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First Look: Audio Design Desk (ADD)

Audio Design Desk is an amazing program. It creates sound environments quickly and easily. Its ability to replace sounds with similar sounds, without messing up timing or sync is unique. It’s a sound designers dream – once you figure out how it works.

Final Cut Pro X: Why and How to Use Proxies for Multicam Editing [v]

Multicam recording captures an event using multiple cameras. Multicam editing displays all those angles during the edit. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows why and how to use with proxies for multicam editing in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X: Create a Still or Video Montage Using Multicam [v]

Multicam recording captures an event using multiple cameras. Multicam editing displays all those angles during the edit. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create a montage of video or stills using multicam techniques in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X: Using Multi-channel Audio in a Multicam Clip [v]

Multicam recording captures an event using multiple cameras. Multicam editing displays all those angles during the edit. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to work with multi-channel audio in a multicam clip using Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Product Review: OWC Mercury Pro LTO – High-speed, Low-cost Archiving

The Mercury Pro LTO tape system is a well-constructed, high-speed and easy to use tape archive system for media creators. Bundled with myLTO software, it can get new users archiving quickly, yet fully support more demanding archive applications.

When Does 10 Gb Ethernet Make Sense for Video Editing?

This article explains the fundamentals of high-speed networking, illustrates how to connect a Mac to a 10G Ethernet network, then measures performance between 1G and 10G connections, with a focus on video editing.

Pros and Cons of Internal Storage, Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) for Media Editing

Josh asked me to explain the pros and cons of using internal, direct-attached, and network-attached storage for media editing. Here’s an overview, along with recommendations on what you should consider for your own system.

NewBlue Releases NewBlue Stream – An Interview with Todor Fay, CEO

Recently, NewBlueFX launched: NewBlue Stream, a new product designed for live streaming. In this interview with CEO Todor Fay, we learn more about the product, why they created it and who it is designed for. This is fascinating.

Improve the Responsiveness of a Server

I’ve spent a lot of time this week thinking about how to improve the speed and responsiveness of my storage. Here’s a relatively inexpensive way to improve the responsiveness of a server, especially for smaller workgroups. When it comes to …

The Software I Use to Repair Image and Video Files

This article details what I learned trying to access often corrupted digital images that are 15 – 25 years old. It illustrates the software I use to recover images, video codecs that are obsolete and techniques I used to preserve media for the future. This covers AppleWorks, PICT, PhotoCD, JPEG, TIFF, audio, and video media.

Help! My Video File is Too Big to Post to Social Media

You exported your video file only to find that it is WAAAY too big! Here’s an explanation of file sizes, codecs and media workflow for beginners.

How to use Auto-Ducking or a Channel EQ to Improve Dialog and Music in Adobe Audition [v]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X for your edit, you can clean, edit and mix your audio faster and better in Adobe Audition. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use auto-ducking or, even better, a channel EQ to improve the balance between dialog and music in Audition.

Move a Project from Final Cut Pro X to Adobe Audition for Audio Mixing, then Back to Final Cut [v]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X for your edit, you can clean, edit and mix your audio faster and better in Adobe Audition. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to move a project from Final Cut Pro X into Audition for audio clean-up and mixing, then, bring the final mix back into Final Cut for output.

Move a Sequence from Premiere to Audition for Audio Mixing, then Back to Premiere for Output [v]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X for your edit, you can clean, edit and mix your audio faster and better in Adobe Audition. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to move a sequence from Premiere Pro into Audition for audio clean-up and mixing, then, bring the final mix back into Premiere for output.

Fix Pops, Clicks and Plosives Using Adobe Audition [v]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X for your edit, you can clean, edit and mix your audio faster and better in Adobe Audition. In this excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to fix a popped “P,” called a plosive, and other weird pops and clicks using Audition.

Apple Releases Bug-Fix Updates

Apple release bug-fix updates to Final Cut Pro X (10.4.10), Motion 5 (5.4.7) and Compressor (4.4.8). Here’s what was fixed and what’s still broken.

Where Does Adobe Premiere Pro Store Presets

A list of folders where Adobe Premiere Pro stores settings and work files. These are the first place to look when you need to track down a missing file.

The Importance of Video Marketing

An interview with Maury Rogow, CEO of RIP Media Group, on what they are doing to find work and stay creative during these difficult times.

Adobe Premiere Pro: Illustrating the Graphics White Point for HDR Projects [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates why correctly setting the HDR Graphics White Point for HDR HLG media is important when adding graphics or SDR media to an HDR sequence. This is a new feature in Adobe Premiere Pro v.14.4.

Adobe Premiere Pro: Automatic Scene Detection [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how automatic scene detection works in Adobe Premiere Pro v.14.4, along with a potential problem.