Easily Create Transitions Using Animation Presets in After Effects

This article shows you dozens of different pre-made transitions that are already sitting in After Effects waiting for you to use. They’re tucked away but once you know where to find them they’re pretty easy to use. Here’s where you can find them and how to use them:

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Easily Change the Duration of a Video Clip in Premiere Pro

This article is on how to change the duration or length of a video clip in Premiere Pro. It’s very simple to do. This tutorial will introduce you to Premiere Pro’s Speed/Duration Tool, the Rate Stretch Tool, and will even show you how to reverse a clip so it plays backwards.

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Quickly Change Transparency and Fade In or Out Layer in After Effects

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This article is on how to quickly change the transparency (also known as “opacity”) and do a fade in or fade out of a layer in After Effects. It’s super easy to do and takes only a few seconds. Here’s how:

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How to Add or Delete Tracks from Premiere Pro in Seconds

This article is on how to add or delete tracks in Premiere Pro. It’s super simple to do. I show you a ridiculously quick way to add tracks. Then I walk you through how to add and delete specific tracks in Premiere Pro.

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Simply Scale and Resize a Video Clip or Image in Premiere Pro

This article is on how to simply scale and resize a video clip or image in Premiere Pro. You’ll learn how to scale your clips in a couple easy steps. You will also learn how to keyframe the scale property so you can resize a video clip or image over time in Premiere Pro.

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Simple Bin Organization Strategies in Premiere Pro

This article is on simple bin organization strategies and techniques in Premiere Pro. It shows how I set up my bins and their sub-bins for virtually every type of editing project I do. These are easy solutions to bin organization you can use in your own Premiere Pro editing projects.

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Finder and Mac OS Keyboard Shortcuts Every Video Editor Needs to Know

The following article and video tutorial discusses Mac OS keyboard shortcuts that every video editor needs to know. These are basic Mac Operating System functions (like tasks in Finder) that us video editors do probably hundreds of times a week. 

When you make some of these everyday actions we do into keyboard shortcuts instead of moving the mouse around and having to click, you shave off seconds per hour, minutes per week, hours per month, and days per year during your editing sessions. These micro time saving tips will ultimately give you more time doing things outside of the edit bay or provide you with more opportunities to edit more videos so you can earn more income.

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Understanding How Tracks Work in Premiere Pro

This tutorial walks you through how tracks work in Premiere Pro. You’ll learn what happens when you have multiple video tracks on top of each other.

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How to Export a Frame (.jpg, .png, .psd, .tif) from After Effects in Seconds

This tutorial is on how to export a still frame out of After Effects. In it you’ll learn how to take a frame in After Effects and export a JPEG (.jpg), PNG (.png), PSD (.psd), or TIFF (.tif). And you will learn how to export a still with or without an alpha channel as well. Here’s how:

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