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PostChat asks: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are?

PostChat asks: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are?

The long-time post-production Twitter account #PostChat asked this interesting question: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are:1__________2_________3_________#postchat — #PostChat (@postchat) January 16, 2019…

Day 28 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Show Channel Volume in the Adobe Premiere Pro Clip Mixer

Day 28 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Show Channel Volume in the Adobe Premiere Pro Clip Mixer

Today’s QuickTip is one of those I can’t believe I’ve never discovered that QuickTips. Whenever I learn something from these QuickTips I consider my…

Day 17 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – See original clip names in Premiere Pro timeline

Day 17 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – See original clip names in Premiere Pro timeline

First off, this QuickTip mainly applies to those who use the Display the project item name and label color for all instances in the Project Settings > General. A bonus…

Day 1 #28daysofquicktips 2018 – Premiere’s Info window for total durations

Day 1 #28daysofquicktips 2018 – Premiere’s Info window for total durations

Have you ever wanted to know many hours, minutes and seconds of all of those clips you have in your Adobe Premiere Pro bin? Or how about the full duration…

Tweak Your Lighting to Maximize Results

Tweak Your Lighting to Maximize Results

In this webinar we will walk through some tweaks you can make with your lighting to improve the frame before you roll your camera. Over the years Barry has learned…

Avid PhraseFind: The Editor’s Secret Weapon

Avid PhraseFind: The Editor’s Secret Weapon

Phonetic dialog indexing tools add a huge layer of moviemaking magic. Now that Avid has released PhraseFind, an option for Media Composer, editors can complete that daunting, ever-growing task…

5 Things: Live Streaming

5 Things: Live Streaming

Michael goes in depth on live streaming to ensure you get started right. He covers the gear you need, what to look for in a CDN, common solutions, and tips…

Location Interview Lighting Tips: HMI Lights & Looking into the Lens

Location Interview Lighting Tips: HMI Lights & Looking into the Lens

I recently shot a series of location interviews that will be used as the narrative backbone for a client’s short documentary project. They scheduled a few days of…

Adorama Pro 101: The Basics – The Cine Lens vs Everything Else

Adorama Pro 101: The Basics – The Cine Lens vs Everything Else

Recently discovered within the vaults of our video archive, Adorama is proud to present an educational series focusing on the topics and definitions regarding pro audio and video. As if…

Update: Free keyboard shortcuts for your favorite NLE

Scott Simmons published a Resolve 12 editorial menu/keyboard cheat sheet not too long ago, and it’s a great resource. Whether your preference is to print something like this…

Premiere Quicktip: Zoom while dragging

Premiere Quicktip: Zoom while dragging

While direct manipulation of UI elements may not be favored by NLE power users, sometimes it is faster. One example is moving a short clip or still using the =/- keys…

DIY DCP

DIY DCP

You used to hear a whir, the sound of sprockets pulling film from a 15 pound reel at a relentless 90 feet per minute. Then the thpt of a splice…

All the 2015 #28daysofquicktips in One Handy Link

All the 2015 #28daysofquicktips in One Handy Link

February 2015 was another edition of #28daysofquicktips. This year’s edition followed up 28 Days of Quicktips from 2009 and 2011. We asked for reader Quicktips again this year (those…

Z-Depth from 3D After Effects layers

Z-Depth from 3D After Effects layers

I recently posted a video tutorial that demonstrates how to generate a z-depth map from Particular, and then use it to composite multiple layers of Particular together.  This…

Z-Depth compositing with Particular – Part 2

Trapcode’s Particular is probably the most popular 3rd party plugin for After Effects, and amongst its many powerful features is the ability to read a z-depth map.  What…