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Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo

Deals: Apple Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air at B&H Photo

Price Drops!
B&H Photo has dropped the prices on all MacBook Pro with Retina and non Retina displays as well as Macbook Air. B&H is also offering limited time savings on select laptops.

In addition to the savings on the laptops, B&H is giving 50% discounts on AppleCare with the purchase of a computer.

MacBook Pro w/Retina | Limited Time Savings Laptops |  MacBook Air

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Adobe Updates Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 with Retina Support

Adobe Updates Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 with Retina Support

Full Retina Support
Adobe has updated Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 with full Retina support.

From Adobe
“With this update, customers can see more detail in images, text, and in the Illustrator user interface when working on high-resolution displays, including the new Retina display available on MacBook Pro. The HiDPI feature in Illustrator is currently only available on Mac OS. It is expected to be available in the future on additional operating systems.”

The update should be available from Adobe via the updater.

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NAB 2012: Apple Discusses Plans for FCP X in 2012

NAB 2012: Apple Discusses Plans for FCP X in 2012

Final Cut Pro X Evolving
Apple met with video consultant Larry Jordan very recently prior to NAB 2012. The discussing lead to some information what we can expect in 2012 for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.

Coming in 2012

  • Multichannel Audio Editing Tools
  • Dual Viewers
  • MXF Plug-in Support
  • RED camera support

Apple appears to be working hard on changing the perception that they don’t care about the pro market with Final Cut Pro X.

Read more at Larry Jordan’s blog

Source: [MR]

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RIP Steve Jobs – An Inspiring Visionary 1955-2011

RIP Steve Jobs – An Inspiring Visionary 1955-2011

I just wanted to give my respects to someone who I found to be an inspiring visionary and business person.

The world of technology will not be the same without him.

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

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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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Canon Loves Thunderbolt!

Canon Loves Thunderbolt!

I/O Love
Canon is apparently “excited” about the possibilities of Thunderbolt. We should be excited that they’re excited. Transferring all those 50mbit HD files from your 5D Mark III will take some time with the status quo.

Canon continues “it will bring new levels of performance and simplicity to the video creation market”.

For the moment, there’s no official announcement or a hint as to what product(s) may see the technology first.

source: engadget

thanks Otto & Elliott

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Apple, EVIL & a Profile

Apple, EVIL & a Profile

Collaboration with Apple?
I’ve received a few pieces of information about an upcoming collaboration between Apple and Canon. What that collaboration is hasn’t been spelled out to me. It could be with the upcoming Final Cut Pro 8, or maybe something more.

Canon Wants a Medium Format Company?
I’m not sure if stuff I’ve written in the past is getting recycled, but I’ve had a rash of comments recently about Canon’s desire to purchase a medium format company. We’ve heard before they’ve had talks with Hasselblad. It could be more of the same.

Canon Mirrorless
I’ve received emails recently saying we’ll see an EVIL announcement in May. I rate that CR negative 5. The best information I have is that Canon is still in the exploratory stages with a mirrorless solution. There’s no rush to get something to market.

Latest Photographer Profile
We’ve added another photographer profile. This time Alex Johnson from Minnesota. Check it out.

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