Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Just a day before the passing of Apple’s innovator Steve Jobs, there was a key note announcement about the iPhone 4s and the new and improved IOS 5 with some of technologies most advanced features. I mean I was sitting in my seat saying, wow I can talk to my phone now…but voice response systems are not new to apple, I remember my first mac had that little HAL voice for telling time and they had a rudimentary type and response system too where you could type in a word and it would respond. So to see SIRI in action during Scott Forstall’s demonstration, was indeed a thrill! Yes it’s BETA but wow, what a BETA…I know there have been many blogs that have already spoken about it and I may be a little late but I take pride in doing a little more research myself, not to mention getting into all this film stuff keeps me busy as well. I’m excited about my soon to be new humble personal assistant.

Ok back to the topic, the iPhone now has 1080p video capability…wow…well there goes my need to get a GoPro…I wonder if they make an underwater case for the iphone yet…lol something to think about for all of you who like to create stuff. Also included for the video function is video stabilization . So you thought people were making movies with their comes back then with the iPhone 4, now wait till you see this. People may be getting rid of their point and shoots and even some of their Canon or Nikon gear….Sorry I’m keeping MINE 🙂

iPhone 4s

Also coming is the new IOS 5 which boast new innovative break throughs in an operating system. Utilizing the full power of the new A5 chip, doubling speed and allowing for some mind blowing graphics. New software integration and the list goes on, I mean you really should go on the Apple site to get all the real juicy specs.

Well enough blabbing, I’m gonna pre-order mine and when I get it, I’ll be able to tell you FIRST HAND how it’s really going down! Maybe I’ll have SIRI post to my blog herself…lol
Until next time, KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

It’s not every day we meet or are surrounded by people that change the course of history in our lifetime. People that do so many amazing things, that you can’t see life without the items they may have either invented or innovated. If you don’t know who I’m referring to, it’s STEVE JOBS! Just think about it, since the iPod, the way we listen to music and the way we acquire music has been dramatically changed, even to the way we get movies. I know some people who still have the original 1st generation ipod and they love it, swear by it, it’s a piece of art! I’m glad to have been a part of this history making by owning quite a few of these devices myself.

I’ve not been so much of a tech junky where I go out and buy the next latest entry into the tech world but in this case, I will be getting the iPhone 4s, if for nothing else, to commemorate this technological innovator. I know that he surrounded himself with people who share his innovative way of thinking, so at this point, I believe his dream of setting standards and raising the bar will continue. His family and friends should and I would think, are most definitely proud of his legacy and what he has given to the world. A legacy that has changed the world. A legacy that has spawned a new dawn in the entertainment world. A legacy I see continuing to move forward!



Thank you Steve for many years of service. My condolences to his family and friends for this loss!

Just over two months after the controversial launch of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has made “old” Final Cut Studio available once again to the public. But don’t go looking for the suite at the Apple Store down the block or even the company’s online store—those who want to purchase the legacy software will have to call 1-800-MY-APPLE in order to get it.

Final Cut Studio can be purchased for $999 (or $899 for educational buyers). That’s the same price the suite was being sold for as of July 2009, but $700 more than its newer replacement, Final Cut Pro X. Final Cut Studio wasn’t just Final Cut Pro though—it included Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Soundtrack Pro 3, DVD Studio Pro 4, Color 1.5 and Compressor 3.5, which was one of the many reasons why professional users were extremely irked at the abrupt changes and discontinuations. Add to that the plethora of complaints about the near complete lack of backwards compatibility and drastic UI changes between Final Cut Pro 7 and X, and pro users were practically having heart attacks at Apple’s lack of concern for them.

The outrage, it seems, has worked. Those who want to purchase the older software can now do so by calling Apple’s phone sales line. What’s unclear is whether Apple will continue to support users on Final Cut Studio; we hardly expect regular software updates (or any software updates, for that matter), but the company must be willing to offer some level of user support if it’s willing to keep selling the suite, right? Of course, there will be some pro users who are still dissatisfied with the results—more than 8,000 people signed a petition that demanded the source code to Final Cut Pro 7 be sold to a third party, after all.

An Apple spokesperson reportedly said that the company has “a limited quantity of Final Cut Studio still available through Apple telesales to customers who need them for ongoing projects.” Sounds as if the current situation with the side-by-side sale of Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Pro X is unlikely to be permanent.