Choosing a video editor


Tutorial: New Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC April Reveal

On April 2, 2014, Adobe announced updates to all Creative Cloud video apps that will debut at NAB. This video demonstrates the four key new features in Premiere Pro CC: Master Clips, Live Text, Masking and Tracking, and new 4K format support. Str...

Premiere Pro Title Tips

Here are three title-related tips you can use from within Premiere Pro. 1.  How to save a title style 2.  How to create a title template 3.  How to save a title as a separate file Premiere Pro Title Tips_1 // ...

Should I learn Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro?

I'm not a big fan of Quora, but occasionally the questions and answers are relevant. I saw this one today: Question: I want to gain hireable, professional-level experience and perhaps work in documentary filmmaking one day. Here's a portion of the re...

How Creative Cloud Pricing compares to Purchase Options

I just finished a Creative Cloud FAQ for OnlineVideo.net. As you may know, Adobe has stopped selling new versions of former Creative Suite software components and will make them available only via the Creative Cloud, which you pay for monthly. You ca...

Portland Community College's Multimedia Program Switches to Adobe Creative Suite

There's been a lot of back and forth about how Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) has been accepted in the marketplace. Before its introduction, though Adobe had been making headway against Final Cut Pro 7 (FCP7), it's fair to say that FCP7 had greater mindshare...

There's Nothing Pro about Final Cut Pro X

Steve Jobs was the greatest product innovator in the last couple of centuries, and his passing saddened me significantly. My appreciation goes back to his storied commencement address at Stanford University, which revealed him to be a deep and thoughtful man. I stand in awe of his incredible string of product successes, including the original Mac, iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, and Apple App Store—not to mention Pixar—as well as his ability to produce maniacal, passionate fans. But that doesn’t mean that I personally like every product created under his watch or agree with every product-related decision.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6: An Essential Upgrade

So, Adobe announced that it will showcase Production Premium Creative Suite 6 at NAB prior to its official release sometime in the first half of 2012. What’s in it for you and me? Well, I worked on my first job with the beta and received a briefing from the company, and here are my high level observations regarding the Premiere Pro bundle. I’ll keep this brief and hit the high notes, and hopefully convince my editors to support a more lengthy first-look review with benchmark testing.

Creating a Perfect Green Screen Overlay in Premiere Pro.

Here's a video I produced for OnlineVideo.net on using Premiere Pro's Ultra Key and Garbage Matte. It's an intro- to mid-level video that applies the effect on three videos of varying complexity. The good news? One video is of a (fully clothed) lovely dancing lady. The bad news? The lady's face is not showing (those pesky permission issues) and the other videos are of me.

All joking aside, if you've never used Premiere Pro's Ultra key and you plan to do so in the near term, the tutorial is worth a look.

Interested in online video editing? Check out my review of WeVideo

Here's the introduction. The referenced video on YouTube details the 28 hours I spent in Manhattan with my girlies last September, including our visit to the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Today Show, plus a clip of my daughter subway su...

FCPX vs. Premiere Pro CS5.5 for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

Though Final Cut Pro X is billed as an upgrade, it's really a totally new program in most respects. New interface to learn, new plug-ins, new project files, no looking back for Apple. So if you're a Final Cut Pro 7 editor, you have to choose a new ed...