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Create Custom LUTs for Apple Final Cut Pro X Using Photoshop

A very cool technique to create unique looks for your video using LUTs. This requires Photoshop and can be used in Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, or Davinci Resolve. You’ll like this.

Illustrating Color Spaces and LUTs for Video [v]

With all these different high-end video formats, it’s easy to get confused. In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan defines and illustrates color spaces and LUTs; and how they apply to video media.

Create Custom LUTs for Adobe Premiere Pro Using Adobe Photoshop [v]

High Dynamic Range (HDR), RAW, sLog, vLog, HDR, 10-bit, 12-bit… In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how to create custom LUTs for media in Adobe Premiere Pro using Adobe Photoshop. This is a VERY cool technique!

Optimize Premiere Pro Preferences for HDR Media [v]

High Dynamic Range (HDR), RAW, sLog, vLog, HDR, 10-bit, 12-bit… In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how to optimize preference settings in Adobe Premiere Pro to work with HDR media.

Product Review: mLUT from MotionVFX for FCP X, Premiere and Others

An illustrated review and tutorial on mLUT for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer and more.

Use AirDrop to Transfer Files from an iPhone to a Mac

An illustrated tutorial on how to use AirDrop to move images and video from your iPhone to a Mac.

Final Cut Pro X: Use Range Check to Protect Highlights

Range check is a simple-to-use tool that helps you retain all the detail in the brightest parts of your video image in Apple Final Cut Pro X. This illustrated tutorial shows you how to use it.

How to Use Range Check to Control Highlights in Final Cut Pro X [v]

With all the different high-end HDR video formats, it’s easy to get confused. In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how to use Range Checking to control highlights in both SDR and HDR media using Final Cut Pro X.

How to Use the HDR Tools Effect in Final Cut Pro X [v]

With all the different high-end HDR video formats, it’s easy to get confused. In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how to use the HDR Tools effect on HDR media in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Tips for Color Grading HDR Media in Final Cut Pro X [v]

With all the different high-end HDR video formats, it’s easy to get confused. In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan shares tips on how to color grade HDR media in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Digital Heaven Makes All Final Cut Pro X Plug-ins Available for Free

Digital Heaven releases all FCP X plug-ins for free. Here are the details, a weblink and an interview with CEO Martin Baker.

Real-World Performance Results

Mark Bashian, Creative Director for Bash Films, recently sent me these results of his performance testing. Since all of us are trying to figure out how to make the most of our computer gear, I found his tests to be …

DVD Chapter Markers in Final Cut Pro X

A cool workaround to create DVD chapter markers using Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Product Review: LG 27″ UHD 4K Display (27UL600-W)

A detailed, illustrated, review of the LG 27″ UHD 4K Display from the perspective of video editing and still images.

CPU, RAM and Libraries in Apple Final Cut Pro X

This is a fascinating, illustrated look at how different media affects performance of RAM, CPU, and Libraries in Final Cut Pro X, along with recommendations on upgrades and computer systems.

Final Cut Pro X: The Broadcast Safe Effect

An explanation of the Broadcast Safe effect in Final Cut Pro X, what it is, how and why it is used and when you should avoid using it.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Create an Automatic Proxy Workflow

A step-by-step illustrated tutorial on how to create, automate and access proxy media files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018 or later).

How to Improve Your Computer Security

Tips and mostly-free software you can use to improve your computer security.

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Compound Clips are Dynamic!

“Wouldn’t it be great,” I thought, “if I could embed one project into multiple others?” But, as we all know, FCP X won’t allow embedding projects into others. Instead, use compound clips. And, as you’ll discover, compound clips are dynamic!

Massive.io Introduces a More Affordable Way to Transfer Files Quickly

An explanation of how Massive.io can help filmmakers transfer files faster and cheaper than older services.