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M2 Mac Mini, Mac Studio or Mac Pro? Which to Pick and How to Configure It for Media Editing

With its latest releases, Apple now offers M2 versions of the Mac mini, Mac Studio and Mac Pro. This article is to help you decide which hardware best meets the needs of media creators, then provide tips on how to best configure the system.

Two Quick Color Correction Tricks in Apple Final Cut Pro [v]

Apple Final Cut Pro provides powerful color tools that improve video. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan demos two quick color tricks that fix color casts and make sure skin tones are accurate.

Keyframe a Color Correction in Final Cut Pro [v]

Final Cut Pro provides powerful color tools that improve video. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to keyframe a color correction, plus an easier way to correct white balance problems.

Create and Use Custom LUTs in Final Cut Pro [v]

Final Cut Pro provides powerful color tools that improve video. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains what LUTs are, how they can improve your images, how to use them – and what to avoid – plus, how to create a custom LUT for your next project.

Review: OWC Express 4M2 NVMe SSD RAID – When Speed’s the Need

The OWC Express 4M2 is really, really fast. Well-built. And, provided you format your storage as RAID 4 or 5, expandable. Here’s a detailed review along with suggestions on how to optimize it for your media editing,.

Apple Removed Fat EQ and Three Other Audio Effects From FCP 10.6.6

With the 10.6.6 of Final Cut Pro, Apple removed the Fat EQ audio filter. The Channel EQ filter is recommended to take its place. It is even more flexible. Here’s an overview.

What’s the Future of Apple Final Cut Pro?

What’s the future of Final Cut? I have no inside knowledge. I’ve talked to no one inside Apple. I just look at what’s been said and done in the past. And it gives us guidance for the future.

A Faster Way to Create Audio Transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro

This audio transition technique is a godsend for smoothing those “too-tight” transitions that seem to crop up in every edit. Best of all, it only requires three steps and takes less than a second.

How to Use the New Color Conform in Apple Final Cut Pro

The new Color Conform in Apple Final Cut Pro takes a really complex subject – matching color spaces – and makes it accessible and easy to use. Here’s how it works.

Creatorland: New Resource for Media Creators

The Creatorland platform – currently in development – is a comprehensive tool for creators looking to present their work to a professional audience. Larry Jordan interviews Bob Freeman, CEO, to learn more about their plans.

How to Record Voice-overs in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

Audio is a huge part of any project. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to record a voice over directly in the timeline of Adobe Premiere.

Use the Master Track to Create Audio Fades in Premiere Pro [v]

Audio is a huge part of any project. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create audio fades across multiple tracks by setting master track keyframes.

Create and Modify Audio Transitions in Premiere Pro [v]

Audio is a huge part of any project. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create and modify audio transitions in Premiere.

Atomos Supports Apple’s New ProRes RAW Plug-ins

Atomos announces immediate support for Apple ProRes RAW plug-ins, an innovation that lets camera manufacturers provide their own ProRes RAW processing pipeline. Here are the details.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion & Logic for the Mac

Apple just updated Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion and Logic on the Mac to support the release of Final Cut and Logic on the iPad. Here’s the compete details of what’s in the update.

How to Accurately Change Color Space Settings on Mac Monitors

Recently, while writing a review of the BenQ PD2725U monitor, I realized that I have described how to change color space settings on external monitors incorrectly for years. Here’s the key rule you need to know.

Review: BenQ PD2725U-T Computer Monitor

About a month ago, I purchased a BenQ PD2725 monitor because I wanted a color accurate monitor for scanning still images and video editing. Based on what I’ve learned and seen, I’m comfortable making color and composition decisions based upon what I see with the BenQ PD2725U.

Storage Faster Than Thunderbolt – When Speed’s Your Need

The need for EXTREMELY fast storage is a special case. Most of us will be fine with a single-bus Thunderbolt device. But, if maximum speed is your need – this dual-drive SSD lash-up is amazing – and faster than Thunderbolt!

How to Display High-Quality Full-Screen Video in Adobe Premiere Pro [u]

Displaying video full-screen in Adobe Premiere is as easy as pressing a single key. However, for best results, when you have two monitors, this quick tutorial shows how to change preference settings to create a separate view and grading monitor.

Review: OWC Envoy Pro FX – As Fast As It Gets

The purpose of this review is to answer the big question: Just how fast is this? The answer: As fast as it gets. Here are the details.