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Choose the Right Font [video]

Our goal is to tell stories – and the best stories touch our emotions. However, all too often, we overlook a powerful tool that can influence our emotions: fonts. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan showcases different fonts and illustrates how to choose the best one for your next project.

First Look: SpeedScriber, from Digital Heaven

If you are looking for ways to convert speech to text quickly, with reasonable accuracy, easy-to-use editing tools and multiple export options, SpeedScriber is an excellent choice. Here’s an illustrated review that explains how it works.

First Look: Keymand: Custom Keyboard Shortcut Control

An in-depth look at a new application that allows creating custom keyboard shortcuts on an iPad which can control any application on an attached Mac.

Five Quick Tips for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Five quick tips for Apple Final Cut Pro X covering importing, skimming, joining clips, organizing the Browser and little-known keyboard shortcuts.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Modify Images with Patch and Content-Aware Move Tools [video]

Still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what if the images you are working with don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use the Patch, Content-Aware and Levels tools to move and remove elements in an image.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Straighten an Image, then Improve Exposure [video]

Still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what if the images you are working with don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to straighten an image then improve the exposure using Levels.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: 3 Hidden Shortcuts

Three, well, actually, four, hidden media preference settings that make editing in Premiere faster and easier.

First Look: 3D LUT Creator – Absolute Color Magic For Stills

For power, flexibility, and color effects, 3D LUT Creator is unequaled. Now, they need to turn their attention to showing the rest of us how to use it.

Two Key Secrets to a Successful Job Hunt [video]

Job hunting is a game where no one explains the rules. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains the two key things you MUST know as you start your job search.

FCP X: Avoid Problems with Audio Enhancements

An explanation of audio frequencies, how they affect the Audio Enhancement tools in Apple Final Cut Pro X and how to make your audio sound better.

Motion 5.3: Add Automatic Animation to Text

An in-depth tutorial on how to animate objects in Motion using parameter behaviors, which allow you to apply animation to specific settings. Very, very fun results!

Important Caution About Upgrading to Apple’s High Sierra

This is a short-term caution for media creators about upgrading too soon to the High Sierra version of macOS, including how to turn OFF automatic upgrading.

Adobe Announces New Creative Cloud Updates

News on Adobe’s latest product updates for Fall, 2017, for Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator, and Adobe Stock; plus Adobe Sensei. All with links.

How To Create an Animated Video GIF

An illustrated tutorial on how to create animated video GIFs using Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Compressor and Photoshop.

First Look: Final Cut Library Opener

Final Cut Library Opener is a new utility that solves a very thorny problem: How to share media and projects in open libraries between editors without screwing anything up.

FCP X Audio Fundamentals: Define Audio Terms [video]

If you are struggling to understand how audio works, this session is for you. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan defines common audio terms and technology.

FCP X Audio Fundamentals: Multichannel Audio [video]

If you are struggling to understand how audio works, this session is for you. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains what multichannel audio is, how to see individual channels and how to trim it in the Timeline.

FCP X Audio Fundamentals: Double-System Sound [video]

If you are struggling to understand how audio works, this session is for you. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains what double-system sound is and how to sync and edit clips in Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X Audio Fundamentals: Roles [video]

If you are struggling to understand how audio works, this session is for you. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use Roles to organize audio clips in a Project, then export specific audio using Share.

Final Cut Pro X: How I Use Audio Roles

Roles allow us to group audio clips in Apple Final Cut Pro X without using buses or tracks. In this article I illustrate how I use these every week as part of my webinar workflow, as well as provide links to other articles showing how Roles work.

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