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.
Reflector 3, from Squirrels, displays an iPhone screen live to your computer, which is great for streaming and webinars. Here’s a review.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC does not include any Apple ProRes sequence presets.. yet. Here’s how to create them. (Updated March, 2020, with new advice throughout.)
How to create ProRes transcoding settings in Adobe Media Encoder – both old and new versions.
A detailed look at the speed differences in rendering different versions of ProRes in Apple Final Cut Pro X. Which should you use to save time?
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.
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.
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.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to import, edit and export a project in Apple Final Cut Pro X using vertical video shot on an iPhone.
In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use Apple Compressor to crop and pad video images; for example, to convert between aspect ratios.
Bundles allow us to export multiple files at the same time. This illustrated tutorial explains how.
For many, video compression is a black art; but it doesn’t need to be. Discover the power in Adobe Media Encoder in this short video excerpt as Larry Jordan shows how to create a Watch Folder to automate compression.
If you are struggling to understand how audio works, this session is for you. In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to use Roles to organize audio clips in a Project, then export specific audio using Share.
In this short, video excerpt from a recent webinar, Larry explains what closed captions are, how to create them, how to modify them, and how to apply them to a video clip.
Closed captions are intimidating! But, closed captions are also vital to understanding a movie for anyone who has trouble hearing or speaks a different language. In this short video excerpt, discover what captions are and the key terms you need to know.
MovieCaptioner is low-cost, easy-to-use software for Mac and Windows which creates, revised and exports closed-captions to video. This product review explains how it works and what you need to know to add captions to your movies.
This is a detailed, in-depth speed test comparing Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014 with Apple Compressor 4.2 on a new Mac Pro, iMac and MacBook Pro.
This short video tutorial provides an overview of a major new feature in Apple Compressor 4.2: the ability to create iTunes Store Packages.
A step-by-step tutorial suggested by a reader asking how to put all the voice over (vo) audio on one track, while all the rest of the audio is on the right track.
An explanation of how to choose the right version of ProRes for your project.
This short video tutorial illustrates how to send files from Adobe Prelude CC to Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It also explains when to use Send and when to use Export.
A step-by-step tutorial on converting audio bit rates, along with the surprise discovery that this process doesn’t work in Apple Compressor 4.1.
When compressing video, what is Frame Reordering and when should you turn it on? This short article answers both these questions.
This short video tutorial shows you how to export high-quality project files from Adobe Encore for DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or for compression in other software.
A detailed, step-by-step guide on exporting projects from Final Cut Pro X for Adobe Audition, then bring the master audio files back. This is an essential step in creating complex audio mixes.
“Publishing” allows you to send Motion effects settings to Final Cut Pro X so that you can adjust a Motion template inside Final Cut. Sounds complex, but it isn’t, as this short video tutorial explains.
A comparison of Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor running on a new Mac Pro. [Updated]
A speed comparison between the iMac and new Mac Pro, testing video compression speeds. The winner may surprise you!
A personal experience trying to compress WebM movies to support FireFox browsers.
A video tutorial on a new utility for Final Cut Pro X that automatically generates the detailed content reports required at the end of many projects.
A simple technique illustrating how to export a portion of a Final Cut Pro X timeline.
Use this “Three Codec” method to shoot and edit video to improve speed and image quality.
A video tutorial showing how to export a project from Premiere Pro CC to create a master file or a compressed file.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to compress video and audio for the web.
This article illustrates a simple keyboard shortcut sequence to export multiple files from Final Cut Pro X very quickly.
A commentary on how to pick the best video frame rate to shoot your project, with a look back at history.
When Google changed YouTube’s API, it broke the YouTube export option in Final Cut Pro X, as this article explains.
A tutorial on how to export a high-quality master file with a default keyboard shortcut from Final Cut Pro X.
In this video tutorial, learn how to speed video compression using a processor cluster in Compressor 4.
Learn how to export using Roles, and adjust export settings, in Final Cut Pro X in this short video training.
A short video tutorial on how to change button highlight colors in Adobe Encore CS6.
A step-by-step tutorial showing how to convert standard-def video into high-def video using Apple Compressor.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on exporting source clip timecode using Final Cut Pro X.
This short video tutorial orients you to Sorenson Squeeze and shows you how to create a simple compression.
In this short video tutorial, learn how to create Watch Folders to automate media compression.
Be cautious when using the 50’s TV effect or Add blend mode in Final Cut Pro X, as this article explains.
Here’s a short step-by-step tutorial that shows how to create chapter markers in Final Cut Pro X.
5 Tips to export media faster when using Final Cut Pro X.
A video tutorial on adding chapter markers and creating test movies using Compressor 4.