You exported your video file only to find that it is WAAAY too big! Here’s an explanation of file sizes, codecs and media workflow for beginners.
An interview with Maury Rogow, CEO of RIP Media Group, on what they are doing to find work and stay creative during these difficult times.
One of the headline features in the 10.4.9 update to Final Cut Pro X is a number of improvements to proxy editing. Here’s an illustrated tutorial on what they are and how they work.
Configuring a 2020 27″ iMac for video editing, with recommendations for system components, along with a discussion of this system vs. new Apple silicon gear.
Adam Wilt shares his thoughts on why Blackmagic Design released a camera recording 12K frame sizes. And, it isn’t the reason you expect.
Voice-over work combines acting with technology to create magic. It’s your voice telling stories directly into the imagination of the listener. Here are some tips to make it better.
Apple Silicon – new CPUs from Apple – were announced at WWDC 2020. Here’s Larry Jordan’s take on what this new hardware means to media creators.
Content ‘Velocity’ Is More Important Than Quality. Larry Jordan interviews Jess Hartmann, CEO, ProMax, about changes in video post-production as we emerge from the pandemic.
An interview with Mark Harrison, managing director of DPP, on what the near-term future holds for restarting the media industry after the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are two single-camera editing techniques that drive me nuts: Shifting eye contact and unnecessary jump cuts. Here are techniques to solve both those problems.
Thoughtful reflections from Bill Goetz, news videographer, on how change changes us.
Everyone around us is scared, isolated and feeding on rumors. In spite of it all, there’s hope. And we have the technology and the skills to provide it. Ask your clients what you can do to help. Here are some ideas.
Burning Blu-ray Discs is possible on a Mac, but bugs in Apple Final Cut Pro X make creating Blu-rays harder than it should be. Read the workarounds here.
This is a detailed look at Apple’s Afterburner card for the 2019 Mac Pro. This explains what it is, what it does and when to considering buying it.
Retrospect 16 – powerful, flexible and, handicapped by out-of-date tutorials and an unhelpful User Guide, very, very difficult for the new user to learn.
A review of “The Filmmaker’s Handbook” by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus.
Larry Jordan reflects on the new 2019 Mac Pro, who it’s designed for, and how to configure it for media editing.
Due to an extreme shortage of LTO-8 tape, the growth of LTO stalled during 2019. The tape situation is now resolved, which means we can look forward to being able to archive our assets, as this article explains.
Software Update often displays extra update options – if you wait for it.
Promise Pegasus RAIDs are causing problems when trying to run Windows 10 under macOS Catalina. Read here for the details.
An explanation of why iPhones don’t shoot 25 or 50 frames per second video.
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 …
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.
Recently, Linda Moore at Complete Home Spa, asked if they could contribute an article to my website. Linda suggested an article dealing with stress. I was intrigued, so I invited her to contribute. Here’s their article.
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.
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.
Before I start, let me clearly state that I have no inside information. I have not been “briefed.” These are NOT rumors. And I don’t know anything that you don’t know. Still, I was just thinking….
Ever wondered where interlacing, drop-frame, and credit cards came from? Well, here’s the story.
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!
In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan share his thoughts on how to pick the “Best” computer for video editing, what specs are important, and how to spend your money wisely.
These are challenging times for media professionals. But from a baker’s dozen of industry leaders, there are a lot of reasons for hope. Read their thoughts here.
Adobe provides more details on what media codecs will be supporting in future versions of the macOS, as emailed to Larry Jordan.
Blackmagic Design responds to questions about Apple discontinuing support for older media codecs in upcoming versions of the macOS with a relatively weak response.
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.
A detailed look at the new Mac mini (2018) and how to best configure it for video editing.
Mojave will be a great operating system. But… for production systems, it won’t hurt to wait a while after release before upgrading. This article explains why.
Twelve thought-providing sayings to help you become a better editor using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, along with links to Larry’s favorite keyboard shortcuts.
Twelve thought-providing sayings to help you become a better video editor; along with special notes for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.
Codecs don’t last forever. This article details changes coming to apps and media in future versions of the macOS. This is important for anyone needed to access legacy media files.
Adobe announces Project Rush: Integrated video editing across all devices, optimized for new users and social media.
All of us DESERVE a good job. But, what we deserve has nothing to do with whether we will actually FIND a good job. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains the techniques you need to use for a successful job interview.
Instructions on how to turn off auto-updating in the macOS, why this can be a good idea and Larry Jordan’s thoughts on when to update after a new release.
Recently, Larry Jordan asked his readers for suggestions to improve the interface of Final Cut Pro X. Here are their responses – from across the world!
Larry Jordan recently asked his readers for suggestions on how to improve the Adobe Premiere Pro CC interface. He got buried. Here are their suggestions.
An in-depth first look at the new features and operation of Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4.
A helpful infographic, explanation and links about archiving media data on LTO tape drives.
Job hunting is a game where no one explains the rules. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan explains the two key things you MUST know as you start your job search.
This is a short-term caution for media creators about upgrading too soon to the High Sierra version of macOS, including how to turn OFF automatic upgrading.
There are problems working with files created by GoPro Studio using Apple Final Cut Pro X, as this blog explains.
Larry Jordan’s thoughts on the best way to configure a new 2017 iMac for video editing when you are on a budget.