SuperMax Hackintosh Leaves Latest MacPro In the Dust

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted by david in Final Cut Pro | Recent News - (Comments Off)
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Macintouch has an excellent review of a third party Hackintosh denominated the SuperMaX — a Mac OS X-ready PC that installs OSX using the Snow Leopard retail DVD. The $7000.00 super fast computer uses a pair of Intel’s latest hexacore “Westmere” X5680 processors — 12 CPU cores in total, overclocked from 3.33 GHz to 4.2 …
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Color Finesse 3.0 Available for Final Cut Pro & CS5

August 24th, 2010 | Posted by david in Final Cut Pro | Recent News - (Comments Off)
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Synthetic Aperture has released Color Finesse 3.0, its color correction and enhancement plug-in for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and other programs. Among several new features is 64-bit plug-in (to support Adobe’s CS5 64-bit applications), native FxPlug plug-in support for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and Motion, new Auto-Color and Auto-Exposure buttons, a new …
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New Nikon HDSLR Shoots AVCHD With Continuous AutoFocus

August 19th, 2010 | Posted by david in Final Cut Pro | Recent News - (Comments Off)
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Nikon announced its new entry-level DSLR D3100 includes a 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor 1080p HD video capture @ 24 fps and full-time autofocus with monaural sound. The video DSL shoots to the AVCHD format with a maximum bit rate of 21 mbps. Pricing is around $699.00. Here are the salient video related specifications from the Nikon …
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ADVCmini Video Converter for the Mac Now Shipping

August 18th, 2010 | Posted by david in Final Cut Pro | Recent News - (Comments Off)
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Grass Valley is now shipping its “ADVCmini” hardware and software conversion product for the Mac. The ADVCmini video converter is used to transfer VHS tapes, digital camcorders, and similar sources to their Mac computer for editing in Final Cut Pro via composite or S-Video connections along with stereo audio. The unit is small, portable, and …
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Final Cut Pro Editing with iPad Device – A Possibility

August 18th, 2010 | Posted by david in Final Cut Pro | Recent News - (Comments Off)
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The Axon Haptic is an Atom based 10.1″ touch resistive iPad type device that supports installs of any Darwin OS, including Apple’s Snow Leopard via a hidden EFI partition. The device has yet to ship, but its specs are impressive for this size device. They include 2GB of RAM, 320 GB HDD, WiFi, web cam, …
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CalDigit’s new AV Drive is a combination FW800/USB3 1 TB drive that brings USB3 speeds to MacPros via a PCIe board, and to MacBookPro laptops that have an ExpressCard 34 slot. The AV drive, which is PC and Mac compatible provides a USB 3.0 interface capable of 5Gbps transfer speeds. CalDigit claims higher FW800 data …
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Filmmaking Apps for iPad and iPhone Proliferate

August 18th, 2010 | Posted by david in Final Cut Pro | Recent News - (Comments Off)
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A filmmaker web site has detailed twenty-two iPhone and iPad applications that can be used to edit video. Some are designed to edit video on the iPhone, such as iMovie, others like ReelDirector actually provide editing capabilities for the iPad. Several utilities are provided such as ProPrompter, logging tool Action Log Pro, and slate creator …
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MacPro Trounces iMac Core i7 In Video Tasks

August 3rd, 2010 | Posted by david in Final Cut Pro | Recent News - (Comments Off)
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As appealing as the new 2010 iMac i7s are for a Mac-based video editing station, they run second to the 2009 Nehalem Mac Pros in a series of video related tasks over at barefeats.com. Rob Morgan compared the Mac Pro 4870 = 8-core ‘early 2009′ Mac Pro 2.93GHz with 12G of 1066MHz RAM with the …
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Digital Heaven has released BigTime 2.0, an updated version of its Final Cut Pro utility that provides a resizable floating display of Final Cut’s current timecode. This release includes a a HUD (head-up display) window for the timecode display, the ability to view timecode over the Digital Cinema Desktop Preview display, optional automatic launch and …
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Video Enhancer/Denoiser Plug In Released For ProApps

June 11th, 2010 | Posted by david in Final Cut Pro | Recent News - (Comments Off)

PHYX Cleaner is an FxFactory-based plug-in for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express. The plug-in provides tools for repairing and enhancing video quality, including the ability to rebuild pixelated chroma channels, restore lost information in gradients while increasing effective color depth, convert fields into progressive comb-free frames, buff-out skin blemishes, and …
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