Will Apple’s Rumored iPad Pro Feature a Wide Gamut (aka HDR) Display?

Apple Wide Gamut Display Patents

One of the big rumors for Apple over the past couple of years has been about an iPad Pro model. The rumors and leaks are well documented and Apple’s faithful fanboys expect it feature a 12.9″ display – as compared to the 9.7″ iPad Air 2 display.

I have a terrible pastime of reading patent applications on the weekends and I happened to notice several published applications from last week indicating that Apple is sorting out both server-side processing and device-level processing of HDR or wide gamut video and images, along with the backward compatibility. [Read more…]


Apple Digital Camera RAW Update 6.06 Adds Sony A7R II, RX100 IV and RX10 II Support


Apple has released Digital Camera RAW Update 6.06 for OS X Yosemite, which adds RAW file support for the following cameras:

You can download the update via the Mac App Store updates pane.

iMac, Mac Pro and MacBook Deals This Week


B&H has a number of deals on Macs this week as part of its Photoshop World sale going on. Check out the list below.

27″ iMac w/ Retina 5K for $2099 (reg. $2299)

3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro w/ 16GB RAM and 256GB flash drive for $3699 (reg. $3999)

2.7GHZ 12-core Mac Pro w/ 64GB RAM and 1TB flash drive for $8699 (reg. $9599)

15.4″ MacBook Pro Retina for $2699 (reg. $3299)

13.3″ MacBook Pro Retina for $1499 (reg. $1999)

13.3″ MacBook Air for $1249 (reg. $1849)

Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Adds 3D Titling and More

Final Cut Pro X 10.2

During NAB 2015 this week, Apple released updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor.

Final Cut Pro X 10.2’s big new features include:

  • 3D titles
  • improved masking for color grading and effects
  • native support for more camera formats
  • GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing

Motion 5.2 extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut Pro X. And, Compressor 4.2 makes it easy to package a movie for sale on the iTunes Store.

The complete list of release notes for Final Cut Pro X 10.2 are listed below. [Read more…]