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Logic Pro X 10.1 updates – for Video Post

22 Jan

So “over night” … “out of the bue” Logic Pro X got a major update. Quite a few more or less big or/and small things are new and/or better. Seems like the people at Apple really care about the product. For me Logic Pro X really is the best tool for the money even for Video Post Production, even tho’ its mostly a Music Production App. Its also really good for Video Postporduction and Sound Design.

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Here are some of the new features that i think are quite interesting – especially for Video Postproduction:

– Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA

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– Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track

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– Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation

– Realtime rendering of fades allow them to work with Flex Pitch and speeds up project load times

– Plug-in Manager allows to customize the organization of the plugin menu

PluginManager_01 customize “plugin folders”
PluginManager_02( and these customize “plugin folders” actually even show up in Logic Remote)
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– addition of console-style VCA faders

– Logic can now import multichannel interleaved audio files and convert them to individual mono files

– When bouncing a project, the default name for the bounced file is now the project name

– A single click now inserts an EQ into the EQ slot of a channel strip

– Logic now supports 50, 5994d, 5994, 60 d and 60 fps frame rates

– There’s now a Track Protect button for the Movie track

– When Logic extracts audio from a movie file, it now creates a time-stamped Broadcast Wave file

– When a movie is added that is longer than the current project, the project is now automatically lengthened to accommodate it

– The movie now responds more accurately when scrubbing by frames with the Playhead

– Logic Control control surfaces are more reliably detected at launch

– When a region is copied at the same position from one track to another using the same channel strip, Logic no longer asks whether automation should be copied

– When automation is enabled for the first time in a project, the power buttons for track automation now default to On for each track

– It is again possible to drag and drop a movie from the Finder to the Movie track

– Importing an XML file with a different frame rate into Logic Pro no longer causes an unexpected SMPTE offset

And much much more…
Full List here:
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203718


Logic Remote update

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But especially the free Logic Remote (now Version 1.2) got some nice / big updates:

– New plug-in view provides access to Logic or Audio Unit plug-in parameters
– Use Multi-Touch gestures to shape the tone of your tracks with Visual EQ
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(even better compressor smart controls on the iPad now) 005_LM_SmartCOMP01 006_LM_SmartCOMP02

–  Remotely add or re-order plug-ins

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– Control the microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces

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More about it here:
itunes.apple.com

In my opinion its a great update to the whole Logic Pro X system. I’ll will have a closer look at it in the next few days and use it in some real work audio post production for video project and keep you updated how its goes and how it all works not only on “paper” but in real life.

And also remember here is way Logic Pro X is a great app especially for Final Cut Pro X users:

iPad for Pro’s

17 Mar

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So a few weeks back I got my iPad … finally…. yes I know “The New iPad” just came out a few days back … but my network provider made a good offer on an old not so used contract, so there you go.

Anyways … since I received my iPad I have bought a lot of new apps … probably more in the last few days than in the last couple years.

Here is a short list of apps I use in a “pro” environment … some essential, some for fun, some just for content: (one little side note I’m still on SnowLeo MacOS 10.6.8…just for you to know for any compatibility questions)

( in “random” order )

UPDATE:

PhotoToaster

A good app for quick & creative photo edits – incl. noise reduction, sharpening, vignettes… looks, presets. boarders, and more (faster than iPhoto but not as much as options) … but i really like this app to share stuff on Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook … really nice! for 0,99 really good … u can test PhotoToaster Jr. for Free with not all the options though

shot with 60D & Sigma 30mm - edited in iPhoto for iPad

instagallery

Just a really great app to view your intsagram Feed. commend on instagram’s, manage your feed/followers, like instagram’s and stuff like that. .. now i really use my iphone just for taking pictures /instagram’s and as a phone really ;)

shot with 60D & Sigma 30mm - edited in iPhoto for iPad

shot with 60D & Sigma 30mm - edited in iPhoto for iPad

shot with 60D & Sigma 30mm - edited in iPhoto for iPad

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V-Control

A awesome Remote Controller for LogicPro, ProTools, FCP and others.
It kinda replaces the MC Control + MCMix Combo in my Edit-Suite for the quick stuff. And the nice thing is you get a control window – like a Desktop sharing thing – so you are able to touch control your PlugIns & stuff on your iPad as well … I like that app especially in Client sessions i’ll have to test if that “control window” can be used to control ColoristaII in PPro …
due to some graphic issues that doesn’t seem to work in FCP



LRPAD

A great remote controller for Adobe Lightroom 3
I love that app for photo color-correction work.
it really is a nice remote with a lot of options in LR3 …
Some say it’s a bit slow but I don’t have any issues
This app is not pretty but very useful … now I hope there is an update for LR4 soon!

Adobe Nav

A nice tool if u work a lot in Photoshop CS5
I use it when I’m in “photo-retouch” mode …
it has a nice&cool remote-preview mode as well


NotesPlus

A nice app for handwriting notes and sketches & stuffI do not use my MOLESKIN notebook anymore in team or client meetings.

It also has a neat feature to record audio…a nice way to record all that is said in a meeting

…you will never miss what a client said to you again! ;)

PDF Expert
I use this all the time. Since I tried some others (and read about these kinds of apps on ProLost)…trust me, you don’t want to use iAnnotate, ever! PDF Expert has way better Data management with Dropbox and a local IP so you can connect with it in Finder. I use it for Scripts and Treatments and all kinds of PDFs… essentially I don’t print out stuff anymore to make notes on it. I use a PDF version on my iPad …. yo! Paperless workflow baby!Oh and yes of course I use a Stylus for that … read more about it on ProLost


AirSharing (for iPad)

Just a quick & nice way to get stuff like m4v clips or documents on your iPad.
Not essential but a nice to have.

Vimeo

Vimeo v2 is a really good app. Its great to check vimeo stuff out with

FlipBoard

The best app to be up to date on all your social media “streams”, news & tech and so much other stuff. Basically, its the first app I check in the morning or after i finished my work at night!


Instapaper

Just awesome and worth the lil money. I use it to save stuff / web-sides / blogposts (and so on) that I stumbled up on during the day to read later off-line at home or when on the train. …stuff like that

AirVideo

That is a useful app. Mr. iGert recommended it and its just great.
Basically you can stream movie clips from your Mac (you can setup/link any Folder on your Mac for that).
So I use the app for two things: to show clients or actors clips in our office if i need a quick way for that or I watch stuff at home (in bed) There is a Free Version so u can test it.

Wunderlist
I used Wunderlist (Task Manager) on my iPhone and Mac before Apple had a “task-list-app”

… actually i like Wunderlist more than Apples approach … it has a nice and solid cloud sync option and an nice MacOs Version

Tweetbot
A really really good App for Twitter on the iPad… enough said :)

LogMeIn
A nice and free way to remote access your computer from your iPad.

It’s nice to check your render status and other stuff via WiFi or 3G … its a bit slow but does the job

So there you go that is my first “iPad Apps for Pro’s” list!

I’m not so sure about the “usefulness” (or in other words I’m not so impressed … yet) with the following apps. I would suggest you test these for yourself and make your own decision. They may get better with some updates or if a job/ task requires them…

iPhoto, AVID Studio, iMovie, KeyPadPlus, Shotlist, Pages, Keynote,

Other apps i use from time to time:

500px Stacker

PS Express

Shots

MovieSlate or the quicker to open DSLR Slate

Skype

iTranslate

WordPress

Reblog Lite

… thats it for now some updates & more stuff soon (…. i guess … hopfully)

The iPad Situation Room

30 Jan

ipad & steve colbert at engadget.com

UPDATES BELOW!

Well the iPad is on everyone’s lips so on mine too:

my first thought was:  “nah, i don’t need that big ipod touch thingy …” it’s very well made, that is for sure … but in the end it’s just a big 500 bucks toy ;)

BUT !

…in the last two days i was catching me more then a few times on “mmhhhmm right now an iPad would be nice…”

– client/team meeting – just to show some first designs/sketches/clips …or a lil keynote

– during render-time  checking e-mail, twitter, blogs and so on … what i’m usually doing on may iPhone or Macbook or even sometimes on the FCP MacPro itself …

– even this Blog-post i could do on an iPad… i don’t do it on my iPhone cuz it’s too small …

and in many other small “situations” too

so… do i really need the iPad ?

No i don’t … but it  WOULD be really a nice tool to use in some (or many) situations … so maybe if i have some money spare at the release day … i’ll buy it ;)

Rob Imbs and his Blog-post had some interesting thoughts … and  got me thinking about this.

…so in the end … i’ll wait and see ;)

here some links around the topic iPad:

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UPDATE ( thx to FCP daily & editblog):

Nice & futuristic ideas for the Apple iPad in post-production
provideocoalition.com

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for Designers / content-creators:

a nice and well made iPad C4D model

a great, well made and thorough iPad GUI for Photoshop

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great analysis: 55,000 tweets over four days about iPad
cameratown.com/news/news.cfm?id=8705

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Why Apple chose the iPad’s screen format

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MORE LINKS:

candlerblog.com

lovelyjunkie.com

provideocoalition.com

philipbloom.co.uk

prolost.com

www.engadget.com

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