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Intel Announces Thunderbolt 5

This is a big deal for media creators: Intel announced Thunderbolt 5. Here are the details.

Syncing Double-System Audio After Clips are Edited in Final Cut Pro [v]

Normally, double-system sound needs to be synced before you start editing. But, if that’s not possible, Larry Jordan presents a way to sync clips after they are edited into the timeline.

How Much Computer Performance Do You Really Need For Video Editing[v]

Larry Jordan suggests some performance and hardware tips to consider when the time comes to upgrade your Apple computer.

Larry Jordan’s Thoughts on the Future of Apple Final Cut Pro [v]

With the pace of development slowing for Apple Final Cut Pro on the Mac, here are some of Larry Jordan’s thoughts on what he sees as its future.

Export Chapter Markers From Premiere Pro

Chapter markers first appeared as navigation for DVDs. Today, they are used in a wide variety of ways from YouTube to downloads. Here’s how to create them in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Explaining RAID “Chunk” Size and Which Size is Best for Media

RAID chunk size affects performance by determining the size of data blocks that are written to an SSD or HDD RAID. Here’s an explanation of chunk size with a recommendation of which size to choose when optimizing a RAID for media.

Review: OWC Jupiter Mini Server

The OWC Jupiter Mini server is a capable, cost-effective, general-purpose desktop server that, once you get it setup, provides high-speed performance with the ease-of-use that you expect from a server. Here’s my detailed review.

Share Your Process. How Do You Log Video?

You can’t use what you can’t find. Logging and tracking clips in a single project is supported by all NLEs. My question is what do you use to track media across projects? Share your thoughts in the comments.

What is a Final Cut Pro Camera Archive?

Camera archives appeared with the initial release of Apple Final Cut Pro more than a decade ago. However, they aren’t talked about too much these days, which is a shame, because they have several useful functions.

How to Organize, Access and Backup Media for Video Editing [v]

This webinar, and excerpt, focuses on video editing, specifically organizing and backing up media, optimizing preferences, and the other small decisions you make at the start of a Premier or Final Cut project. Presented by Larry Jordan.

What’s the Difference Between USB-C and Thunderbolt? [v]

This webinar focused on video editing, specifically organizing and backing up media, optimizing preferences, and the other small decisions you make at the start of a Premier or Final Cut project. In this short excerpt, Larry Jordan discusses the difference between USB-C and Thunderbolt.

Routine Maintenance for Video Editing on a Mac [v]

This webinar focused on video editing, specifically organizing and backing up media, optimizing preferences, and the other small decisions you make at the start of a Premier or Final Cut project. In this short excerpt, Larry Jordan presents the routine maintenance you should do with a Mac computer to keep it running smoothly.

Review: OWC MiniStack STX Storage

The OWC MiniStack STX is fast, convenient, and capable way to expand storage for a Mac Mini or a Mac Studio. It expands the number of available Thunderbolt 3/4 ports, and provides user-upgradeable HDD and SSD storage capacity. Here’s my review.

How to Use Apple Compressor to Change the Timecode of a Video Clip

Even if you don’t own – or like – Apple Final Cut Pro, you can use Apple Compressor to manipulate media in ways other software doesn’t. For example, use Compressor to change the timecode of a video clip. Here’s how.

Comparing the Speed of Exporting ProRes

Curiosity is a dangerous thing. While it seems to make sense that creating smaller files would be faster, I never really timed it. So, today, before I sat down to write my newsletter, I figured I should. The results surprised me.

Manage and Export Large Projects in Apple Final Cut Pro [u]

Personally, most of my projects are stored in a single library. However, if I needed to tackle something really big, I’d probably go with Option 3. Here are three options for organizing, managing and exporting large projects in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Export Chapter Marker List from Apple Final Cut Pro

Apple Final Cut does not support exporting markers – or anything else – displayed in the Timeline Index. However, there’s a cool work-around that works perfectly. Here’s what you need to know.

Export Chapter Marker List from Adobe Premiere Pro

Recently, I needed to export a list of chapter markers and their timecode positions from a sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro. It wasn’t hard, but it also wasn’t obvious. Here’s how.

How to Expand the Storage Capacity of a RAID

It is generally possible to expand the storage capacity of an HDD RAID, without buying a new enclosure; which can save hundreds of dollars. Here’s what you need to know to add storage to your RAID.

Improve the Speed of Your Computer System [v]

Wondering how to improve the speed and performance of your computer – especially for video editing? In this short video excerpt Larry Jordan illustrates how to improve the speed of a video editing computer system by selecting the right storage for your edit.