Apple today announced speed bumps to the 15" and 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, including an 8 core model for the first time. The keyboards get an update as well, but the prices for the models remain the same. They have also announced extra repair cover for existing models with butterfly keyboard mechanisms.
Hot off the press from our friends, Felipe Baez and Jasper Siegers, is the announcement of the acquisition of FCPX collaborative tool Postlab by Hedge.
Day one of NAB 2019 in Las Vegas and there is a running theme on the show floor of 8K production. What we didn't expect though was a return of the dedicated editing keyboard! Also make sure you watch a great interview about ProRes RAW.
Not an update to the Pro Apps, but great news from six third-party companies who have announced that their products will support ProRes RAW. A year on, the video format is gaining traction!
Final Cut Pro X libraries can grow in size, especially when you have a lot of proxy media or use Optical Flow. This $2 app quickly slims libraries down by removing unwanted files.
EVR X is an inexpensive app that turns EXIF camera data into keywords for video files in Final Cut Pro X. They can then be searched, sorted and even turned into Smart Collections. *UPDATE* ProRes, ProRes RAW and DNxHD available for Atomos recorders.
Today Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.6, Motion to 5.4.3 and Compressor to 4.4.4. Apart from converting incompatible media formats, this looks like a big set of bug fixes. iMovie gets an update too!
Somebody said that the news on the run-up to NAB was quiet. Not any more, two announcements today and the second is an upgrade for users of Frame.io.
It seems that Apple really is getting the new product announcements out before their big streaming event on the 25th. It has just announced a refresh with new processors and new GPUs for the iMacs. **New iMac Pro GPU and memory options**
The guys at Lesspain Software have done a lot of listening to clients wishes. Their new version of Kyno contains a lot of new features and upgrades from user feedback. We are quite excited about the upcoming Frame.io integration. ***Patrick Southern demo video added***
The data transfer company MASV has just launched version 3 of their file transfer service. Faster transfer speeds, improved reliability and a download pay-as-you-go approach help get those large files sent.
As NAB draws near, the announcements start. Three of the speakers who will present on stage at the Faster Together event have just been announced. It is going to be well worth attending!
Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of plugins for building grid slideshows on an FCPX timeline. They are on special offer at $39 for the launch, down from $49. Half-hour BTS video posted as well!