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Video Compression Speed Test: Apple Compressor vs. Adobe Media Encoder vs. ffWorks/ffMPEG [u]

A detailed comparison of compression speed and resulting file sizes for a variety of media compressed using Apple Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder and ffWorks/ffMPEG

Video Compression Speed Test: iMac vs. Mac Mini [u]

A detailed series of tests comparing video compression speed using a high-end iMac vs. a new Mac mini running a variety of software. The results are surprising.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4: Comparison Viewer

An illustrated tutorial on how to use the new Comparison Viewer in Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4: Floating Timecode Window

An illustrated tutorial on how to use the new, floating timecode windows in Apple Final Cut Pro X (v.10.4.4.).

Using Keywords in Apple Final Cut Pro X [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to apply keywords automatically and manually to your clips, use them to find clips in the Browser, or create searches (called “Smart Collections”) to find clips based upon keywords.

Overview: Kyno, Media Management Software [video]

In this brief video overview, discover how Kyno can help you find, label, manage and transcode media for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Hosted by Larry Jordan.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4: Batch Export

A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to use the new Batch Export feature in Apple Final Cut Pro X v.10.4.4.

Hands-On: Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X and the 2018 Mac mini

A detailed look at the new, 2018, Mac mini with an emphasis on video editing. We look at speeds, but, more importantly, we look at real-world results.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor [u]

Apple releases free new versions of Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. Here are the details.

Drobo Launches Higher-Performance 8D

Drobo launched their fastest storage system this morning – the 8D. Here are the details.

Final Cut Pro X: The Precision Editor

The Precision Editor is, to my mind, the best training tool for new editors struggling to learn what trimming is all about. Here’s what it is, how it works and its key limitation.

How to Delete an Adobe Creative Cloud Application

Here’s the best way to delete an Adobe Creative Cloud application from either Mac or Windows.

Product Review: Apple Screenshot

An illustrated review of Apple Screenshot, included in Mojave, along with a list of what it still needs to do.

IMPORTANT! How To Record Audio in Apple Mojave

Audio not recording? It’s a new preference in Mojave that you need to change. Here’s how.

Motion 5: Lovely, Weird, Fun Animated Backgrounds

An illustrated, easy-to-follow tutorial on how to create a variety of different animated backgrounds and text using Motion 5. Written for folks like me who can’t draw a straight line without mechanical help.

Configure a Mac Mini (2018) for Video Editing

A detailed look at the new Mac mini (2018) and how to best configure it for video editing.

Motion 5: Simulations Are Fascinating Fun

Motion simulations are effects that haven’t yet appeared in Final Cut Pro X, which means you may not know they exist. But, they can create fascinating effects and are endlessly fun to play with. Here’s an illustrated tutorial on how they work.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: New – Selective Color Curves [video]

This session looks at key new features in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and Media Encoder in Adobe’s updates for Spring, 2019. Join host, Larry Jordan, as he illustrates the new selective color curves in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: NEW! Time-saving Tips and Techniques [video]

This session looks at key new features in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and Media Encoder in Adobe’s updates for Spring, 2019. Join host, Larry Jordan, as he illustrates several new time-saving tips and techniques for Premiere.

New DeReverb and DeNoise Effects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC & Audition CC [video]

This session looks at key new features in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and Media Encoder in Adobe’s updates for Spring, 2019. Join host, Larry Jordan, as he illustrates the new DeReverb and DeNoise effects for both Premiere and Audition.