A screen shot of AVID’s new AVID STUDIO FOR IPAD
I know I’m a few days late on this (been busy), but a few thoughts on AVID’s release of AVID Studio for IPad:
- Once again, Apple has shown itself to get a last laugh of sorts. Look at this application people. It wreaks of FCP X. This is more proof that, although FCP X has issues (which are quickly being resolved with every update) it was the new UI that scared everyone. Everyone overreacted to FCP X, and AVID creating this application is flat-out proof.
- I have been reading that the program is very buggy. Kevin Purcell over at GottaBeMobile reports that:
“Avid offers some decent title or credit animations, but that’s what seems to crash the app. Rendering the nice animations at the beginning or the end killed the app requiring multiple restarts”
So not only did AVID attempt to follow in Apple’s footsteps, but they are having their own issues with a zero point launch, similar to FCP X. Does this mean that AVID made a mistake? Not necessarily. It means zero point launches are buggy and unreliable. Rebuilding software from the ground up is difficult. Our expectations of perfection have gotten out of hand.
- Lastly, editing on the go is the future, but doing so via an IPad or a similar device just seems like something I would have trouble adapting to. I never want to feel like a dinosaur, but the trend towards this does make me weary. But rest assured, I am always willing to adapt. How about the rest of you? Adapt or die?
- CTG

A screen shot of AVID’s new AVID STUDIO FOR IPAD

I know I’m a few days late on this (been busy), but a few thoughts on AVID’s release of AVID Studio for IPad:

- Once again, Apple has shown itself to get a last laugh of sorts. Look at this application people. It wreaks of FCP X. This is more proof that, although FCP X has issues (which are quickly being resolved with every update) it was the new UI that scared everyone. Everyone overreacted to FCP X, and AVID creating this application is flat-out proof.

- I have been reading that the program is very buggy. Kevin Purcell over at GottaBeMobile reports that:

Avid offers some decent title or credit animations, but that’s what seems to crash the app. Rendering the nice animations at the beginning or the end killed the app requiring multiple restarts”

So not only did AVID attempt to follow in Apple’s footsteps, but they are having their own issues with a zero point launch, similar to FCP X. Does this mean that AVID made a mistake? Not necessarily. It means zero point launches are buggy and unreliable. Rebuilding software from the ground up is difficult. Our expectations of perfection have gotten out of hand.

- Lastly, editing on the go is the future, but doing so via an IPad or a similar device just seems like something I would have trouble adapting to. I never want to feel like a dinosaur, but the trend towards this does make me weary. But rest assured, I am always willing to adapt. How about the rest of you? Adapt or die?

- CTG


thisistheverge:

Back in 1991, during his exile from Apple, Steve Jobs was actually considered for a position on the President George H. W. Bush’s export council, an advisory committee on foreign trade. Now, more than 20 years later, the FBI has released the details of a background investigation on Jobs to the public. (via FBI releases background investigation on Steve Jobs from 1991 | The Verge)

CTG: We cannot get enough Steve Jobs, myself included

thisistheverge:

Back in 1991, during his exile from Apple, Steve Jobs was actually considered for a position on the President George H. W. Bush’s export council, an advisory committee on foreign trade. Now, more than 20 years later, the FBI has released the details of a background investigation on Jobs to the public. (via FBI releases background investigation on Steve Jobs from 1991 | The Verge)

CTG: We cannot get enough Steve Jobs, myself included

Apple releases updated Final Cut Pro X, brings multicam support, broadcast monitoring love:

Apple releases updated Final Cut Pro X, throws pros a bone with multicam support, broadcast monitoring support

By Tim Stevens (via Engagdet)

The X version of Final Cut Pro was supposed to be all things to all people — easier and more power for the serious amateurs and yet refreshing and comprehensive for the pros. In reality it seemed that neither camp quite saw it that way, but Apple has at least been listening. Today the company has announced version 10.0.3, which finally adds the one feature everyone’s been clamoring for: multicam support. But that’s not all. Join us after the break for a deeper look. 

With this new version, Final Cut Pro X can now support footage from up to 64 separate cameras, each with different combinations of codecs, resolutions and frame rates. The app can obviously sync based on embedded timestamps, but it can also automatically take a shot at lining up footage by looking at the waveforms of associated audio from each cam, even if that audio isn’t used in the resulting production.

There’s also a new advanced chroma key feature, which enables better tweaking of green screen-like footage from directly within the app, and the ability to work with layered PSDs right there as well. There’s also beta support for broadcast monitoring hardware from the likes of Blackmagic, AJA and Matrox, all of whom are said to have or be working on Thunderbolt-equipped hardware.

Finally, three third-party add-ons are releasing today: Red Giant has a version of its Magic Bullet Suite, GenArts has is Sapphire Edge plugin and Intelligent Assistance has a $10 app called 7 to X that will convert legacy Final Cut Pro projects into the latest and greatest format.

The feature upgrades to Final Cut Pro X are nice, especially given this update is free to those who have already paid the $299 entry fee, but is it all enough to woo back those jilted pros who might have taken their multicam setups elsewhere over the past seven months? That we’ll have to wait and see.

CTG: I’m having a busy day, so I will have to write up my own thoughts on this tomorrow. But thought everyone would want to know.

Taking bets that we see a spike in the purchase of this often forgotten TV Movie?

Taking bets that we see a spike in the purchase of this often forgotten TV Movie?

"When my then girlfriend agreed to be my wife, I told her it was time to have the discussion about her converting. She said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ve already talked to the Rabbi and started the process of becoming Jewish. I know our kids will be growing up in a house without a Christmas Tree and I’m okay with that.’

But that wasn’t the conversion I was talking about. I explained to her that our kids would be growing up in a house without Windows-based PCs. And then I gave her one of my old Mac Plus and said, ‘Lady, this is your life now.’

— I Made This On A Mac

(via npr)

"He accomplished so many things, in so many fields that it’s tempting to compare Jobs to someone from the past. A Thomas Edison or a Ben Franklin or even a Leonardo Da Vinci. We tend to do that because it helps us understand. But it does him a disservice. He was unique. His own person. Our own person.

He was our emblematic genius. In 100 years, when historians talk about the emergence of the age of intelligent machines, it is Steve Jobs they will hold up as the great exemplar of our era.”

- Matt Honan

nerdology:

It happened. Apple just showed off the iPhone 5 iPhone 4GS.  Looks like the iPhone 4 but with an A5 processor (same as the iPad). The real standout is their new voice control system, Siri.  We’ll see how that shakes out.

Everyone I’ve been talking to is a little upset that we didn’t see a new design. What do you guys think? 90% of you said you were going to get the new phone based on no information.  Now we have the information are you still getting one?

[Photos from This is my next] ?

What do I miss the most about Final Cut Pro 7?
SEQUENCE TABS!!!
It may sound silly, but they were a major element in my workflow.
- CTG

What do I miss the most about Final Cut Pro 7?

SEQUENCE TABS!!!

It may sound silly, but they were a major element in my workflow.

- CTG