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Help! My Video File is Too Big to Post to Social Media

You exported your video file only to find that it is WAAAY too big! Here’s an explanation of file sizes, codecs and media workflow for beginners.

How to use Auto-Ducking or a Channel EQ to Improve Dialog and Music in Adobe Audition [v]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X for your edit, you can clean, edit and mix your audio faster and better in Adobe Audition. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use auto-ducking or, even better, a channel EQ to improve the balance between dialog and music in Audition.

Move a Project from Final Cut Pro X to Adobe Audition for Audio Mixing, then Back to Final Cut [v]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X for your edit, you can clean, edit and mix your audio faster and better in Adobe Audition. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to move a project from Final Cut Pro X into Audition for audio clean-up and mixing, then, bring the final mix back into Final Cut for output.

Move a Sequence from Premiere to Audition for Audio Mixing, then Back to Premiere for Output [v]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X for your edit, you can clean, edit and mix your audio faster and better in Adobe Audition. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to move a sequence from Premiere Pro into Audition for audio clean-up and mixing, then, bring the final mix back into Premiere for output.

Fix Pops, Clicks and Plosives Using Adobe Audition [v]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X for your edit, you can clean, edit and mix your audio faster and better in Adobe Audition. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to fix a popped “P,” called a plosive, and other weird pops and clicks using Audition.

Apple Releases Bug-Fix Updates

Apple release bug-fix updates to Final Cut Pro X (10.4.10), Motion 5 (5.4.7) and Compressor (4.4.8). Here’s what was fixed and what’s still broken.

Where Does Adobe Premiere Pro Store Presets

A list of folders where Adobe Premiere Pro stores settings and work files. These are the first place to look when you need to track down a missing file.

The Importance of Video Marketing

An interview with Maury Rogow, CEO of RIP Media Group, on what they are doing to find work and stay creative during these difficult times.

Adobe Premiere Pro: Illustrating the Graphics White Point for HDR Projects [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates why correctly setting the HDR Graphics White Point for HDR HLG media is important when adding graphics or SDR media to an HDR sequence. This is a new feature in Adobe Premiere Pro v.14.4.

Adobe Premiere Pro: Automatic Scene Detection [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how automatic scene detection works in Adobe Premiere Pro v.14.4, along with a potential problem.

How to Add, Use & Delete Motion Graphics Templates in Premiere Pro

Motion graphic templates are created in After Effects for use in Premiere. This illustrated tutorial explains how to add, find, edit, modify and delete these templates.

New HDR Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro

New in the Sept. 2020 update to Adobe Premiere is an improved HDR workflow for Rec. 2100 HLG HDR media. Adobe continues to upgrade Premiere to support HDR. However, the process is not painless. Here’s an illustrated tutorial showcasing what you need to know.

New! Automatic Scene Detection in Premiere Pro

New with the Sept. 2020 update to Premiere Pro is automatic scene detection. Here’s an illustrated tutorial explaining how this works. In short, it is fast, fun and pretty darn accurate.

Adobe Releases New Versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects

Earlier this week (Sept. 15, 2020), Adobe announced new versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects. Available immediately, as part of a Creative Cloud subscription, here are the new features.

New Viewer Features in Apple Final Cut Pro X [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use several new – but hidden – Viewer features in the latest 10.4.9 version of Apple Final Cut Pro X.

New Browser Features in Apple Final Cut Pro X [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use several new – but hidden – Browser features in the latest 10.4.9 version of Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: New Settings for ProRes RAW Media [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the new ISO and white point settings to adjust ProRes RAW media using the latest 10.4.9 version of Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Motion 5: New! 3D Objects and the Stroke Filter [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan showcases two new features in Motion 5: 3D Objects and the Stroke filter. He also illustrates how to apply color and texture to the 3D object.

Media Planning Guidelines for Video Editing

I first wrote these “Media Planning Guidelines” as a series of bullet points to help us think about media and the storage necessary for video editing. In this article, I expand these to explain my thinking to help you make better media decisions for your next project.

Planning Storage Needs for Video Editing [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan discusses the impact of video frame size, frame rate and codec on storage capacity and video editing, whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X.