March 23, 2015
News. Training. Insight. 


Thanks for all the kind words on our new newsletter format. And, in answer to the hundreds of emails pointing out that the "Dear [Contact name]" didn't work ... you'll notice that it is NOT included in this issue! Sigh... it seemed like such a nice idea.

The sneak preview of our new website - - went well, but we found a few pesky bugs that we are still working on. Our plan is to permanently switch over to the new site sometime this week. For now, though, both the old and new sites are running in parallel.

To celebrate our new site, we are offering 25% off everything in our new store - and we've added two new subscription levels. More on both of these below.

Our new live video streaming system - that I wrote about last week - really works well. The image quality is excellent and all the bandwidth stuttering seems to be gone. This also means our coverage is now world-wide. (We are still working on an audio delay issue with Skype that we hope to resolve this week. Once we figure out the solution, I'll write it up.)

In fact, we are so pleased with the live stream that our webinars are re-starting this week with one of our most popular subjects: video compression. The live event is free and I'd love to have you join us.  There are more details below.

And did I mention that the NAB Show is coming up?  More on that below, too.
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The three most popular requests for our Video Training Library were:
  • I want to stream and download
  • I don't want a three-month minimum
  • I want more access to Larry

Our new site now provides three new levels, with all current subscribers set to Basic: 

  • Basic
  • Premium
  • Professional

Premium includes everything in Basic, plus:

  • The ability to download products
  • No minimum monthly membership
  • Membership in Class On Demand Training to learn about software we don't cover

Professional includes Premium, plus:  

  • A 20-minute monthly personal screen- share with me to answer questions

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To celebrate our new website, we are offering a 25% discount on everything in our new store.

From now till March 31, 2015, enter Coupon Code WELCOME25 during checkout and save 25% on all store items. (Only applies to our new website and does not include subscriptions.)

Browse the store and you'll discover just how much we've changed. You can search by subject, software, bundles or keyword.

Check out the store here.

All titles have a cleaner layout and most have an easy to find video demo. See an example title here.

Plus, we use the latest web technology to provide a safe and secure environment for browsing, viewing and shopping.

One of our most popular webinars is "Video Compression." So this week, we are offering a new webinar looking at Video Compression in Apple Compressor and Adobe Media Encoder.

This week, I'll show you how to compress files for YouTube and create MPEG-4s for general web use, as well as add watermarks.

Attending live webinars is free, limited to the first 100 people that sign up.

Register here.

NOTE: If this page isn't live when you read this, it will be live by noon, Monday. 

Creating effects is a great way to add life to a project.

In next week's webinar, I'll show you a variety of effects that can be created directly in Final Cut Pro X, without requiring any special plug-ins.

Learn how to get creative with:
  • Chroma-keys (green-screen keys)
  • Fast and slow-motion
  • Interesting color looks and effects
  • Titles
  • and much more.

Digital Production Buzz

For the seventh year in a row, the Digital Production Buzz is covering this year's NAB Show.  And, for the first time, thanks to a generous grant from the folks at 1Beyond - we are adding video coverage!

Here's our plan: We are creating twelve hours of programming during NAB! Eleven live shows  and five Evening Special Reports. Original programming, every day and live from the show floor.

Beginning Monday, April 16 at 10:30 AM (Los Vegas time), we are live-streaming three half-hour shows featuring news, announcements and interviews with virtually every major player in our industry. Then, each evening that week, we present an hour-long Special Report featuring all new interviews with some of the hottest new companies at the show.

All shows will be streamed live, as well as posted to YouTube (video), iTunes (audio) and the Digital Production Buzz websites.

Our coverage is SO MASSIVE that we've created a new website to handle it: Visit today to see who we are interviewing and when they will be on. We update this page every day from now till the end of NAB.

There's only one source for in-depth coverage of the NAB show:

NOTE: Need a FREE TICKET to get into NAB?  Use LV4883, courtesy of The Buzz.
Last week on the Digital Production Buzz, Greg Boren, product marketing engineer for Marshall Electronics, stopped in to showcase some of their newest, smallest cameras.  During our interview it became clear that Greg is a guy that loves cameras!

If you are looking for high-quality images in a very small size, check out this interview!
  • Watch Greg's interview here 
  • Listen to Greg's interview here 

Here's where you can find the show:

  • Watch the entire show here 
  • Listen to the show here 
  • Watch a six-minute summary of the show here
  • Read the text transcript here 

And join us live, every Thursday at 6 PM PDT Los Angeles to watch the LIVE EVENT here


New Articles & Videos
This week, I was thinking about cleaning up my system, which got me thinking about how to delete custom generators and custom text styles. It isn't hard, but it isn't obvious, as these two articles explain.

And, as always, I updated our Top 3 lists. (You'll find the Top 3 by scrolling down just a bit.)
Article1FCP X:
Rename or Delete
Custom Generators

When you use Motion 5 to create new generators for Final Cut Pro X, they show up automatically in the Generators Browser.

This is great, but what happens if you want to rename or delete them?

This article explains what you need to know.

Article2FCP X:
Remove Saved Custom
Text Styles and Formats
Final Cut Pro X allows you to save text styles and formats in the Styles menu.

However, there is no easy way to remove these once you've saved them.

This article explains what you need to know.

Read the article here.

Larry's Best Training: 
Final Cut Pro X 10.1x: Complete
This title contains everything you need to learn Apple's Final Cut Pro X v.10.1.x!
This title includes both:
  • FCP X: Workflow & Editing
  • FCP X: Effects
From initial setup and media management to editing, effects, and output, there's no finer training on the market.
  • Need to get started in a hurry?
  • Need to learn just the new features?
  • Need in-depth training on everything you need to know to become a video editing pro? 

We condensed everything you need into one chapter. With over 200 movies--more than 22 hours of training--all under one title, you're one click away from everything you need!

(And is current for the 10.1.3 and 10.1.4 releases.)


Improved Video Compression 
Apple Compressor 4.1
Apple continues to update Compressor with an all-new interface, improved compression settings and better monitoring. We created new training just for this 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!

Top Three + 1 Lists