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Product Review: SpeedScriber from Digital Heaven

An illustrated review of SpeedScriber, by Digital Heaven, showing how it works, what it is best used for and tips to make it work faster and better.

Top 20 Articles for 2018 From Larry Jordan

The most popular articles published on LarryJordan.com for 2018, along with a few other key links you need to know.

At the New Year: Reasons for Hope

These are challenging times for media professionals. But from a baker’s dozen of industry leaders, there are a lot of reasons for hope. Read their thoughts here.

How to Disable Automatic Updating of macOS

For media creators, automatic updates for the macOS are, generally, a bad idea. Here’s how to turn auto-updating off.

How to Determine What Codecs Your Media Uses

This illustrated tutorial shows how to discover the codecs of your media using the Finder, QuickTime Player 7, QuickTime Player, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019.

Adobe Responds to Apple Discontinuing Support For Older Media Codecs

Adobe provides more details on what media codecs will be supporting in future versions of the macOS, as emailed to Larry Jordan.

Avid Responds to Apple Discontinuing Support For Older Media Codecs

Here’s is Avid’s more detailed response to Apple discontinuing support for older 32-bit media codecs, as emailed to Larry Jordan.

Blackmagic Design Responds to Apple Discontinuing Support for Older Media Codecs

Blackmagic Design responds to questions about Apple discontinuing support for older media codecs in upcoming versions of the macOS with a relatively weak response.

Motion 5: Cool 3D Camera Tricks

A detailed, illustrated tutorial of how to create a “sports open” title animation, using 3D text, animated lights, and moving 3D camera in Apple Motion 5. (Includes sample files.)

Optimize Apple Compressor for Greater Speed

Apple Compressor is essential to media compression. But what makes it faster? In this series of tests, discover how RAM, storage, and preference settings can make a difference – or slow things down.

Apple Compressor: Automate Media Compression with Droplets

An illustrated tutorial on how to automate media compression using Apple Compressor and Droplets.

Adobe Media Encoder: Set Up Local or Network Watch Folders for Media Compression

An illustrated, detailed tutorial on how to create Watch Folders in Adobe Media Encoder, with a special emphasis on using them to monitor media stored on a server.

Apple Compressor: Build a Media Compression Network

A step-by-step guide on how to set up a media compression network using Apple Computer and one or more spare Macs.

Use Two Monitors in Apple Final Cut Pro X

Apple Final Cut Pro X has special features that are only enabled when you connect a second computer monitor. Here’s what they are and how to enable them.

Heads-Up: Use an Atomos Ninja as an External Computer Monitor

An easy way to connect an Atomos Ninja monitor/recorder to a Mac and use it as a second screen, or screen-recording system.

Heads-Up: Multicam Recording with Apollo from Convergent Design

Convergent Design’s Apollo multicamera recorder has a special feature that allows easy transfer of multicam files from the Apollo to Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Working with SRT Captions in Apple Final Cut Pro X [video]

Apple just released updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. In this short video excerpt, Larry illustrates the new support for SRT captions in Final Cut Pro X.

The New Comparison Viewer in Final Cut Pro X [video]

Apple just released updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. In this short video excerpt, Larry illustrates the new Comparison Viewer in Final Cut 10.4.4.

Find Workflow Extensions for Final Cut Pro X

How to find workflow extensions for Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X: New! Remove Video Noise

An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial to using the new video Noise Reduction effect in Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4.