Apple tonight released a maintenance update to Final Cut Pro X to version 10.3.1. The release notes say that this version: Fixes an issue with cropped images in the Viewer when the Language and Region System Preference is set to Spanish Fixes issues with … [Read more...]