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Apple Final Cut Pro X: Create and Modify Roles [v]

Roles are a very powerful, but little understood, feature in Apple Final Cut Pro X. They can help organize clips in the Browser or Timeline, control captions in multiple languages, clean up the Timeline and simplify audio mixes. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to create, modify and delete Roles.

Motion 5: Move Text Through Objects in 3D

A very cool effect – that isn’t that hard to create – animating text to reveal itself in the surface of an object then zoom full-screen using Apple Motion 5. The resulting movie can be played in any video editor.

Hidden Features in QuickTime Player

The usefulness of QuickTime Player has significantly improved over the years and, if you haven’t looked at it recently, the time has come to give it a second look. This is a detailed, illustrated tutorial on what you need to know.

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Create a Basic Green-Screen Key [video]

Green-screen keys are increasingly essential in even the smallest projects. In this short excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to create and adjust a basic green-screen key in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Premiere Pro CC: Create a Basic Green-Screen Key [video]

Green-screen keys are increasingly essential in even the smallest projects. In this short excerpt, Larry Jordan explains how to create and adjust a basic green-screen key in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Product Review: Drobo 5D3 Direct-Attached Storage [u]

A detailed look at the new Drobo 5D3 direct-attached storage, with an emphasis on media editing.

Apple Compressor: Crop and Pad Video Images [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use Apple Compressor to crop and pad video images; for example, to convert between aspect ratios.

Apple Compressor: Convert Video Frame Rates [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains how to use Apple Compressor to convert video frame rates and illustrates why this may, or may not, be a good idea.

First Look: iGlasses from Ecamm

A first look at iGlasses from Ecamm – a very useful utility that add visual effects and adjust exposure and color settings in the built-in iSight camera for all Macs.

Adobe Media Encoder: Extract a Short Range from Longer Video Clip

A step-by-step tutorial to extracting a shorter video clip from a longer one, using Adobe Media Encoder; along with the ability to either transcode the new clip or match the settings of the source file.

Apple Compressor: Extract a Short Range from Longer Video Clip

A step-by-step tutorial on how to extract a short video clip from a longer one – and either transcoding to a new codec or matching the existing source – in Apple Compressor.

FCP X: Import Clips vs. Import Clip Ranges

An explanation of how Final Cut Pro X imports clips and why, sometimes, we can’t import clip ranges.

Server-based Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC [u]

A detailed explanation, for video editors, of servers and video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Explained in layman’s terms, hopefully.

Server-Based Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X [u]

A detailed explanation, for video editors, of servers and video editing using Apple Final Cut Pro X. Explained in layman’s terms, hopefully.

Product Review: OWC Envoy Pro EX Portable SSD

An in-depth review and speed test of the OWC Envoy Pro EX portable SSD drive, from a media editing perspective.

FCP X: Export Multichannel Audio Using Roles

A step-by-step illustrated tutorial on how to use Roles in Apple Final Cut Pro X to export multichannel audio.

Create a Dual Boot System Disk in macOS High Sierra [u]

A step-by-step tutorial on how to create a dual-boot system drive using the High Sierra version of the macOS and Disk Utility. Dual-boot drives allow us to use more than one operating system on our computer.

Key Skills for a Successful Job Interview [video]

All of us DESERVE a good job. But, what we deserve has nothing to do with whether we will actually FIND a good job. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains the techniques you need to use for a successful job interview.

Final Cut Pro X: Extract or Import Closed Captions [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use Final Cut Pro X to extract existing captions from a movie or import and apply a closed caption file to the timeline.

Final Cut Pro X: Control Closed Captions with the Timeline Index [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use the Timeline Index to switch languages and control the display of your closed captions in Apple Final Cut Pro X.