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As more than 20% of our readers are Mac users (including us), we decided
it would be a good idea to have a section just for them.
Apple's Macintosh computers are widely used for broadcast
audio, but setting it up hasn't always been simple. Now, rather than
seeing audio as an add-on, Apple has integrated it into its new, more
stable, Unix-based operating system, OS X.
An increasing number of broadcasters and freelancers are turning turning
to editing packages which can edit
broadcast quality material on a laptop.
Apple Places Video At Core Of Digital Hub
The future of computing is video and audio production, believes Apple
Computer, and it wants to be at the heart of it. It already markets its
Macintosh computer as "the digital hub", not just to consumers
but professionals too.
from Matrox, Pinnacle, DPS, Canopus and Digital Voodoo allow various
nonlinear editors to cope with a wide range of broadcast needs, including
shared media networks and even low-cost HD editing.
If you want to edit
on location, there are essentially three laptop-compatible systems
to choose from: Avid's NewsCutter XP, FAST's purple.Field, and Apple's
Macintosh with either its free iMovie 2 software or the much more powerful
Final Cut Pro.
Boris RED 2.1
is a resolution-independent 3D-compositing and title effects plug-in
for Macintosh and Windows NT nonlinear editors.
We wrote this one back in Nov 2000 - Steve Jobs, believes desktop video
"is going to be as big as desktop publishing," So, we took a
look at Final Cut
OTHER MAC STUFF
We won two more converts to the Brotherhood
of the Flashing Aqua Button last week. Not thanks to any persuasive powers
I might have. No, thank Bill Gates.
LINKS TO USEFUL MAC INFO
Software audio downloads from those nice people at Apple www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/audio
MacSurfer.com is probably the
best portal to Mac-related news, with links to all the main Mac sites
and continually updated links to each day's news, reviews and general
Ken Stone's site is the bees knees. There are lots of great articles
for those who want to learn more about Final Cut Pro http://www.kenstone.net
iMovie FAQ - http://www.danslagle.com/mac/imovie/iMovieFAQ.html
If you need help with FCP then check out the dedicated forums on the
2-pop site http://www.2-pop.com
All that technology getting you down? Take one geek culture cartoon
every day with meals http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/
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