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January 5, 2015
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A Kinds of Goodies!
2014: Looking Back - Looking Ahead
What Is H.265?
FCP X (v.10.1.4): Complete!
Top 3 Lists
Compressor 4.1 Training
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FCP X: Animation and Keyframes

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FCP X: Multicam Editing

Make Things Move in Motion 5

New Features in Premiere Pro CC and Audition CC

New Features in Final Cut Pro X (v. 10.1.2)

Photoshop for Video

3rd-Party Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X

Double-System Sound in Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro X

Still Frames and Speed Changes in Final Cut Pro X

3D Space In Motion 5

Multicam Editing in Premiere Pro CC

Editing as Storytelling

Create Moves on Still Images in Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X

Motion 5: Create and Animate Masks

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Video Compression Comparison

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Cool, but Weird, Effects in Motion 5

Media Management in Final Cut Pro X

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Larry Jordan Happy New Year!

By the time you read this, I'll be in Las Vegas attending, first, the Storage Visions Conference, then, the first day of CES.  I'm curious to see where consumer electronics are heading this year. It is always fun to see, of all the products introduced at CES, which products take off and which don't. I'll share what I learned in next week's issue.

We had a GREAT Digital Production Buzz last week! I invited all our regulars to share their thoughts on the highlights of 2014, and the trends they were watching for 2015. It was a great conversation - you'll find the details below.

"The Craft of Editing" were very successful over the holidays. In fact, your feedback was so positive that I'm heading back to the drawing board to see how I can expand on this subject. If you purchased a copy, thank you!  If not, you can still get yours below.

Also, if you are a developer - or have a favorite plug-in - I'm doing two webinars later this month looking at plug-ins for both Final Cut and Premiere. Drop me a note if there's something you'd like me to cover.

It's going to be an exciting year. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.


Generic newsletter bullet Our latest title - The Craft of Editing - is getting glowing reviews. (Thanks!)

This brand-new, five-movie, four-hour training is designed for video editors who may understand editing technology, but want to improve their creative  story-telling skills.

And, for the first time ever, I'm including the same footage I used in creating the training.

Watch as I show you how I look at shots, determine the best shot selection and put a story together. I also illustrate concepts like the "Rule of Thirds,"  what it means to "Cross the Axis" and other editing basics.

This five-movie set includes:

Movie 1: Pre-production and production planning
Movie 2: Editing interviews, news and montages
Movie 3: Editing a dramatic scene
Movie 4: Editing music and multicam
Bonus Movie: Editing Overview

Special Price: Only $79!

I am very proud of all my training and this is no exception. I truly hope you enjoy it.

Click here for the download version.

Click here for the DVD version.


Generic newsletter bullet I'm doing two webinars in January featuring new plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC. If you've developed something you'd like others to know about, please send me an email and tell me about it.

I'll do what I can to spread the word.


Our next webinar is January 7 and showcases the new features in the latest release of Adobe software.

Discover the improvements Adobe added to their software to make it faster, easier and more fun to use.

Live webinars are free for anyone to attend. But you must register here.

Members of our Video Training Library can view any event at any time as part of their membership. Become a member here.


Here are the webinars for the rest of this month:
As always, registration is free.

Buzz newsletter bullet Our year-end show is one of my favorites every year. This year was no exception.

I invited industry leaders and Buzz regulars to share their thoughts on the highlights of 2014 and what trends they were watching for 2015.  What they had to say was fascinating.

Guest List:
  • Cirina Catania, filmmaker and supervising producer for the Digital Production Buzz
  • Mike Horton, founder, Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group
  • Ned Soltz, contributing editing, Digital Video magazine
  • Philip Hodgetts, CEO, Intelligent Assistance
  • Michael Kammes, Director of Technology and Marketing, Keycode Media
  • Michele Yamazaki, VP of Marketing, Toolfarm
  • Jonathan Handel, entertainment labor reporter, "The Hollywood Reporter"
Listen to the entire show here.

Thanks to the folks at Take1 Transcriptions, you can read, as well as listen to each show. Transcripts are posted to each show page. Read the transcript here.


Generic newsletter bullet Two new articles this week, both "Think Pieces." The first is a look forward to what trends to expect in 2015, based on what happened in 2014.

The second article looks at the new H.265 codec and explains what it is and why we need to pay attention to it. There's also a good set to references, if you want more technical details.

And, as always, I've updated our Top 3 lists.

2014: Looking Back - Looking Forward   
This began as an article for TV Bay Magazine, in the UK.

Then, expanded after last week's Digital Production Buzz.

In this article, I highlight nine trends that I expect to see and hear a lot more about in 2015, based on what happened in 2014.

Read it for yourself and see whether you agree.

Read Larry's Blog here.

A Codec, Explained 
H.265 first sprang to the public's attention in January, 2013, when ITU-T first announced it.

Since then, the spec has been finalized and we are starting to see shipping products support it.

But what is it and why should media professionals pay attention?  This article explains what you need to know, without getting into a lot of dense technical jargon. (But, if you like an extra helping of tech, I've got a bunch of references at the end that will take you as deep into this codec as you want to go.)

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Here are the most popular articles, webinars, and audio interviews for the past seven days across all my websites.


This list expanded to the Top 4 to add some variety:
For an index of all our articles, visit here.



This list is based on the webinars watched most often by our monthly subscribers. For a list of all our webinars, visit here.


Digital Production Buzz Audio Interviews    

For a list of all Buzz audio interviews, click here. 

Learn Apple Compressor 4.1
Apple continues to update Compressor with an all new interface, improved compression settings and better monitoring. This application has some much new stuff inside that we went back and re-did all our training for the new version.
  • Better organized
  • More informative
  • Tighter focus on making your images look great.

These days, everything we do ends up on the web.
Which means that if we don't know how to compress our video to make it look good, all our work during production and post is wasted.

In this in-depth video training, Larry Jordan shows you how to make the most of Apple Compressor 4.1.x.

Whether you are a new or experienced, this training will help you make your media look and sound great!

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From subscriptions to individual downloads to free techniques and articles -- we've got your back.  And there's lots more to come.


Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan & Associates
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