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Premiere Pro: Create a Clean Green-screen Key From Really Bad Video [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create a clean green-screen (chroma) key from really bad source footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. This also shows how to use masks.

Premiere Pro: Add, Modify, and Mask Effects [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to add, modify, mask and delete visual effects in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Create Variable-Speed Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how to create clips that play back at variable speeds in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Final Cut Pro X: Batch Rename Clips

Hidden inside Final Cut is a batch renaming feature that makes renaming clips fast and easy. This illustrated tutorial shows where it is and how it works.

Final Cut Pro X: Visibility, Skimming, & Clip Skimming

There are three options in the View menu that enable us to better see what we are creating in the timeline: Visibility, Skimming and Clip Skimming. Here’s how they work.

Thoughts on New Macs with Apple Silicon

Apple Silicon – new CPUs from Apple – were announced at WWDC 2020. Here’s Larry Jordan’s take on what this new hardware means to media creators.

Premiere Pro: Use the Track Mixer to Improve Your Audio [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan showcases an easy way to improve the quality of your audio using the Track mixer, key audio effects, and the Loudness Radar in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Premiere Pro: Optimize the Audio Meters [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to optimize Premiere Pro’s audio meters to improve measuring audio levels during video editing.

Premiere Pro: Find, Apply & Modify Audio & Video Transitions [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates a variety of ways to find, apply and modify audio and video transitions in Premiere Pro.

Final Cut Pro X: Create and Use Proxy Files

Proxy files simplify working with video files. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to create and use them in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Create a Performance Video Wall in Final Cut Pro X

Video walls for performances are very popular. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create them, using Final Cut Pro X and the Griddy plugin from FXFactory.

Quickly Transfer Photos and Video Using Image Capture on a Mac

I’m impressed with how Image Capture simplifies moving files between iPhone and Mac. It is easy to use, capable, fast and secure. And, best of all, it’s already installed on your system.

Premiere Pro: Use the Source Monitor to Review and Mark Video Clips [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to use the Source Monitor in Adobe Premiere Pro to review and mark video clips for editing.

Premiere Pro: How to Create 3-point, Back-time & Replace Edits [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to perform three advanced editing techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro: 3-Point, Back-time and Replace edits.

Premiere Pro: Tips to Organize Clips in the Timeline [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates different techniques to organize, move, copy and delete clips in the Adobe Premiere timeline.

June, 2020: Adobe Updates Everything, Again

Adobe announced a flock of new updates. Here’s a summary of what’s new for audio and video folks, plus links for more information.

Final Cut Pro X: Benefits of the Background Tasks Window

One of the reasons Final Cut Pro X is so fast is that it completes a lot of its work in the background. The Background Tasks window monitors all this activity. Here’s how to use it.

Final Cut Pro X: Mysteries of the Timeline Index

If you haven’t used the Timeline Index, you are missing a powerful tool to help track and organize the contents of your projects. Here’s what it does and how to use it.

Automatically Transcode Media & Create Proxy Files in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains how to automatically transcode media from one format to another, plus create proxy files, during import in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Access, Add, Modify and Delete Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to access, add, modify and delete keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Premiere Pro.