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Unsung New Products at NAB 2018

A collection of new products for media creators announced at the 2018 NAB Show from companies you may not have heard about.

Apple Releases ProRes RAW

Apple releases an update to ProRes called “ProRes RAW.” Here’s what you need to know about it.

Important: Adobe Warns QuickTime 7 Codecs No Longer Supported

Adobe warns that older video codecs will not be supported in the future. Read what you NEED to know here.

Apple Announces Free Updates To Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor

Apple announces free updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4, add captioning, ProRes RAW and bug fixes.

Adobe Updates All Creative Cloud Video Applications

Adobe announces and releases significant updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC, Character Animator and Adobe Stock. Here are the details of the new features.

Product Review: Smooth Glass Slideshow

Smooth Glass Slideshow, from idustrial revolution, creates visually arresting effects that can be especially helpful in social media videos. A key strength is how easy they are to combine to quickly create very complex effects – very easily.

Quick Look – AudioFix Pro: For Videos

An initial look at AudioFix Pro: For Video; an iOS app that cleans up poorly recorded audio on iPhones and iPads.

Apple Compressor: Create a Custom Compression Location [video]

Shooting and editing are just the first part of the production process. If you screw up compression, all the hard work that went before is lost. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains how to create a custom compression location, then make it the default setting.

Apple Compressor: Modify Audio Compression Settings [video]

Shooting and editing are just the first part of the production process. If you screw up compression, all the hard work that went before is lost. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains how to modify audio compression settings for either music or voice.

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Import Media [video]

Your story starts with the shoot – but it gets told in the edit. If you want to get started with Final Cut Pro X, this session is for you. All the essential basics – all in one place. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to import media into FCP X and what the different import settings mean.

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Trim Clips, Add Dissolves [video]

Your story starts with the shoot – but it gets told in the edit. If you want to get started with Final Cut Pro X, this session is for you. All the essential basics – all in one place. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates the Precision Editor, along with how to trim clips and add dissolves in the Timeline.

Product Review: FCP X ImageExporter

FCP X ImageExporter is a useful utility for quickly creating a series of still frames, marred by a lack of help files and an interface that feels rushed and poorly tested.

Update: Final Cut Library Manager v. 3.6

Arctic Whiteness updates Final Cut Library Manager to version 3.6, adding new features to track and display media stored either inside a Library or outside in its own folder.

Adobe Media Encoder: Compress Files for Social Media [video]

Shooting and editing are essential to the production process. But, if you screw up the final compression, all the hard work that went before is lost. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to compress and automatically publish media files to social media.

Adobe Media Encoder: Optimize Preferences [video]

Shooting and editing are essential to the production process. But, if you screw up the final compression, all the hard work that went before is lost. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to optimize the compression preferences in Adobe Media Encoder.

Final Cut Pro X: Create Compound Clip Transitions

Adding a transition to a compound clip in Apple Final Cut Pro X is REALLY difficult – unless you know how. In this illustrated tutorial, Larry Jordan shows what you need to know.

Final Cut Pro X: Edit Multichannel Audio

Apple Final Cut Pro X simplifies the process of editing, trimming and adjusting multichannel audio. In this illustrated tutorial, I’ll show you how this works.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Add and Format A Title [video]

There’s nothing harder than struggling to learn a new, complex piece of software. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use the new Title tool to add text to video inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Adjust Audio Levels [video]

There’s nothing harder than struggling to learn a new, complex piece of software. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to set audio levels for a single clip, or a group of clips, inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

How To Turn Off Auto-Updating in macOS

Instructions on how to turn off auto-updating in the macOS, why this can be a good idea and Larry Jordan’s thoughts on when to update after a new release.