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Honey, they shrunk the boxes: FCS now in convenient nano size

There's more on the inside, where it counts, but the boxes are definitely downsized: over at, Peter Esse has posted his comparative unboxing pictures from Logic Studio and Final Cut Studio 2 to the newly announced and shipping versions (note that Apple is just calling the product "Final Cu...

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Gift guide for amateur video producers

We all have a friend of family member obsessed with posting videos on YouTube. Their cats, dogs, babies and whatever else are all fodder for two minutes of teh funny. This holiday season, help them improve their craft and produce the next big viral hit with these gift suggestions. Software Quality ...

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Apple re-affirms commitment to video apps

Last February, Apple's Senior Manager of PR Anuj Nayar announced that the company would not have a booth at April's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. Customers hoping to receive information on the already delayed Final Cut Server were disappointed to say the least. When Final Cut Serv...

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iPhoto and ProKit updates hitting today

In the hustle and bustle of product introductions today, another couple of software updates slipped out the door. The 16 MB iPhoto 7.1.2 update promises the "overall stability" we all crave, while the ProKit update (no link on Apple's site yet) "improves reliability for Apple's professional applica...

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Sneak-a-peek inside Final Cut Express 4

A lot has changed in the video production realm over the past year, and thankfully, Apple's recent Final Cut Express 4 addresses these new advancements in camcorder capture and post-production technology. It's been a full year and a half since Final Cut Express 3.5, and there's a number of notable u...

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Pro Application Support 4.0.1

Nothing quickens the blood like a thrilling software update. Am I right, folks? Ok, perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, but it is a good feeling to have some bugs that have been bothering you squashed with a nice update. Apple has just released Pro Application Support 4.0.1 which, 'improves gener...

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Apple releases Pro Application Support 4.0

Apple has released a Pro Application Support 4.0 update that "improves general user interface reliability for Apple's professional applications." Basically, if you use any of the Final Cut Suite apps, Aperture, Final Cut Express HD or Logic products, you'll probably see this in Software Update. St...

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Video pros weigh in on Final Cut Studio 2

I'll admit that some of the new features in Final Cut Studio are a little bit over my head, as a non-pro-video guy. OK, pretty much all the new features are over my head, so I asked a couple of pro-video friends for their expert opinions on the NAB announcements. First, Josh Apter from NYC's Manhatt...

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Macs join the fight in '300'

With a shocking and awesome $70+ million in weekend box office, the film adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel 300 has shot (and hacked, and stabbed) its way to the 3rd best R-rated opening and the all-time best March opening in US film history. Way to go, Spartans. As noted on ...

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Final Cut Studio updated to 5.1.4

Final Cut Studio just got bumped to version 5.1.4. The 38MB download offers bug fixes for issues with plugins and is recommended for everyone. It also strengthens bones and teeth. Visit Apple Support downloads for the installer or just hit Software Update....

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MOG Solutions licenses MXF tools to Apple

MXF is a codec wrapper implementation for video for professional video. According to the Wikipedia article I tracked down, it does timecodes, metadata, and is supposed to be "platform-agnostic". And, according to a press release this morning, MOG Solutions has licensed its MXF dev tools to Apple, wh...

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Keynote gets some love

When you think Apple applications you think iLife, Final Cut, Motion, iChat, OS X. Those are the biggies, right? But what about poor little iWork? Well, it looks like iWork, Keynote in particular, is getting some love from the blogosphere. Tim Bray, XML geek and all around cool computer guy, penned...

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Apple scoops up Silicon Color

Silicon Color, the makers of several color correction products for Final Cut, has been acquired by Apple. A note on Silicon Color's website reads, 'We are pleased to announce that all Silicon Color technology and intellectual property, including FinalTouch color correction software, was recently sol...

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Video editing: Mac or PC?

Our pals over at DV Guru (a sister blog) have posed one of the endearing questions in the video editing industry to their readers, which I thought might be fitting for TUAW as well: video editing - Mac or PC? For the longest time, video editing on a PC with Avid software has been the reigning king, ...

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David Fincher talks Final Cut Pro

David Fincher, the director of such movies as Fight Club and Panic Room, is using Final Cut Studio to edit his latest film, Zodiac. Apple has posted a very nice video profile about Fincher's use of FCP; if you are even vaguely interested in video editing you should check it out. ...

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