Apple unveiled the new iMac desktops today. The new models keep the 21.5″ and 27″ screen sizes and step up to Core i5 processors across the board in the base configuration – with Core i7 processors available as an upgrade.
As expected, the iMac now has Thunderbolt I/O ports (like the recently announced MacBook Pro models), which deliver data transfer rates at a whopping 10 Gbps – up to 20x faster than USB 2.0 and up to 12x faster than FireWire 800. The 21.5″ models sport one Thunderbolt port, while the 27″ models offer two ports. Four USB 2.0 and a Firewire 800 port round out the I/O options on the backside of the new iMacs.
Continue reading at Tech Tilt: New 2011 iMacs Announced.
I was in the Apple Store a few days ago and wanted to try out After Effects on the new Core i7 MacBook Pro; however, it was nowhere to be found. I was almost certain that I’ve used After Effects on Macs in the Apple store before – but it wasn’t on a single computer there.
It turns out though, that there are a number of professional Adobe software applications that are entirely absent from the Apple Store – either as demos on the display Macs or as boxed software available for purchase. [Read more…]
Red Giant Software (make of the popular video editing plug-in Magic Bullet Looks) has launched a pair of new iPhone Apps – Movie Looks and Noir. [Read more…]
Adobe showed off some of it’s cool new tech at NAB – streaming live video to the iPad 2 from Flash Media Server. Those of you developing content for the iPad and other iOS devices can take a look at the live demo over at Tech Tilt.
One of the big missing pieces to the Final Cut Pro X announcement last night was any mention of the rest of the Final Cut Studio suite of products. As evident from the comments in the live blog post, pros are very interested/concerned about where the FCP X sneak peek leaves Motion, Color, etc. [Read more…]
(I use the word “video” very loosely.) However, I’ve embedded 4 videos below that contain almost all of the FCP X announcement. The videos were shot from the pocket of my camera bag and I was not monitoring the framing (because I was live-blogging the event and taking photos at the same time) – so I’m really sorry about that guys.
Dear Joby, feel free to kick me next time you see me for not bringing a Gorillapod with me. Anyway, you can see a somewhat reasonable amount of the projector and hear the commentary pretty clearly, which will give you a little better insight into the new software (perhaps better than my cursory commentary in the live blog post).
If you missed the live coverage, there are plenty of screen shots there, along with a summary of most of the key new features. Between the live blog coverage and these videos, you should have a decent idea of what FCP X looks like and how it functions. [Read more…]
[UPDATE: Final Cut Pro X is now available in the Mac App Store here.]
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There is a crowd growing outside of the conference room of the Final Cut Pro User Group Supermeet right now. We’re all waiting to take our seats to see what everyone at NAB 2011 has been talking about for the past couple of days . . . the unveiling of the next generation of Final Cut Pro. (Let’s just say that better be what happens or their will be complete anarchy here.) [Read more…]
It is pretty much all but confirmed that Apple will be unveiling the new “jaw dropping” version of Final Cut Pro at next week’s Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet in Vegas.
Apple itself has historically had little presence at the SuperMeets; however, this year, the presentation schedule has been wiped clear just a few days before the event. The prior-scheduled presentations looked to be a pretty big deal in and of themselves – with Avid and Canon (among others) bringing in special speakers to cater to the crowd. According to all reports, this schedule clearing was done at the behest of Apple. [Read more…]