An illustrated tutorial on how to create, apply and delete effects presets in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
An illustrated – and quick – guide to finding and deleting plugins for Apple Final Cut Pro X.
A quick tutorial on what Final Cut Pro X Library backup files are, where they are stored and how to delete them.
A review of “The Filmmaker’s Handbook” by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus.
Larry Jordan reflects on the new 2019 Mac Pro, who it’s designed for, and how to configure it for media editing.
Post Haste can help you get organized right at the start of a project by creating folders and files automatically, and in a format you control. This free app is worth a look – here are the details.
Image Chest is a Mac app that catalogs and finds images. This is a helpful app for managing all the stills associated with a video project. It isn’t perfect, but it is worth a look. Here are the details.
You can make backup copies of Motion and Compressor. Here’s the steps you need to take.
Apple updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor on Dec. 10, 2019. Here’s a list of what’s new and where to find release notes for past versions.
A look at what QuickTime is, what’s changed over time and references to learn more.
In spite of their documentation, LaCie hard drives, when formatted as RAIDs, are not hot-swappable. Here’s a write-up from Loren Miller that explains the problem.
Smart Rendering is a media optimization strategy that speeds renders and exports in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This explains what you need to know.
An illustrated tutorial on how to set audio clips in Premiere to dual-channel mono for more control in mixing. Plus, a very cool technique for processing audio clips in a batch!
An illustrated tutorial on how to change audio channels from stereo to dual-channel mono in Apple Final Cut Pro X, how to adjust pan, and how to process multiple clips at once in a batch.
An explanation of why creating the audio track first is essential to creating a successful motion graphic video.
A look at how much RAM you need for video editing, how to measure usage of the RAM you have, along with thoughts on how best to optimize your system.
Breaking News: Frame.io raises $50 million to support Cloud-based media collaboration and continued growth.
An illustrated tutorial on how to improve the sound of the spoken human voice using EQ filters in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
Keyboard shortcuts for Apple Final Cut Pro X that make both editing and trimming faster.