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Product Review: LumaForge Jellyfish

An in-depth look at Jellyfish – high-performance shared-storage for video editing from LumaForge.

Premiere Pro CC: Collaboration and Shared Projects [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan compares Team Projects with Shared Projects in the 2018 update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, then illustrates how Shared Projects work.

Apple Reveals Next Version of Final Cut Pro X

Apple reveals the next version of Final Cut Pro X – 10.4 – at the FCPX Creative Summit. Here is some of what’s being reported.

Adobe Audition CC (2018): Auto-Ducking is Magic

Auto-ducking in Adobe Audition CC is magical. What this does is automatically reduce the level of clips on a music track based upon the dialog clips above it. Here’s an illustrated tutorial on how this works.

Adobe Media Encoder: H.264 vs. HEVC (H.265)

The principle reason for using HEVC to compress video is to decrease the file size of the compressed file. But how does it look? In this First Look comparing HEVC to H.264 using Adobe Media Encoder, you’ll discover the answer.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018: Shared Projects

Any Premiere project can be shared amongst other editors on the same local network. It works great – EXCEPT there is a huge gotcha that will cause you to lose work, if you don’t read this article first.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018: The New Font Menu

It seems like a small thing, but the new font menu in Premiere 2018 makes using ALL your fonts a lot faster and easier. Here’s an illustrated tutorial that explains how this works.

Choose the Right Font [video]

Our goal is to tell stories – and the best stories touch our emotions. However, all too often, we overlook a powerful tool that can influence our emotions: fonts. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan showcases different fonts and illustrates how to choose the best one for your next project.

First Look: SpeedScriber, from Digital Heaven

If you are looking for ways to convert speech to text quickly, with reasonable accuracy, easy-to-use editing tools and multiple export options, SpeedScriber is an excellent choice. Here’s an illustrated review that explains how it works.

First Look: Keymand: Custom Keyboard Shortcut Control

An in-depth look at a new application that allows creating custom keyboard shortcuts on an iPad which can control any application on an attached Mac.

Five Quick Tips for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Five quick tips for Apple Final Cut Pro X covering importing, skimming, joining clips, organizing the Browser and little-known keyboard shortcuts.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Modify Images with Patch and Content-Aware Move Tools [video]

Still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what if the images you are working with don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use the Patch, Content-Aware and Levels tools to move and remove elements in an image.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Straighten an Image, then Improve Exposure [video]

Still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what if the images you are working with don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to straighten an image then improve the exposure using Levels.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: 3 Hidden Shortcuts

Three, well, actually, four, hidden media preference settings that make editing in Premiere faster and easier.

First Look: 3D LUT Creator – Absolute Color Magic For Stills

For power, flexibility, and color effects, 3D LUT Creator is unequaled. Now, they need to turn their attention to showing the rest of us how to use it.

Two Key Secrets to a Successful Job Hunt [video]

Job hunting is a game where no one explains the rules. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains the two key things you MUST know as you start your job search.

FCP X: Avoid Problems with Audio Enhancements

An explanation of audio frequencies, how they affect the Audio Enhancement tools in Apple Final Cut Pro X and how to make your audio sound better.

Motion 5.3: Add Automatic Animation to Text

An in-depth tutorial on how to animate objects in Motion using parameter behaviors, which allow you to apply animation to specific settings. Very, very fun results!

Important Caution About Upgrading to Apple’s High Sierra

This is a short-term caution for media creators about upgrading too soon to the High Sierra version of macOS, including how to turn OFF automatic upgrading.

Adobe Announces New Creative Cloud Updates

News on Adobe’s latest product updates for Fall, 2017, for Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator, and Adobe Stock; plus Adobe Sensei. All with links.