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Final Cut Pro X: Multicam Effects and Montages [video]

Editing a multicam shoot allows us to see multiple camera clips at the same time as we edit the show. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to add effects and create montages with multicam clips inside Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Throw Your Animation a Curve

Apple Final Cut Pro X allows you to animate elements by changing their position on screen. But, what if you want to move an element within the frame AND make it travel on a curve? This illustrated tutorial shows you how.

A Technical Look at the Digital Production Buzz Podcast

A detailed, illustrated guide to the technical hardware and workflow of producing the Digital Production Buzz, a weekly audio podcast directed at the independent filmmaker, hosted by Larry Jordan.

How to Repair a Still Image in Adobe Photoshop [video]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what do you do your images don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use a variety of tools to repair a still image in Photoshop.

How to Use the Photoshop Patch Tool to Repair a Still Image [video]

Whether you use Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what do you do if your images don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use the Patch tool in Adobe Photoshop CC to repair an image.

Final Cut Pro X: Fun With Titles

Cool tricks to play with titles in Final Cut Pro X to make them look more interesting. These tips will make all your titles look a lot more fun!

How to Export an XML File From Final Cut Pro X Into Adobe Audition CC [video]

Larry Jordan shows how to export the audio files for a dramatic scene from FCP X using XML, convert the XML file using XtoCC, edit and mix the audio in Adobe Audition, then bring the final mix back into FCP X for final output. In this short excerpt, Larry illustrates how to get audio files out of FCP X and into Audition using XML.

How and Why to Create an Audio Bus in Adobe Audition [video]

Larry Jordan shows how to export the audio files for a dramatic scene from FCP X using XML, convert the XML file using XtoCC, edit and mix the audio in Adobe Audition CC, then bring the final mix back into FCP X for final output. In this short excerpt, Larry illustrates how and why to create an audio bus in Adobe Audition.

FCP X: Take Out the Garbage

An illustrated tutorial on how to remove “garbage” from a video clip using a variety of garbage masks inside Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Adobe Announces Updates to Creative Cloud Applications

Details on Adobe’s latest updates to the audio and video applications: Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Audition CC, Character Animator and Adobe Stock.

Move Sequences Between Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X

A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to move sequences from Adobe Premiere Pro CC into Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Move Projects Between Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC

A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to move projects and media from Apple Final Cut Pro X to Adobe Premiere Pro CC (or After Effects, Audition or FCP 7).

Don’t Upgrade to macOS Mojave… Yet. [u]

Mojave will be a great operating system. But… for production systems, it won’t hurt to wait a while after release before upgrading. This article explains why.

Working with HDR Media in Apple Final Cut Pro X

A detailed, practical look at working with HDR media in Apple Final Cut Pro X (v.10.4). Guest article written by James Duke.

FREE: Dance for Television – A Production Handbook

A FREE 85-page Handbook on how to stage, produce and direct dance for television or video. Written in 1978 by Larry Jordan, based on his experiences at the American Dance Festival. Updated in 2018.

Maxon Releases Cinema 4D Release 20

Maxon releases the latest version of Cinema 4D – Release 20. Here are the details of what’s in their newest release.

12 Basic Truths for Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Twelve thought-providing sayings to help you become a better editor using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, along with links to Larry’s favorite keyboard shortcuts.

The 12 Basic Truths of Video Editing [u]

Twelve thought-providing sayings to help you become a better video editor; along with special notes for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for Final Cut Pro X

A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to create, modify, and delete keyboard shortcuts in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro CC

A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to create, modify and delete keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.