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Final Cut Pro X: How to Use Dual-Channel Mono Audio

An explanation of what dual-channel mono is, why we use it, and how to work with it in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Adobe Introduces Productions for Premiere Pro CC

Adobe announces Productions for Adobe Premiere Pro CC at Sundance 2020. Here are the details of this new, team-oriented addition to Premiere.

Final Cut Pro X: Create an Adjustment Layer

Adjustment layers make applying effects to multiple clips fast, easy and quickly adjustable. Here’s how to create an adjustment layer for Final Cut Pro X using Motion.

Premiere Pro: Which Multicam Audio Settings To Use [u]

An explanation of what the audio settings mean when creating a multicam clip for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, along with recommendations on which settings to choose.

Premiere Pro CC: Edit Multicam Clips with Different Frame Sizes [u]

A revised article on how to create and edit multicam clips in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, where the source clips are different frame sizes.

Premiere Pro CC: Secret Multicam Settings Tip

Here’s a fast, but not intuitive, way to create the right multicam clip for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Introducing Drylab: Tools for Production

An introduction to Drylab, which makes tools to help scripted production teams make better film and TV, while reducing costs and overhead. Plus an interview with founder, John Christian Rosenlund.

FCP X: Looking at the View Menu

An illustrated explanation of the display options in the Viewer’s View menu in Apple Final Cut Pro X, including a new feature added in FCP X v.10.4.7.

Premiere: Cool Text Trick When Auto-Reframing

An illustrated tutorial on how to use “pinning” to control the placement of text in Adobe Premiere when using Auto-Reframe.

Spice Your Text with Emojis

Emojis can now be added just about anywhere you used to add text. Here’s how to access and use them.

A Better Way to Animate Bullets in FCP X

A very cool way to animate text bullets in a single clip – with added bonus of adding emojis to any text element – in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Blurs No Longer Protect Privacy

Blurs and mosaics are no longer effective in masking the identity of an on-screen speaker. Here’s what you need to know.

Video Compression Speed Tests: Mojave vs. Catalina [u]

A detailed look at video compression speeds in both Mojave and Catalina for both Apple Compressor and Adobe Media Encoder. Cool charts are included.

First Look: Compressor Speed Test – Catalina vs. Mojave

A video compression speed and file size comparison using Apple Compressor between macOS Mojave and Catalina. This will be of interest to video editors and media creators.

An Exercise in Frustration: Retrospect 16

Retrospect 16 – powerful, flexible and, handicapped by out-of-date tutorials and an unhelpful User Guide, very, very difficult for the new user to learn.

Final Cut Pro X: Effects Presets

An illustrated tutorial on how to create, apply and delete effects presets in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

How to Remove Plugins from Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated – and quick – guide to finding and deleting plugins for Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Regain Storage Space – Delete Older FCP X Backups

A quick tutorial on what Final Cut Pro X Library backup files are, where they are stored and how to delete them.

Book Review: “The Filmmakers HandBook” (Fifth Edition)

A review of “The Filmmaker’s Handbook” by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus.

Configure the 2019 Mac Pro for Video Editing [u]

Larry Jordan reflects on the new 2019 Mac Pro, who it’s designed for, and how to configure it for media editing.