A revised explanation of how and when to automatically scale clips inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Adobe announces Productions for Adobe Premiere Pro CC at Sundance 2020. Here are the details of this new, team-oriented addition to Premiere.
An explanation of what the audio settings mean when creating a multicam clip for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, along with recommendations on which settings to choose.
A revised article on how to create and edit multicam clips in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, where the source clips are different frame sizes.
Here’s a fast, but not intuitive, way to create the right multicam clip for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
An illustrated tutorial on how to use “pinning” to control the placement of text in Adobe Premiere when using Auto-Reframe.
Emojis can now be added just about anywhere you used to add text. Here’s how to access and use them.
Blurs and mosaics are no longer effective in masking the identity of an on-screen speaker. Here’s what you need to know.
Post Haste can help you get organized right at the start of a project by creating folders and files automatically, and in a format you control. This free app is worth a look – here are the details.
Image Chest is a Mac app that catalogs and finds images. This is a helpful app for managing all the stills associated with a video project. It isn’t perfect, but it is worth a look. Here are the details.
Smart Rendering is a media optimization strategy that speeds renders and exports in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This explains what you need to know.
An illustrated tutorial on how to set audio clips in Premiere to dual-channel mono for more control in mixing. Plus, a very cool technique for processing audio clips in a batch!
An explanation of why creating the audio track first is essential to creating a successful motion graphic video.
A look at how much RAM you need for video editing, how to measure usage of the RAM you have, along with thoughts on how best to optimize your system.
Breaking News: Frame.io raises $50 million to support Cloud-based media collaboration and continued growth.
An explanation of why rolling credits are hard to display smoothly, along with suggestions on how to improve smoothness.
Survey of applications and web services providing automated speech-to-text transcription focused on media creators.
A general analysis of when to use H.264 vs. HEVC for media compression, along with a recommendation for media creators.
An illustrated tutorial on how to use the new Auto-Reframe feature for both clips and sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020.
The Project Manager, in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, allows you to gather all the files for a project and store them safely in one place. Here’s how it works.
Axle.ai debuts ascribe.ai, fast speech-to-text transcription through an Extension panel in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Adobe released new apps and updates to all their applications at Adobe Max 2019 this morning. Here are the details on their audio and video apps.
Apple updated its Pro Video codecs. These are of value to all editors, but you can’t upgrade to them using the Mac App Store. Here’s how.
Apple released the latest version of Compressor (4.4.5) last Monday. One of the key features in the update was improved performance. Since all of us rely on compression to deliver our final projects, I wanted to see how much improvement …
The brave new world of 8K media requires a beefy computer, like the new 2019 Mac Pro. But, the hidden cost – and major surprise – is what 8K media requires in your storage. Here’s an overview of what to expect.
Within just a few weeks, most likely this month, Apple will release the latest version of the MacOS – Catalina. First introduced at WWDC last June, this is the latest incarnation of OS X. There are three critical things you …
Three different ways to quickly export a section of a movie from Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Thoughts on planning a video project, along with illustrations of how to use a storyboard and a downloadable storyboard that you can use for your own projects.
Adobe announces “Auto Reframe” at IBC 2019. Here’s more.
An illustrated tutorial on how to mask and track an effect – like a blur – in a video clip using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
An explanation of things to consider when purchasing your next computer for media editing. Written for the non-technical person who is deeply confused about what all these tech talk means.
Marker, from XMiL Workflow Tools, is a free, easy-to-use utility that displays, tags and exports lists of used or unused files in a video editing project created by Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer or Apple Final Cut Pro X (and 7).
An explanation of when to use, or not use, “Maximum Bit Depth” and “Maximum Render Quality” in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
An explanation of when and why media is copied during import, plus a discussion of Premiere’s new Ingest option.
A corrected look at how video file size changes as color bit depth increases.
An unpublished HDR compression guide from Adobe on how to export HDR media from Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Raw files give us the most control over the color and gray-scale values in our image, but they create massively large files and require significant time spent color grading. Log files allow us to retain highlight detail. And LUTs allow us to quickly convert an image or clip from one look to another. This article explains what each of these are and how they relate to video editing.
This provides an overview of what High Dynamic Range (HDR) media is, where we are now, where we are going, how it works in video editing systems and links to learn more. Written for a video editor, not an engineer.
A very cool technique to create unique looks for your video using LUTs. This requires Photoshop and can be used in Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, or Davinci Resolve. You’ll like this.
With all these different high-end video formats, it’s easy to get confused. In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan defines and illustrates color spaces and LUTs; and how they apply to video media.
High Dynamic Range (HDR), RAW, sLog, vLog, HDR, 10-bit, 12-bit… In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how to create custom LUTs for media in Adobe Premiere Pro using Adobe Photoshop. This is a VERY cool technique!
High Dynamic Range (HDR), RAW, sLog, vLog, HDR, 10-bit, 12-bit… In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how to optimize preference settings in Adobe Premiere Pro to work with HDR media.
An illustrated review and tutorial on mLUT for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer and more.
An illustrated tutorial on how to use AirDrop to move images and video from your iPhone to a Mac.
Mark Bashian, Creative Director for Bash Films, recently sent me these results of his performance testing. Since all of us are trying to figure out how to make the most of our computer gear, I found his tests to be …
A detailed, illustrated, review of the LG 27″ UHD 4K Display from the perspective of video editing and still images.
A step-by-step illustrated tutorial on how to create, automate and access proxy media files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018 or later).
In this short video excerpt, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how and why to automatically create and edit proxies in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2019).
The Vuze+ VR Camera, developed and manufactured by HumanEyes, is an eight-camera, four-mic unit for recording stereoscopic (3D) or monoscopic (2D) 360/VR video images, accompanied by either stereo or surround audio. Here’s a review of my experience using it.
While 360/VR won’t replace traditional filmmaking, it can create some amazing experiences. In this short video excerpt, watch Larry Jordan as he illustrates how to edit 360/VR video in Apple Final Cut Pro X.