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The Value of Adding More RAM for Video Editing

A look at how much RAM you need for video editing, how to measure usage of the RAM you have, along with thoughts on how best to optimize your system.

NEWS: Frame.io Raises $50M to Reinvent Media Collaboration

Breaking News: Frame.io raises $50 million to support Cloud-based media collaboration and continued growth.

Final Cut Pro X: How to Use EQ to Improve Your Audio

An illustrated tutorial on how to improve the sound of the spoken human voice using EQ filters in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Faster Ways to Edit in Final Cut Pro X

Keyboard shortcuts for Apple Final Cut Pro X that make both editing and trimming faster.

How to Modify Final Cut Pro X Transitions

An illustrated tutorial showing how to modify a Final Cut Pro X transition in Apple Motion. This technique applies to any FCP X transition, title or generator; as well as some effects.

First Look: Simon Says v. 2.0 Automated Transcription

A first-look at the new features and current status of Simon Says, automated speech-to-text transcription for media creators.

Create a Smooth Credit Roll

An explanation of why rolling credits are hard to display smoothly, along with suggestions on how to improve smoothness.

Survey: Speech-to-Text Applications for Media [u]

Survey of applications and web services providing automated speech-to-text transcription focused on media creators.

When To Use H.264 vs. HEVC For Video Compression

A general analysis of when to use H.264 vs. HEVC for media compression, along with a recommendation for media creators.

First Look: Auto-Reframe in Adobe Premiere Pro

An illustrated tutorial on how to use the new Auto-Reframe feature for both clips and sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020.

Premiere Pro CC: Archive Projects with Project Manager

The Project Manager, in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, allows you to gather all the files for a project and store them safely in one place. Here’s how it works.

Interview: ftrack Acquires Cospective

An interview with Fredrik Limsater, CEO of ftrack, about their acquisition of Cospective and what it means to media creators going forward.

Axle AI Debuts ascribe.ai at Adobe MAX 2019

Axle.ai debuts ascribe.ai, fast speech-to-text transcription through an Extension panel in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Adobe Releases Updates and New Apps at Adobe Max 2019

Adobe released new apps and updates to all their applications at Adobe Max 2019 this morning. Here are the details on their audio and video apps.

LTO Has Had a Hard Year

Due to an extreme shortage of LTO-8 tape, the growth of LTO stalled during 2019. The tape situation is now resolved, which means we can look forward to being able to archive our assets, as this article explains.

Match Foley or Audio Effects to Video in Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated tutorial on how to spot (locate) sound effects using Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Compare Real-World Speed: i5 vs. i7

A detailed look at the speed differences between a Mac i5 vs i7 system for video compression into H.264 or HEVC codecs. The results are surprising!

Apple Updates the Pro Video Codecs [u]

Apple updated its Pro Video codecs. These are of value to all editors, but you can’t upgrade to them using the Mac App Store. Here’s how.

Software Update – Wait For It

Software Update often displays extra update options – if you wait for it.

First Look: Lesspain Software Updates Kyno [u]

Lesspain Software update Kyno to version 1.7.1, which now supports Windows, as well as finding and converting older media that is not compatible with macOS Catalina. Here are more details.