Ransomware is increasing and, increasingly, affecting smaller companies. Robert Cattanach, former trial attorney for the Dept. of Justice, has some thoughts on what we should do based on the recent attack on the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
The big news during August was Adobe’s announcement it was acquiring Frame.io. This deal put an exclamation point behind the importance of the new remote collaborative workflows so many of us are now dealing with. Larry Jordan has additional thoughts.
Apple quietly announced a ground-breaking feature: the ability to refocus video during editing in Final Cut Pro. Coming soon from an iPhone 13 Pro. Learn more.
WWDC 2021 is over – here are Larry Jordan’s thoughts on what was announced and it’s impact on media creators and filmmakers going forward.
With the launch of the new “Camera to Cloud” service from Frame.io, the world of production is about to change. Frame has shown us the beginning of a new world of remote work and collaboration. But, like all change driven by technology, there will be fallout.
The new normal is anything but normal and the M&E industry will have to test and experiment to find the options that work best for them in satisfying the consumer’s entertainment appetite.
Larry Jordan releases his tenth book: “Techniques of Visual Persusion.” This press release describes more about it.
The true heroes in today’s world are not the celebrities, sports stars or CEOs. The true heroes are those who help others. Share your thoughts here.
A former technical support engineer for Apple shares his thoughts on the evolving nature of the NAB Show and where it needs to go in the future.
The annual NAB Show is a rite of spring. Except this year, the Covid-19 is making many people nervous. To go or not? Here are some thoughts.
macOS Catalina provides a wide variety of benefits, but media creators should be wary of updating to the new OS too soon, as Larry Jordan explains.
Elon Musk wrote 11 rules to improve business communication and workflow, as reported by Inc. magazine in their June 14 issue. Here are his 11 points.
Here’s a summary of pro video news from Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote this morning.
Larry Jordan’s podcast, “Digital Production Buzz,” goes on production hiatus. Here are Larry’s comments on the break.
The Digital Production Buzz announces a partnership with SimonSays.ai to provide transcripts of all NAB podcasts.
When is USB 3.0, 3.1 Gen 1 and 3.2 Gen 1 the same thing? Uh, now, actually. The USB-IF renames USB – again – creating a perfect storm of end user confusion. It’s gonna be a mess. Read the details here.
The biggest news from CES 2019 was not a product or technology, but something no one talked about. Larry Jordan and Mark Harrison provide insight on a trend that could shake the financial underpinnings of the media industry.
Apple announced it is discontinuing support for key legacy codecs in the next version of the macOS. This is a VERY BIG DEAL – here’s what you need to know. This article has been updated MULTIPLE times since its first release with info from Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Blackmagic Design.
Storage Visions is a two-day conference devoted to the latest in storage technology. As in year’s past, the Digital Production Buzz is a media sponsor for this event.
[ Updated 7/6/2018 to correct some typos and add links to the interview between Mike Horton and Randy Ubillos. ] “A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.” This …
Boxcast launched an exciting new product – Boxcaster Pro – with a live video stream that showcased just how hard creating high-quality live video actually is. This was an object lesson in mistakes to avoid.
Changes in technology are at the heart of major issues in filmmaking today. Larry Jordan shares more thoughts on this subject.
Descriptions and links to the best interviews for the Digital Production Buzz at the 2018 NAB Show.
Larry Jordan looks back at the 2018 NAB Show and offers his thoughts on the trends and products that emerged from the event.
A montage of press releases covering media hardware and services released two weeks before the start of the 2018 NAB Show. This is an excellent illustration of the breadth and diversity of the media industry.
A tribute to a legendary video editing system – Apple Final Cut Pro 7 – as Apple is ending all support for it in High Sierra.
Announcing two new plug-ins from FX Factory, with comments from their developers.
Lesspain Software updates Kyno to version 1.3. Here are the details on the new version.
Adobe fixes critical bug in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, urges immediate update. Here are the details.
A summary of key announcements from Apple at the WWDC 2017 conference today that are of interest to media creators and professionals. Some very exciting stuff!
Larry Jordan’s thoughts on the highlights and trends from the 2017 NAB Show.
A list of the newest features and fixes in updates to Apple Final Cut Pro X and Compressor.
Apple made the unprecedented step of talking about products in development, its plans for its pro users and expressed regret that the Mac Pro has taken so long to update. Analysis by Larry Jordan.
Adobe is sponsoring a new “Make The Cut” contest featuring footage from Imagine Dragons’ “Believer.”
Tim Cook was in the news recently. At last week’s shareholder meeting in Cupertino, Cook responded to questions about Apple’s commitment to professional users by saying: “You will see us do more in the pro area,” Cook said. “The pro …
Earlier this week, the Consumer Technology Association put out a press release with a surprising headline: “Video consumption on TVs now equaled by consumption on all other consumer tech devices.” Here’s the lead paragraph from the press release: “For the …
Last Friday, Apple released a new bundle of applications specifically targeted at educators and students called the “Pro Apps Bundle for Education.” Here are the details.
StratusCore announces new Cloud-based service targeted at content creators. This article includes an interview with Denise Muyco, CEO and co-founder.
AMD announces new graphics architecture at CES 2017. Here are the details.
Soundly is a new, cloud-based sound effects service that launched Dec. 9, 2016. Here are the details.
After almost a ten year absence, Avid today announced that ScriptSync and PhraseFind are updated and returning to Media Composer. Here are the details.
Last week, Digital Bedrock officially announced their new secure, managed digital preservation service in what they describe as a “hack-free architecture.” NOTE: You can read their introductory press release here. BACKGROUND Their website states: “Everyone has digital content they’d like …
[ Updated Nov. 14, 2016 with more thoughts after reading initial comments.] There were two themes that struck me forcefully from our recent election: First, was the vast number of people who no longer trust the media. Second, that actual …
A recent survey from SNL Kagan and Irdeto, highlights the 4K roll-out plans of service providers and provides intriguing insights on whether consumers will pay extra for it.
An interview with Brian Atton, CEO of Simian, on an extension of their media management/collaboration tools supporting 360°/VR Video.
Larry Jordan’s announcement of new ownership for the Digital Production Buzz.
Highlights and thoughts from BVE 2016 – London. (Includes more on the developing HDR standard.)
A look at the trends and highlights from CES 2016, with a strong focus on the future – whether that future is real or not.
Thoughts on recent storage and connectivity announcements from Western Digital and ATTO Technologies.
A caution that LTO-7 marketing highlights storage and speed specs that media creators won’t be able to access.