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How Eyelines Guide a Viewer Through an Image [v]

In a world where videos move millions and a picture is more powerful – and popular – than the written word, a key survival skill is how well you communicate visually. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan demonstrates “eyelines,” what they are and how they help our eye explore an image.

The Six Priorities That Determine Where the Eye Looks First [v]

In a world where videos move millions and a picture is more powerful – and popular – than the written word, a key survival skill is how well you communicate visually. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains The Six Priorities that determine where the eye looks FIRST in an image and how they help guide a viewer in exploring it.

Frame.io to Final Cut Pro Media Workflow

Bryan asked me to explain the media workflow for both master and proxy files from Frame.io’s “Camera 2 Cloud” into Final Cut Pro. It is surprisingly easy – provided you start in the right place.

Final Cut Pro: Put Video Inside Video Using Nested Compound Clips

Here’s how to create a logo or shape in Photoshop, fill it with moving video in Final Cut Pro, then place that over a moving background. This works with video or stills and with any text, logos or shapes you care to use. Plus, it is fun to create – once you know how.

Change the Color of an Object in the Frame in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

Adobe has made continual improvements to the color grading controls and video scopes in Premiere Pro. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the Hue / Saturation Curves to change the colors of a portion of an image, for example, to change the color of a shirt.

Change Color Looks During a Shot in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

Adobe has made continual improvements to the color grading controls and video scopes in Premiere Pro. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to change the color grade as colors change within a single shot; for example, as an actor walks from daylight in to interior lighting.

Use Masks & Tracking to Fix Colors in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

Adobe has made continual improvements to the color grading controls and video scopes in Premiere Pro. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use masks and tracking in Premiere to change the color of something in the frame – even if that element moves around during the shot.

Use the Video Limiter to Control Video Levels in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

Adobe has made continual improvements to the color grading controls and video scopes in Premiere Pro. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the Video Limiter in Premiere Pro to make sure your video levels stay within legal boundaries.

Mix Dialog & Room Tone Faster in Adobe Premiere Pro

When it comes time to mix your video project in Premiere Pro, one of the more tedious – but necessary – tasks is cutting dialog to remove unwanted sounds, then filling the gaps with room tone. Here’s a much faster way to do this – using the Essential Sound panel.

Mix Dialog & Room Tone Faster in Adobe Audition

Cutting dialog and mixing room tone into the gaps is a tedious and boring part of any video project. Here’s a MUCH faster way to do this using Adobe Audition.

Product Review: Lume Cube Broadcast Lighting Kit [u]

The Lume Cube panels are solidly built, easily adjustable, and come with flexible mounting options for different situations. I bought these for myself – here’s my review.

Faster Multi-track Audio Editing in Adobe Audition

Nothing makes audio editing super-fast. But these are the techniques I use each week in my programs to improve the quality of my sound without wasting a lot of time editing.

A Faster, Better Way to Combine Images in Apple Final Cut Pro

This is a very fast and flexible technique to add multiple images to an Apple Final Cut Pro project, think a Zoom video, where each image is in a shape that can be scaled, animated, positioned and changed quickly and easily.

Use Video Scopes to Review and Analyze Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

Adobe has made continual improvements to the color grading controls and video scopes in Premiere Pro. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to analyze your images using the video scopes inside Premiere.

How to Use the New Comparison View in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

Adobe has made continual improvements to the color grading controls and video scopes in Premiere Pro. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the new Comparison View in Premiere.

A Fast Way to Remove a Color Cast in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

Adobe has made continual improvements to the color grading controls and video scopes in Premiere Pro. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to analyze your images using the video scopes inside Premiere.

Adobe’s New Media Replacement Workflow for .MOGRTs

Motion Graphic templates now support “replaceable media,” placeholders which are added in After Effects when the template is created, that can be replaced with different media in Premiere. Here’s how these work.

How to Get the Best Images Digitizing SD Video

It’s easy to digitize SD video. But the quality isn’t great, the audio is often noisy and the results, for pros, are disappointing. Here’s a system to digitize older media and maximize audio and video quality.

What I Learned Upgrading to macOS Big Sur

When it comes to updating the operating system on my main production Mac, I’m a laggard. This is by intent. Still, I finally decided it was time to upgrade. Here’s what I learned in the process.

How to Enable Hardware-Accelerated Video Compression in Adobe Media Encoder

Both the new M1 and existing T2 chips from Apple support hardware-assisted encoding and decoding of H.264 and HEVC media. Here’s how to enable it in Adobe Media Encoder.