Editing Resources


The editing world has gone through many changes in recent years, with plenty of editors adopting new tools to ply their craft. The dominant nonlinear editing applications for the moment include Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X (with some still hanging onto previous versions), and Avid Media Composer/Symphony. This page covers a segment for each category, with links to a variety of tutorials, training material, blog posts, plug-ins, forums, and more.


Adobe Premiere Pro CC

This section includes links and resources associated with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Adobe and Adobe-related training resources

Adobe tutorials
Adobe Premiere Pro tips
Maxim Jago’s tips at Lynda
Maxim Jago’s tips at Peachpit
Lynda’s Adobe Premiere Pro training
Ripple Training – Premiere Pro CC 2015

Adobe-related blogs and YouTube channels

Dave Helmly’s DAV Tech Table
Jason Levine’s YouTube channel
Colin Smith’s YouTube channel
Dave Helmly’s presentation at Orlando Post Pros meeting – 2015 (webcast)


Adobe Filmmaker stories
Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Creative COW Premiere Pro forum
Editing-List Yahoo Group

Premiere-centric sites and YouTube channels

Jarle Leirpoll’s Premiere Pro blog
Premiere Bro
Best Premiere Pro Quick Tips YouTube Channel
Premiere Pro Tips YouTube channel

Blog posts

VashiVisuals – Deadpool Premiere Pro Presets
VashiVisuals – Keyboard Layouts
VashiVisuals – Music Video Editing Tips
VashiVisuals – Pancake Timeline
Jonny Elwyn – Premiere posts
Jonny Elwyn – Premiere Pro Tools and Tutorials
Jonny Elwyn – Tips and Tricks
Jonny Elwyn – Tips for Better Editing in Premiere Pro
Jonny Elwyn – Tutorials for Better Editing in Premiere Pro
Premium Beat – Beginner’s Guide to Premiere Pro Shortcuts
Premium Beat – Match Frame and Replace Edit
Premium Beat – How to Clean up Audio in Premiere Pro
Premium Beat – Creating a Storyboard Edit in Premiere Pro
Premium Beat – AVCHD Editing Workflow
Premium Beat – How to Organize a Feature Film Edit
Premium Beat – 3 Quick Tips for Editing in Premiere Pro
Premium Beat – Time-Saving Premiere Pro CC Tips
Derek Lieu – Simple Tricks for Faster Editing in Premiere Pro
No Film School – Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts
Wipster – 4 Reasons Why Premiere Pro is a Great Choice
Wipster – Master the Media Browser

Plug-ins, add-ons, other

Bouncecolor LUTs
Kinetic type and layer effects by TypeMonkey for After Effects

PDFviewer Premiere Pro control panel
Frame.io integration
Wipster.io integration
Axle Video integration
LookLabs SpeedLooks
FxFactory plug-ins
RedGiant Software plug-ins
Boris FX plug-ins
DigitalFilms – SpeedGrade Looks
Jarle’s Premiere Pro Presets

Apple Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Pro X

This section includes links and resources associated with Apple Final Cut Pro (“classic”), Apple Final Cut Studio, and Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Plug-in Filters and Application Content for Final Cut Studio

Apple FCP X home page
Apple Motion 5 home page
Apple Compressor 4 home page
Apple Photos home page
Apple Logic Pro home page
Apple Feedback
1 z 1 FCP Tools
Alex Gollner
Antler Post / Nick Shaw
Boris FX
CGM / Eiperle CGM
CHV Electronics
Conner Productions
Digital Anarchy
Digital Film Tools
Digital Heaven
FCP Effects
FCP.co – Plug-ins and Templates
Film Convert
FilmLight – Baselight
GenArts / Sapphire Filters
Imagineer Systems / Mocha
Luca’s Plugins
Luca Visual FX
Lyric Media
Marcus Herrick
Motion VFX
Neat video noise reduction
Noise Industries / Fx Factory / Factory Tools
Noise Industries partners
Peter Wiggins
Pistolera Post / Patrick Sheffield
Pixel Film Studios
Red Giant Software / Magic Bullet / Trapcode / Knoll / Primatte
Revision FX – Twixtor, DE:Noise, etc. 
Sheffield Softworks / Patrick Sheffield
Stupid Raisins
Synthetic Aperture
The Foundry / Keylight / Furnace
Too Much Too Soon Filters

Applications / XML Tools / Workflow Tools

Assisted Editing / First Cuts / Finisher / Sync-N-Link
Automatic Duck
Axle Video
Boris FX – Soundbite
Digital Heaven / Loader / AutoMotion and much more
Digital Rebellion / Preference Manger
DV Film
EditGroove Software / UserMatic
Glue Tools
PluralEyes Automatic Synchronization
Smart Sound / Sonicfire Pro Scoring for FCP
Synthetic Aperture
Square Box Systems / CatDV
Video Toolshed
XMiL Workflow Tools

Encoding Applications and Utilities

JES Deinterlacer
Innobits / BitVice / Video Purifier
MPEG Streamclip
Sorenson Squeeze
Telestream / Switch

Audio Applications

Avid Pro Tools
Smart Sound / Sonicfire Pro Scoring and Music
Magix Sound Forge

Productivity Solutions and Alternatives to Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop

Adobe’s Kuler color themes site
Apple iLife
Apple iWork
Affinity / Photo / Designer
FileMaker Pro
Graphic Converter
OmniGraffle and much more

For RED Users

1 Beyond
Imagine Products
RED’s tools

Hardware – Capture Cards, Converters and Control Surfaces

AJA Video
Blackmagic Design
Avid Artist Series
JL Cooper Electronics
Matrox Video
Tangent Devices
Telestream / Pipeline

Shared Storage Solutions

1 Beyond / EzHDSAN
Facilis Technology / TerraBlock
Maxx Entertainment Digital
Small Tree Communications

Training / Tutorials / General Information Sites

Adobe TV
Adobe videos
After Effects resources
After Effects tutorials
Photoshop tutorials
Photoshop tutorial 2
Tao of Color Grading


Apple Final Cut Pro Resources
Apple ProApps Online Help Library
Apple Pro Apps discussion forum
FCP.co – How To Tutorials
FCP.co – Reference Material
FCP  X Graphic Manuals
Final Cut Pro Killer Secrets
Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group
Larry Jordan
Ken Stone
Macworld forums


Red User – Apple workflows
RED workflows with FCP X

Software Training – Various

Classroom On Demand
Creative Cow training
Infinite Skills
Ripple Training
Total Training

Avid Media Composer / Symphony

This section includes links and resources associated with Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony.

Avid Technology product links:

Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid Media Composer
Avid NewsCutter
Avid Pro Tools Family
Avid Symphony
Avid Media Composer support
Avid Media Composer plug-ins
Avid Media Composer audio plug-ins
Avid AMA
Avid Download Center
Avid software patches
Avid digital camera workflow

Avid Technology community / training / tutorial links:

Avid Community blogs
Avid Community forums
Avid Community tutorials
Avid Community user groups
Avid online training

Avid Technology – other:

Avid storage calculator
YouTube Avid channel
Vimeo Avid channel

Avid-compatible capture hardware

AJA Video Systems
Blackmagic Design

AVX effects filters | Assorted applications and utilities:

Automatic Duck
Blackmagic Design – DaVinci Resolve
Boris FX
EditShare Flow
Blackmagic Design – Fusion
FilmLight – Baselight for Avid
Luca Visual FX
Red Giant Software
RED – Redcine-X Pro
RevisionFX – Twixtor, ReelSmart
SmartSound Sonicfire Pro
Sorenson Media
Stage Tools
Tool Farm’s Avid plug-ins

Miscellaneous training | Avid communities | Other resources

Avid L2 Yahoo Groups community
Avid – Wonder How To
Avid Media Composer 6 Cookbook
Boris FX Red / Avid FX training
Boris FX BCC training
Creative COW Avid editing forum
Edit Geek – Dylan Reeve
Freddy’s Big List (Freddy Links)
Freelance Video Collective
Hershleder Avid Tips
RED – Avid workflow forum

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