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Use Apple Motion to Create Effects for Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated, detailed tutorial on how to create an effect in Apple Motion to be used as a template inside Final Cut Pro X.

How to Move Custom Motion Templates

A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to move custom Motion templates designed for Final Cut from one computer to another.

Premiere: Adjust Grayscale Values to Improve Images [v]

Color correction and color grading are part art, part science and part applied technology. In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan demonstrates how to adjust grayscale values and use the video scopes to improve the look of your images.

Premiere: Use Video Scopes to Evaluate Skin Tones [v]

Color correction and color grading are part art, part science and part applied technology. In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to use the video scopes in Adobe Premiere Pro to evaluate skin tones.

Premiere: Create Color Effects Using Masks [v]

Color correction and color grading are part art, part science and part applied technology. In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to create two color effects using masks in Premiere Pro.

Create Scrolling Text in Apple Final Cut Pro X

A step-by-step tutorial, from Carleton Cole, on how to create scrolling text in Final Cut Pro X.

Premiere Pro: A Fast Way to Move the Anchor Point

The anchor point is that spot around which an image rotates or scales. Moving it to a corner or an edge often makes a zoom or rotation more interesting. Here’s how.

A Really Fast Way to Color Correct an Image in Adobe Premiere Pro

This is a REALLY fast way to get rid of color casts in video clips using Adobe Premiere Pro.

FCP X: Secrets of the Match Color Effect

Match Color does more than simply match colors between clips. Once you understand what it is REALLY doing, you can use it to create some fascinating effects.

FCP X: Remove Color Casts from Skin Tones and Improve Accuracy [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows two different ways to remove color casts from skin tones and improve color accuracy in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Change a Color Using Hue and Saturation Curves [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to use the Hue and Saturation Curves in Final Cut Pro X to replace and adjust a single color in a clip.

FCP X: Balance Color and Match Color Tools [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to use the Balance Color and Match Color tools to quickly fix color problems in your clips.

Premiere Pro: Thoughts on Using Productions

Productions were introduced by Adobe as a collaboration feature. But, even if you are a solo editor, there’s a lot to like in Productions. Here are Larry Jordan’s thoughts on Productions.

Premiere: Moving Clips Between Projects

There are three ways to move clips between projects in Premiere. Here’s a quick step-by-step tutorial on what they are.

Product Review: ArGest Backup 4.0 Archiving Software from TOLIS Group

An in-depth look at the latest release of ArGest Backup 4.0 from TOLIS Group. This is specifically designed for archiving assets to LTO tape. This review uses the LTO-8 tape format.

Round-Trip Projects Between Premiere and Audition for Audio Mixing [v]

In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan demonstrates a very fast way to move a project from Premiere to Audition for audio mixing, then back to Premiere for final output.

You Can’t Copy/Paste Speed Ramps in Final Cut Pro X

There are many effects you can copy and paste. Speed ramps are not among them. Learn more here.

FCP X: Faster Ways to Trim & Add Freeze Frames [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows faster ways to trim, move clips and create freeze frames – all with the keyboard – in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Enable Keyboard Shortcuts to
Add, Remove & Toggle Audio Fades [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to enable hidden keyboard shortcuts to add, remove and toggle audio fades in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Format 3D Text, then Add Cast Shadow [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how format 3D text, then add a cast shadow in Apple Final Cut Pro X.