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Final Cut Pro X Demoed at NAB 2011

Final Cut Pro X Demoed at NAB 2011

From NAB 2011
Apple took some time to show off the next Final Cut Pro in Las Vegas.  It will be dubbed Final Cut Pro X.

Below is a set of features as published by macrumors.com & a Photography Bay play by play. Links to other coverage throughout.

  • Dynamically handle massive quantities of media, resolution independent playback. full color managed based on ColorSync. Grand Central Dispatch, using all cores and background rendering (via @reximilian, and @robimbs)
  • Allows you to edit as you are importing, you don’t have to wait to ingest. (via robimbs)
  • Background rendering is built in. No more “writing video” dialog box (via @dbax)
  • Content auto analysis, meaning it can auto detect most media and when it imports can auto image stabilize. On import it can: People Detection, Shot Detection, Auto Color Balance, Audio Cleanup (via @rexmilian)
  • Inline Precision Editor: click on an edit and it shows unused footage on both clips of the edit to help you trim (@rexmilian)
  • the Auto Analyze will make Search Folders that know what has people in it, or CloseUps or Wide Shots.
  • Tagging clips let’s you tag only specific parts of the clip to tage with keyword or favorite
  • Timeline Index: list of every clip on your timeline in order and let’s you search by name or tag (via @reximilian)
  • Automatically analysis audio and can sync audio with similar audio. Simple audio keyframing, tweaking the audio is much easier. Trimming clips, the Magnetic Timeline makes complicated edits easier.
  • Instant render in the background all the time, does not at all effect editing. (@robimbs)
  • Built in color matching. Match clip colors from two different cams very fast. That got BIG applause. (@comebackshane)
  • Automatic audio clean up on the way. Options to rid hum, rumble, etc. on the way in. Range-based keywording. You can select ranges inside your clip and apply keywords to those ranges instead of just keywording the clip. No subclipping necessary. Smart collections: Categorizes things like media types (audio, stills), how many people are in shots and how those shots are framed. Smart collections looks very iMovie-ish. (via PhotographyBay)
  • Clip Connections: Audio and Video and be locked together and be one clip on a timeline (no longer a V1 and A1 A2 track). Can lock audio clips with specific video clip, so if moved on timeline they stay synched (via @reximilian)
  • “Compound Clips”: collapse chunks of media into a single clip on the timeline. How nesting always should have worked. (via @fcpsupermeet).
  • Shipping in June on App Store. $299.
  • No mention of Final Cut Studio or Final Cut Express.

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NAB Announcement? [CR1]

NAB Announcement? [CR1]

Something Coming?
There’s some talk about a “significant” Canon announcement for NAB. I wouldn’t think NAB would bring about a DSLR announcement, but maybe something in the camcorder realm is a possibility.

Availability of anything new is another story.

Japan
Lots of people are asking what’s going to happen with stock levels and things like that with Canon and other Japanese origin gadgets. The answer is, I don’t know.

Canon is telling their reps not to say anything about Japan and what effect this tragedy is going to have on the industry. For the moment, no one really knows.

What I will say, is do not expect this to be rectified in a couple of weeks. We’re talking months before anything gets back to what is considered “normal”.

Canon Canada Cancels Upcoming 60D Rebate
Canon Canada has cancelled an upcoming instant rebate program on the 60D, a casualty of the earthquake. There’s probably going to be more of this coming in the next few weeks.

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NAB 2011, Announcements?

NAB 2011, Announcements?

NAB April 11 – April 14 in Las Vegas
Lots of questions as to whether or not Canon will announce anything for the NAB show in Las Vegas.

The show is predominantly a video and broadcast show. I do not expect anything DSLR related to be announced for the show. If something is going to come, April 5, 2011 would be the date. I haven’t heard a peep about an announcement yet.

I am told there WILL be a DSLR announcement in April/May 2011, as well as a lens or two.

Poker!
I’ll be participating and sponsoring a poker tournament at NAB that will benefit the American Red Cross. I will also be donating all the money I bring whether I want to or not. Is “all red” a good hand?

Where: Hard Rock Casino Poker Lounge

When: Monday, April 11, 2011

Web Site: All In Film 2.0

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