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...]

Apple Unveils Final Cut Pro X 10.3

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Today, Apple released the latest major upgrade to Final Cut Pro X – version 10.3. I’ve been using a beta version for the last couple of weeks in order to prepare new training for the software. There are lots of new features in this version. Here’s what I’ve … [Read more...]

Wandering The Edges Of SIGGRAPH 2016

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) SIGGRAPH rolled into Anaheim, California, this week and for the first time in a long time, I finally had time to go visit. “Since its beginning in 1974 as a small group of specialists in a previously unknown discipline, ACM SIGGRAPH has evolved to become an … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan: A Conversation On The Future Of Adobe Audition CC

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(Commentary) By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Recently, I was sitting in Studio City, CA, in a hotel restaurant, chatting with members of the development team for Adobe Audition: Durin Gleaves, product manager, along with Nico Becherer and Charles Van Winkle, lead engineers for Adobe … [Read more...]

The Lifespan Of Flash / Solid State Drives

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) We’ve known for a while that storing projects for more than a couple of years on hard disks which are unplugged is not a good idea; whether they are on a shelf, in a wrapper, or a closet. However, what I haven’t understood until recently, was the life-span of … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan On Cine Gear 2016: YouTube Budget, Hollywood Dreams

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Yesterday, I attended the first day of the Cine Gear Expo. Held on the New York Streets set of Paramount Studios in L.A., Cine Gear is designed for the production geek in all of us. There were maybe four software displays; five, if I’m being generous. And … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan’s Thoughts On NAB 2016

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By Larry Jordan NAB is always an exciting show – filled with new things to discover, explore or learn. While NAB can mark the start of a new industry revolution, this year’s show felt more evolutionary than revolutionary. Still, there was lots to see and much to think about. NOTE: During … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: New Products At ShowsStoppers

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) As a very wise PR wizard, Kevin Bourke, remarked: “We live in an industry that is always chasing trends.” Whether an idea works, has value or is even practical is secondary to whether it is new. The annual NAB Show is always about “what’s new.” Many … [Read more...]