Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 Review at OnlineVideo.net

I review the key features of the update and conclude: So where does this release leave Final Cut Pro X in the great panoply of professional editors? When first released, FCPX had serious deficits that simply prevented many producers from using the product. As many detractors crowed, it was more iMovie Pro than FCPX. If…

Article on Closed Captioning at Streaming Media Magazine

Here’s the intro: Though relatively few websites are required to provide closed captions for their videos, any website with significant video content should consider captioning. Not only does it provide access for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers, but captions and the associated metadata can dramatically improve video search engine optimization. In this introduction to closed captions,…

Jan Ozer Interview at Streaming Media West

OK, so this is definitely a homer interview, but content is content right. Some night where you’re having trouble falling asleep, check out this video which reviews the highlights and key takeaways of Streaming Media West 2012. Topics include live streaming using the cloud, the exploding market for live stream applications, the Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi…

Video Tutorial: Maximizing Brightness in FCPX

The histogram and the waveform in Apple Final Cut Pro X are effective, easy-to-master tools that provide the clear input you need to diagnose and fix the contrast issues in your video simply and intelligently. In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how they work. Click here for an article describing this operation in Streaming Media…

Let’s meet in London!

I’ll be attending and teaching several workshops and seminars at Streaming Media Europe in London during the week of October 15-17th. If you’re interested in attending, you can get a 10% discount by clicking here and entering priority code SME10 for the discount to Streaming Media Europe and/or sister conference the Video Infrastructure Summit. Here…

Three Premiere Pro Tips-A Video Tutorial

This video tutorial illustrates three tips that will enhance your workflow and get you out of some editing jams in your Adobe Premiere Pro projects: editing audio without unlinking; Fill Left and Fill Right to create stereo audio; and creating nested sequences for smoother edits and creating reusable set pieces in your projects.

YouTube uses FFMPEG for encoding

I guess for many producers, the title is akin to “there is no Santa Claus,” or “the Republican Party’s top priority is reducing taxes for the one-percenters who fund their PACs;” obvious facts, and just not news. On the other hand, for many other producers, confirmation that YouTube uses FFMPEG might mean that they should…