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Available as a collection of downloads, this contains Larry Jordan's brand-new The Craft of Editing training series.
Media management causes more stress for beginning editors than any other task in editing. If you organize your media properly at the beginning, the edit works great. If not, well, you end up spending more time chasing your errant media than you want to admit in public…
This session is a grab-bag of unusual, but easy to create, effects using Motion 5. In this online session, discover the power of parameter animation, animated brush strokes, and interesting things to do with blend modes and video.
This online training looks at advanced color correction features in Final Cut Pro X. There is a lot of power hidden under the surface of Final Cut's color correction tools. This session will show you how to use them.
The best way to improve the quality of your picture is to improve the quality of your sound. But, for many video editors, audio is a mystery. This session provides all the essential audio basics video editors need to improve their sound.
This is Larry’s favorite class: helping students and editors understand what it takes to find a job in today’s world. Now, more than ever, we are in charge of marketing our most important product: ourselves. What do we need to know to be successful?
Understanding video compression is essential in today’s world of digital media. However, many editors are baffled by all the options. This webinar compares the latest version of Adobe Media Encoder with Apple Compressor to help you decide which to use.
Watch over Larry's shoulder as he edits a series of dramatic and interview scenes to illustrate his points. If you are a new editor, this is a good way to learn basic editing techniques. And if you are an experienced editor, you can use this to brush up your own skills.
Video editors have been doing something similar to masking for a long time using the Crop tool. While the tools are different, the concept of hiding portions of an image is not. In Motion, we have a LOT more options when it comes to masking. If all you know about masks are the masking effects in Final Cut Pro X, you are missing most of the best features in masking.
Still images are at the heart of almost every documentary. Stills are fine, but getting them to move is far better. Whether you need to animate old photos, or add excitement when only stills are available, we often need to make still images move.
This video training is different from most of our other webinars. Rather than look at a particular aspect of technology, this examines how the craft of editing helps tell a story. In fact, in this webinar, the specific editing software you are using doesn't matter at all.
Multicam editing is ideal for sports and live performance, where you are covering the action with more than one camera, because it allows us to edit all those cameras at the same time. With recent upgrades and improvements from Adobe in multi-camera editing, its time to take another look at it in Premiere.
In this video training, Larry takes you deep into the world of 3D space using Motion 5.1. Building on the belief that the best effects are composed of simple steps that are combined to create stunning visuals, Larry shows you the building blocks of 3D. In fact, he starts by showing how to achieve killer 3D looks without even using cameras, or lights, or sets.
In this video training, Larry shows you dozens of ways to change the speed of a clip, starting with a very simple freeze frame in the Timeline, then moving into the far more flexible options of a Hold frame. After that, Larry really gets rolling illustrating all the different speed effects in Final Cut Pro X.
Double-system sound means recording the video on one device (a camera) while recording the audio on a separate device (a digital audio recorder). The benefits to double-system recording are the potential for much higher audio quality, coupled to a wider selection of cameras. The disadvantage is getting all these files synced for editing.
Plug-ins add exciting new effects and capabilities to any software; and the 3rd-party developer community for Final Cut Pro X is especially dynamic! Discover new products from: NewBlueFX, Stupid Raisins, Digital Anarchy, Intelligent Assistance, Tiffen, FXFactory, Red Giant, and Coremelt.
Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X, most of us only think of using Photoshop for still images. But, hidden deep inside the program is a frame-based video repair facility. This means that the same tools we use in Photoshop to fix still images can be used to fix problems with our video, including pixel-based editing.
The latest 10.1.2 update to Apple Final Cut Pro X added new features and extended existing ones. Plus, it continued to improve media management with the addition of the new Library Properties panel and refined import options. All in all, lots of new things to learn.
The new 2014 updates to Adobe Premiere CC and Adobe Audition CC added a ton of new features to both programs. This new session showcases what's new.
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Apple Motion intimidates a lot of editors, but it shouldn’t. We can use Motion to easily create fascinating effects without requiring the programming skills of a rocket scientist or the design skills of a graphic artist. In fact, creating motion graphics to add life to your projects is pretty simple; if you know how.
Shooting with multiple cameras is increasingly common, especially for performances and sports. However, editing multiple cameras – called “multicam editing” – can be challenging, especially as the number of cameras you are editing increases.
The media world is not yet ready to abandon optical media. In fact, many editors depend upon DVD or Blu-ray Disc sales for a large portion of their income. But the world HAS moved from the standard-definition world of DVD to the high-definition world of Blu-ray Disc.
Blend modes, which Final Cut Pro 7 called “composite modes,” combine images based upon their gray-scale or color values. Which sounds weird until you start to play with it. Think of blend modes as “sharing textures between images.” What makes blend modes so exciting is that they are easy to apply, yet open up a world of creative possibilities.
Text is critical to video projects today. Many of us create titles in Photoshop, but one of the very cool features inside Premiere Pro CC is its built-in titler. In fact, you can do things with titles in Premiere that you can’t do in Photoshop! In this one-hour online webinar you’ll learn how to put Premiere’s Titler to work in your projects.
Color correction fixes mistakes. Color grading uses color to enhance the emotion of your story. In this one-hour video training, discover how the color effects, third-party filters and Color Board inside Final Cut Pro X can reinforce and emphasize the story you're creating.
A BRAND-NEW MOUSEPAD FOR FINAL CUT PRO X 10.1! All New Design – More Keyboard Shortcuts Than Ever! Can you answer these questions: What do I put under my mouse? Where can I go to find keyboard shortcuts when it’s …
One of the features that makes Final Cut Pro X so exciting isn't even created by Apple. It's the thousands of third-party plug-ins and applications that work with Final Cut. These add effects and capabilities far beyond the basics shipped with the software.
All effects in Final Cut Pro X are first created in Motion 5, then saved so that Final Cut can use them. This is great news for anyone wanting to create custom Final Cut effects. Except… how? Even worse, what if you can’t draw a straight line without mechanical assistance?
The most powerful, yet confusing, new feature in Final Cut Pro X, v.10.1, is media management. The new library, event, and project structure is a big change from earlier versions of Final Cut. This video tutorial takes you inside the application and gives you an in-depth look at how the new media management system works.
The latest update to Apple Compressor â 4.1 â brings with it a whole new interface, faster performance, more compression presets, and a different way to monitor your work. Join host Larry Jordan as he explores the latest features in this software and shows you how to put them to work in your projects.
Apple just released its latest update to Final Cut Pro X and this webinar gives you a first look at all the new features. We designed this webinar for those that need more than YouTube, but don't yet want to invest in full-on training. The latest update to Final Cut Pro X sports more than 200 new features; including a totally revised system for media management. This webinar provides an in-depth look at many of them, including several existing features that you may not already know about.
Join Master Trainer Larry Jordan as he takes you step-by-step through the latest version – 4.1 – of Apple Compressor. This training, which is designed for both beginning and experienced users, starts by explaining terms and concepts to build a firm foundation for the rest of this training. Then, Larry illustrates virtually every feature in the program – from simple settings to full-on automation – that Compressor offers to simplify your compression tasks.
As more and more video goes to the web, the quality of our video compression has a direct bearing on the results of all our editing. It is critical that we make our compressed videos look great – whether for YouTube, DVD, or the web. However, figuring out how to make compressed video look great is a bigger challenge than you might expect.
One of the exciting things in every update is discovering all the latest features. And, in the 7.1 update to Premiere Pro, Adobe has added a TON of new stuff. From improved performance, to direct links to SpeedGrade, to improved multi-camera sequences, to a whole host of smaller features. Some are calling this Adobe’s most feature-rich update since the initial release of the Creative Cloud software.