In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to trouble-shoot Apple Final Cut Pro X, as well as providing links to trouble-shooting Macintosh systems.
In an ideal world, all your green-screen source files are perfectly lit. This illustrated tutorial deals with reality – green-screen source files that are badly light, poorly saturated and with gear lying all around the frame. Sheesh!
Storage Locations, which specifies where Final Cut Pro X stores media, provides a significant and useful compromise between the security of storing all files in the library, with the flexibility of directly accessing files scattered about your hard disk.
Built into the Finder is a batch file renaming utility that is fast, easy to use and flexible. If all you need is to quickly rename and sequence files, this free utility, shipped with the macOS, will do the job.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create a clean green-screen (chroma) key from really bad source footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. This also shows how to use masks.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to add, modify, mask and delete visual effects in Adobe Premiere Pro.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how to create clips that play back at variable speeds in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Hidden inside Final Cut is a batch renaming feature that makes renaming clips fast and easy. This illustrated tutorial shows where it is and how it works.
There are three options in the View menu that enable us to better see what we are creating in the timeline: Visibility, Skimming and Clip Skimming. Here’s how they work.
Apple Silicon – new CPUs from Apple – were announced at WWDC 2020. Here’s Larry Jordan’s take on what this new hardware means to media creators.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan showcases an easy way to improve the quality of your audio using the Track mixer, key audio effects, and the Loudness Radar in Adobe Premiere Pro.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to optimize Premiere Pro’s audio meters to improve measuring audio levels during video editing.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates a variety of ways to find, apply and modify audio and video transitions in Premiere Pro.
Proxy files simplify working with video files. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to create and use them in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
Video walls for performances are very popular. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create them, using Final Cut Pro X and the Griddy plugin from FXFactory.
I’m impressed with how Image Capture simplifies moving files between iPhone and Mac. It is easy to use, capable, fast and secure. And, best of all, it’s already installed on your system.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the Source Monitor in Adobe Premiere Pro to review and mark video clips for editing.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to perform three advanced editing techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro: 3-Point, Back-time and Replace edits.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates different techniques to organize, move, copy and delete clips in the Adobe Premiere timeline.