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Using the Video Limiter to Protect Video Levels in Adobe Premiere Pro

The Video Limiter, in Adobe Premiere Pro, protects excessive video levels for broadcast, streaming, cable and DVD projects. Here’s how it works.

How to Use the Broadcast Safe Effect to Protect Video Levels in Final Cut Pro

For web work, you don’t need to worry about video levels. However, for just about all other video projects, you do. In those cases, it’s nice to know the Broadcast Safe effect has your back by keeping your video levels “legal.” Here’s how it works.

15 Career Principles for Everyone Working in Media

Here’s the advice I wish I had when starting my career. Regardless of your role in creating media – actor, producer, director, or editor – these tips will help you decrease your stress and improve your career.

Product Review: LaserSoft SilverFast 9 SE Plus Scanning Software

SilverFast SE Plus 9, by LaserSoft Imaging, provides high-quality image scans for professional use. However, it has an interface that takes time to learn. It does a great job, not because of its interface, but in spite of it. Here’s my review.

Record RAW Media from Canon R5 to Atomos Ninja V

Leigh Reeves owns a Canon R5 camera and needs to record ProRes RAW to an Atomos Ninja V. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to configure the gear to do this.

Use Compound Clips to Create More Complex Moves in Final Cut Pro

Most of the time, you can easily create simple moves in Final Cut directly on the timeline. But, sometimes, when you need a truly complex move a compound clip can help. Let me illustrate. Normally, we add the image we …

Change All Your Titles At Once in Premiere Pro

This is a very fast trick I recently learned which can save a ton of time when you need to change fonts in one or more titles in an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence or project.

Product Review: Epson Perfection V600 vs. V850 Photo Scanners

I’m a long-time owner of an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner. But, recently I purchased an Epson V850 Pro because I have a lot of slides to scan. In this review, I compare both and share the strengths and weaknesses of each.

How to Use Color Nodes in DaVinci Resolve 17 [v]

This session takes a closer look at color grading in DaVinci Resolve 17, with a special emphasis on its unique color tools and secondary color correction ability. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan demonstrates how to use nodes to solve more complex problems in color grading.

Compare & Match Shots in DaVinci Resolve 17 [v]

This session takes a closer look at color grading in DaVinci Resolve 17, with a special emphasis on its unique color tools and secondary color correction ability. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan showcases a variety of ways to compare and match shots in Resolve.

Discover the Unique Color Wheels in DaVinci Resolve [v]

This session takes a closer look at color grading in DaVinci Resolve 17, with a special emphasis on its unique color tools and secondary color correction ability. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan explores the different variations of RGB color wheels in Resolve.

Access & Customize the Video Scopes in DaVinci Resolve 17 [v]

This session takes a closer look at color grading in DaVinci Resolve 17, with a special emphasis on its unique color tools and secondary color correction ability. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to customize the video scopes.

What’s the Future of Trade Shows?

COVID 19 has decimated the trade show industry. Yet, as an industry, we still need trade shows. What’s the future hold? Here’s an interesting experiment in the future of trade shows. It’s an idea, not a product and it needs your comments.

How to Connect Two Epson Scanners to One Mac

Connecting two scanners to the same computer is not as simple as plugging them in. Here’s what you need to know to get these to work.

Product Review: Marshall Electronics CVM-16 Pro-Style Tripod Stand

The Marshall Electronics CVM-16 Pro-Style Tripod Stand is the most solidly-built, well-thought-out, versatile small tripod I’ve ever seen. It was designed by people who take photographs for a living. And it’s built to last for years. Here’s my review.

A Preference That Makes a Difference: Set vs. Scale in Adobe Premiere Pro

When a clip is added to the timeline, if the frame size of the clip doesn’t match the frame size of the sequence, Premiere will scale it to fill as much of the frame as possible. In almost all cases, this is a bad choice. Here’s why.

Apple Motion Speed Test – Intel vs. Apple Silicon

Richard asked me to compare the speed of Apple Motion running on Intel vs. Apple CPUs. The results were STUNNING – and NOT what I expected. This offers a caution that simply running on Apple Silicon is not a guarantee of blazing speed.

I Just Upgraded to Monterey – Here’s What I Learned

It is a true saying that “change is the only constant in life.” But, when it comes to operating system upgrades, I tend to be far from the bleeding edge. Recently, I upgraded to macOS Monterey. Here’s what I learned.

Animating a Draw Mask in Final Cut Pro

Masking is a time-consuming and persnickety task. However, the Draw Mask in Apple Final Cut Pro makes the process straight-forward, with lots of ways to adjust it. Here’s an illustrated tutorial that explains how it works.

Playin’ Around With Motion – for the New Year

Happy New Year! Here’s an easy way to combine text, particles and animation in Apple Motion to celebrate the new year with an animated logo.