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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.

How to Enable Hardware-Accelerated Video Compression in Apple Compressor

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 them in Apple Compressor.

Premiere Pro: Discover the Hidden Controls in Keyframes

Keyframes create a change during playback. The options we can apply to a keyframe allow us to shape the speed and direction of an effect. Here’s an illustrated tutorial on ways we can modify keyframes in Adobe Premiere Pro.

New Media Replacement Options for Motion Graphic Templates in Adobe Premiere Pro 2021 [v]

In March, Adobe released the new 2021 versions of Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, and the rest of their audio and video applications. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the new media replacement feature in Motion Graphic templates in Adobe Premiere Pro.

New Audio Editing & Insert Options for Adobe Audition 2021 [v]

In March, Adobe released the new 2021 versions of Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, and the rest of their audio and video applications. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the new insert recording features in both the Waveform Editor and Multitrack Mixer in Adobe Audition.

Verify Audio Quality and Fix DC Offset Problems Using Adobe Audition 2021 [v]

In March, Adobe released the new 2021 versions of Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, and the rest of their audio and video applications. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to verify the quality of your audio media – and how to repair problems with DC Offset – using Adobe Audition.

Adobe’s New Caption Workflow for Premiere Pro 2021

With the release of the March, 2021, update to Premiere Pro, Adobe introduced a new caption workflow. You can create edit, stylize, and export captions and subtitles in all supported formats. Here’s an illustrated tutorial on how this new system works.

Dalet Updates AmberFin for Better Performance – An Interview

Last week, Dalet Amberfin announced significant updates to their Amberfin media transcoding software. I contacted Eric Carson, Director, Amberfin Product Strategy at Dalet to learn more about Amberfin and its new features.

An Interview with Margaret Craig, CE0, on Signiant Acquiring LessPain Software

This week, Signiant announced that it had acquired Lesspain Software, best known for it’s media asset management software “Kyno.” To learn more, I sent questions to Margaret Craig, CEO of Signiant. Here is our interview.

Adobe Releases New Versions of Premiere, After Effects, Audition and Other Media Apps

This week, Adobe released new versions of its video and audio applications: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, Character Animator and Premiere Rush. There is a LOT in these new releases. Here are the details.

Set Audio Levels in Apple Final Cut Pro [v]

Audio is a huge part of any project. But, all too often, we ignore the audio to concentrate on the image – only to discover that the emotional heart is missing. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows a variety of ways to set audio levels in Final Cut.

Create Different Audio Transitions in Final Cut Pro [v]

Audio is a huge part of any project. But, all too often, we ignore the audio to concentrate on the image – only to discover that the emotional heart is missing. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to add, modify, fine-tune and automate audio transitions in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Sync & Use Double-System Audio in Final Cut Pro [v]

Audio is a huge part of any project. But, all too often, we ignore the audio to concentrate on the image – only to discover that the emotional heart is missing. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to work with double-system sound – where the audio is recorded separately from the video – in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Use Auditions to Preview Audio in Final Cut Pro [v]

Audio is a huge part of any project. But, all too often, we ignore the audio to concentrate on the image – only to discover that the emotional heart is missing. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to work with auditions in Final Cut Pro to compare audio clips.

Thoughts on Apple’s M1 Silicon for Video Editing

Most of us have heard of Apple’s transition from Intel CPUs to its own Apple silicon. But these new systems upend the established rules for how to configure a computer system for media editing. Here’s what you need to know about the new M1 SoC from Apple.

Final Cut Pro: Hidden Interface Secrets

Here are almost two dozen hidden interface secrets to Final Cut Pro. How many of these do you know?