A quick, step-by-step process to transfer videos from a Mac to an iPad.
Whether you work with Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop or other image editing programs, you can create unusual, captivating effects using gradients and blend modes. Best of all, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to use them.
An intriguing new feature in macOS Catalina (10.15) is Sidecar. This allows you to either extend or mirror your Mac desktop on a recent-model iPad. Here’s what you need to know to make it work.
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.
Emojis can now be added just about anywhere you used to add text. Here’s how to access and use them.
Larry Jordan reflects on the new 2019 Mac Pro, who it’s designed for, and how to configure it for media editing.
An explanation of why creating the audio track first is essential to creating a successful motion graphic video.
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.
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.
A look at the impact changing video frame rates has on storage requirements.
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 …
A very simple way to create cast shadows of any object in Photoshop. Very, very cool!
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.
A corrected look at how video file size changes as color bit depth increases.
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.
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!
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.
An explanation of how the speed of light limits how fast a computer CPU can go. This is VERY cool, even if you don’t understand tech!
An illustrated tutorial on how to use the new Freeform view display option in the April, 2019, update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Illustrated details on Adobe’s latest updates (April 3, 2019) to Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC and Character Animator.
An illustrated guide to free software tools you can use to measure the performance of your computer system, with a focus on video editing.
An illustrated and detailed tour of how the Digital Production Buzz will produce and webcast 27 live shows in 3.5 days direct from the 2019 NAB trade show floor.
An in-depth, illustrated look at Axle.ai, media asset management software for the Mac.
The most popular articles published on LarryJordan.com for 2018, along with a few other key links you need to know.
This illustrated tutorial shows how to discover the codecs of your media using the Finder, QuickTime Player 7, QuickTime Player, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019.
Adobe provides more details on what media codecs will be supporting in future versions of the macOS, as emailed to Larry Jordan.
An easy way to connect an Atomos Ninja monitor/recorder to a Mac and use it as a second screen, or screen-recording system.
A detailed look at the new, 2018, Mac mini with an emphasis on video editing. We look at speeds, but, more importantly, we look at real-world results.
Here’s the best way to delete an Adobe Creative Cloud application from either Mac or Windows.
Audio not recording? It’s a new preference in Mojave that you need to change. Here’s how.
The changes in Premiere in this update are both pervasive and powerful; the new color tools in Premiere are especially welcome. This article illustrates all the new features in Adobe Premiere Pro for 2019.
This is a detailed and illustrated look, along with commentary, on the new features in Adobe Audition CC 2019.
A detailed, illustrated guide to the technical hardware and workflow of producing the Digital Production Buzz, a weekly audio podcast directed at the independent filmmaker, hosted by Larry Jordan.
Whether you use Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what do you do your images don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use a variety of tools to repair a still image in Photoshop.
Whether you use Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, still images are at the heart of many video programs, especially documentaries. But, what do you do if your images don’t look that good? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to use the Patch tool in Adobe Photoshop CC to repair an image.
Details on Adobe’s latest updates to the audio and video applications: Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Audition CC, Character Animator and Adobe Stock.
A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to move sequences from Adobe Premiere Pro CC into Apple Final Cut Pro X.
A detailed, illustrated tutorial on how to move projects and media from Apple Final Cut Pro X to Adobe Premiere Pro CC (or After Effects, Audition or FCP 7).