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FCP X: Format 3D Text [video]

We use text to explain something to an audience that they can’t easily get any other way. However, just because it’s text doesn’t mean it can’t look arresting. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to format and adjust 3D text.

Product Review: Idustrial Revolution XEffects 3D Sports Graphics

An illustrated review of the new 3D Sports Graphics templates from idustrial Revolution for Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Use a Mask to Help Fix a Color Cast [video]

At heart, a mask allows us to select a portion of an image. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use a mask to determine the best way to fix a color cast in a video clip.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: The Basics of Masks [video]

At heart, a mask allows us to select a portion of an image. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates the basics of applying, modifying and deleting a mask inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

First Look: XMiL’s Random-X for FCP X

An illustrated review of the brand-new Random-X from XMiL for Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Product Review: OWC USB-C Travel Dock [u]

An illustrated review of the OWC USB-C Travel Dock for Mac and Windows laptop computers.

First Look: YoYottaID – Powerful Software for Archiving [u]

A “First Look” at YoYottaID. Powerful LTO archiving software hampered by an inscrutable interface; accompanied by an interview with Martin Greenwood, CTO of YoYotta.

Product Review: The Challenges of Archiving [u]

An in-depth look at backup and archiving using LTO tape systems, and the mLogic LTO mTape drive in specific. Also features an extended interview with Roger Mabon, CEO of mLogic.

FCP X: Dissolve Between Compound Clips

An illustrated tutorial on how to dissolve between two compound clips in Final Cut Pro X.

Update: Final Cut Library Manager 3.5

Final Cut Library Manager, by Arctic Whiteness, is an essential utility for Final Cut Pro X users that is flexible, affordable and, now, supports a powerful CSV export function.

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Reader Interface Suggestions

Recently, Larry Jordan asked his readers for suggestions to improve the interface of Final Cut Pro X. Here are their responses – from across the world!

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Reader Interface Suggestions [u]

Larry Jordan recently asked his readers for suggestions on how to improve the Adobe Premiere Pro CC interface. He got buried. Here are their suggestions.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Display High-Frame Rate Clip in Slow Motion [video]

Clip speed changes are surprisingly flexible, easy to create and add depth and interest to your projects. In this excerpt from a recent webinar, Larry Jordan shows how to display a high-frame rate clip in Premiere Pro to create high-quality, extreme slow motion. (This process is also called “conforming.”)

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Variable Clip Speed Changes [video]

Clip speed changes are surprisingly flexible, easy to create and add depth and interest to your projects. In this excerpt from a recent webinar, Larry Jordan shows how to create variable speed changes in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Broadcast Safe: Keep Video Levels Legal

An illustrated tutorial on how to prevent illegal luma and chroma levels in both Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Apple Final Cut Pro X using the Broadcast Safe effect. This also explains why we need to use it.

Product Review: Luca Visual FX Light Kit 2 [u]

An illustrated review of Luca Visual FX Light Kit 2, which runs in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and Motion.

FCP X 10.4: The New Hue/Saturation Color Tools [video]

Color correction and color grading is the final step in making our images look their best. In this short video excerpt, Larry shows how to use the new Hue/Saturation Curves to change colors of elements within the frame.

FCP X 10.4: Keyframe a Color Correction [video]

Color correction and color grading is the final step in making our images look their best. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use the new color keyframe feature in FCP X 10.4 to create dynamic color changes during playback.

FCP X 10.4: The Amazing New Balance Color Tool [video]

Apple updated Final Cut Pro X just before the holidays. In this short video excerpt from a recent PowerUP webinar, host Larry Jordan showcases the amazing power in the new Balance Color tool. Watch this, you’ll like it!

FCP X 10.4: View HDR Images on Video Scopes [video]

Apple updated Final Cut Pro X just before the holidays. In this short video excerpt from a recent PowerUP webinar, host Larry Jordan illustrates how to display and measure HDR images on Final Cut’s video scopes.