The most popular articles published on LarryJordan.com for 2018, along with a few other key links you need to know.
These are challenging times for media professionals. But from a baker’s dozen of industry leaders, there are a lot of reasons for hope. Read their thoughts here.
For media creators, automatic updates for the macOS are, generally, a bad idea. Here’s how to turn auto-updating off.
This illustrated tutorial shows how to discover the codecs of your media using the Finder, QuickTime Player 7, QuickTime Player, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019.
Adobe provides more details on what media codecs will be supporting in future versions of the macOS, as emailed to Larry Jordan.
Here’s is Avid’s more detailed response to Apple discontinuing support for older 32-bit media codecs, as emailed to Larry Jordan.
Blackmagic Design responds to questions about Apple discontinuing support for older media codecs in upcoming versions of the macOS with a relatively weak response.
A detailed, illustrated tutorial of how to create a “sports open” title animation, using 3D text, animated lights, and moving 3D camera in Apple Motion 5. (Includes sample files.)
Apple Compressor is essential to media compression. But what makes it faster? In this series of tests, discover how RAM, storage, and preference settings can make a difference – or slow things down.
An illustrated tutorial on how to automate media compression using Apple Compressor and Droplets.
An illustrated, detailed tutorial on how to create Watch Folders in Adobe Media Encoder, with a special emphasis on using them to monitor media stored on a server.
A step-by-step guide on how to set up a media compression network using Apple Computer and one or more spare Macs.
Apple Final Cut Pro X has special features that are only enabled when you connect a second computer monitor. Here’s what they are and how to enable them.
An easy way to connect an Atomos Ninja monitor/recorder to a Mac and use it as a second screen, or screen-recording system.
Convergent Design’s Apollo multicamera recorder has a special feature that allows easy transfer of multicam files from the Apollo to Apple Final Cut Pro X.
Apple just released updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. In this short video excerpt, Larry illustrates the new support for SRT captions in Final Cut Pro X.
Apple just released updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. In this short video excerpt, Larry illustrates the new Comparison Viewer in Final Cut 10.4.4.
How to find workflow extensions for Apple Final Cut Pro X.
An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial to using the new video Noise Reduction effect in Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4.
A detailed comparison of compression speed and resulting file sizes for a variety of media compressed using Apple Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder and ffWorks/ffMPEG