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FCP X: How to Use Generators with Infographics [v]

Presented by Larry Jordan, this four-part webinar series covers the basics of editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X. In this short video tutorial, Larry shows how to use Generators with Infographics in Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Speed Changes from Hold Frames to Speed Ramps [v]

Presented by Larry Jordan, this four-part webinar series covers the basics of editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X. In this short video tutorial, Larry shows how to create a variety of video speed changes – from hold frames to speed ramps – using Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: A “Rocking Horse” Connection Override Shortcut

Here’s a hidden keyboard shortcut for Apple Final Cut Pro X that allows moving Primary Storyline clips without moving any clips connected to them. (Contributed by Don Smith.)

Caution: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and QuickTime Player Don’t Show the Same Color the Same Way

There is difference in how the same color is displayed in Premiere, Final Cut and QuickTime. This made worse when looking at media on a P3 display. Here’s what you need to know.

Avoid Problems – Premiere Pro Captions are Not Titles

Captions are not titles. Understanding the difference is key to problem-free playback of your media. Also, you don’t get to choose the caption format – your distributor does. Learn more here.

A Cool Workaround to Import Media with Ins and Outs Using Final Cut Pro X

Here is an interested workaround to fool Apple Final Cut Pro X into importing just portions of a clip, rather than the entire clip. This is especially useful when you have extremely long media files, but only need to use a very short section.

Apply, Modify & Trim Transitions in Final Cut Pro X [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan presents how to apply, modify, render and trim transitions in Final Cut Pro X.

Create and Use Roles in Apple Final Cut Pro X [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create and use Roles for timeline display and audio mixing in Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Move Clips Using Timecode [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how to move clips, and other elements, using timecode in Final Cut Pro X.

Import Layered Photoshop Files in Adobe Premiere Pro

Unlike “normal” still images, working with a layered Photoshop (PSD) file in Adobe Premiere Pro provides a variety of options that can be useful in a video edit. This illustrated tutorial explains what they are.

Using Layered Photoshop Files in Final Cut Pro X

Unlike “normal” still images, working with a layered Photoshop (PSD) file in Apple Final Cut Pro X provides a variety of options that can be useful in a video edit. Here’s what you need to know.

FCP X: Create, Modify and Search on Keywords [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create, modify and search on keywords in Apple Final Cut Pro X. He also illustrates how to create Smart Collections.

FCP X: Three Advanced Editing Tools [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how to edit more precisely using three advanced editing tools in Apple Final Cut Pro X: 3-point, back-time, and replace edits.

FCP X: How to Use the Precision Editor [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the Precision Editor in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Premiere Pro: Create a Custom Sequence Preset

A step-by-step, illustrated tutorial on how to create a new sequence preset using the ProRes codec. This settings works for both Mac and Windows systems.

How I Create My Weekly Webinars – A Workflow

A detailed, illustrated workflow on how Larry Jordan creates his weekly webinars from pre-production through to post. This includes software, settings, tips and tricks.

Final Cut Pro X: Create a Ken Burns Effect

The Ken Burns effect makes creating moves on still images fun and easy. When used properly it can quickly bring a still image to life. Here’s how to use it in your next Apple Final Cut Pro X project.

Create Keyboard Shortcuts in Final Cut Pro X [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create and customize keyboard shortcuts in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Optimizing Media Storage Locations [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates a hidden feature in Apple Final Cut Pro X that can improve media handling during import.

Understand & Optimize the Media Import Settings [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains what the Media Import settings mean and how to optimize them for editing in Final Cut.