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Convert Legacy Media Using Apple Compressor

An illustrated tutorial on how to convert 32-bit (or any) media to make it more future-proof using Apple Compressor; plus a description of missing features that are still needed.

Convert Legacy Media Using Apple Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated tutorial on how to use Apple Final Cut Pro X 104.6 (or later) to convert soon-to-be-incompatible 32-bit media into something more future-proof.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor

Yesterday, Apple issued a mostly minor maintenance update to Final Cut, Motion, Compressor and iMovie with one big feature that is worth discussing. The new feature is that any of these three applications will now automatically detect media which will …

Thoughts on Picking the “Best” Computer for Video Editing [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan share his thoughts on how to pick the “Best” computer for video editing, what specs are important, and how to spend your money wisely.

Final Cut Pro X: Resize Video Without Losing Image Quality [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to resize a video clip without losing image quality in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

How to Remove a Color Blemish Inside a Video Clip [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows three different ways to correct a color blemish within the frame. This technique works in either Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Final Cut Pro X: Reopening Libraries and Using Timeline History [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains how Final Cut Pro X decides what to reopen when restarting and how the Timeline History works.

Adobe Media Encoder: Share a Watch Folder Across Multiple Computers [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to create Watch Folders in Adobe Media Encoder that can be accessed by multiple computers and a shared server to simplify video compression.

Kyno Adds Significant Features in 1.6 Update

Kyno is a full-featured, flexible media manager for both Mac and Windows, with powerful transcoding built-in. Here is an overview of the new features in the 1.6.1 release.

Apple Final Cut Pro X and SDXC Cards

Michael Powles writes about problems using SDXC camera cards with Apple Final Cut Pro X. Larry Jordan provides additional answers.

Editing Issues: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k

A detailed, illustrated look at the different media formats and shooting options with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, along with recommendations for best editing in different NLEs.

Collection: Create Green-Screen Keys

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.

Product Review: Axle ai 2018, from Axle.ai

An in-depth, illustrated look at Axle.ai, media asset management software for the Mac.

Product Review: Archiware P5 Desktop Edition [u]

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.

Product Review: Simon Says Transcription Extension for Apple Final Cut Pro X

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.

Pick Fonts for Emotion and Power

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.

Product Review: mTape LTO-8 from mLogic [u]

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.

Motion 5: Create 3D Moves on a Video Wall

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.

Product Review: EditReady, from divergent media

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.

Product Review: Samsung T5 SSD

An illustrated review by Larry Jordan of the Samsung T5 Portable SSD, with an emphasis on video editing.

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