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Jerry Hofmann
Jerry Hofmann
JLH Productions
Denver, Colorado USA
Denver, Colorado USA

"After having interacted with Jerry Hofmann online for quite some time in the Final Cut Pro forum here at Creative Cow and elsewhere," says Kathlyn Lindeboom, "we finally had the chance to meet Jerry Hofmann during Maxon's 'Product Bash' at NAB 2001 in Las Vegas. He was great to speak with and is as nice in person as he is online. It was funny, he came up and introduced himself and he said he was glad to finally meet Philip Hodgetts and many others on the Cow team. We told him that we were thrilled to finally meet him! But it still took us until October to convince him that he'd be perfect on the FCP Team and he'd should send his picture. Well, here it is and now he's a part of the team and we are so happy he is."

During his 42 year professional show business career, Jerry has become an award winning theatrical actor, TV and film editor, writer, director and producer. He started his pro career as a theatrical producer, director and actor. He founded his first television and film production company in Los Angeles in 1978. During those years, he produced hundreds of TV Commercials, industrial films, as well as broadcast television shows. Currently, he runs his production company, jlh productions, and is a full partner in a second production company, 24SevenCSR, a company whose mission is to create better customer service mechanisms for fortune 1000 companies. His projects range from product manufacturers' marketing and training videos to development of feature films. His industrial clients have ranged from aerospace firms to cable/telecommunications companies.

Jerry has produced in excess of 600 projects, and edited hundreds more. He was a beta tester for Avid, helping them develop the world's premier non-linear editing solutions, and currently is on the beta teams of many manufacturers and software developers world-wide.

He is in high demand for consultations, speaking engagements, and training sessions. He is an Apple Pro Apps certified trainer.


For the past 10 years he has been teaching part-time at The Colorado Film and Video Instructional Studios, a joint facility shared by the Aurora Community College and Regis University in the art and craft of production and post production in a laboratory with 22 Final Cut Pro bays.

He received his BA in Theater and a BA in Communications (emphasis on TV and Film Production) from the University of Denver.

Jerry's book published by New Riders Publishing, Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4 is available in the Dairy Store. Jerry's latest training title is a DVD and is available in the Dairy store here at the COW.


You can find Jerry Hofmann hosting in Creative COW's and Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy Forum.

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Articles by Jerry Hofmann

Art of the Edit
Interlude's Treehouse: Interactive Video Authoring

Interlude's Treehouse: Interactive Video Authoring

"Welcome to a new world of storytelling," invites Treehouse's Interlude, an early player in the world of online authoring and delivery of interactive videos. In this review, Jerry Hofmann finds an impressive and easy-to-use service for creating "smart video" for more engaging content.

Review, Editorial, Tutorial, Feature
Jerry Hofmann
Jerry Hofmann Looks at Sorenson Media Squeeze 9

Jerry Hofmann Looks at Sorenson Media Squeeze 9

Sorenson Media launches Squeeze 9 with industry-first HTML5 optimization, streamlined user experience, higher quality and faster speeds - and Jerry Hofmann takes a look.

Review, Editorial, Feature
Jerry Hofmann
Sorenson Squeeze
Sorenson Media Squeeze 8.5 Update Review

Sorenson Media Squeeze 8.5 Update Review

Each time Sorenson releases a new version, the improvements over the previous version are always significant -- and this new version has that same M.O. You'll see improvements in speed - yes, it's even faster than before - and so much more. Jerry includes a breakdown of the new features and what he thinks about the updates.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
- ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up -
The iStoragePro Pocket View RAID Drive

The iStoragePro Pocket View RAID Drive

Jerry Hofmann takes a look at an extremely fast and portable drive solution.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Sorenson Squeeze - NEW !
Jerry Hofmann takes a look at Squeeze 7

Jerry Hofmann takes a look at Squeeze 7

With improved video quality, faster H.264 encoding, simplified workflow with Squeeze's batch window, additional input and output formats, adaptive bitrate encoding, just to name a few of the new features, read why Jerry Hofmann is excited about this new release.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Compression techniques
A Talk with Sorenson Media's Eric Quanstrom

A Talk with Sorenson Media's Eric Quanstrom

Jerry Hofmann chats with Eric Quanstrom, VP, Marketing & Strategy at Sorenson Media, end to end media compression and distribution solutions.

People / Interview
Jerry Hofmann
Compression techniques
Sorenson Media's Squeeze 6 Compression Software

Sorenson Media's Squeeze 6 Compression Software

CreativeCOWs leader, Jerry Hofmann reviews Sorenson Medias Squeeze 6 Compression software and has determined that this is the best version yet.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
iStoragePro iT1PKT

iStoragePro iT1PKT

CreativeCOW's leader, Jerry Hofmann takes a look at the little pocket drive, the iStoragePro iT1PKT.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Matrox Video Systems
Matrox’s MXO2 MAXed out, with a little MXO in the mix

Matrox’s MXO2 MAXed out, with a little MXO in the mix

CreativeCOW's leader, Jerry Hofmann depends on the Matrox MXO2 to save the day when tight turn around production dilemma presented itself.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
CalDigit
New VR Mini from CalDigit

New VR Mini from CalDigit

CreativeCOW leader Jerry Hofmann takes a look at CalDigit's new VR mini -- serious storage small enough for your pocket.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Web Streaming - Audio|Video
New VDN network from Sorenson Media: Sorenson 360

New VDN network from Sorenson Media: Sorenson 360

Need high quality encoding with a more than reasonable way to serve the videos you need to put online? One of CreativeCOW's leaders, Jerry Hofmann takes a look at Sorenson Media’s new Video Delivery Network (VDN) called 'Sorenson 360'.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
Working with HDV in Final Cut Pro

Working with HDV in Final Cut Pro

You can work successfully with HDV in Final Cut Pro, provided you know the secrets and the limits. In this Final Cut Pro tutorial from The Creative COW Magazine, Jerry Hofmann reveals what you need to know to work with high definition video in Final Cut.

Tutorial
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
Achieving a Rock Solid Final Cut Pro System

Achieving a Rock Solid Final Cut Pro System

In this Creative COW Magazine article, Jerry Hofmann describes how to set-up a Final Cut Pro system that really works - no matter which version you are running...

Tutorial
Jerry Hofmann
Compression techniques
Jerry Hofmann reviews: The Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite

Jerry Hofmann reviews: The Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite

In this article, Jerry Hofmann reviews the Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite. "If you've read my reviews before about Sorenson's efforts in the Mac World, you'll know I've long been a fan of the company's products. The ALL NEW version of Sorenson Compression suite 4 is shipping now, and is by far the company's best effort to date, and I've been running the Squeeze 3 version, and have always found it easy to use, but this new version really takes the cake. Sporting a much beefier interface, Sorenson's new release adds new support for HD, including Apple's own recent codec, H.264. This is just the beginning however."

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Compression techniques
A Review of Sorenson

A Review of Sorenson

Jerry Hofmann has been impressed before by Sorenson Media's efforts -- afterall, he reviewed Sorenson Media Squeeze for Quicktime. But with Sorenson's new Compression Suite, Jerry is totally blown away by the Suite's deceptively simple but incredibly powerful new interface. It just doesn't get any easier than thisif you want to compress video for the web, email or CD!

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
Jerry Hofmann reviews The Troubleshooter

Jerry Hofmann reviews The Troubleshooter

Jerry Hofmann Reviews ''The Troubleshooter'' from Intelligent Assistance. If you get yourself into a bind technically with your setup whether it's HD or DV, this Companion to the Companion is an incredibly reliable way to get yourself, say ''out of jail''. It's another clever and well-executed product from the company leading the way of interactive help and teaching of many media programs. Jerry recommends ''The Troubleshooter'' highly for anyone tired of flipping pages in a manual for a solution to their troubleshooting needs. It's a very reasonable price too for a bunch for real honest-to-goodness professional quality help for a problem that's usually solved with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Compression techniques
Jerry Hofmann reviews Sorenson

Jerry Hofmann reviews Sorenson

Need to do quality compressions of QuickTime movies and don't know much about it? Jerry Hofmann takes a look at a new product called Sorenson Squeeze brought to us by a company long recognized for supplying the finest codecs used for QuickTime compressions, Sorenson.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
A Review of Tom Wolsky

A Review of Tom Wolsky

Jerry Hofmann takes a look at Tom Wolsky's Final Cut Pro 3 Editing Workshop published by CMP Books. This book is totally updated to include the new features in Final Cut Pro 3. It looks to be everything it promises to be.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Adobe After Effects
Jerry Hofmann reviews Digital Film Tool's 55mm Plugin for NLEs

Jerry Hofmann reviews Digital Film Tool's 55mm Plugin for NLEs

There's been a lot of 'hype' surrounding Digital Film Tools' new 55mm Plugins for NLE's. In this article Jerry Hofmann, one of CreativeCOW's Final Cut Pro forum leaders lets COW members know whether the description of the tools is hype or if this set of filters deliver on the promise.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Adobe After Effects
Jerry Hofmann reviews StageToolsJerry Hofmann reviews StageTools

MovingPicture from StageTools is a dedicated program made for panning and zooming high resolution photographs for inclusion into projects edited in all the popular NLE's. In this article, Jerry Hofmann gives his impression of this great tool.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy
Jerry Hofmann reviews PixelanJerry Hofmann reviews Pixelan

CreativeCOW leader, Jerry Hofmann has long been a fan of Pixelan's products and he's not disappointed by the latest set of offerings: Spices for NLE's! This is a review and a tutorial.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
Jerry Hofmann reviews the DV Companion for Final Cut Pro 3

Jerry Hofmann reviews the DV Companion for Final Cut Pro 3

One of CreativeCOW's Final Cut Pro® forum leaders, Jerry Hofmann takes a look at the DV Companion, The Intelligent Assistant for Final Cut Pro 3. What it is, what's new if you're already experienced with the DV Companions and why it's a 'must have' if you're editing with Final Cut Pro 3.

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Jerry Hofmann reviews Automatic Duck for FCP

Jerry Hofmann reviews Automatic Duck for FCP

One of CreativeCOW's popular Final Cut Pro® forum leaders, Jerry Hofmann takes a look at Automatic Composition Import FCP for Final Cut Pro users from Automatic Duck. 'I'm a believer. Can't get over it. Gotta have it.' Jerry says these are the words that come to mind after using the new tool...

Review
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
'Final Cut Pro 2 Editing Workshop' Book Review

'Final Cut Pro 2 Editing Workshop' Book Review

One of CreativeCOW's popular Final Cut Pro® forum leaders, Jerry Hofmann takes a look at fellow leader Tom Wolsky's new 'Final Cut Pro 2 Editing Workshop'. Jerry teaches FCP at a university, so he's always on the lookout for good teaching resources and he concludes that Tom's book is a triumph for beginner and intermediate users of Final Cut Pro 2

Review
Jerry Hofmann
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