Well it is not a completely idiotic thought. If you can remember back to editing in the early nineties, there were only two NLEs on the block, Lightworks and Avid. Everybody knows the Avid story, but could Lightworks be coming back to change the market again? Links, opinion and a video tour of the GUI after the break.
Another Apple patent this time in the video field. Custom themes and dropzone usage when making DVDs gets wrapped up in 'Creating a theme used by an authoring application to produce a multimedia presentation'
Steve Cohen, A.C.E, one of the Hollywood pioneers in ushering in the digital age, talks to Hollywood Reinvented about the evolution of non-linear editing.
Normally if you think Martini, and work in Film or TV, in the words of 007 you'll want it shaken and not stirred. Well this cool app helps you shake the gap between what has and hasn't been shot and stirs up your FCP timeline.
A big claim from the manufacturer, Apricorn. Comparisons, specifications and even an installation video on how to get this monster PCIe card into your Mac after the break.
Recently Apple's CEO Steve Jobs detailed some new attributes coming with OS X Lion. What Jobs didn't reveal was "scrollable menus and toolbars" which Patently Apple discovered, came to light in a new European patent filing.
Update: ''1-6_Right-Project'' - the project name was from the FCP6 demo material we're informed by reliable source.
3D is the big growth area in the post-production world, and Senior Applications Editor at Key Code Media, Michael Kammes has done an excellent job of giving us the pros and cons of the top two editing platforms in the pro market.
After comparing and contrasting across six different criteria: cost, quality, workflow, speed, flexibility and location it seems that Final Cut Pro is tipping the scales as weapon of choice for the 3D world.
Discussing the points in Michael's article: Presenting 3D in Avid & FCP Workflows at the Createasphere 3D Workshop: Burbank, Ca. November 2010
The cool new iTunes style slideshow generator for FCP, Motion and After Effects.
Surely this old piece of NLE operation is old news? Or has Apple got a more advanced plan using this patent? Could the new Apple data centre, the new iMovie and a new MobileMe account be the first inroads into cloud editing?