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Adobe Adds Frame.io to Its Video Applications

Adobe updated Premiere Pro and After Effects with a flock of new features, but the headline feature is the integration of Frame.io. Here are the details on all the updates.

Apple Updates Object Tracking in Final Cut Pro 10.6.2

With the release of Apple Final Cut Pro 10.6.2, Apple improved object tracking. Here’s an illustrated example of what’s new.

New! Duplicate Range Check in Apple Final Cut Pro

Displaying duplicate media in the same timeline is a new feature in Final Cut Pro 10.6.2. Here’s how it works.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion & Compressor

Apple updates Final Cut Pro (v10.6.2), Motion (v.5.6.1) and Compressor (v.4.6.1). Here are the details.

What is a Final Cut Pro Share Bundle?

This option doesn’t appear in the File > Share menu. Nor in the the Share icon (link). But it does in Preferences > Destinations: a Share Bundle. What is it? This illustrated tutorial provides the answers.

A Hidden Final Cut Pro Interface Icon: Share

Hidden in the top right corner of the Apple Final Cut Pro interface is a small icon with a lot of big features behind it. The Share icon. Here’s what it does.

Product Review: Stellar Photo Recovery

If you have a crashed hard disk and need to recover images, Stellar Photo Recovery may be worth considering. But if you have specific images that used to open, but don’t open now, Stellar Photo Recovery didn’t work for me. It may work for you.

How to Change Final Cut Pro Library Storage Locations [v]

This is an excerpt of a recent PowerUP webinar called “Ask Larry Anything.” In this short tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to change where Final Cut Pro stores library elements, how to change that location, then how consolidate media into a single new location.

Why Scaling Digital Video Larger Makes Images Blurry [v]

This is an excerpt of a recent PowerUP webinar called “Ask Larry Anything.” In this short tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates why scaling video larger than 100% creates blurry images. This is also called “up-resing” or “up-scaling.”

Larry Explains Video Interlacing & Deinterlacing [v]

This is an excerpt of a recent PowerUP webinar called “Ask Larry Anything.” In this short tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates what video interlacing is, why deinterlacing is necessary and why deinterlacing always degrades video image quality.

Why Changing Video Frame Rates Rarely Looks Good [v]

This is an excerpt of a recent PowerUP webinar called “Ask Larry Anything.” In this short tutorial, Larry Jordan explains what makes video frame rate conversions so difficult.

Fun Text Effects in Apple Final Cut Pro

Here’s some fun text effects including video-in-text, text animation and a limitless ability to customize; all using Apple Final Cut Pro.

Encode Image Sequences in Adobe Media Encoder

Step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to encode image sequences using Adobe Media Encoder.

ADD Launches FCP Audio Bridge – New Audio Extension for Final Cut Pro

Today, Audio Design Desk released a new audio extension specifically for Final Cut: FCP Audio Bridge. This vastly simplifies finding, editing, timing and modifying sound effects and music – directly within Final Cut.

Improve Computer Security – Disable Remote Access

Remote Access allows one computer to control another. If you need it, great. If not, its a security risk. Here’s how to turn it off.

The Night is Not Dark – And Other Misconceptions

Creating the illusion of night in video is not a case of turning off the lights. It a case of where those lights get put and the contrast between them.

Secret Tip: Editing Multicam in Apple Final Cut Pro

Here’s a great tip that saves wear-and-tear on your storage system when editing multicam clips using Apple Final Cut Pro.

7 Screenwriting Tips from Professionals

A guest post on creativity, written by Nicole Garrison, with screenwriting tips from professional screenwriters.

The True Power of Video

Watching world events reminds us that we are seeing the power of video play out in the real world to effect change.

Add Synced Audio to Drop Zones in Final Cut Pro

Drop zones don’t support audio playback in Final Cut. This makes using drop zones with synced audio somewhat, ah, challenging. But there’s a simple workaround – and here it is.