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Configure a 2019 iMac for Video Editing [u]

Larry Jordan’s thoughts on the best way to configure a new 2017 iMac for video editing when you are on a budget.

FCP X: Everything You Need to Know About Transitions [video]

In this short video excerpt from his webinar: “Create Simple Effects in Apple Final Cut Pro X,” Larry Jordan illustrates the basics of adding, modifying and working with transitions, along with key preference settings.

FCP X: Everything You Need To Know About Generators [video]

In this short, video excerpt from his “Create Simple Effects in Final Cut Pro X,” Larry Jordan illustrates everything you need to know about accessing, modifying and working with Generators.

Apple Announces VR Support for Final Cut Pro X

Apple announces upcoming support for VR in Final Cut Pro X and Motion, along with new H.265 compression in Compressor.

Cloud-Based Archiving May NOT Be a Good Idea

A detailed discussion between Larry Jordan and Rony Sebok of 1Beyond of the benefits of archiving on LTO tape vs The Cloud. Rony has some key points you need to read before archiving any media on The Cloud.

Making the Best of a Bad Transition: Flow vs. Morph Cut

An illustrated explanation of the differences between the Flow transition in Final Cut Pro X and Morph Cut in Premiere Pro CC – and why BOTH of these could be a bad choice!

Premiere Pro CC: Two Ways to Create Video Still Frames [video]

This is a great way to get started learning effects, or a solid refresher course if you want to make sure you understand the basics. In this short video excerpt, discover two ways to create video still frames, or hold frames, in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This also explains when to choose each option.

Premiere Pro CC: Two Ways to Resize Clips [video]

This is a great way to get started learning effects, or a solid refresher course if you want to make sure you understand the basics. In this short video excerpt, discover two ways to resize clips in the Timeline – and how to pick between them – then learn a brand-new preference setting that makes this even easier.

Beta Look: SMART Alec – Hard Disk Early Warning [u]

Smart Alex is a utility that monitors your hard disks and warns you if they are likely to fail. Current in beta, here’s more information on how the program works.

FCP X: Create a Multicam Clip Using Still Images [video]

This is an excerpt from Larry Jordan’s online training on multicam editing in Apple Final Cut Pro X. In this short video, Larry Jordan shows how to use multicam editing techniques to quickly create a montage of still images.

FCP X: Control Multichannel Audio in a Multicam Clip [video]

Multicam shooting records an event using multiple cameras. Multicam editing allows us to see all those images at the same time as we edit the show. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to work with multichannel audio within a multicam clip

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Compare Ken Burns to Keyframes [video]

In this webinar, join host, Larry Jordan as he illustrates everything you need to know about prepping, organizing and editing stills in Final Cut Pro X. In this short video excerpt, compare the differences between creating moves with the Ken Burns effect to using keyframes.

Apple Final Cut Pro X: 3D Moves on Stills [video]

In this webinar, join host, Larry Jordan as he illustrates everything you need to know about prepping, organizing and editing stills in Final Cut Pro X. In this short, video excerpt, learn how to create the illusion of a 3D camera move by converting a still into a multi-layer Photoshop graphic, then animating it.

Product Review: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual

An in-depth review of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual storage system, including speed tests and interview with the engineers.

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Change Project Timecode

An explanation of how to change project timecode in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Adobe Audition CC: Using Markers [u]

An illustrated tutorial to the hidden tips and techniques to using markers inside Adobe Audition.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Modify Essential Sound Panel Settings

An illustrated tutorial on how to change the settings in the Essential Sound Panel in Premiere and Audition, along with instructions on how to move all the settings stored in the Master template between apps.

Adobe Audition CC: A Fast Way to Split Multi-channel Audio

An illustrated tutorial on a new feature in Adobe Audition CC that really quickly separates multi-channel audio into separate tracks in the Timeline for editing or mixing.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: The Essential Graphics Panel

Another new feature with the Spring, 2017, updates to Adobe’s Creative Cloud software is the Essential Graphics Panel which now exists in both Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. While the Essential Graphics Panel in After Effects allows …

Adobe Premiere Pro: The New Text Title Tool

An illustrated tutorial on how to use the new Text tool in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.