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Apple Announces New Pro Software 479

Posted by michael
from the amateurs-need-not-apply dept.
yroJJory writes "Apparently, Apple has just announced new pro software today. First off is the new app Motion, which is a new motion graphics program with real-time previews, procedural behavior animation and Final Cut Pro HD integration. Second, is Final Cut Pro HD, boasting the beauty of HD with the simplicity of DV. Capture DVCPRO HD over FireWire, edit using camera-native footage and output over FireWire with no generational quality loss. RT Extreme, now for HD, can deliver multiple HD streams, effects, filters and transitions in real-time to an attached Apple Cinema Display. Last, but most important to me, is DVD Studio Pro 3, which has slick new transitions, superb HD to MPEG-2 encoding, Graphical View, support for all professional audio formats -- including DTS -- (FINALLY!!), and integration with Final Cut Pro HD and Motion. Motion will be available this summer for $299. The Final Cut Pro HD update is available now for FCP 4 users. DVD Studio Pro 3 is expected to ship in mid-May." Reader green pizza writes "Apple today introduced Xsan, a clustered filesystem for Mac OS X systems."
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Apple Announces New Pro Software

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  • by the Slashbot (769279) on Sunday April 18, 2004 @08:22PM (#8900608) Journal
    OS X is closed source. This means that it is the work of the devil - its purpose is to make the end users eat babies.

    Linux is the only free OS. Yes the BSD lincenses may appear more free, but as they have no restrictions, they are actually less free than the GPL. You see, restricting the end user more actually makes them more free than not putting restrictions on them. You must be a dumb luser for not understanding this.

    And you obviously dont have a real job. A real job involves being a student or professional academic. You see, academics are the ones who know all about productivity - if you work for a commercial organisation you obviously do not know anything about computers. Usability is stupid. Whats wrong with the command line? If you cant use the command line then you shouldnt be using a computer. vi should be the standard word processor - you are such a luser if you want to use Word. Installing software should have to involve recompiling the kernel of the OS. If you dont know how to do this, you are a stupid luser who should RTFM. Or go to a Linux irc channel or newsgroup. After all, they are soooo friendly. If you dont know how the latest 2.6 kernel scheduling algorithm works then they will tell you to stop wasting their time, but they really are quite supportive.

    Oh, and M$ is just as evil as Apple. Take LookOUT for instance. You could just as easily use Eudora. Who needs groupware anyway, a simple email client should be all we use (thats all we use as academics, why cant businesses be any different).

    And trend setters - Linux is the trend setter. It may appear KDE is a ripoff from XP, but thats because M$ stole the KDE code. We all know they have GPL'ed code hidden in there somewhere (but not the things that dont work, only the things that work could possibly have GPL'ed code in it).

    And Apple is the suxor because they charge people for their product. We all know that its a much better business model to give all your products away for free. If you charge for anything, then you are allied with M$ and will burn in hell.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 18, 2004 @09:19PM (#8900851)
    Hey!

    You used I ... don't, know, how, they, can, get, away, with, calling, it, motion ... and many other words that I'm sure I used before you!

    I order you to cease and desist all use of english words and phrases which I have used in the past.

    (I'm sorry, but claiming a trademark on a common english word, such as Motion, or dare I say it ... Windows, is just downright stupid.)

    If I'm in the market for an animation package, I'll figure out pretty quickly that the stuff at http://motion.sourceforge.net isn't Apple's ... and vice-versa.
  • by RedSteve (690399) on Sunday April 18, 2004 @09:47PM (#8900963)

    Um...could they complain that this new software only requires a one-button mouse?

    If so...Those bastards!

  • by MasonMcD (104041) <masonmcd@mac . c om> on Sunday April 18, 2004 @10:58PM (#8901281) Homepage
    I'm saying their hardware isn't profitable.

    Their recent earnings report says otherwise.

    But you're right. They should go commodity. Cause, y'know. Dell. See. Money. They have some. A lot. Commodity. That's where the big bucks are. All those companies raking it in, hand over fist. Like Dell. And... Dell. Oh, and Gatew... wait, no. Compa... no, they got absorbed. HP!! Yes! HP! They make their dime on commodity boxes, don't they! Oh, no, they don't. It's their servers.

    I'm sure I'll think of some other company that has billions in revenue and millions and millions in profits from white boxes.

    You just hang on. I'm sure I'll be back soon.
  • I'd rather a computer with fruit than a computer with a goddamn cow on the box. Who designed that shit, my mom?
  • by SlamMan (221834) <squigit@g[ ]l.com ['mai' in gap]> on Monday April 19, 2004 @01:13AM (#8901876)
    Actually, judging from list time i was out there, Adobe has lots of Cinema displays, Powerbooks, and iPods.
  • by bonch (38532) on Monday April 19, 2004 @02:21AM (#8902136)
    Seriously!

    Microsoft--grungy Seattle, gray overcast days all the time, endless rain, boring and monotonous. And so we get Windows 95 and its ugly, drab gray, it's squares and lines, it's awful linear mindset to doing things. All the way up until Windows XP, and they just make everything blue and green, which looks like an attempt to be the pretty thing that OS X is without really "getting it."

    Apple--beautiful, sunny Cupertino. Pleasant weather, lovely parks, lots of color. And so we get iMacs, OS X, pleasant colors with curves and sleek designs...seriously, who else makes hardware that you could actually describe as "sexy" with a straight face? I admit it, I see a PowerBook or a desktop G5 and I think, "Man, that's enough to make me drool!" And their usability factor is through the roof. OS X is a breath of fresh air when all you've used is Windows (and KDE/GNOME).

    Just a theory on these two ways of thinking! :D
  • by Pope (17780) on Monday April 19, 2004 @12:59PM (#8906890)
    I was at a Macromedia event when they announced DreamWeaver 4 and all the associated apps (Flash, Director, Fireworks. Can't recall their version numbers). The salesdork asked how many people ran Windows (show of hands). Then he asked how many people ran Macintosh (show of hands). Quoth the salesdork "Oh, well, there's still time to switch."

    Say what? Your position is to sell your product to whatever platform your customer are running, not to make them switch to something they don't want, *especially* when every single product you're demoing runs on BOTH PLATFORMS!

    He repeated the same anti-Mac statement later, at which point I yelled from the crowd for him to shut up.

    I was amused greatly that the Windows demos kept crashing, but the Mac ones went flawlessly from the start. :)

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