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FCP X: Copy One Clip into Multiple Events [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to copy the same clip into multiple events inside the same Apple Final Cut Pro X library.

FCP X: Use Focus Blur to Simulate Depth-of-Field [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to use the Focus blur to simulate depth-of-field in your video in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Premiere Pro: Create Illustrated Lectures Using Video and Keynote or PowerPoint

An illustrated, step-by-step guide to creating a lecture video using video and PowerPoint/Keynote slides in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Improve Color – and Color Management – in Premiere Pro

Here’s a preference setting and a detailed blog on how to improve color display in Adobe Premiere Pro.

SRT Caption Workflow from Premiere to YouTube

This is an illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on how to import SRT captions into Adobe Premiere Pro, adjust them, trim them for time, export them as a stand-alone SRT file, then import them into YouTube.

SRT Caption Workflow From Final Cut Pro X to YouTube

This is an illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on how to import SRT captions into Apple Final Cut Pro X, enable them, trim them for time, export them as a stand-alone SRT file, then import them into YouTube.

How to Disable Drive Ownership in the macOS [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how and why to disable drive ownership in the macOS for all external storage. (Yes, you should do this.)

Use Morph Cut with Green-Screen Media in Premiere Pro [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how use a Morph cut with green-screen footage to fix jump cuts in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Apple Motion: Add Gradients to Layers [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to add and modify gradients to elements in Apple Motion.

Final Cut Pro X: A Faster Way to Set Durations [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows a fast way to set and modify durations for clips in the Browser and Timeline of Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Create, Import and Modify Closed Captions [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to create, import and modify captions in Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Premiere: Import, Modify and Export Captions

An illustrated tutorial on how to import, modify, adjust and export captions in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

FCP X: Import, Modify and Export Captions

An illustrated tutorial on how to import, adjust and export captions in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Create Adjustable Grids for Remote Performance Videos

An illustrated tutorial on how to create a grid in Motion that can be used in Final Cut, with adjustable line widths and color. These are very useful for performance videos.

Product Review: Simon Says On-Prem. AI Transcription for Mac and PC

Simon Says On-Prem is a secure, fast, and easy-to-use transcription system that supports all major NLEs. It’s designed for editors needing a high volume of accurate transcripts with absolute security. Here are the details.

Photoshop: Fast, Easy and Accurate Color Correction

This technique works as well or better than any other color correction technique I’ve seen in Photoshop in removing color casts. Best of all, it’s easy! (And, this also works inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC!)

Better One-Camera Editing Techniques

There are two single-camera editing techniques that drive me nuts: Shifting eye contact and unnecessary jump cuts. Here are techniques to solve both those problems.

FCP X: Organize a Library for Narrative Editing

Victor asked me to outline an organizational structure for narrative storytelling in Final Cut Pro X. While there is no “best” way, here is a system you can use and modify for your next project, with some very cool keyword tricks.

KEXTS are Going Away! What Does That Mean to Media Creators?

Apple is discontinuing KEXTS in a future version of the macOS. Here’s what you need to know now.

Premiere Pro CC: Multicam Cookbook

This “cookbook” is designed to provide a checklist to quickly create, view and edit multicam sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.