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How to Use Object Tracking for Color Correction in Final Cut Pro [v]

If you’ve been wondering what the color tools in Final Cut do, or how to make them work better, this session is for you. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to adjust the color in a portion of a video clip using the new object tracking feature in Final Cut Pro.

Use HDR Media in an SDR Project in Final Cut Pro [v]

If you’ve been wondering what the color tools in Final Cut do, or how to make them work better, this session is for you. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use high dynamic range media, called “HDR,” in a standard dynamic range (SDR) project, like HD, in Final Cut.

How to Fix Skin Color Problems in Final Cut Pro [v]

If you’ve been wondering what the color tools in Final Cut do, or how to make them work better, this session is for you. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to adjust skin colors, and fix color casts, using the color wheels in Final Cut.

Fix Video with a Color Cast Using Final Cut Pro [v]

If you’ve been wondering what the color tools in Final Cut do, or how to make them work better, this session is for you. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to fix color casts in video, using the Color Wheels in Final Cut.

How to Use the Comparison Viewer in Final Cut Pro [v]

If you’ve been wondering what the color tools in Final Cut do, or how to make them work better, this session is for you. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the Comparison Viewer for color correction in Final Cut.

The Three Rules of Color Correction (Regardless of NLE) [v]

If you’ve been wondering what the color tools in Final Cut do, or how to make them work better, this session is for you. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains the Three Rules of Color Correction and how they apply regardless of which video editing software you are using.

What to Discuss with a Client Before Production Starts

While every project is different, most of us work in corporate or client-based video. As you start a new project, what topics are key to discuss with a client before pre-production starts?

Boot Into Recovery Mode to Repair Your Mac

Recovery Mode is a hidden operating system on recent Macs that simplifies emergency maintenance on your system. However, it is accessed differently for Intel and M1 Macs. Here are the details.

Leveraging the Power of Media for Social Change – Think Film Impact Production

Humility, authenticity and a demand for meaningful living is what people want and Think Film Impact Production is leveraging the power of media to effect social change.

Product Review: Lumecube Edge Lights

There are cheaper soft lights out there, but I like the quality of the Lumecube Edge Light. It is well-built, easily adjustable and floods a medium-sized area with clean, soft light. Here’s my review.

Use Auditions to Preview Faster in Apple Final Cut Pro

Auditions are a fast, flexible tool that quickly preview different clips, sounds and/or effects in the Timeline. They are easy to create, simple to use and a worthwhile addition to your Final Cut toolset. Here’s how they work.

Remix Comes to Adobe Premiere Pro (v22.2)

Remix, a new feature in Adobe Premiere Pro, shortens the length of a music clip, without making the edits obvious. Here’s a tutorial that explains how it works.

New Features in Adobe Premiere Pro (v22.2)

Last week, Adobe updated Premiere Pro to version 22.2. New features dramatically accelerate editorial workflows, including Remix, and an updated Speech to Text, which can now be used offline, generating accurate transcriptions up to 3 times faster. Here are the details.

Discover the Event Viewer in Final Cut Pro

The Event Monitor in Apple Final Cut Pro enables viewing Browser clips in a much larger monitor. This tutorial shows where it is and how to use it.

What To Do When You’re Done Editing an Apple Final Cut Pro Project

The process of wrapping up any Final Cut Pro project is fairly simple, especially if you think about where to store media and project elements before you start editing. Here are four options on what to do when an editing project ends.

Just How Much Faster is an M1 MacBook Pro When Compressing Video? [u]

In this article, I compare the compression speed of Apple Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder and ffWorks (ffMPEG) on an Intel system versus a new M1 MacBook Pro. Along the way we also discover that speed is not dependent upon how hard the CPUs are working.

Apple Final Cut Pro: What Are Those Export Metadata Tags? [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about questions related to media production and editing. In this short excerpt, Larry Jordan explains what Final Cut Pro’s export tags are, where they are located and how to change them.

Photo Scanners vs. Copy Stands – Which is Best? [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about questions related to media production and editing. In this short excerpt, Larry Jordan discusses the differences between using photo scanners and copy stands when digitizing photos or 3D objects.

Ideas to Help You Grow Your Free-lance Business [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about questions related to media production and editing. In this short excerpt, Larry Jordan suggests several ideas that media creators and editors can use to find new clients and grow their business.

How to Use Keyframes to Animate Movement in Apple Motion [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about questions related to media production and editing. In this short excerpt, Larry Jordan explains how to use keyframes in Motion to animate the movement of an object.