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FCP X: It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong, and I’m HUGE

Last night when I saw a few blurry screenshots from the Final Cut Pro X demo and read the reported new features, I was less than enthusiastic. Any of you who follow my Twitter know that the near constant mention of “borrowing from iMovie” sent shivers down my spine, as I feel iMovie is perhaps the worst piece of software Apple has ever shipped (at least starting a few versions back). Well, I just sat through all 26 minutes of this video taken by YouTuber machineurs,... Read More

Hearsay: The real reason Apple dropped out of NAB

Macenstein‘s resident NAB correspondent, Agent W, has come through with a bit of NAB/Apple gossip that is too good to pass up. It should be noted that I actually know Agent W, and can vouch that he is a well respected industry insider who has been involved in the NAB scene since before I was born, so whether or not this info is accurate, I thoroughly believe HE believes it to be, and I certainly give it more weight than other random tips we receive. “According to my... Read More

Rumor: Apple’s Blu-Ray plans revealed

Anyone want a rumor? We got one, cheap. Sighting “a source” and “info gleaned from various non disclosures”, faithful Macenstein tipster Doug has written us with what he claims is Apple’s forthcoming plan to offer a new Blu-Ray burner/NAS device geared toward video professionals and tying into the Final Cut Server line. As with all rumors we present, this one should be treated as bullshit until someone physically sees such a device for sale in an... Read More

Hell freezes over: Final Cut Server now shipping

digg_url = '; Well, better extremely late than never… Remember back at the 1939 World’s Fair when Apple announced Final Cut Server? Well, it is shipping TODAY! Sweet! Maybe this will put to rest the rumors Apple wants to sell off its Final Cut division for a week or two… Apple today announced that Final Cut Server, a powerful software solution for media asset management and workflow automation,... Read More

WTF? – Apple Drops Out of NAB 2008

Apple, who has traditionally had one of the largest booths at the NAB Tradeshow, has announced it will not be purchasing a booth at the event this year. “Apple is participating in fewer trade shows this year,” said Anuj Nayar, senior manager of PR at Apple. “Often there are better ways to reach our customers. The increasing popularity of our retail stores and Web site allows us to directly reach more than 100 million customers around the world in innovative... Read More


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