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Apple this morning finally gave Final Cut devotees what they've been waiting for since April and officially released Final Cut Pro X, the revamped new version of its twelve-year-old editing software program.
Apple today announced Final Cut Pro X, a revolutionary new version of the world's most popular Pro video editing software which completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; and background rendering that allows you to work without interruption.
Cine Gear Expo, which wrapped yesterday on the famed Paramount lot in Los Angeles, is a kind of Red Bull-ified version of NAB for DPs and cinematographers. This year was no exception, and expo organizers packed shooters in for two days and nights of demonstrations, exhibits, screenings, seminars and plenty of beer, wine and food to help digest it all. With this much concentrated talent, it's no wonder P+S Technik used Cine Gear to premiere its just announced PS-Cam X35.
Throughout his long and varied career, Tim McGovern has been a radio engineer, a pioneering sound engineer at Skywalker Sound during its digital transition, and a designer of network facilities for the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He has also learned more than a few valuable lessons in flexibility working as chief engineer, alternately, for George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. When we talked to McGovern he was just two weeks into his new job as director of professional services at Advanced Systems Group, an installer and integrator of production, post and shared storage software and hardware in the Bay Area and Southern California.
Essentially, Newton turns each 2D layer in an AE comp into a rigid body within a new environment. You simply bring your comp into Newton's OpenGL preview simulation to set and control the parameters, then hit "Solve." So what's the big deal? If you tried to do what Newton seems able to do in mere minutes, you'd spend hours if not days trying to replicate the same effect.
Whatever you may have thought about recording your footage to SD memory in the past, there are some compelling stats and unexpected features inside Panasonic's latest line of high-speed SD (Secure Digital) memory cards that deserve a second look.
Out of mighty Asgard comes word that Assimilate Scratch was used to automate the VFX dailies review processes on Paramount's hit superhero opus, Thor. VFX production manager Danielle Costa integrated Scratch with a FileMaker Pro database to assemble daily playlists that specified all of the media that was connected with any particular shot.
Creating a visual metaphor that tells a sweeping story while capturing the feel of a particularly tumultuous time in history in just minutes is no easy task. But Imaginary Forces bills itself as a creative agency that likes a good challenge.
At NAB last week, IRIDAS announced SpeedGrade NX, a new version of its stereo-3D, dailies, and finishing tool that replaces SpeedGrade DI, SpeedGrade XR, and FrameCycler DI, rolling the functionality into a single product.
The 2011 NAB show floor was more eclectic than ever, hosting demos of single-body stereo 3D cameras and bleeding-edge DI tools alongside sexy glimpses of new Thunderbolt storage devices, iPad dailies and color-correction and, well, that makeshift tattoo booth outside the big Red tent. But if there was any overarching theme this year, it might be mobility.