Free Tutorials

2097 articles.

FCP X 10.4: View HDR Images on Video Scopes [video]

Apple updated Final Cut Pro X just before the holidays. In this short video excerpt from a recent PowerUP webinar, host Larry Jordan illustrates how to display and measure HDR images on Final Cut’s video scopes.

FCP X 10.4: How to Access and Change LUTs [video]

Apple updated Final Cut Pro X just before the holidays. In this short video excerpt from a recent PowerUP webinar, host Larry Jordan illustrates how to access, display and change LUTs.

First Look: LessPain Updates Kyno to v1.4

A first look at the new 1.4 release of Kyno, from Lesspain Software. Media management, transcoding and workflow software.

Configure Final Cut Pro X to Output HEVC (H.265)

A step-by-step tutorial on how to configure Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 to export an HEVC file – along with an estimate of how long that export will take.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4: Working with LUTs

How to work with LUTs in Apple Final Cut Pro X v. 10.4 or later.

Apple Compressor: Testing Compression Speeds

A test of compression speeds between different versions of Apple Compressor and the macOS for video projects.

Motion 5: An Animated Holiday Greeting

An illustrated step-by-step tutorial on creating an animated holiday card – with free practice files!

Configure an iMac Pro for Video Editing [u]

A detailed explanation of the different configurations for the 2017 iMac Pro, with recommendations on what to buy to optimize your system.

First Look: HEVC vs. H.264 in Apple Compressor 4.4

A first look at compressing video using both H.264 and HEVC settings in Apple Compressor 4.4 – in this article, I discover what doesn’t work.

FCP X 10.4: Position Text in 3D Space

An illustrated tutorial on positioning text in 3D space inside Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 or later.

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Create a 2-Color Key [video]

Green-screen keys (also called “chroma-keys”) are THE go-to effect when you need to insert an actor into a location that is either too expensive or too difficult to bring them in real-life. In this session, Larry Jordan shows how to create a two-color key in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Premiere Pro CC: 2-Color Green-Screen Key [video]

Green-screen keys (also called “chroma-keys”) are key go-to effects. In this excerpt from a recent webinar, Larry Jordan shows how to create a two-color chroma-key effect in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

First Look: Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4

An in-depth first look at the new features and operation of Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4.

FCP X: Export to Multiple Destinations at Once

Bundles allow us to export multiple files at the same time. This illustrated tutorial explains how.

Adobe Media Encoder: How to Create a Watch Folder [video]

For many, video compression is a black art; but it doesn’t need to be. Discover the power in Adobe Media Encoder in this short video excerpt as Larry Jordan shows how to create a Watch Folder to automate compression.

Adobe Media Encoder: Add a Watermark [video]

For many, video compression is a black art; but it doesn’t need to be. Discover the power in Adobe Media Encoder in this short video excerpt as Larry Jordan shows how to add a watermark to a video compression preset.

FCP X: Modify a Transition Background

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to remove a background from a transition in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Create Favorite Transitions, Titles or Generators

A very cool way to create a Favorites folder for Titles, Transitions, or Generators in Final Cut Pro X.

Automatically Improve Your Audio Levels

These two filters – one for Premiere and the other for Final Cut – can make your audio sound great without using keyframes and in a fraction of the time of setting levels manually.

LTO 8 – New Technology for Archiving

A helpful infographic, explanation and links about archiving media data on LTO tape drives.