As promised back in April during NAB, Apple pulled the trigger on Final Cut Pro X Tuesday morning, turning its back on the previous generation of non-linear editing tools and offering a new, fully 64-bit application that aims to revolutionize how video content is created.
As rumored just last week, Apple has officially released Final Cut Pro X to the Mac App Store as promised back in April -- and it’s not alone. The company is also releasing Motion 5 and Compressor 4 at the record-low price of $49.99 each.
Mac users may think of Final Cut Pro by default when they think about high-end video editing software, since Adobe abandoned the platform entirely for a number of years. But Premiere Pro (and its audio-editing companion, Audition) are back and better than ever thanks to the new Creative Suite 5.5 update.
Apple sure has been keeping busy in the days leading up to WWDC 2011, leaking their own iCloud announcement in a press release, offering universal updates for their iWork apps and even updating iMovie and GarageBand for iOS with more output options and bug fixes.
Shooting video with your iPhone or iPod touch can be a lot of fun, but the built-in Camera app doesn’t do much beside recording the scene. If you want to play with fancy effects that are fun and easy to use, take a look at Silent Film Director. This app comes in two flavors -- a basic version and a more full-featured option unlocked via an in-app purchase.
For those times when the full-fledged features of Final Cut Pro are too overwhelming, and iMovie’s massive library of effects just aren’t needed, Shave Video does simple video editing and exporting for the masses. The app’s interface doesn’t use timelines or waveforms, but rather presents the video in plain form for you to edit as you please.
Fans of Final Cut Pro clamouring to get more information about the next version of the popular video editing software, announced last night in Las Vega, rejoice! Despite Apple's request that no recordings be made of the event, recordings have been made! And they're on Youtube.
Vimeo just released an app to help your browse their catalogue of videos and edit your own. Although it isn’t too good at the former, its editing capabilities are very impressive for a free program, and you should definitely take a look at it if you fancy making your own short films. This tutorial will guide you through the basics.
Without the YouTube app, you’d be unable to watch videos on that site with your iOS device, but Vimeo’s clips have been playing perfectly inside your web browser for a while, so why would they release an official app for it? After all, the app's browsing capabilities of this new piece of software aren’t very good -- it doesn't even have a search field. This is because the main purpose of the app is to let you edit your videos and upload them straight to your Vimeo account.
Apple took to the stage in San Francisco this morning to reassert its dominance over the tablet market with the iPad 2 -- but the real story may be with the company bringing two of its popular iLife components to the new tablet, including iMovie, which promises “very independent filmmaking.”