TV stations are forced to deal with the arrival of new file formats at a dizzying pace. Fortunately for TV broadcasters, a number of vendors of broadcast editing systems have been at work on this problem, and some new approaches to grappling with it will be on display at the 2015 NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 19: The IP Transition; and March 26: Audio. Read the earlier installments here.
Atomos, the maker of portable devices for recording to the Apple ProRes codec, says its Ninja and soon-to-be-released Samurai field recorders will be integrated with Final Cut Pro X. Both the HDMI-equipped Ninja and the HD-SDI Samurai can record up to eight hours of ProRes video onto a single HDD. The compact recorders also work […]
KB Covers, a provider of keyboard covers, keyboards and other Apple-centric accessories, has introduced Final Cut Pro X keyboard short cut covers for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software. These new covers will be compatible with Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and Apple Ultra Thin Keyboards. The new Final Cut Pro X software offers […]
The new, lower-priced version of Apple’s popular editing software has resulted in a firestorm of reaction. Many professional craft editors don’t like a lot of the changes, especially the inability to transfer projects from Final Cut Pro 7 to the new version. But for many television stations — on a mission to lower costs and hire less skilled personnel to spread video content to a wide array of new platforms — the $299 price tag means it may live alongside server-based news editing systems from companies such as Avid and Grass Valley.
Company lays out details about its newest pro video-editing software and says a handful of missing features will eventually make a comeback.
Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off a revolutionary 64-bit upgrade to Final Cut Pro, dubbed version X, which will arrive on the Mac App Store in June for just $299. Final Cut Pro X has been rebuilt from the ground up and will include support for all processor cores through Grand Central Dispatch.