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Premiere Pro 2020: Two New Features

An illustrated tutorial to two new Premiere features: Effect filtering and keyboard shortcuts for marker colors.

Thoughts on Restarting the Media Industry – Mark Harrison, DPP

An interview with Mark Harrison, managing director of DPP, on what the near-term future holds for restarting the media industry after the COVID-19 pandemic.

FCP X: Color Grade Panasonic Log Media with HDR Tools [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to color grade Panasonic HLG Log media in both a Rec. 709 and HDR projects. Bonus: Larry also illustrates how to use the HDR Tools effect for converting HDR media.

FCP X: How to Color Grade ProRes RAW Media [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how to display and color grade ProRes RAW media in Apple Final Cut Pro X. (This also includes a bonus technique on using the Balance Color effect for HDR media.)

FCP X: Setup Dual Computer Monitors [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan show how to setup and configure dual computer monitors, video range checking and HDR tone-mapping.

Backgrounder: HDR (High Dynamic Range) Color Space [v]

In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates the different color spaces between SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) and HDR media.

Apple Final Cut Pro X and ProRes RAW

An explanation of how Apple Final Cut Pro X handles ProRes RAW images, along with a link to an Apple white paper to learn more.

Adobe Audition Supports M/S (Mid-side) Audio

Here are the details behind Adobe Audition support for M/S (mid-side) Audio in Adobe Audition.

Include Transparency (Alpha Channels) in HEVC Video

An illustrated tutorial on how to create a highly-compressed HEVC movie with transparency (alpha channels) using either the macOS or Apple Compressor.

Create Scrolling Text for Final Cut Pro X Using Word and Photoshop

An illustrated tutorial on how to create a scrolling credit list using Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop and Apple Final Cut Pro X (or Adobe Premiere).

Adobe Updates Premiere Pro – and Other Digital Video Apps

This morning, Adobe updated Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator and Premiere Rush. Available today, the updates offer support for Apple ProRes RAW, new creative tools in After Effects, workflow refinements in Character Animator, and performance improvements, such as …

Use Apple Motion to Create Effects for Final Cut Pro X

An illustrated, detailed tutorial on how to create an effect in Apple Motion to be used as a template inside Final Cut Pro X.

How to Move Custom Motion Templates

A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to move custom Motion templates designed for Final Cut from one computer to another.

Premiere: Adjust Grayscale Values to Improve Images [v]

Color correction and color grading are part art, part science and part applied technology. In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan demonstrates how to adjust grayscale values and use the video scopes to improve the look of your images.

Premiere: Use Video Scopes to Evaluate Skin Tones [v]

Color correction and color grading are part art, part science and part applied technology. In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to use the video scopes in Adobe Premiere Pro to evaluate skin tones.

Premiere: Create Color Effects Using Masks [v]

Color correction and color grading are part art, part science and part applied technology. In this short video demo, watch as Larry Jordan shows how to create two color effects using masks in Premiere Pro.

Create Scrolling Text in Apple Final Cut Pro X

A step-by-step tutorial, from Carleton Cole, on how to create scrolling text in Final Cut Pro X.

Premiere Pro: A Fast Way to Move the Anchor Point

The anchor point is that spot around which an image rotates or scales. Moving it to a corner or an edge often makes a zoom or rotation more interesting. Here’s how.

A Really Fast Way to Color Correct an Image in Adobe Premiere Pro

This is a REALLY fast way to get rid of color casts in video clips using Adobe Premiere Pro.

FCP X: Secrets of the Match Color Effect

Match Color does more than simply match colors between clips. Once you understand what it is REALLY doing, you can use it to create some fascinating effects.