Category Archives: Software Tutorials

Tutorials involving software

Studio JPIC 2013 Year in Review and 2014 Preview

In this video, I do a recap of what I have been up to in 2013 and what’s to come in 2014. If you hover over any video, a link should appear to bring you to it in a new window.

Happy New Year everyone!

Adobe SpeedGrade CC 7.1 New and Improved Workflow with October 2013 update

In this video, I show the new and improved workflow for Adobe SpeedGrade which now allows you to very quickly color grade your projects to improve the colours.

Ever since SpeedGrade came out, I always considered it as a great tool for the future. It has always been a very powerful colour grading tool, but you had to convert your video files which would take forever on my computer. I tried converting a 2 minute video in the beginning, and it gave me an 8 hour estimate, so I just clicked cancelled.

Thankfully Adobe fixed that, and you can now natively open Adobe Premiere Pro timelines right into Adobe SpeedGrade, and skip the conversion. It now takes a few seconds to open a timeline in SpeedGrade, and about 2 seconds to save the results once you’re done. After that, you’re all set to open Adobe Premiere and compose the output of your video.

This gives you quick and easy access to a very powerful color correction tool, and is included in the Adobe Creative Cloud membership.

Adobe Photoshop CC – Using the Adobe Camera RAW filter

In this video, I show you how to use the Adobe Camera Raw filter in Adobe Photoshop CC. In the past, you could only use Camera Raw while importing RAW images, but now you can use it as a filter on any type of photo, from JPEGs to RAWs, at any time.

RAW vs JPEG or how you can recover details from RAW photos

In this video, I show how to recover details from RAW pictures, and why RAW can definitely be worth the extra storage space.

Automatically level and fix perspective of photos using the Upright feature in Adobe Lightroom 5

In this video, I show how to automatically level your pictures, and fix the perspective using the new Upright feature in Adobe Lightroom 5.

Using the Healing Brush in Adobe Lightroom 5

In this video, I show how to use the Healing Brush in Adobe Lightroom 5. You can use it to fix blemishes, remove unwanted objects, persons, and even foxes! If you’re used to using it in Adobe Photoshop, it’s basically the same thing, except now you can do it all in Lightroom 5.

Manually Synchronize Audio and Video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 based on Clip Markers

In this video, I show you how to manually synch audio and video files and merge them in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 using clip markers.

Automatically synchronize audio and video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC based on aud

In this video, I show how to automatically synch audio and video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. You no longer have to do it manually.

The big advantage to merging the files like this is you can very easily move and cut the video and audio files as a single block, making your editing much easier.

From my experience, it doesn’t work 100% of the time, but it works often enough that it’s worth taking the 5 secs to try it.

Apply a Lumetri color correction Look to a clip in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

In this video, I show how to use the new Lumetri Looks in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. These allow you to apply a very quick color correction to achieve specific looks, from cinematic to sepia.

Apply a LUT using the new built in Lumetri plugin in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

In this video, I show a new feature which comes with Adobe Premiere Pro CC: the ability to add a Look up table (LUT) without any external plugins.

I find it much easier to use than the LUT buddy, taking only a few seconds to apply the effect, select the LUT file, and you’re done.