MPEG Streamclip no longer works in Mac OS X 10.12 or later. In this short, video excerpt from a recent webinar, Larry shows how to “rip,” or convert, media from a non-copy protected DVD into a video format suitable for editing, while preserving as much quality as possible.
In this video excerpt from his webinar “Media Management for Video Editing,” Larry Jordan presents an in-depth demo of KeyFlow Pro, from Malgn Technology.
In this video excerpt from his webinar “Media Management for Video Editing,” Larry Jordan presents an in-depth demo of Kyno, from Lesspain Software.
Three illustrated productivity tips that speed importing media into Apple Final Cut Pro X.
An illustrated tutorial on how to shoot slow-motion video on an iPhone, import it into Final Cut Pro X, and play it back with extremely high quality.
SpeedScriber provides automated media transcription. This product review looks at the beta version and was written by Misha Tenenbaum, CEO of EditStock.
Kyno is an affordable, high-speed, easy-to-use media management, screening, logging, organization and transcoding application for current and past versions of Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.
It is easy to get caught up in all the amazing technology contained inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC. But, sometimes, its worth taking a step back to look at how to accomplish those simple tasks that we know are there – somewhere. In this short video, Larry Jordan showcases the new proxy workflow in Premiere.
An illustrated, yet simple technique to fix audio levels that were recorded too loudly using Adobe Audition.
EditReady is a fast, flexible, simple to use video converter and created by the same folks that created ClipWrap. This utility can help speed your editing, provide greater flexibility over clip naming, change the timecode of a source clip or simplify media management.
A very cool, very secret Final Cut Pro X tip that can speed both importing and editing.
A detailed look, with an audio sample, of the brand-new Shure MV51 digital microphone.
An illustrated guide to editing HDR media in Final Cut Pro X.
A quick look at new products being announced at NAB 2016.
A detailed Q&A on media, media management and key preference settings in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
In this short video excerpt from a recent webinar, Larry Jordan shows the best way to import media from a camera, camera card, hard disk or iPhone into Final Cut Pro X.
It sweeps floors! It shoot high-quality television! No, it isn’t a myth – its the Incredible Broom Cam! Get all the inside scoop here.
In this short, illustrated video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates the amount of storage that’s needed for 4K video files. Use this to plan your next project.
In this short, illustrated video, Larry Jordan shows two ways to transfer 4K media from an iPhone 6s (or 6s Plus) to a Macintosh. (These techniques do not require video editing software on the Mac.)
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both shoot 4K video. Imagine, an iPhone shooting 4K video! But… how? In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan illustrates how to measure the speed of a hard disk using Blackmagic Design’s Disk Speed Test utility.
An illustrated, in-depth discussion of 4K video on an iPhone 6s, how to capture and edit it in Final Cut Pro X; along with a discussion of storage requirements.
An illustrated explanation of why you can’t import portions of a clip into Final Cut Pro X, along with examples of what you can and what you can’t.
In this short video, Larry Jordan explains what digital audio recorders are, how to select the right audio recording format and where to set recording levels.
This short video tutorial is an overview of things to consider when planning a video interview. Illustrated with slides and stories.
This short, video tutorial explains the microphones (mics) we listened to before deciding which ones to use for an interview, as well as where lavaliere mics should be placed.
Video highlights from a recent webinar by Larry Jordan looking at how to position and frame the camera to improve story-telling with your actors.
A detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to divide media from one large library into a series of smaller libraries using Final Cut Pro X; along with a discussion on how to improve performance and reduce storage.
A short video tutorial explaining what the new Library Properties panel does in Final Cut Pro X and how it works.
How to improve the speed of a RAID using partitions. Simple, easy, and effective.
A detailed and illustrated guide to the new media management features in Final Cut Pro X v.10.1.2.
Use this “Three Codec” method to shoot and edit video to improve speed and image quality.
A video tutorial showing how to select and ingest tapeless video clips using Adobe Prelude CC.
This short, step-by-step video tutorial illustrates the new hover-scrub feature in Adobe Prelude CC.
A detailed video tutorial showing how to send files from Adobe Prelude CC to Premiere Pro CC.
A step-by-step tutorial on converting time-lapse images into a movie using QuickTime Player 7.
A look at new Samurai and NInja digital video recorders from Atomos, and why they are helpful during production.
Final Cut Pro X can automatically analyze your audio. This article explains what it is doing.
Recently, Adobe updated Prelude CS6 to version 1.0.1. This article describes the new features.
A look back at The Buzz coverage of the 2012 NAB Show – what worked, what didn’t, and what we’d change.
Adobe Prelude CS6 is designed to speed the review, ingest, logging, selection, and export of tapeless media. This is a first-look at the new software.
Often, we need to organize our clips manually as we figure out the organization we need to make sense of a project. Keywords are perfect for this – and very fast, both to apply and to use.
The Activity Monitor in OS X is one of those unsung utilities that I find indispensable. It allows you to look inside five key areas of your computer to tell you what’s going on. Best of all, you can’t hurt anything using it – because its simply a monitor.
Is it possible to permanently link video and audio clips together? Larry teaches you how to create a Merged clip.
What is the best version of ProRes to use for HDV?
Which version of ProRes should you select in Log and Transfer for a Canon 7D? Which is better for the Canon 7D format?
Compressor automatically generates log DPX files. Is there a way to create linear DPX files?
Troubles with logging? Check the Reel column in the browser.
Larry answers some questions regarding the different codecs that Final Cut Express captures vs. Final Cut Pro, as well as fielding a question on audio waveforms.
There’s a lot of confusion about the three different media types in Final Cut Pro X: native, optimized, and proxy. This article explains what you need to know.
Using multiple drives for media is an EXCELLENT technique. Final Cut fully supports it.