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UPDATE: Capturing Video from Tape for Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro

Recently, I’ve gotten a lot of email from people trying to capture video from video tape. This used to be easy… but with changes to Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro, it has become more challenging. Here’s what you need to know.

Review: OWC Express 1M2 – A New Speed Champion

For speed, solid construction, ease of use and portability, the OWC Express 1M2 is amazing. Faster than Thunderbolt, about the size of a deck of cards. Fits in your pocket. Oh… and no power brick. Here’s mu review.

Apple Final Cut Pro 7 Now Works in Mojave and High Sierra

Creative Cow reports that Retroactive 2.0 now supports Apple Final Cut Pro 7 running on macOS Mojave and High Sierra. Here are the details.

First Look: VideoProc Converter from Digiarty Software

VideoProc Converter is a highly-affordable media clip compression and adjustment software. While most of its clip manipulation and trimming features already exist in professional video editing software, its support for transcoding virtually all known video formats makes it an attractive addition to your toolkit – once it fixes problems in the Mac version.

Gifts That Matter

It’s a fifty-year-old stopwatch. It was a gift. And it brings back memories every time I use it. Gifts that matter come from the heart and remind each of us that we are important to someone else.

How and Why to Use SSDs to Improve Computer Performance

This article takes a closer look at improving video editing and computer performance using SSDs and provide specific suggestions on the gear to buy and how to configure your system.

Export Segmentation in Final Cut 10.7 and Compressor – Faster But…

Export segmentation is one of the new features in Final Cut 10.7 that becomes available when you upgrade to macOS Sonoma. This harnesses the power of multiple media engines in Apple silicon chips to accelerate H.264 and HEVC exports in FCP or Compressor. While this makes exports faster, it also has other benefits – and limitations.

Advanced Features of Warp Stabilizer in Adobe Premiere Pro

This guest post, from Zac Carr, goes deep into the advanced features of the Warp Stabilizer in Adobe Premiere Pro. He looks into several key advanced features of the Warp Stabilizer tool and discusses why they are indispensable for achieving smooth motion and high-quality results.

Significantly Increase Computer Performance Using SSDs for Video Editing [v]

In this short video, Larry Jordan shows how replacing hard disk drives (HDDs) with solid state drives (SSDs) can significantly improve the speed of your computer, without a lot of extra cost.

Here Are the Key Differences Between Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 [v]

In this short video, Larry Jordan explains the key differences between Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4.

How to Configure Final Cut or Premiere to Use SSDs, Instead of Hard Disks [v]

In this short video, Larry Jordan explains how to configure either Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro to use SSDs instead of hard disk drives (HDDs).

Smart Collections are “Saved Searches” in Apple Final Cut Pro [v]

In this short video, Larry Jordan demos Smart Collections – which are simply saved searches – in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Create Custom Video or Audio Effect Presets in Adobe Premiere Pro

Many Adobe Premiere Pro projects use the same effects – and effect settings – over and over. Creating these each time you need them is a waste of time. Why? Because it is easy to create custom effect presets and reuse them as often as you need. This illustrated tutorial shows how.

Create Custom Video or Audio Effect Presets in Apple Final Cut Pro

Many projects use the same effects – and effect settings – over and over. Creating these each time is a waste of time. Why? Because Apple Final Cut Pro makes it easy to create custom effects, reuse them as often as you need, even share them with other editors. Here’s how.

Storage Speed is Critical to Video Editing Performance

Regardless of which NLE you use for editing, we are all looking for ways to make editing go faster. Recently, I discovered an inexpensive purchase that can transform the speed of your existing computer system: An SSD RAID. These charts explain why.

FlexClip: Cloud-based AI Video Editing and Templates

FlexClip is a cloud-based AI video editor is designed for people who know little or nothing about creating video. Jessica Miller, of FlexClip, explains what it does, how it works and who it’s designed for.

Apple Improves Object Tracking Accuracy in Final Cut Pro v10.7

Apple has improved object tracking in the 10.7 version of Final Cut Pro. While still not perfect, it is much faster and more accurate. Here’s how it works.

Three New Features in Apple Final Cut Pro 10.7

Apple updated Final Cut Pro to version 10.7 and included a number of new features. Here are details on three that are especially useful: Timeline scrolling, collapsing clips and faster H.264 and HEVC exports.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor

Today, Apple released new versions of Final Cut Pro (10.7), Motion (5.7), and Compressor (4.7). Here are the details.

Adobe Premiere Pro: Find and Rename Media

There are a variety of ways to find and rename media in Adobe Premiere Pro, but there is also a significant caution that goes with doing so. Here’s how to find and rename media files.