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Announcing: “Intro to Motion”

I’m excited to announce that this morning I opened registration for my new “Intro to Motion” course. This is all new training using the new Motion interface.

I’m doing something a little different with this one. It combines a series of 22 videos, along with three online virtual workshops, all in one package.

If you want to learn how to use Motion, this is your chance.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Registration closes on May 9th. Please make sure you register right away if you want this training. Registration is now closed.

See you inside!

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How to Solve the “Poster Frame” Problem

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I received an email question about poster frames the other day, so I thought I’d make a video that shows how to solve a problem you might encounter with them.

The problem is basically this: When you have a video file on your computer, the operating system automatically chooses a poster frame to represent the video file.

The poster frame is a single frame from the video. Sometimes the frame the operating system chooses is great. Other times, it’s not ideal.

And the challenge is that not all apps allow you to choose your own custom poster frame when you export a video. For example, Final Cut Pro X doesn’t let you choose the poster frame when you export a project.

That said, there are ways of dealing with this. In the video, you’ll see me use a couple different options for setting a custom poster frame. One of the options feels like a hack, but it can get the job done.

If you’re someone who stores video files on your Mac, and you like to see a good visual representation of those videos, this quick tip should be useful.

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6 Requirements of Video Cataloging Software

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I’m a big fan of video cataloging software. It’s useful when you have a lot of video clips and you’re trying to find a specific one within the large collection.

But not all video cataloging software is the same.

In this article, I’ll share six items that I consider requirements from video cataloging software.

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