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Drone Regulation Infographic

An infographic on the various regulations and official guidances videographers across the US need to know.

FCP X: Control Audio with Fade Dots

A step-by-step illustrated tutorial describing audio fade dots and how they are used to control audio in Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Trim Under a Transition

A step-by-step tutorial illustrating how to trim video and audio clips under a transition in Final Cut Pro X.

Motion: Create a 3D Template for FCP X

A step-by-step tutorial, by Larry Jordan, on how to create an animated 3D template in Motion 5 to use in Final Cut Pro X.

Premiere Pro CC: Create a Green-Screen Key

A step-by-step tutorial by Larry Jordan on how to create a green-screen, or chroma-key, in Premiere Pro CC.

FCP X: Hidden Audio Keyboard Shortcut

A hidden keyboard shortcut that you can create in Final Cut Pro X that instantly resets audio levels to 0 dB in all selected clips or ranges.

FCP X: Automatic Speed effect

If ever there was a confusing name for an effect, this is it. Just what does “Automatic” mean? Actually, it’s pretty cool; let me show you. Setting the speed of a clip to Automatic Speed means that the Timeline plays …

FCP X: High-Quality Slow-Motion [video]

Changing clip speed can create dramatic effects – from high-speed time-lapse to extreme slow motion. Final Cut Pro X provides a wide-variety of techniques to change the speed of a clip. In this short video excerpt Larry shows how create high-quality slow-motion by conforming a high-frame-rate clip into a project.

FCP X: Replace Clip and Retime Duration to Fit [video]

Changing clip speed can create dramatic effects – from high-speed time-lapse to extreme slow motion. Final Cut Pro X provides a wide-variety of techniques to change the speed of a clip. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how change the speed of a clip during a Replace edit.

FCP X: Instant Replay Effect [video]

Changing clip speed can create dramatic effects – from high-speed time-lapse to extreme slow motion. Final Cut Pro X provides a wide-variety of techniques to change the speed of a clip. In this short video excerpt Larry Jordan shows how to create an Instant Replay speed effect.

The Time Has Come to Say Goodbye – for a while…

It’s time for me to say goodbye – for a while. Over the next two months, I’ll be closing my business.

Apple Compressor: Create Custom Compression Locations [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how and why to create custom locations to store compressed files using Apple Compressor.

Adobe Media Encoder: Create Watch Folders [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to create and use Watch Folders to automate video compression using Adobe Media Encoder.

Product Review: Final Cut Library Manager v3

Final Cut Library Manager is an essential Final Cut utility that allows you to do things with Final Cut Pro X library and media files files that are either impossible or enormously time-consuming to do any other way. This highlights their latest release (v. 3.04)

Premiere Pro CC: Loudness Radar and Average Audio Levels [u]

The Loudness Radar is available in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Audition CC. It allows us to measure average audio levels and meet the requirements of the CALM Act.

Why Join Our Video Training Library?

Why become a member of Larry Jordan’s Video Training Library? Because you can learn exactly what you need to know from our library more quickly and better than you can learn it on your own.

Premiere Pro CC: Create a Green-Screen Effect [video]

In this short video demo, Larry Jordan shows how to shoot a green-screen in studio, then how to create a green-screen effect using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

FCP X: Create a 2-Color Chroma-key Effect [video]

In this short video demo, Larry Jordan shows how to create an eye-catching visual effect using a 2-color chroma key in Final Cut Pro X.

Flying a Drone [video]

In this short video excerpt, Zach Bloom gives Larry Jordan an orientation to flying a drone.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4

Today, Apple released the latest updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. Here are the details.