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Apple Compressor 4.6 Now Supports Watch Folders

Watch Folders are an important new feature in Apple Compressor 4.6 that can speed your workflow. Here’s an illustrated tutorial on how they work.

The New Object Tracker in Apple Final Cut Pro 10.6

Here’s an illustrated tutorial on how to use the new Object Tracker in Apple Final Cut Pro 10.6 to move text in sync with an element in the background.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion & Compressor

On Oct. 18, 2021, Apple updated Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor. Here’s a complete list what’s new and what’s fixed, based on Apple’s release notes.

Configure a 2021 M1 MacBook Pro for Video Editing

Apple released new MacBook Pro laptops featuring high-performance Apple silicon chips. Given all the options, here are Larry Jordan’s recommendations for the best system for your budget.

Final Cut Pro: Working with Proxies in Multicam Clips

Final Cut makes working with proxies extremely easy. The challenge, as Wes discovered, is what happens when you are working with multicam footage at a much larger size. Here’s the workflow.

First Look: Yamaha HS5 Monitor Speakers

The sound these monitors produce is very clean, crisp and rich that fills the space. If you are looking for accurate, high-quality sound in a small space, give these Yamaha monitor speakers a good listen. Larry Jordan has a review.

Introduction to Fixing Color Problems Using the Video Scopes in Final Cut Pro [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about subjects related to editing. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates the two key video scopes in Apple Final Cut Pro, how to read them and how to use them to fix color problems like color casts and dark exposure levels.

LTO Tape Archiving Explained [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about subjects related to editing. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains what an LTO tape drive is, the differences between LTO generations, recommendations for LTO software and how media creators can use this technology to safely archive their media and projects for decades.

LTO Generation 9 Tape Drives Released – Stores Up To 18 TB per Tape

The latest version of LTO – generation 9 – is now available. Storing 18 TB / tape, and archiving faster than generation 8, here’s a quick overview of the new version of archiving technology.

Insert Video Into 3D Text Using Apple Motion

An illustrated tutorial on how to put different video inside each 3D text letter, while still keeping the 3D effect. This effect has multiple uses and lots of creative options to play with it, once the basic effect is created.

Adobe Releases Auto-Tone: AI-driven Automatic Color Correction

Adobe introduces Auto Tone in the beta version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Here’s a description of what this new automatic color correction tool does.

YouTube: Filmmakers Presumed Guilty Until (Maybe) Proven Innocent

By default, YouTube takes down any video that uses music challenged for copyright infringement. The problem is that many of those charges are fake. Even when filmmakers purchase the correct music rights, YouTube makes it very, very difficult to overcome a copyright objection. Anthony Fleming has a first-hand report.

Product Review: OWC Envoy Pro FX SSD – One Smokin’ Fast Drive

The OWC Envoy Pro FX SSD delivers performance, compatibility and ruggedness. It is also smokin’ fast. It supports both Mac and Windows computers and provides storage from 240 GB to 2 TB. Here’s my review.

VPNs are Not Enough

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While VPNs are used extensively, they may not be as secure as you think. DH2i has something better.

The Basics of Film Finance: Film Marketing Budgets

An overview of opportunities for financing film marketing budgets, provided by Freelance Video Collective.

New Transcript/Caption Workflow in Premiere Pro

This new speech-to-text transcription and caption workflow Adobe Premiere Pro is fast and easy to use, with the potential to be extremely helpful. But Adobe also needs to add the ability to export timecode and speaker names along with the transcript for this to be truly useful.

Export Captions From YouTube & Prep for Import into Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about, well, anything you want to ask. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to export captions from YouTube, then what you need to do to convert them for import into Adobe Premiere.

The New Transcript/Caption Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about, well, anything you want to ask. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan demos the new Speech-to-Text transcript and caption workflow options in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Where to Store Media in Apple Final Cut Pro [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about, well, anything you want to ask. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains where to store media in Apple Final Cut Pro and how the storage you use affects performance. This also includes a chart detailing the speed of different storage.

The Difference Between Camera Native, Optimized & Proxy Media in Final Cut Pro [v]

“Ask Larry Anything,” is a free-form conversation about, well, anything you want to ask. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains the differences between camera native, optimized and proxy media in Apple Final Cut Pro. This also includes a demo on how they are created and displayed.