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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.

DVD Creator: Another Option to Create DVDs

A quick look at DVD Creator from Wondershare, and a conversation with Wondershare about the specific features in the software for filmmakers.

Product Review: Marker, from XMiL Workflow Tools

Marker, from XMiL Workflow Tools, is a free, easy-to-use utility that displays, tags and exports lists of used or unused files in a video editing project created by Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer or Apple Final Cut Pro X (and 7).

Adobe Audition CC: How to Share Markers Between Sessions or Staff

An illustrated tutorial on how, and why, to import or export markers from Adobe Audition CC.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: When to Use Maximum Render Quality

An explanation of when to use, or not use, “Maximum Bit Depth” and “Maximum Render Quality” in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

First Look: Filmora9 from Wondershare [u]

An illustrated “First Look” at Filmora9 – “Video Editing Simplified” – software designed for the amateur editor who needs simplicity, a wealth of effects and easy access to social media.

Why is Adobe Premiere Pro CC Copying Files When I Import Them?

An explanation of when and why media is copied during import, plus a discussion of Premiere’s new Ingest option.

How to Display Nit Values in Apple Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated tutorial on how to display Nit values for HDR projects in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Product Review: MediaInfo from MediaArea

A detailed, illustrated look at MediaInfo, from MediaArea. This utility puts all the technical information about audio and video media at your fingertips.

Final Cut Pro X: Use HDR Tools to Convert HDR Media

An illustrated tutorial on what HDR Tools is and how it converts HDR media for a variety of different color spaces. This effect is available in Apple Final Cut Pro X only.