A collection of articles and video demos explaining how to create green-screen keys (chroma-keys) in Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
An in-depth, illustrated look at Axle.ai, media asset management software for the Mac.
Archiware P5 archives, backs-up and restores data between computers and LTO tape. In this in-depth, illustrated review, Larry Jordan explains what it is, how it works, and whether it’s for you.
An illustrated tutorial and review of the Simon Says workflow extension for Apple Final Cut Pro X. This is a solid product, limited by Final Cut Pro X’s interface.
An illustrated tutorial on how to pick fonts for video projects that emphasize readability, while still conveying emotion. Plus, a range of tips for using type effectively in video projects.
An in-depth, illustrated product review of mTAPE LTO-8, from mLogic. Also features an interview with CEO Roger Mabon about LTO, LTFS and mLogic.
An illustrated tutorial on how to build an animated video wall in Motion 5, along with how to animate a camera in 3D to zoom into a specific part of the wall.
An illustrated, in-depth review of Edit Ready, from divergent media. This Mac-only utility easily convert audio or video media from one format to another.
An illustrated review by Larry Jordan of the Samsung T5 Portable SSD, with an emphasis on video editing.
An illustrated tutorial on how to add, modify and use keyframes in Apple Motion 5.
In this video excerpt from a recent PowerUp webinar, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use the new Comparison View feature in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2019).
In this video excerpt from a recent PowerUp webinar, Larry Jordan illustrates how to measure and modify skin tones in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2019), along with a table presenting “normal” skin tone values for men and women in different ethnic groups.
An illustrated tutorial on how to create scrolling (rolling) credits using both Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.
An illustrated review of SpeedScriber, by Digital Heaven, showing how it works, what it is best used for and tips to make it work faster and better.
The most popular articles published on LarryJordan.com for 2018, along with a few other key links you need to know.
These are challenging times for media professionals. But from a baker’s dozen of industry leaders, there are a lot of reasons for hope. Read their thoughts here.
For media creators, automatic updates for the macOS are, generally, a bad idea. Here’s how to turn auto-updating off.
This illustrated tutorial shows how to discover the codecs of your media using the Finder, QuickTime Player 7, QuickTime Player, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019.
Adobe provides more details on what media codecs will be supporting in future versions of the macOS, as emailed to Larry Jordan.
Here’s is Avid’s more detailed response to Apple discontinuing support for older 32-bit media codecs, as emailed to Larry Jordan.