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Atomos Announces the Shinobi 7 Camera Monitor

Atomos today announced the big brother to their 5″ Shinobi camera monitor: the Shinobi 7. Available in June for $699, here are the details – and a link.

Vary the Speed of Video Playback in Final Cut Pro

Changing the speed of a portion of a video clip during playback is called a “variable speed change.” There’s a wide variety of reasons to change the speed of a clip, so, let me show you how to create different versions in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Create a Fit-to-Fill Edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

A fit-to-fill edit combines an overwrite edit with a playback speed change. It takes a marked clip in the Source monitor, then changes its speed to fit a specified duration in the timeline. Here’s how to create it in Premiere Pro.

Create a Fit-to-Fill Edit in Apple Final Cut Pro

A fit-to-fill edit combines a replace edit with a playback speed change. It takes a marked clip in the Browser, then changes its speed to match the duration of a clip in the timeline. Here’s how to create it in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Final Cut Pro: Create Visual Effects Using Speed Changes [v]

Changing the playback speed of a clip is all the rage in video today. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates two visual effects using speed effects in Final Cut Pro that can bring a special sparkle to your next project; including instant replay.

Final Cut Pro: Create a Fit-to-Fill Edit [v]

Changing the playback speed of a clip is all the rage in video today. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create a fit-to-fill edit, where the speed of the inserted clip is altered to match the duration you need it to fill in the Final Cut Pro timeline.

Premiere Pro: Create Extreme Slow Motion Using High Frame Rate Video [v]

Changing the playback speed of a clip is all the rage in video today. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create glossy slow motion by conforming a high-frame-rate clip to match the project speed in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Premiere Pro: Create a Fit-to-Fill Edit [v]

Changing the playback speed of a clip is all the rage in video today. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create a fit-to-fill edit, where the speed of the inserted clip is altered to match the duration you need it to fill in the Timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Premiere Pro: New! Loudness Meter

New with the May, 2021, update to both Premiere Pro and Audition is the Loudness Meter. The Loudness Meter displays average audio levels on an instant-by-instant basis and complements the Loudness Radar. Here’s how to use it.

Premiere Pro: New! Add Gradients to Text

New with the May, 2021, update to Adobe Premiere Pro, is the ability to add gradients to text. Here’s how this technique works.

Premiere Quick Tip: Trim the Start of Motion Graphics Media

New with Adobe Premiere Pro is the ability replace media in a motion graphics template. Here’s how to add media to a template, then change where that media starts playback.

Jobs & Budgets Survey: Just How Busy Are You?

Business for media professionals seems to be coming out of the pandemic – but stresses such as lower budgets and insufficient work are significant obstacles for many. Here are the results of my survey, taken May, 2021.

Adobe Updates Premiere Pro & Audition (May, 2021)

Adobe updated both Audition and Premiere Pro in their May, 2021, release. Here’s what’s new.

Product Review: iRig Pre HD

The iRig Pre HD means you can travel wherever you want, with whatever mics you want and record them on whatever device you have handy and get high quality results. Here are the details.

How to Change the Labels When Sharing a Project

When you export a finished project from Apple Final Cut Pro, you can specify a variety of labels with the file. What are these, how do you change them, and what applications can read them? Learn more!

Final Cut Pro: The Best Way to Copy Titles & Compound Clips [v]

“Ask Larry Anything!” is a free-form conversation about technical questions of interest to video editors. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows the best way to modify and copy titles and compound clips to retain position settings in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Final Cut Pro: How to Create, Delete & Modify Proxy Settings [v]

“Ask Larry Anything!” is a free-form conversation about technical questions of interest to video editors. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create, delete and modify proxy settings in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Premiere Pro: How to Modify Track Labels & Create New Workspaces [v]

“Ask Larry Anything!” is a free-form conversation about technical questions of interest to video editors. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to modify track labels in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, he’ll illustrate how to create custom workspaces for a personalized interface.

Apple Compressor: How to Compress 10-bit HEVC Video with Surround Sound [v]

“Ask Larry Anything!” is a free-form conversation about technical questions of interest to video editors. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create a custom compression setting, using Apple Compressor, to create a 10-bit HEVC video file with surround sound.

How to Embed Labels (Metadata) Into Video During Compression [v]

“Ask Larry Anything!” is a free-form conversation about technical questions of interest to video editors. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to embed labels, called “metadata,” into video files during compression using Apple Compressor that can be viewed later during playback. These files could be ProRes, MP4, MP3 or QuickTime.