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Significant Test Result Differences Between AJA System Test Lite and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test

There is a large, significant difference in measuring storage speeds when using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test versus AJA System Test Lite. The problem is that we don’t know which one is more accurate. Here are the details.

Compare the Speed of Thunderbolt Ports on an M1 MacBook Pro

Is there a speed difference between the three Thunderbolt ports on an 16″ M1 MacBook Pro? Larry Jordan tests his system to find out.

Alteon Releases New Workflow Extension for Final Cut Pro, along with Premiere Pro

Recently, Alteon.io announced a new workflow extension for Final Cut Pro that provides an end-to-end media workflow from within FCP. (They also have one for Adobe Premiere Pro.) In this interview with Larry Jordan, CEO Matt Cimaglia explains why Alteon is, why video editors should consider it and how it compares to the competition.

Free (or Important) Resources for Video Editors

Here’s a collection of two dozen websites with free – or mostly free resources for video editors.

Apple Partners with FMC to Offer Certification Exams for Final Cut Pro Editors

Apple recently partnered with Future Media Concepts to create three certification exams for Apple Final Cut Pro editors. Here are the details, along with a website to learn more.

What Affects Mac Thunderbolt Speeds for Video Editing? [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains that Thunderbolt, though very fast, still has speed limits, especially for video editing. And those speed limits vary, depending upon what you are doing.

What Affects Mac System Performance for Video Editing? [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains what affects computer system performance for video editing, what can slow down your data and what speeds we should expect from our gear. There’s a lot that can affect the performance of your system.

Top Five Video Creation Tools for Teachers and Students

This guest post from Laura Fields looks at video editing tools that would be good for educators and students.

Product Review: Synology 1522+ Workgroup Server – Configuration & Speeds

Nothing replaces directly-connected storage for speed. But nothing is better at sharing than a server. The Synology DS-1522+ is an excellent choice for any small network. Here’s a detailed review, including configuration and performance tests.

Product Review: Synology 1522+ Workgroup Server – Hardware Selection & Setup

Servers are designed for sharing data. In this tutorial, Larry Jordan looks at how to install hardware into Synology DS 1522+ server, then interviews Patrick Deshere, from Synology, about how to pick the right server for your office.

An Overview of Animating Text Using Apple Keynote [v]

You need to animate some text. It needs to be flashy. It needs to be colorful. And, most importantly, it needs to be done yesterday. Apple Keynote to the rescue! In this short video tutorial, Larry provides an overview on how to create animated text using Apple Keynote for use in any video editor, such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro or Media Composer.

Import Only a Section of a Video Clip Into Final Cut Pro [v]

One of our favorite – and most wide-ranging – sessions returns with “Ask Larry Anything!” Presented by Larry Jordan, this is a free-form conversation based on questions submitted by viewers. In this short video tutorial, Larry presents three methods of importing only a portion of a video clip into Apple Final Cut Pro – along with an explanation of why you can’t.

Maximize Video Editing Performance By Optimizing SSDs & RAIDs [v]

One of our favorite – and most wide-ranging – sessions returns with “Ask Larry Anything!” Presented by Larry Jordan, this is a free-form conversation based on questions submitted by viewers. In this short video tutorial, Larry explains the challenges of maximizing performance when using hard disk drive RAIDs for video editing.

Read Video Scopes and Adjust Skin Tones in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

One of our favorite – and most wide-ranging – sessions returns with “Ask Larry Anything!” Presented by Larry Jordan, this is a free-form conversation based on questions submitted by viewers. In this short video tutorial, Larry shows you how to read the video scopes in Adobe Premiere Pro, then how to use them to match skin tone colors.

How to Access All Audio Channels in a Premiere Pro Multicam Edit [v]

One of our favorite – and most wide-ranging – sessions returns with “Ask Larry Anything!” Presented by Larry Jordan, this is a free-form conversation based on questions submitted by viewers. In this short video tutorial, Larry shows you how to access all the audio channels when editing multicam clips in Adobe Premiere Pro.

How to Optimize the Speed of a Local-Area Network

The speed of a local-area network is dependent upon a number of factors, some of which we have more control of than others. Here’s a list of what to check to improve your network speed, without replacing the server.

Adobe Makes Major Color Changes for HDR Media in Premiere Pro

Color management for HDR media in Premiere Pro is rapidly changing. For now, it’s a mess with too many color settings that need to be changed manually, with color results that vary inconsistently between clips. iPhone video is a special problem. Here’s what you need to know.

Maximize Performance With an SSD RAID

SSDs offer far faster performance and, when combined into a RAID, storage equal to spinning hard disks. But, there are traps to avoid. Here’s what you need to know. (Featuring an in-depth technical interview with Tim Standing, VP Software Engineering, OWC.)

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion & Compressor

This morning, Apple released new versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor. Here are the details, along with links to the full release notes.

The Ethics of AI Grow Ever Murkier for Creatives

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is fascinating, but it starting to wreck havoc on creative artists. When your work can be copied in a heartbeat, how do you earn a living. Here’s a background on AI with an emphasis on ethics and where to go to learn more.