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Change Your Movie’s Poster Frame

An illustrated tutorial on how to create a new poster frame for most movies using the Finder and Apple Compressor.

How Much of Your CPU Does 4K Media Use?

An illustrated tutorial explaining how much of your CPU is needed to playback or render 4K media using Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Product Review: OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Upgrade Kit

A product review of the new OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD, designed as a replacement SSD for MacBook laptops. This illustrated review looks at the results of installing it into an older 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Final Cut Pro X: Fun With Generators

An illustrated tutorial on how to use and modify Generators in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Product Review: A Better Way to Rename Files

An illustrated review of Better Rename 10, a utility that renames files, developed by PublicSpace.net.

How to Auto-Duck Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

A detailed, illustrated explanation of how to use Auto-ducking for both Ambience and Music in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. (New with the Spring 2019 update)

First Look: ERA Bundle from Accusonus [u]

An illustrated look at new audio repair plugins from Accusonus for Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Audition CC, ProTools and many others called: ERA Bundle.

NEW! Freeform View in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (April, 2019)

An illustrated tutorial on how to use the new Freeform view display option in the April, 2019, update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

New, Small-but-Powerful Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (April, 2019)

An illustrated look at some of the lesser-known, but still powerful, features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC released in the April, 2019, update.

ftrack Review Released

track Review, a Cloud-based review and approval platform, is released. Here are the details.

Avid Moves to The Cloud – with Bebop

Avid moves its media creation tools to The Cloud in partnership with Bebop Technology. Here are the details on this annoucement.

ProRes RAW Expands Its Reach

Significant announcements from Filmlight, Assimilate, Telestream, ColorFront, MTI Film and Grass Valley support Apple ProRes RAW.

Adobe Updates Its Media Applications [u]

Illustrated details on Adobe’s latest updates (April 3, 2019) to Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC and Character Animator.

Measure Your System’s Performance

An illustrated guide to free software tools you can use to measure the performance of your computer system, with a focus on video editing.

Workflow: How the Digital Production Buzz Covered the 2019 NAB Show [u]

An illustrated and detailed tour of how the Digital Production Buzz will produce and webcast 27 live shows in 3.5 days direct from the 2019 NAB trade show floor.

Convert Legacy Media Using Apple Compressor

An illustrated tutorial on how to convert 32-bit (or any) media to make it more future-proof using Apple Compressor; plus a description of missing features that are still needed.

Convert Legacy Media Using Apple Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated tutorial on how to use Apple Final Cut Pro X 104.6 (or later) to convert soon-to-be-incompatible 32-bit media into something more future-proof.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor

Yesterday, Apple issued a mostly minor maintenance update to Final Cut, Motion, Compressor and iMovie with one big feature that is worth discussing. The new feature is that any of these three applications will now automatically detect media which will …

Thoughts on Picking the “Best” Computer for Video Editing [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan share his thoughts on how to pick the “Best” computer for video editing, what specs are important, and how to spend your money wisely.

Final Cut Pro X: Resize Video Without Losing Image Quality [video]

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to resize a video clip without losing image quality in Apple Final Cut Pro X.