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Final Cut Pro X: The Precision Editor

The Precision Editor is, to my mind, the best training tool for new editors struggling to learn what trimming is all about. Here’s what it is, how it works and its key limitation.

How to Delete an Adobe Creative Cloud Application

Here’s the best way to delete an Adobe Creative Cloud application from either Mac or Windows.

Product Review: Apple Screenshot

An illustrated review of Apple Screenshot, included in Mojave, along with a list of what it still needs to do.

IMPORTANT! How To Record Audio in Apple Mojave

Audio not recording? It’s a new preference in Mojave that you need to change. Here’s how.

Motion 5: Lovely, Weird, Fun Animated Backgrounds

An illustrated, easy-to-follow tutorial on how to create a variety of different animated backgrounds and text using Motion 5. Written for folks like me who can’t draw a straight line without mechanical help.

Configure a Mac Mini (2018) for Video Editing

A detailed look at the new Mac mini (2018) and how to best configure it for video editing.

Motion 5: Simulations Are Fascinating Fun

Motion simulations are effects that haven’t yet appeared in Final Cut Pro X, which means you may not know they exist. But, they can create fascinating effects and are endlessly fun to play with. Here’s an illustrated tutorial on how they work.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: New – Selective Color Curves [video]

This session looks at key new features in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and Media Encoder in Adobe’s updates for Spring, 2019. Join host, Larry Jordan, as he illustrates the new selective color curves in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: NEW! Time-saving Tips and Techniques [video]

This session looks at key new features in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and Media Encoder in Adobe’s updates for Spring, 2019. Join host, Larry Jordan, as he illustrates several new time-saving tips and techniques for Premiere.

New DeReverb and DeNoise Effects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC & Audition CC [video]

This session looks at key new features in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and Media Encoder in Adobe’s updates for Spring, 2019. Join host, Larry Jordan, as he illustrates the new DeReverb and DeNoise effects for both Premiere and Audition.

New Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019

The changes in Premiere in this update are both pervasive and powerful; the new color tools in Premiere are especially welcome. This article illustrates all the new features in Adobe Premiere Pro for 2019.

New Features in Adobe Audition CC 2019

This is a detailed and illustrated look, along with commentary, on the new features in Adobe Audition CC 2019.

FCP X: Auditions Create FAST Previews

Auditions are a fast, flexible tool that allow us to preview different clips, sounds and/or effects in the Timeline. They are easy to create, simple to use and a worthwhile addition to your Final Cut toolkit. This illustrated tutorial shows how they work.

Final Cut Pro X: Multicam Sync Options [video]

Editing a multicam shoot allows us to see multiple camera clips at the same time as we edit the show. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates different ways to sync clips inside a multicam clip using Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X: Edit and Trim a Multicam Clip [video]

Editing a multicam shoot allows us to see multiple camera clips at the same time as we edit the show. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to edit and trim a multicam clip using Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X: Multicam Effects and Montages [video]

Editing a multicam shoot allows us to see multiple camera clips at the same time as we edit the show. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to add effects and create montages with multicam clips inside Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Throw Your Animation a Curve

Apple Final Cut Pro X allows you to animate elements by changing their position on screen. But, what if you want to move an element within the frame AND make it travel on a curve? This illustrated tutorial shows you how.

A Technical Look at the Digital Production Buzz Podcast

A detailed, illustrated guide to the technical hardware and workflow of producing the Digital Production Buzz, a weekly audio podcast directed at the independent filmmaker, hosted by Larry Jordan.

How to Repair a Still Image in Adobe Photoshop [video]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what do you do your images don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use a variety of tools to repair a still image in Photoshop.

How to Use the Photoshop Patch Tool to Repair a Still Image [video]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what do you do if your images don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use the Patch tool in Adobe Photoshop CC to repair an image.