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Final Cut Pro X: Secrets of the Timeline Index

The Timeline Index, in Final Cut Pro X, has a variety of little-known features that make it invaluable on medium-to-large project edits. Here’s what you need to know.

Shoot 25 fps Video on iPhones?

An explanation of why iPhones don’t shoot 25 or 50 frames per second video.

Get Ready for MacOS Catalina

Within just a few weeks, most likely this month, Apple will release the latest version of the MacOS – Catalina. First introduced at WWDC last June, this is the latest incarnation of OS X. There are three critical things you …

Premiere Pro CC: Fast Ways to Export Movie Segments

Three different ways to quickly export a section of a movie from Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Final Cut Pro X: A Secret Tip to Faster Exports

Here’s a REALLY fast way to export multiple segments from the same clip – or movie.

A Custom-Built 6K Shooting Setup for Blackmagic Design Cameras

A user-writeup of a custom shooting rig for the Blackmagic Design 6K Pocket Cinema Camera.

Cospective CineSync: Media Review, Annotation and Collaboration in Real-time

An interview with Rory McGregor, CEO of Cospective, developers of cineSync, about their media review and collaboration tool.

Why Use Storyboards? To help us think!

Thoughts on planning a video project, along with illustrations of how to use a storyboard and a downloadable storyboard that you can use for your own projects.

Too Cool! Create a Cast Shadow in Photoshop

A very simple way to create cast shadows of any object in Photoshop. Very, very cool!

Protect Your Business – and Reputation

I discovered it is WAY too easy for your email address to get hijacked. Here’s what you need to know to protect your email and your reputation – based on my personal experience.

FCP X 10.4: Boost and Smooth Audio Levels – Revised

An illustrated guide to improving audio levels in Final Cut Pro X 10.4 using the Limiter effect, roles and compound clips.

How to Archive Libraries or Projects from Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated guide to safely exporting a complete Final Cut Pro edit for archiving or transferring to different software using XML files.

How to Safely Export Browser Data From Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated guide to exporting events and media for archiving, media asset management or transferring to different software using Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Adobe Announces “Auto Reframe” for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Adobe announces “Auto Reframe” at IBC 2019. Here’s more.

Tips for Managing Time and Stress

Recently, Linda Moore at Complete Home Spa, asked if they could contribute an article to my website. Linda suggested an article dealing with stress. I was intrigued, so I invited her to contribute. Here’s their article.

Motion Track Effects in Premiere Pro CC 2019

An illustrated tutorial on how to mask and track an effect – like a blur – in a video clip using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Simple Motion Tracking in Motion 5.4.x

An illustrated tutorial on how to create simple motion tracks in Apple Motion 5.x, then export them to Apple Final Cut Pro X.

First Look: FilmoraPro, from Wondershare

A detailed “first look” at FilmoraPro, from Wondershare. This software is a midlevel video editor for Windows or Mac, with an emphasis on ease of use and a wide variety of customizable effects.

Product Review: Brother HL-L2370dw Laser Printer

Sometimes, all you need is a printer – and the Brother HL-L2370dw laser printer precisely meets that need with great speed and quality.

What You MUST Know Before Buying Your Next Computer

An explanation of things to consider when purchasing your next computer for media editing. Written for the non-technical person who is deeply confused about what all these tech talk means.