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...]

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...]