A very cool way to animate text bullets in a single clip – with added bonus of adding emojis to any text element – in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
Blurs and mosaics are no longer effective in masking the identity of an on-screen speaker. Here’s what you need to know.
A detailed look at video compression speeds in both Mojave and Catalina for both Apple Compressor and Adobe Media Encoder. Cool charts are included.
A video compression speed and file size comparison using Apple Compressor between macOS Mojave and Catalina. This will be of interest to video editors and media creators.
Retrospect 16 – powerful, flexible and, handicapped by out-of-date tutorials and an unhelpful User Guide, very, very difficult for the new user to learn.
An illustrated tutorial on how to create, apply and delete effects presets in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
An illustrated – and quick – guide to finding and deleting plugins for Apple Final Cut Pro X.
A quick tutorial on what Final Cut Pro X Library backup files are, where they are stored and how to delete them.
A review of “The Filmmaker’s Handbook” by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus.
Larry Jordan reflects on the new 2019 Mac Pro, who it’s designed for, and how to configure it for media editing.
Post Haste can help you get organized right at the start of a project by creating folders and files automatically, and in a format you control. This free app is worth a look – here are the details.
Image Chest is a Mac app that catalogs and finds images. This is a helpful app for managing all the stills associated with a video project. It isn’t perfect, but it is worth a look. Here are the details.
You can make backup copies of Motion and Compressor. Here’s the steps you need to take.
Apple updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor on Dec. 10, 2019. Here’s a list of what’s new and where to find release notes for past versions.
A look at what QuickTime is, what’s changed over time and references to learn more.
In spite of their documentation, LaCie hard drives, when formatted as RAIDs, are not hot-swappable. Here’s a write-up from Loren Miller that explains the problem.
Smart Rendering is a media optimization strategy that speeds renders and exports in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This explains what you need to know.
An illustrated tutorial on how to set audio clips in Premiere to dual-channel mono for more control in mixing. Plus, a very cool technique for processing audio clips in a batch!
An illustrated tutorial on how to change audio channels from stereo to dual-channel mono in Apple Final Cut Pro X, how to adjust pan, and how to process multiple clips at once in a batch.