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Apple Compressor: Change Frame Rate

A detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to change the frame rate of video clips using Apple Compressor.

Frame Rates are Tricky Beasts

A detailed explanation of what video frame rates are, why and when we need to convert them; and why you shouldn’t.

Thalo.com Acquires LarryJordan.com

For Immediate Release (April 4, 2016) Thalo.com Artist Community, in conjunction with its sister site, Doddle (Doddleme.com a leading online resource for the video and film industry) has acquired Larry Jordan & Associates Inc.’s assets and rights to its portfolio websites …

Changes

Larry Jordan’s thoughts on his new partnership with Thalo.com.

Premiere Pro CC: Media Management Q&A

A detailed Q&A on media, media management and key preference settings in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Motion 5: Control Movement

An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on how to control the movement of objects within Motion 5. (Written for beginners.)

Product Review: Shure MV88 Digital Microphone [u]

If you are a musician, know a musician, or enjoy listening to live music, you need to read this review. Larry Jordan looks at the Shure MV88 digital stereo microphone for iOS devices.

FCP X: Audio in Compound Clips

An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on how to use compound clips in Final Cut Pro X to apply audio filters to multiple clips at once.

Adobe Audition: Separate Stereo Audio to Dual-Channel Mono Clips

An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on how to convert a stereo audio clip into two separate mono clips using Adobe Audition CC.

Create a 3D, Animated, Color Watermark (Bug)

An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on how to create, export and apply a 3D animated watermark for video compression using Apple Compressor.

Motion: Animate a Beating Heart

Here, Larry Jordan shows how to animate video using audio in Motion 5 – more specifically, animate movement driven by the beats in an audio clip.

Adobe Media Encoder: Loudness Normalization [u]

Loudness Normalization in both Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Premiere Pro CC allow you to control audio levels to meet broadcast and cable specs in the US, Europe and around the world.

Drone Regulation Infographic

An infographic on the various regulations and official guidances videographers across the US need to know.

FCP X: Control Audio with Fade Dots

A step-by-step illustrated tutorial describing audio fade dots and how they are used to control audio in Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Trim Under a Transition

A step-by-step tutorial illustrating how to trim video and audio clips under a transition in Final Cut Pro X.

Motion: Create a 3D Template for FCP X

A step-by-step tutorial, by Larry Jordan, on how to create an animated 3D template in Motion 5 to use in Final Cut Pro X.

Premiere Pro CC: Create a Green-Screen Key

A step-by-step tutorial by Larry Jordan on how to create a green-screen, or chroma-key, in Premiere Pro CC.

FCP X: Hidden Audio Keyboard Shortcut

A hidden keyboard shortcut that you can create in Final Cut Pro X that instantly resets audio levels to 0 dB in all selected clips or ranges.

FCP X: Automatic Speed effect [u]

The “Automatic Speed” effect in Apple Final Cut Pro X, creates extremely slow motion – provided you know how this effect works. This illustrated tutorial has the details.

FCP X: High-Quality Slow-Motion [video]

Changing clip speed can create dramatic effects – from high-speed time-lapse to extreme slow motion. Final Cut Pro X provides a wide-variety of techniques to change the speed of a clip. In this short video excerpt Larry shows how create high-quality slow-motion by conforming a high-frame-rate clip into a project.