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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
Apple is discontinuing KEXTS in a future version of the macOS. Here’s what you need to know now.
This “cookbook” is designed to provide a checklist to quickly create, view and edit multicam sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
This “cookbook” is designed to provide a checklist on how to quickly create, view and edit multicam clips in Final Cut Pro X, along with links to learn more.
Tips to improve how you look on camera, especially in home environments. Written by Jonathan Barkan.
An on-going challenge for traditional filmmakers is integrating vertical video into a horizontal timeline. Here’s a fast and easy option when you need something that looks good and need it right now.
An on-going challenge that traditional filmmakers face is integrating vertical video into a horizontal timeline. While there is no “perfect” way to do this, here are two easy options to consider.
Today, Apple announced that both Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X will offer 90-day free trials for all customers. Here are the details.
The DataColor SpyderX Elite calibrates computer monitors for accurate color. It is easy to use, but has limited tutorial, limited help, and was not able to match colors between two monitors attached to the same computer.
An illustrated tutorial on how to create a video including a lecturer with PowerPoint or Keynote slides, using Apple Final Cut Pro X.
Avid releases two guides for working at home, along with free licenses students, educators and working professionals. Read the details here.
Live web streaming ranges from the very simple to the highly complex. The key factor is audio. Here’s a summary of options, plus a ton of links to help you do your own research.
A simple example showing how to create a seamless animated video loop using Apple Motion.
Adobe published a guide to working remotely using Creative Cloud tools. Here’s the information and a link.
Thoughtful reflections from Bill Goetz, news videographer, on how change changes us.