New Stuff - Cool Stuff
March 12, 2012
In This Issue
Thoughts from Larry
Import & Organize Media
Add Keywords Manually
Match Audio
Clip Skimming
Editing Truths Book
Top 3 Articles Last Week
Closed Caption Training
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 FCP X: Working with Audio

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March 14
FCP X: Working with Titles
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March 21
 FCP X: Multicam Editing

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March 28
 FCP X: 3rd-Party Plugins

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I'm looking for multicam music video footage to use in upcoming books and training.

If you have some to share, email me!

Larry Jordan
Larry, himself.
FOUR new articles this week! 

We have a team of reporters from the Digital Production Buzz covering the SXSW Film Festival this week in Austin, Texas. We  start posting news Wednesday. Visit our special SXSW show page to hear all our interviews.

A quick note: if you are stuck and need technical help, remember that I'm only an email away. Send your support questions here.

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Also, our newest webinar on working with audio in Final Cut X is now available for download. This was a fun session to create - enjoy! Check out the demo

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Now, let's take a look at what's new this week.

Import and Organize Media   

Final Cut Pro X imports files directly from a camera, or from files stored on your hard disk.

This tutorial explains how it works, and how you can use this procedure to automatically add keywords to keep your files organized.

Click here to read this article.


Keywords are the key (!) to organizing and finding media in FCP X.

The previous article described how to set keywords automatically, This article explains how, and why, to set keywords manually. The good news is that this is both fast and easy.

Click here to read the article.


Here's the problem: you've recorded your talent, but the sound of the audio clips doesn't match. It isn't the levels, its the "sound."

This brief video tutorial shows you how to match the tonal characteristics of two, or more, audio clips so they sound the same.

Click here to watch the tutorial.


Clip skimming is a new feature in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3.

Except, I couldn't figure it out.  However, after a quick conversation with Philip Hodgetts, it now makes perfect sense.

If you are creating multi-layer projects, you need to know about this simple technique to make creating effects, or working with layered Photoshop images, a lot easier.

Click here to read the article.

Editing Truths for Better Living        

Your response has been GREAT!  Editors around the world are writing in to say how much fun they are having with this book!

If you ever needed to be nice to a client, regain that creative spark, or simply ponder the weirdness of the creative life, you need this book.

Compiled from our highly successful contest last year which encouraged editors to share their favorite "Truths to Live By," we now have all that wisdom distilled in one place -- this book.

Click here to rescue your creative soul.


Here are the top three most viewed articles on my website during the last week:

1. FCP X: Edit a Montage to Music

2. Picking the Right Version of ProRes

3. Photoshop: Retouch Video

Click here to see a list of the Top 10 most popular articles for the last seven days.

New Features in FCP X: 10.0.3
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Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan & Associates

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