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Adversity Provides Opportunity

Everyone around us is scared, isolated and feeding on rumors. In spite of it all, there’s hope. And we have the technology and the skills to provide it. Ask your clients what you can do to help. Here are some ideas.

FCP X: Export the Best Image Quality Using ProRes

How to retain the highest image quality when exporting media from Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FINALLY! Burn Blu-Ray Discs Using Final Cut Pro X

Burning Blu-ray Discs is possible on a Mac, but bugs in Apple Final Cut Pro X make creating Blu-rays harder than it should be. Read the workarounds here.

What Is Color Temperature?

Color temperature is the measure of the perceived color of white light on a scale from warm (gold) to cool (bluish). We work with it every day in lighting. Here are some interesting facts about it that you may not know.

How to Transfer Videos From Mac to iPad

A quick, step-by-step process to transfer videos from a Mac to an iPad.

Thoughts on Afterburner, 2019 Mac Pro ProRes GPU [u]

This is a detailed look at Apple’s Afterburner card for the 2019 Mac Pro. This explains what it is, what it does and when to considering buying it.

Final Cut Pro X: Create Favorite Effects & Folders

An illustrated tutorial on how to create custom effects along with custom folders to store them in for Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Easy Fly-Through Text Effect in Motion 5

A step-by-step illustrated tutorial on how to fly through text to discover the video beneath it using Motion 5.

iPhone Video File Sizes

This is a table of updated file sizes for all iPhone video formats, based on frame size and frame rate. Use these to plan your storage needs.

Premiere Pro CC: Create a Cast Shadow

An illustrated tutorial on how to create cast shadows using green-screen footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Final Cut Pro X: Create a Cast Shadow

Final Cut can create cast shadows, especially with green screen footage. Here’s how to create them, along with tricks to make backgrounds look more believable.

Final Cut Pro X: Create a Tilt-Shift Blur

Apple Final Cut Pro X has a tilt-shift focus effect built-into it – but you won’t find it under that name. Here’s what it is and how it works.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Sync Double-system Sound

Double-system sound is where you record the video on one device (a video camera, for example), while the audio is recorded on a separate device (such as a digital audio recorder). Many DSLR and video cameras don’t have high-quality audio …

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Sync Double-System Sound

Double-system sound is where you record the video on one device (a video camera, for example), while the audio is recorded on a separate device. This illustrated tutorial shows how to sync these different files and get them ready for editing in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Captivating Blend Mode Effects

Whether you work with Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop or other image editing programs, you can create unusual, captivating effects using gradients and blend modes. Best of all, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to use them.

Find What You Need Using Keywords in FCP X

Keywords allow us to label a clip, or portion of a clip, so that we can find it when we need it again later; quickly, easily and with a great deal of specificity. Here’s a tutorial on how they work.

Identify Any Color on the Screen of Your Mac [u]

This a very cool Mac utility that allows you identify any color on your screen, copy its values or color, and copy them into another app

Sidecar: Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor

An intriguing new feature in macOS Catalina (10.15) is Sidecar. This allows you to either extend or mirror your Mac desktop on a recent-model iPad. Here’s what you need to know to make it work.

The Status of Cloud-based Production – A DPP Report

DPP today released a new research report exploring how production companies are now using the Cloud as a key production tool. Here are the details of what they found.

Premiere: How to Scale Images Automatically

A revised explanation of how and when to automatically scale clips inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC.