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Premiere: Import, Modify and Export Captions

An illustrated tutorial on how to import, modify, adjust and export captions in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

FCP X: Import, Modify and Export Captions

An illustrated tutorial on how to import, adjust and export captions in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Create Adjustable Grids for Remote Performance Videos

An illustrated tutorial on how to create a grid in Motion that can be used in Final Cut, with adjustable line widths and color. These are very useful for performance videos.

Product Review: Simon Says On-Prem. AI Transcription for Mac and PC

Simon Says On-Prem is a secure, fast, and easy-to-use transcription system that supports all major NLEs. It’s designed for editors needing a high volume of accurate transcripts with absolute security. Here are the details.

Photoshop: Fast, Easy and Accurate Color Correction

This technique works as well or better than any other color correction technique I’ve seen in Photoshop in removing color casts. Best of all, it’s easy! (And, this also works inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC!)

Better One-Camera Editing Techniques

There are two single-camera editing techniques that drive me nuts: Shifting eye contact and unnecessary jump cuts. Here are techniques to solve both those problems.

FCP X: Organize a Library for Narrative Editing

Victor asked me to outline an organizational structure for narrative storytelling in Final Cut Pro X. While there is no “best” way, here is a system you can use and modify for your next project, with some very cool keyword tricks.

KEXTS are Going Away! What Does That Mean to Media Creators?

Apple is discontinuing KEXTS in a future version of the macOS. Here’s what you need to know now.

Premiere Pro CC: Multicam Cookbook

This “cookbook” is designed to provide a checklist to quickly create, view and edit multicam sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Final Cut Pro X: Multicam Cookbook

This “cookbook” is designed to provide a checklist on how to quickly create, view and edit multicam clips in Final Cut Pro X, along with links to learn more.

Pointers to Look and Sound Your Best On Camera

Tips to improve how you look on camera, especially in home environments. Written by Jonathan Barkan.

Premiere Pro: Add Vertical Video to a 16:9 Timeline

An on-going challenge for traditional filmmakers is integrating vertical video into a horizontal timeline. Here’s a fast and easy option when you need something that looks good and need it right now.

FCP X: Add Vertical Video to a 16:9 Timeline

An on-going challenge that traditional filmmakers face is integrating vertical video into a horizontal timeline. While there is no “perfect” way to do this, here are two easy options to consider.

Apple Announces 90-Day Free Trials for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X

Today, Apple announced that both Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X will offer 90-day free trials for all customers. Here are the details.

Review: Datacolor SpyderX Elite [u]

The DataColor SpyderX Elite calibrates computer monitors for accurate color. It is easy to use, but has limited tutorial, limited help, and was not able to match colors between two monitors attached to the same computer.

FCP X: Create Illustrated Lectures Using Video and Keynote or PowerPoint

An illustrated tutorial on how to create a video including a lecturer with PowerPoint or Keynote slides, using Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Avid Releases Guides and Licenses for Working at Home

Avid releases two guides for working at home, along with free licenses students, educators and working professionals. Read the details here.

Web Streaming Primer

Live web streaming ranges from the very simple to the highly complex. The key factor is audio. Here’s a summary of options, plus a ton of links to help you do your own research.

Create a Seamless Animated Video Loop in Apple Motion

A simple example showing how to create a seamless animated video loop using Apple Motion.

Adobe: Best Practices Guide for Working Remotely

Adobe published a guide to working remotely using Creative Cloud tools. Here’s the information and a link.