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Deinterlacing Video in Compressor
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to use powerful new features in Compressor (version 3 or 3.5) to deinterlace your video. Along the way, he provides you with guidance on when it’s better to use interlaced, vs. deinterlaced, footage, which filters to avoid, and then he illustrates a specific, step-by-step technique you can follow to make your video look great.

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Normalizing Audio in FCP
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains what normalization is, how to apply it in Final Cut Pro 6 or 7, what settings to use, and what normalization is doing to your clips. If you need a fast fix to soft audio, and you don't have time for a formal mix, this technique can make a world of difference in almost no time at all.

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Setting Audio Levels in Final Cut Pro
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to organize your audio – called checker-boarding – for mixing. Then, he walks you through the process of setting your audio levels with specific settings and examples. He also explains why this is so important.

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Creating Variable Speed Changes
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to use the Speed Tool to quickly adjust the speed of a clip using a technique similar to the Time Remapping Tool in Soundtrack Pro.

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Creating an Alpha Transition in fcp-7
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In this tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to create these transitions. He starts by creating a clip with an alpha channel (transparency), then how to use that clip to create your own customized alpha transition. He also shows you how to create an alpha transition even if you don't have a clip with an alpha channel.

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Exporting Clips with Alpha Channels
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In this video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you what an alpha channel is, how to create a clip that contains an alpha channel, and how to export it so that the alpha channel is retained.

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Understanding and Creating Nests
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In this video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you three ways to use nests in your daily work: To create a show master from a collection of sequences, To add an effect to a group of clips as though it was a single clip, and To change the processing order so that motion effects are created before a filter is applied.

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Rotoscoping with Photoshop
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Rotoscoping is the process of manually removing a portion of an image in a clip, without using a green screen. In this tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to remove the background of an image – in this case, a cement wall – quickly and easily by combining the compositing power of Final Cut Pro 6 or 7 with the ability to manipulate pixels using Photoshop CS3 or CS4 Extended.

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Final Cut Pro Power Skills
Book

This quick reference book is filled with the fast tips you need to speed your work. You have the basics of Final Cut Pro down but when it's crunch time, it's the hidden techniques, shortcuts, and workarounds — the power skills–that make the difference.

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Compress HD for Web
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Using Compressor 3, Larry shows you how to import a file, how to preview your video accurately, how to create custom audio and video compression settings, when to use filters, how to deinterlace, and offers a variety of image sizes optimized for HD video.

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LiveType Templates
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In this short, focused video tutorial, Larry demonstrates how to set your project properties to match your video settings, how to create templates for 16:9 NTSC and PAL video, how to create and modify an existing template, how to modify text and effects, how to save a template, and how to create a template preview.

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FCP Selection Tools
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In this short, focused, video tutorial Larry Jordan shows you eight different selection tools in Final Cut that can make your life a lot easier. Discover how the Edit, Group, Range, and Track selection tools work, the keyboard shortcuts you can use to extend their reach, and hidden tips that can increase their power.

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Compressing 16x9 DV
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In this video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to create a custom compression setting inside Apple Compressor 3 to make your video look great. Covering topics such as audio compression, video compression, filters, deinterlacing, and data rates, Larry will walk you through the necessary steps to make your movies web-friendly!

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Automating Video Compression
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In this short, focused video tutorial, Larry Jordan demonstrates how to create a compressor droplet from existing settings, where to store media, how to apply the droplet, plus many helpful tips along the way!

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Converting HDV Into DV
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Larry Jordan explains how to use Compressor to convert your video to the proper format, how to determine the source and destination settings for the compressed file, and how to submit it for compression.

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Better QuickTime Playback
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In this short, focused video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to change QuickTime settings to achieve great-looking playback. You'll learn how to adjust the video track settings inside QuickTime Pro to make your QuickTime movies look the way you expect!

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LiveType Custom Effects
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to easily animate your text using custom effects. You'll learn how to create a lower-third background, how to animate your text, how to add keyframes, how to adjust keyframes, how to add up to 72 different animation parameters to your effect, and how to save your effect so you can reuse it again later.

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Color Correction to Fix Problem Clips
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In this short, focused, video tutorial Larry Jordan shows you how to do an automatic color correction in seven steps using the Color Corrector 3-Way filter in Final Cut Pro. This technique is especially useful when time is tight and the clip has a bad color cast — or as the first step toward manual color correction.

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Intro to Motion Particles
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan introduces the particle system in Motion 3 by creating a simple, but fascinating, transition effect for use in Final Cut Pro.

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Using Submixes in STP
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to create and name submixes, how to set the number of output channels, how to assign tracks to a submix, how to control multiple tracks at the same time, how to apply a filter to a submix, and how to output “stems” – that is, an export where your dialog, effects, and music tracks are each output as separate audio files.

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Limiter Filter in Soundtrack Pro
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to apply the Limiter filter to a track, what the various settings mean, and walks you through step-by-step in configuring the filter for your audio. Along the way, he also shows how to create, change, and remove filter presets.

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Soundtrack Pro Spectrum Editor
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to switch between waveform and spectrum views, how to adjust the spectrum to represent human hearing, how to remove a specific frequency that contains an annoying noise, and how to copy and paste specific frequency ranges.

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Reverb in STP
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In this short, focused video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates the concepts of Sends and Busses within Soundtrack Pro by showing how to apply a filter, in this case the Reverb filter, to a single track, to a submix, and, finally to a bus. He illustrates how to create Sends, and Busses, how to apply and adjust the Reverb filter, and the difference between Pre- and Post-Fader effects.

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Matching Mics
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan demonstrates how to make audio clips sound like they were recorded on the same day and with the same microphone by using equalization matching. Focusing on EQ and dynamic balance, Larry will walk you through the necessary steps to seamlessly integrate audio, no matter when or by what means it was recorded!

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Create Flash Movies with Adobe Media Encoder
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to create a Flash movie from a QuickTime file exported from Final Cut Pro. He starts by showing you the the fastest way to compress, using all the default settings. Then, the tutorial walks you through how to modify the compression settings to get exactly the look and file size you want for your project.

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Sending Files to Soundtrack Pro from FCP
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Final Cut Studio has a very fast way to move files between applications – called Sending. But when you are sending files to Soundtrack Pro, you have a variety of choices. In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates all three variations, explains what the options are, and how to move your files fast with the highest quality.

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Converting Between FCP Versions Using XML
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you exactly the steps you need to follow to convert your projects and then open them in the earlier version of Final Cut.

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Reading Video Scopes in Final Cut Pro
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates each of the four scopes inside Final Cut Pro. With clear examples, he shows you how to read them and understand the information they are displaying. While he covers all four scopes, this tutorial concentrates on the two most important: the waveform monitor and the vectorscope.

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Creating Animated Text in LiveType
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to create text animations easily inside LiveType. From starting a new project, to putting text on a curve to keying video into text, this tutorial showcases a flock of techniques you can use to improve your next project by getting your titles to move.

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More Than Two Dozen Keyboard Shortcuts
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In this short, focused, video tutorial, Larry Jordan unveils almost 30 keyboard shortcuts that he uses everyday to speed his editing. Not covered in most courses, these shortcuts can make a huge difference in getting your work done faster.

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Ten Ways to Make FCP More Efficient
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In this short, focused, tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you ten ways you can pep things up a bit. These are not trouble-shooting tips, rather they are things to avoid doing that slows Final Cut down. Larry's suggestions cover three areas: Setting preferences, Window Layout, and Monitoring.

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Variable-speed Clips
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In this short, step-by-step tutorial, Larry Jordan compares the differences between a constant speed change and a variable speed change, shows you how to create an artistic effect using keyframes in the Viewer, or make precision adjustments using the Time Stretch tool in the Timeline. As well, he illustrates how to ramp into or out of any keyframe using Beziér curve controls. When then tutorial is done, you'll be able to easily create your own variable speed effects.

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STP's Time Stretch Tool
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In this short, step-by-step tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you what the Time Stretch tool is, how to select and adjust the length of a word, then how to select and adjust the length of a phrase. By the time this tutorial is complete, you'll be able to match wild audio to lip-sync, or adjust the length of an entire clip so that it fits into exactly the time you need.

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Importing and Exporting EDLs
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In this short, step-by-step tutorial, Larry Jordan explains what an EDL is, how to select a sequence within Final Cut Pro to export as an EDL, how to choose the correct EDL format, what the export menu choices mean, and how to work around the significant limitations of an EDL. Then, Larry goes on to show how to import an EDL into Final Cut either for recapture at a higher resolution or for relinking to existing media. By the time this tutorial is complete, you'll be confident you can export and import EDLs correctly.

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Using Media Manager
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In this short, step-by-step tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you what you need to know to use Media Manager to select and consolidate your Final Cut Pro projects for archiving. Even more important, he shows you how to avoid accidentally deleting media you need for other projects!

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Using Adobe Bridge
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In this step-by-step tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to configure the Bridge interface to meet your needs, then walks you through each of these three key functions. At the end of this training, you'll be able to use Bridge to keep track of all your media.