A part two to our article on Apple's new 27" iMac that was very kindly loaned to us. We sum up our thoughts on the machine and come to the conclusion that there is one big problem with the iMac.
It's the night before NAB which gives us the perfect reason to show these videos from the recent Editor's Lounge Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Lots of speculation across the board and NLE manufacturers, comments include 'Avid is 'stodgy' and 'FCPX will win the race.' Interesting.
Apple have announced updates to Final Cut Pro to 10.0.8, Motion to 5.0.7 and Compressor to 4.0.7. There's also an update to the ProApps Codecs for Quicktime to 1.0.2
When Apple offered us the opportunity to borrow a fully specced out iMac to test, how could we refuse? We begin with a quick look at the machine, specifications, design and first observations.
We have had reports in from a few sources that the top of the range iMac has had problems when running Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Surely the machine must have enough horsepower, what is going on?
The latest 10.0.6 update to FCPX brought sophisticated support for media shot on the RED cameras. This new white paper details different workflows with FCPX and also suggests one very handy tip for changing the resolution of your projects once editing has been finished.
If you make graphics with Motion then the Heads Up Display or 'HUD' will be no stranger to you. You won't however be seeing behaviors controlled by a similar GUi in a competing application as Apple has just bagged themselves a patent.
This week's Final Cut Pro X upgrade to 10.0.6 brought some excellent new features and some much requested old features back. But under the hood there have been more changes, one of them turbo boosting rendering on the timeline by a massive 3200%!
We sat down to watch the Apple presentation from San Jose today in glorious HD on our Apple TV. Mac Mini and iPad Mini were no big deal for us, we were completely sold on the new iMac. From December this could be the fastest Final Cut Pro X machine you can buy.
***Essential Apple update information now posted***
It was a day that started with with a few faux pas on tutorial videos and ended with not only new hardware, but the the update to FCPX we have all been waiting for. And what an update it is.
3D designer Peter Zigich has been using Apple workstations for over 20 years. He like many others has been frustrated by the lack of a MacPro update. So why not let the imagination run and design your own? Well that's exactly what he did!
This week Apple won a patent that specifically details various collaborative media production processes. There's a lot of detail in the document too - could this be a hint of what is to come for Final Cut Pro X?
This week on the 21st of June, Final Cut Pro X wil be one year old. We take a look back at that eventful year and take a look forward to the next 12 months of FCPX's life.
Apple post the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech online - Checkout the retina screen MacBook Pro
If like us you didn't make WWC this year, you can watch the whole of the keynote presentation from Moscone West last Monday morning right here. You still won't see any new MacPros though!
Before you reach for the download button, these are all minor updates to add resolution to the apps for the new retina display MacBook Pros. No new features so if you are mid-project then maybe not a good idea.
An update to FCPX for new retina screen MacBook Pros but the Mac Pro just gets a quiet update on the Mac Store
A mix of excitement and disappointment after this year's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco this year. The new MacBook Pro with a retina display running an updated Final Cut Pro looks gorgeous, but same form factor MacPros without Thunderbolt are a bit of a letdown.
We're not really the site for rumours, but we can't not mention that this Monday at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco everybody is expecting new hardware. And yes that means new Mac Pros. (Hopefully!)
Possibly the shortest ever article on FCP.co this year. Apple have published a FAQ document that not unsurprisingly gives a whole raft of answers to FCPX frequently asked questions.
A bit of a shock, but this information from Apple cleared up the question from NAB about why some media can't be optimised within FCPX.
We have had the problem, people on our Forum have had the problem: blue frames in Final Cut Pro X when using custom video effects. Apple have acknowledged the problem and posted a fix.