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Caution! Mosaics May Not Hide Faces

Google Brain invents a new technology that can deconstruct mosaics that mask identities. This has dangerous implications for almost all documentary filmmakers, as this illustrated article explains.

FCP X: Using Audio Enhancements

An illustrated tutorial on how to apply and modify the Audio Enhancement settings in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Why LUFS and LKFS are Essential to Video

An explanation of average audio levels, how they are measured using LUFS or LKFS, how to monitor them in Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, or Adobe Audition, and what levels to use for your projects.

New Look: Lesspain Software Updates Kyno

Kyno is an affordable, high-speed, easy-to-use media management, screening, logging, organization and transcoding application for current and past versions of Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.

Why Do Safe Zones Exist in Video?

An illustrated explanation of Safe Zones (Action Safe & Title Safe) in Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC; how they are used and why they exist.

Create an Audio Submix Track in Premiere Pro CC [video]

It is easy to get caught up in all the amazing technology contained inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC. But, sometimes, its worth taking a step back to look at how to accomplish those simple tasks that we know are there – somewhere. In this short video, Larry Jordan shows how and why to create an audio submix track in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

The New Proxy Workflow in Premiere Pro CC [video]

It is easy to get caught up in all the amazing technology contained inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC. But, sometimes, its worth taking a step back to look at how to accomplish those simple tasks that we know are there – somewhere. In this short video, Larry Jordan showcases the new proxy workflow in Premiere.

New Look: NewBlue FX Titler Pro 5

A detailed look at the latest version of NewBlue Titler Pro 5, along with an interview with the New Blue Head of Product, Travis White.

First Look: Rampant Premiere Essentials for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

An illustrated first-look at Rampant Design Tools’ “Essentials for Premiere Pro CC.”

Caution: Storage Speeds Can Vary Dramatically and Cause Problems

Storage speeds can vary dramatically during playback and cause problems for video editors, as this article illustrates. This also presents things you can do to prevent this.

Apple Compressor 4.3.1 – Still Not Perfect

An in-depth look at Apple Compressor 4.3.1, testing speeds, settings, and recommendations to avoid problems.

First Look: Rampant Design Tools: FCPX Essentials

If you are looking for ways to take pristine action footage and make it look like its been through the wars, you need to check out what you can do with Rampant Design’s FCP X Essentials.

FCP X: Why Files Won’t Relink

An explanation of what may be wrong when Final Cut Pro X won’t relink to a file.

FCP X: Using and Importing iXML Audio Names

An illustrated example of what iXML audio files are, how they’re used in field production, and how they’re imported and displayed in Final Cut Pro X.

Product Review: OWC Envoy Pro mini

A look at the new Envoy Pro mini SSD drive from OWC; with an extended look at how data transfer speeds are dramatically affected by the devices you are transferring between.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor

Apple updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. Here’s a list of what’s new.

FCP X: Create a Multi-Image Effect (Quad-Split)

An illustrated tutorial of a “simple effect,” in Final Cut Pro X: displaying multiple images on screen at the same time and wiping between them. This shows how to use the Transform settings and compound clips.

December 2016 Articles You May Have Missed

Articles you may have missed during the holidays, with a special emphasis on the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Premiere Pro CC: Animate a Title Through an Image

An illustrated tutorial on how to use crop and masking to animate a title appearing through a separate video clip.

FCP X: Animate a Title Through a Background

An illustrated tutorial showing how to use crop or Draw Mask in Final Cut Pro X to reveal a title clip in the middle of a background. Simple, but very effective.

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